More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year.
Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.
Elisabeth Anker, associate professor of American Studies and Political Science at George Washington University, will present "Sweet Liberty: Sugar, Slavery, and American Freedom" at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 in Communications Facility 120.
The presentation, which is the WWU Political Science Department's 2019 Gordon Sandison Memorial Lecture, is free and open to the public.
As the People’s Republic of China continues to grow in power both economically and militarily and seems poised and on the brink of superpower status, Western Today talked with Associate Professor of Political Science Kristen Parris about the country’s emergence, what it means for Asia as a whole and regional U.S. allies in particular, and how the United States and China can find pathways of common ground to move forward.
Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host journalist, author and television producer Hedrick Smith, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and two Emmy Awards, for “Taking Back Our Democracy” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in Arntzen Hall 100.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Lee Chang-dong’s 2018 feature Burning, which screens on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St., in Bellingham.
In honor of International Women's Day, Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity will host Anne Cubilié for “Impossibility of Witness: Justice, Gender, and Operational Practice” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7 in Miller Hall 152.
Five students from Western Washington University have been selected to participate in the 2019 Legislative Internship program in Olympia. The internship begins the first day of the legislative session in January and ends the last day of winter quarter.
Kate Armstrong of Olympia, Sam Moschel of Snohomish, Jessica Thom of Kennewick, Amanuel Mamo of Shoreline and Nathaniel Williams of Tacoma were selected for this opportunity.
Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will facilitate a roundtable discussion at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Harold and Irene Walton room at the Mount Baker Theatre to review the results of the 2018 midterm elections. The event is free and open to the public.
WWU Associate Professor of Political Science Shirin Deylami, has been appointed director of Western’s new mentoring program, designed to help new faculty thrive and succeed at Western.
Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host the annual Munro Seminar on Oct. 23 and 24; this year’s theme is former Washington Secretary of State, WWU alumnus and former WWU trustee Ralph Munro’s legacy in international affairs.
Programs will highlight Munro’s role in stimulating trade between Washington and the Far East, and his humanitarian work in East Africa.
The keynote speaker will be David Bachman, professor of Political Science at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
Western's Political Science Department and College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host WWU alumnus Joshua Dyck, associate professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Center for Public Opinion at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, for his presentati
Felix Manuel Burgos of New York University will discuss the current status and future of the recent Colombian peace accords at noon on Friday, March 16 in Western’s Communications Facility 125.
The event is free and open to the public.
A group of Western students joined former Secretary of State and WWU Trustee, Ralph Munro, and Vernon Johnson, WWU professor of Political Science and director of the Munro Institute for Civic Education, in Olympia today to meet with legislators and other state leaders.
Jürgen Salay, EU Fellow at the University of Washington, will present 'Climate Policy in the European Union' at noon on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Science Lecture (SL) 150.
The talk, which is sponsored by Western's Political Science Department, is free and open to the public.