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David Doyle publishes book “Ask What You Can Do” on need for public technologists

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Alum David Doyle (’15) has published the book “Ask What You Can Do: Why local government needs more technologists and how you too can serve.” Inspired by his own shift from the tech sector to public service - and lack of guidance - Doyle provides an inside account of his experience while urging readers to help build the next generation of local government. ...

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Dan Berger: In a Pandemic, Prisons are a Problem

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an article in the UW Center for Human Rights website on the problem pandemics pose for prison. "While Washington state has ostensibly abolished the death penalty, its approach to incarceration now puts thousands of people at risk–in and out of prison–of a most painful and preventable death due to coronavirus," Berger writes. "The safest measure to “flatten the curve” ...

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A search to find and map happy places

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When you think about mapping, most people immediately think about geography. Layered onto that might be cultural sites, the current political landscape or, these days, census demographics. But for IAS faculty members Jin-Kyu Jung and Ted Hiebert, the most intriguing possibilities lie in concepts that resist visualization. ...

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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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Jennifer Atkinson shares research on Climate Despair and Eco-Grief at Pacific Science Center

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson shared her research on Climate Despair and Eco-Grief at the Pacific Science Center as part of their Science in the City Series. In her talk, Atkinson discussed the emotional dimensions of our climate crisis and shared strategies for addressing anxiety over environmental loss without retreating in despair. Having taught one of the first college seminars on climate grief ...

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