April 9-11: Environmental, political dilemmas explored

Broken-seal-PULLMAN, Wash. – Climate change, income inequality and political polarization will be discussed in three events this week co-sponsored by the Foley Institute at Washington State University.

“How to Fix Congress” will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in CUE 203.

Professors Peter Hanson, University of Denver politics and law, and Greg Koger, University of Miami political science, will discuss obstruction and polarization in the U.S. Congress and suggest ways forward for our government.

“The Undeserving Rich” will be at noon Friday, April 10, in the Foley Speaker’s Room, Bryan 308. Pizza and pop will be served.

Leslie McCall, sociology and political science professor at Northwestern University, will discuss American views about income redistribution in an era of rising inequality.

“The Anthropocene: Confronting Global Environmental Change and Hazardous Worlds,” the one-day EARThS conference, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11, in CUE 518.

Keynote speaker is Debra Davidson, University of Alberta. Topics will emphasize human activity contributing to climate change and collective efforts to address or adapt. RSVP for lunch at earths.wsu@wsu.edu.