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The Foley Institute Spring 2010 Events

January 19

Coffee & Politics. “Lessons from a Long War: Conflict and Engagement in the Broader Middle East,” Ryan Crocker, former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, Lebanon, and most recently Iraq. 10:30 a.m. to noon, CUE 518.

February 1

Public Lecture. Paul Finkelman (Albany Law School) presents “Slavery and the Constitution.” 2:10 p.m., Todd Hall 133.
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February 2

Coffee & Politics. Paul Finkelman (Albany Law School) discusses “Religion and the Law: The Ten Commandments and Separation of Church and State.” 12:15–1:30 p.m., CUE 518.
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February 5

Public Symposium. “Civility in Politics.” 12:00–1:30 p.m., ABC Conference Room, Cherberg Building, Capitol Campus, Olympia, Washington.
Sam Reed, secretary of state of Washington
Nicholas Lovrich, director, Division of Governmental Studies and Services, Washington State University
Luke Esser, chair, Washington Republican Party
Paul Berendt, former chair, Washington Democratic Party
Austin Jenkins (moderator), political reporter, Northwest News Network and NPR
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February 25

Coffee & Politics. “The EU and Swine Flu,” Irene Sacristán Sánchez (deputy head of unit, Pharmaceuticals Sector of the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission). 12:00–1:15 p.m., CUE 518.

March 4

Public Lecture. Orville Schell (director, Center on U.S.–China Relations) presents “Is China’s New Development Model More Competitive than Our Own?” 6:00–7:30 p.m., CUE 203.
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March 5

Coffee & Politics. Orville Schell (director, Center on U.S.–China Relations) discusses “Internet Censorship in China.” 9:15–10:30 a.m., CUE 518.
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March 22

Public Lecture. William G. Howell (University of Chicago) presents “The Presidency.” 9:10 a.m., Todd Hall 125.
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March 25

Coffee & Politics. Matthew Sutton (Department of History, WSU) and David Domke (Department of Communication, University of Washington) discuss “God and Politics: The Systematic Use of Religion in American Democracy.” 12:00–1:15 p.m., CUE 518.
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March 25

Public Symposium. “Shout Radio: How the Media Shape Civil Discourse.”Panel includes:

  • Erica W. Austin, professor, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University
  • David Domke, professor and chair, Department of Communication, University of Washington
  • Austin Jenkins, political reporter, Northwest News Network and NPR
  • Dietram A. Scheufele, John E. Ross Professor in Science Communication, University of Wisconsin, Madison

5:00–6:30 p.m., CUE 202.
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March 26

Coffee & Politics. Rob McKenna (Washington attorney general) presents “The Constitutionality of Health Care.” 2:30 p.m., CUB Jr. Ballroom.

March 26

Lanning Distinguished Lecture. Dietram A. Scheufele (University of Wisconsin, Madison) presents “Curing Cancer and Self-Replicating Robots: Emerging Technologies at the Intersection of Science, Policy, and Society.” 3:30 p.m., ETRL 101.
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April 7

Coffee & Politics. Brian Gunn presents “Obama and American Indians: Land Issues, Congress, and the Administration.” 12:15–1:30 p.m., CUE 518.
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April 13

Panel: “Do You Count? The 2010 Census & WSU Students.” 3:00 p.m., CUE 202.

  • Don Dillman from WSU will discuss why an accurate census count is important, and why it’s important that students are counted in Pullman.
  • John Sherman, Pullman city supervisor, will explain how Pullman’s official census count influences local funding for many programs, from streets and roads to buses, and much more for the next 10 years.
  • Ellie Perkins-Rust, census supervisor for Pullman, will discuss the current effort to count students, and how to make sure you don’t get missed.

April 16

Coffee & Politics. Washington Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown discusses “Washington Issues.” 1:00 p.m., CUE 518.
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