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Kaylee Galloway announces candidacy for Whatcom County Council

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Alum Kaylee Galloway has announced her campaign for Whatcom County Council District 1, which includes Downtown Bellingham, Western Washington University, and Fairhaven. Galloway currently serves as a legislative aide for State Representative Debra Lekanoff. Previously, she served as Community Liaison for Congresswoman Suzan DelBene in Whatcom and Skagit Counties and as a Staff Assistant for Senator Maria Cantwell in Washington, D.C.

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Jin-Kyu Jung on living in smart cities

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IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung gave a presentation on “Smart Engagement with Citizens Unbound” at the “Join Venture and Joining Governance” session in “The 1st Sejong Smart City Forum” held in Sejong, South Korea. Jung discussed the need to engage closely with the citizens in embracing the diverse perspectives and opportunities of living in the smart cities and ...

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Camille Walsh: “'Taxpayer dollars' — the origins of austerity’s racist catchphrase”

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IAS faculty member Camille Walsh published “'Taxpayer dollars' — the origins of austerity’s racist catchphrase” in MotherJones.com.  “The phrase 'taxpayer dollars,'” Walsh writes, “has a populist, even democratic ring to it. Gone are the days when we referred to the treasury as 'the king’s purse' or ...

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Margaret Redsteer gives keynote talk for Annual Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge

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IAS faculty member Margaret Redsteer provided the inaugural keynote talk for the Annual Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge at Utah State University on March 19, 2021. The presentation "Earth Science, Indigenous knowledge, and Tribal Sovereignty" discussed how science on Indigenous lands is linked to moving Native communities toward a future of ...

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Practicing social justice with Snohomish County

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Students in the Master of Arts in Policy Studies program gained practical experience in a winter quarter partnership with Snohomish County’s new Office of Social Justice. As part of IAS faculty member Charlie Collin’s Practicum for Policy Studies course, the students worked on three projects: an assessment of marginalized communities; a comparison of strategies with other governments; and a survey of diversity, equity and inclusion among county employees.

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