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James Mattis, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, delivers opening remarks at Democracy at home and abroad, March 24, Bryan Hall Auditorium.

Former general, secretary of defense to receive first Foley Institute Distinguished Leader Award

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief March 20, 2024

The first Thomas S. Foley Award for Distinguished Public Service recipient, four-star Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, will receive the award at a fundraiser for the Foley Institute.  Foley Institute...

Sociology professor Jennifer Sherman is one of the five people chosen to take part in the Foley Fellows program

WSU faculty to participate in Foley Fellows program

GRACE HARVEY, Evergreen reporter November 8, 2023

Five WSU faculty have been selected as speakers for the Thomas S. Foley Institute Foley Fellows Program. The speakers for this series include Trevor Bond, director of the David G. Pollart Center for...

Anne Pisor, Associate Professor of Anthropology, going over cultures role in adaptation to climate change

Foley Institute hears of cultural elements of climate change

AIMEE SULIT, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2023

Anne Pisor, WSU Associate Professor of Anthropology and Human Sociality Lab Director discussed adaptation in terms of the effects of climate change Oct. 19 at the Foley Institute. Understanding adaptation...

El Hadj Djitteye and Peter Chilson discussing the effects of climate and migration in the West African Sahel

Foley Institute hears about effects of climate crisis overseas

AIMEE SULIT, Evergreen reporter October 4, 2023

English professor Peter Chilton shared that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees has found that almost 100,000 people try to leave Africa within West Africa every month and the population of...

Former congressman Bob Inglis giving a speech to students and members of the public about faith and climate science Sept. 28, in Pullman, Wash.

Foley Institute hosts climate science and faith talk by former congressman

SICALY SORRELL, Evergreen reporter September 29, 2023

Former congressman Bob Inglis led a discussion on the influence of religion and politics on climate science hosted by the Foley Institute on Thursday  Inglis said he believes God reveals himself...

Slater presenting a few slides related to his presentation on Thursday

Foley Institute hosts climate change skepticism presentation

SICALY SORRELL, Evergreen reporter September 8, 2023

The Foley Institute hosted a presentation on the public’s opinion of climate change and the lack of trust in climate science by Matthew Slater, Bucknell University philosophy professor, on Sept. 7. Slater...

Fall 2023s Foley institute speaker schedule

Climate change course starting at Foley Institute

GRACE HARVEY, Evergreen reporter August 31, 2023

The Foley Institute will implement a course focused on climate change and environmental politics this fall. Political Science 320 is a speaker series course held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from12:05...

Theresa Sheldon leading Foley Talk:“Truth, Justice, and Healing: Indian boarding schools in the U.S.” on Feb. 9.

Foley Talk: ‘The history of Native genocide is never a short paragraph’

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor February 10, 2023

“Whenever there is a conversation on Native people, everyone wants to know why. That history is never a short paragraph. It is always that you need to look at federal policy and you need to look back...

Michael Ritter, Travis Ridout and Todd Donovan discuss their midterm predictions, Nov. 8.

Election Day panel predicts midterm results

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief November 9, 2022

As the midterm elections end and results start coming in, an election panel discussed its predictions about which way the results will go at a Foley Talk on Thursday. In five states, slavery is on the...

Political science professor Paul Gronke discusses the increasing popularity of voting by mail after 2020, Oct. 25.

Professor encourages skepticism of politicians’ motivations

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen news co-editor October 26, 2022

Politicians casting doubt on the U.S. election system is deeply concerning for political science professor Paul Gronke, who believes it threatens democracy.  “I want to be optimistic, but we are...

“The nation’s poorest communities paid billions of dollars each year for criminal justice fines, fees, forfeitures, jail and prison costs and much more,” said Joe Soss, Cowles chair for the study of public service at the University of Minnesota. 

Foley Institute discusses criminal justice systems targeting certain communities

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief November 18, 2021

The Thomas S. Foley Institute hosted a distinguished lecture on Wednesday about how the criminal justice system targets poor people within the country.  In 2015, Ferguson, Missouri, reportedly...

Spokane NAACP President Kiantha Duncan shared her experiences living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during a Foley Institute talk Tuesday afternoon.

Spokane NAACP president addresses poverty in communities of color

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Multimedia editor November 11, 2021

Spokane NAACP President Kiantha Duncan spoke about the politics of poverty in communities of color Tuesday afternoon at the latest Thomas S. Foley Institute event. The Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter...

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