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The Foley Institute Spring 2012 Events

January 20

Public panel discussion. “Debating the Future of American Foreign Policy: Competing Visions, Differing Directions.” 3:00–5:00 p.m., CUE 203, WSU Pullman.

• Lt. Col. Brian Anderson, Air Force Reserve
• Col. Christopher M. Bado, Army
• Col. J. Jay Updegraff, Air Force

• Col. Jeffrey J. Smith, Air Force
Smith received his Ph.D. in political science from WSU in 2010.

Panelists will present national security perspectives in terms of an assertive grand strategy, a liberal internationalist grand strategy, and a grand strategy of restraint. Following their presentations, there will be time for discussion and Q&A.

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February 2

Coffee & Politics. Michael Franz presents “Why Negative Ads Are Good for You!” 12:00–1:00 p.m., Bundy Reading Room (Avery Hall), WSU Pullman.
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February 2

Coffee & Politics. Hon. Brian Baird presents “Why Good Science Fails to Become Good Policy.” 2:45–3:45 p.m., Bundy Reading Room (Avery Hall), WSU Pullman.
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February 2

Public panel discussion. “When Money Talks: Political Campaigns after the Citizens United Decision.” 6:00–7:30 p.m., CUB Auditorium, WSU Pullman.
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February 16

Coffee & Politics. Sherman Cochran presents “How the Past Is Present in Chinese Politics.” 10:30–11:30 a.m., CUE 518, WSU Pullman. View flier>>

February 17

Public conference. “A Century of Citizen Initiatives in Washington: Are They Still Democratic?” 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (lunch from 11:30 a.m.), General Administration Auditorium in Olympia, WA.
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February 28

Coffee & Politics. Paul Brians presents “1960s Counterculture and WSU.” 12:00 p.m., CUE 518, WSU Pullman.


April 2

Coffee & Politics. Bill Marler and Jeff Benedict present “Poisoned Food: Law Suits and Food Safety.” 12:00–1:00 p.m., Honors Hall Lounge, WSU Pullman.

April 3

Charlotte Friel Memorial Communication Lecture. Marilyn Berger presents “Adventures and Escapades: A Life in Journalism and Beyond.” 6:00 p.m., CADD 21. Reception will follow lecture. Book signing precedes lecture at 4:30 p.m. in the CADD Atrium.

April 5

Public symposium. “A Rational Conversation about Health Care Reform: Moving from Politics to Policy.” 1:00–4:30 p.m., Phase I Classroom Building, Room 122, WSU Spokane at the Riverpoint Campus.

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April 12

Public panel discussion. “The Ethics of Global Climate Change.” 4:30–6:00 p.m., Todd Hall 276, WSU Pullman.
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Our panel of experts will include Bill Kabasenche, WSU School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs; Kent Keller, WSU School of the Environment;Andrew Light, Senior Fellow and Director, International Climate Policy, Center for American Progress and Center for Global Ethics, George Mason University; and Gene Rosa, WSU Department of Sociology. Cosponsored with the School of Politics, Philosophy, & Public Affairs.

April 19

Coffee & Politics. Richard McKinney presents “Space Policy 101.” 10:30–11:30 a.m., Bundy Reading Room, Avery Hall, WSU Pullman.
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April 20

Coffee & Politics. J. Budziszewski presents “Tolerating Religion: The Relationship between Religion and Freedom in the Modern Liberal State.” 12:00 p.m., CUE 518, WSU Pullman.
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April 25

Media & Politics Symposium. “Infotainment: Keeping the News Interesting.”1:15–2:45 p.m., Todd Hall 276, WSU Pullman.
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