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The Foley Institute Spring 2016

Spring 2016

MAY 3 COFFEE & POLITICS

Meet your representative

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers serves Washington State’s 5th congressional district. Even as the highest ranking Republican woman in the House, Rep. McMorris Rodgers returned to visit Eastern Washington for a town hall forum at the Foley Institute on May 3rd.

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APRIL 25 COFFEE & POLITICS

Reconciling Barack Obama’s legacy and the rise of Donald Trump

In this talk, Professor Justin S. Vaughn questioned what the legacy of Barack Obama would look like, if it helps to explain the rise of Donald Trump, and if the phenomena is inter-related. View More


APRIL 14 COFFEE & POLITICS

Bill McKibbenClimate Change: A report from the front lines

Bill McKibben, one of the most prominent environmental activist at work today in the United States, spoke on activism and the political challenges. McKibben has organized approximately twenty thousand demonstrations around the world, with his latest campaign against the Keystone Pipeline rallying even more protestors every day. View More


APRIL 13 COFFEE & POLITICS

Ole_HolstiWhen Great Powers Invade Small Countries: The Issue of War Crimes

Dr. Ole R. Holsti discussed when large nations invade smaller ones, and focus on the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. View More


MARCH 31 BUSINESS POLICY SYMPOSIUM

Tax-haven-

Offshoring Profits to Avoid Corporate Taxes

Co-Sponsored with the Hoops Institute of Taxation Research & Policy and the Carson College of Business View More


MARCH 28 DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES

Criminal Justice Reform: Can scientific research help us?

Nancy Rodriguez serves as director of the National Institute of Justice and returned to WSU, her alma mater, to speak at the Foley Institute. This Distinguished Lecture Series addressed police brutality and the future of criminal justice. View More


MARCH 1 COFFEE & POLITICS

Paul LoebCivic Engagement and Political Awareness

Author Paul Loeb visited the Foley Institute to explain “how community involvement and citizen activism can give back a powerful sense of connection and purpose.” Loeb is the founder of Campus Election Engagement Project, taking on the task of exposing more college students to the election and campaign process. View More


FEB. 23 COFFEE & POLITICS

Joris KilaDestroying Cultural Heritage

Dr. Joris D. Kila discussed how global policies are failing to deal with this escalating crisis of cultural heritage protection. Dr. Kila offered his perspective as a conservationist in the realm of cultural heritage. View More


FEB. 19 OLYMPIA SYMPOSIUM

Capitol and divided state FINALGoverning Washington in Polarized Times

Like the rest of the nation, Olympia has become divided and polarized along partisan lines. What effect does this have on the ability to address pressing policy issues and pass meaningful legislation? What is the Washington experience and how does it compare to other states and the federal government? View More


FEB. 11 COFFEE & POLITICS

TollefsenLaw and Morality: The regulation of private behavior

Christopher Tollefsen, Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina, examined the principles that should inform the law’s regulation of private behavior. View More


FEB. 11 SCIENCE, ETHICS, & PUBLIC POLICY SERIES

Petri dishUsing Fetal Tissue: The Ethics of Scientific Research

Our panel of experts discussed the ethical questions around using fetal tissue for scientific research. The series was an opportunity for discussion and insight into controversial issues at the crossroads of science and public policy. View More


FEB. 2 COFFEE & POLITICS

Suzanna ReissThe United States and Latin America: Drug Wars and Warriors

Professor Suzanna Reiss addressed the how the ‘war on drugs’ evolved over time and why has it continued even against all evidence of success. The discussion revolved around the history of the war on drugs and the profits it has generated for large institutions in the US and elsewhere. View More


JAN. 20 COFFEE & POLITICS

Peter ChilsonJihad in Mali: The Holy War of Amadou Koufa

Resident professor Peter Chilson addressed the civil war and religious conflict experienced in Mali. With an astonishing percentage of the population young and unemployed, Professor Chilson explained the factors central to revivalist jihadi movements, particularly those lead by preacher Amadou Koufa. View More