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Snohomish County vote tests government class

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Young people, as a demographic, are inconsistent voters, if they vote at all. Why don’t they participate in elections as much as older voters? What could election officials do to increase participation? 

Those were a couple of questions that Snohomish County election officials had for a University of Washington Bothell class in American Government & Politics. The winter quarter course, taught by IAS faculty member Jason Lambacher, worked with the county Department of Elections on seven research and analysis projects. 

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Lambacher on ecological nostalgia at Pacific Northwest Political Science Conference

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AS faculty member Jason Lambacher presented a paper currently being worked on for publication at the PNW Political Science conference in Boise, ID in November 2019.  The paper argues technological, cultural, and environmental change has produced a world that is awash in nostalgia for what has vanished or is threatened with disappearance.  But while nostalgia is pervasive ...

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IAS faculty members serve as research mentors for the Pacific Science Center's 2019 "Games for our Future"

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IAS faculty members Jennifer Atkinson, Mark Chen, and Jason Lambacher served as research mentors for the Pacific Science Center's 2019 "Games for our Future" event, a three-day game jam focused on the theme “Creating a Green Tomorrow.” The Game Jam brought game developers and researchers together to learn from each other and show the power of games to translate complex environmental research into a medium that's both fun and educational. The event was ...

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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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