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UNC's Fitzhugh Brundage to Present 'Cruelty, Torture, and the Making of a Human Rights Crisis on the Southern Border' Oct. 23

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:29am

Prize-winning historian Fitzhugh Brundage, the William Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Cruelty, Torture, and the Making of a Human Rights Crisis on the Southern Border of the U.S." from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Brundage's most recent book, "Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2019.

WWU's 2019 Munro Seminar takes on the future of Higher Ed and Equity and Diversity Issues in K-12 classrooms

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 2:48pm

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host its annual seminar for civic education on Oct. 22 and 23.

All events are free and open to the public. 

Meet the 2018-19 Outstanding Graduates from CHSS/Social and Behavioral Sciences

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 9:49am

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 to present "Sweet Liberty: Sugar, Slavery, and American Freedom" May 7

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:49am

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.

Dragon Rising: Kristen Parris on China’s surge to prominence as the next world superpower

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:11am

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.


WWU to Host Hedrick Smith for ‘Taking Back Our Democracy’ April 11

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:27am

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.

Next Masters of Asian Cinema: 'Burning,' April 16 at the Pickford

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:41am

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.  

WWU to host Anne Cubilié for ‘Impossibility of Witness’ March 7

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 9:26am

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.

What Comes After US Hegemony?

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 10:24am

Five WWU Students to Participate in 2019 Legislative Internship Program

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:13pm

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.

WWU’s Munro Institute to Host Post-Election Roundtable Discussion Nov. 14

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 9:32am

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.

Shirin Deylami named director of new WWU faculty mentoring program

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:25pm

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.

WWU’s Munro Seminar for Civic Education Set for Oct. 23 and 24; keynote to discuss trade with China

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:13am

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.

UMass' Joshua Dyck to Present ' Initiatives Without Engagement' May 8

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:50am

​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