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Senator Guy Palumbo visits Discovery Core class

Jason Lambacher

IAS faculty member Jason Frederick Lambacher hosted Washington state Senator Guy Palumbo in his Discovery Core course in “Democracy, Politics & Freedom.  Lambacher asked his students to prepare questions about Senator Palumbo’s background and journey to politics, important issues in District 1 (which includes Bothell), perspectives on the 2018 WA legislative session, and his thoughts on themes like partisanship, swing districts, and ways to encourage young people to be more politically engaged.  Senator Palumbo engaged in ...

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Jason Lambacher publishes "Extinction & Democracy" and "Exploring the Green Nobel"

IAS faculty member Jason Lambacher published "Extinction & Democracy: Wildness, Wilderness, and Global Conservation" in the Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (December 2017). The article promotes cross-cultural dialogue regarding species loss centered on the concept of wildness, as distinguished from the legal-philosophical idea of wilderness.  Responding to critiques of wilderness conservation "gone global" that point out an insufficient attention to social and political dimensions, Lambacher argues that wildness holds special potential as a hybrid concept capable of linking ecological goals with social critiques that ...

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Jason Lambacher delivers paper on “The Politics of Ecological Nostalgia”

IAS faculty member Jason Lambacher attended the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) this month in Vancouver, B.C. The WPSA is the regional professional association of political scientists and is internationally known as a hot spot for work in environmental political theory.  He delivered an environmental political theory paper titled, “The Politics of Ecological Nostalgia.”  Lambacher's paper ...

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Rob Turner and Jason Lambacher represent at the 2017 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference

IAS faculty members Rob Turner and Jason Lambacher, along with Jean McGregor from Evergreen State College, ran a workshop at the 2017 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference held at Gonzaga University in Spokane on February 16.  The title of the 75 minute session was How Do We Address the Political Ecology of Education for Sustainability?  In this Solutions Roundtable session, Jason, Jean, and Rob shared resources that place sustainability objectives and proposals, as well as the shifting perspectives of our students, in a ...

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Jason Lambacher presents paper on Wilderness, Wildness, and Cross-cultural Dialogue

IAS faculty member Jason Lambacher presented an environmental political theory paper titled, "Wilderness, Wildness, and Cross-cultural Dialogue," at the Just Sustainability -- Hope for the Commons conference, hosted by Seattle University's Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability on August 7-9.  Lambacher's paper examines social justice critiques of ...

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