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Jason Frederick Lambacher publishes editorial on the Green New Deal

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IAS faculty member Jason Frederick Lambacher published an editorial in the May 2019 edition of The New Republic on the Green New Deal.  In a guest editorial for the magazine, Lambacher, drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt, argues that citizen involvement in both imagining and implementing a Green New Deal (GND) is fundamental to its viability.

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Jason Frederick Lambacher delivers a paper derived from his Art & Politics of Walking course

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IAS faculty member Jason Frederick Lambacher delivered a paper derived from his Art & Politics of Walking course at the Western Political Science Association’s (WPSA) annual conference in San Diego, CA in April 2019.  Lambacher presented new work at a WPSA mini-conference titled, The Politics of the Mindfulness Revolution.  The conference took a critical look at the multiple and competing forces of the “mindful revolution” in the contemporary zeitgeist, including yoga, meditation, education, pedagogy, corporate mindfulness, mindfulness in prisons, and various types of Buddhism.  Lambacher discussed ...

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Jason Frederick Lambacher’s work featured in The New Republic

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IAS faculty member Jason Frederick Lambacher’s work on Hannah Arendt and green civic republicanism was featured in Win McCormack’s April 2019 Res Publica editorial in The New Republic, “How Green Was My Virtue?”  Lambacher uses Arendt, and other civic republicans such as Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Madison, to explore civic republican ideas of public goods, agonistic dialogue, and political freedom as they apply to environmental issues such as species loss and climate change.  Generally speaking

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Senator Guy Palumbo visits Discovery Core class

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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"

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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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