Posts Tagged ‘Political Science’

Changing What We Tax: Prospects for a Free-Enterprise Solution to Energy Security and Climate Change

May 20, 2013

Changing What We TaxIf you listened to the most recent episode of This American Life, you heard former US Representative Bob Inglis (R) lay out a conservative solution to climate change and energy security. Back in November, he joined Todd Myers, Director of the Center for the Environment’s Washington Policy Center, and Mike Wallace, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Washington, for a panel discussion sponsored by SPU’s Department of Political Science. Watch their talk here.

Changing What We Tax

December 12, 2012

changing-what-we-taxSPU’s Department of Political Science & Geography hosted Changing What We Tax: Prospects for a Free-Enterprise Solution to Energy Security and Climate Change on November 14, 2012.  The Washington Policy Center and the Energy and Enterprise Initiative presented: Todd Myers, Director of the Center for the Environment at the WPC; Bob Inglis, Former U.S. Representative and Director of the EEI; Mike Wallace, Professor of Atmospheric Science, UW.

The Christian Politic

October 17, 2012

Join Dr. Reed Davis, Professor of Political Science, for a series on “The Christian Politic” in which he discusses the historical impact of Christianity on politics and how that affects modern politically-minded Christians. Recorded January 2008.

Render Unto Caesar What Is His

What Should a Christian Politic Look Like?

Vote Democrat or Republican?

Lebanon City Manager Speaks in Political Science Class

November 2, 2011

Interested in local and state government?  John Hitt, City Manager of Lebanon, Oregon, spoke in Professor Caleb Henry’s State and Local Politics class.  The class analyzes contemporary state and local governmental institutions and how they operate within America’s federal system.  October 21, 2011. [Audio and Video]

The 1960′s: Then and Now

July 13, 2011

Listen as SPU students and faculty take you back to an era that has significantly influenced the United States today. This series highlights a collaboration of student and faculty research describing the political environment, culture, and civil rights movements of the 1960′s.   [Audio] [Video]

Arms Control Negotiations as an Act of Faith

January 18, 2011

Guest speaker Keith A. Hansen, Senior Arms Control Negotiator with the US Department of State, shares his experiences and insights with History Professor Bill Woodward’s and Political Science Professor Reed Davis’ students. October 14, 2010. [Audio]

Careers in the Liberal Arts

May 18, 2010

The SPU Center for Career and Calling, in partnership with SPU faculty members Ruth Ediger, Doug Thorpe, Jennifer McKinnon and Rebekah Rice, looks at careers in the liberal arts. January 14, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

Day of Common Learning 2009: Transformational Leadership

October 21, 2009

The Day of Common Learning is a campus in-service day during which faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to participate together in a learning community outside of traditional classrooms.

Keynote Address: Transformational Leadership Ronald C. White. Emeritus Professor of American Religious History at San Francisco Theological Seminary. [Video]

Abraham Lincoln: Classical Orator Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald and Associate Professor of Communications William Purcell consider Lincoln in the context of the tradition of classical oratory. [Audio]

Civil Discourse in a Coarsening Culture Ronald C. White, Emeritus Professor of American Religious History at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and Doug Strong, Professor of the History of Christianity and Dean of the School of Theology, address how Lincoln can be a guide for wisdom and witness. [Video]

From Just Paying the Bills to Intentional Living: Leadership Transforming the Off-Campus Housing Experience Associate Director of University Ministries Matthew Koenig and Sharpen Ministry Intentional Living Core students discuss the demographic changes at SPU which find more and more students commuting and how groups of students are responding through innovative forms of Christian community. [Audio]

Lincoln and the Lilacs Professor of English and Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development Susan VanZanten examines how Walt Whitman captured both Lincoln’s magnificence and American grief. [Video]

Lincoln and the Possibilities of Prudential Politics Assistant Professor of Old Testament Bo Lim and Assistant Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry examine why prudential politics is so difficult. [Audio]

The Lincoln/Douglas Debate The SPU Debate Team recreates part of the Lincoln / Douglas debates that helped propel Lincoln onto the national stage. [Audio]

Lincoln on Education Professor of Education Chris Sink explores Lincoln’s views on education in light of contemporary perspectives. [Audio] [Video]

Lincoln’s Use (and Abuse?) of Presidential Power Professor of History Bill Woodward asks the audience to judge both Lincoln’s actions and parallel instances today with regard to five transforming ways Lincoln wielded presidential power. [Audio]

Ode to Joy: Tragedy, Triumph and Transformation in the Life and Music of Beethoven Professor of Music Wayne Johnson looks at how adversity can help create qualities of determination, character and transformative leadership. [Video]

Transformational Leadership: In Practice and in Progress The John Perkins Center and Student Volunteer Coordinators introduce the John Perkins Center model of student leadership development and share stories of growth and engagement from student leaders currently serving in volunteer programs and at various stages along the leadership development continuum. [Video]

Transforming Leadership and the Power of Service Professor of Nursing Kathy Stetz and Assistant Professor of Journalism Rick Jackson discuss how Paul Farmer’s journey offers insight for everyone, inside and outside medicine, on how real leadership arises from service anchored in vocation. [Audio]

Transforming Self to Transform Others: Lessons from the Prodigal Father Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Margaret Diddams walks through the practices necessary to become a transformational leader and the unique types of changes that transformational leaders are most likely to make possible. [Audio] [Video]

U2 and the Future of Transformational Leadership Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss looks at how U2 provokes leaders of the free world to reconsider everything from immigration policy to debt relief. [Audio] [Video]

Accounting for the Governor: The Politics of Budgeting

June 24, 2009

Victor Moore, Director of the Washington State Office of Financial Management, and Marty Brown, Legislative Director of the Governor’s Office, discuss the legislative and executive sides of what politics realistically looks like when making a budget. Guests in Assistant Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry’s UCOR 2000 The West and the World course. May 27, 2009. [Audio] [Video]

Social Darwinism and Politics (POL 3550)

June 24, 2009

Political Science Professor Reed Davis explores the impact of Darwinism and scientific materialism on such fields as criminal justice, medicine, economics, welfare and education during the past century. Topics include eugenics, the Scopes trial, biological defenses in criminal law and evolutionary theories of morality. Spring 2009. Series of 8 lectures. [Audio]


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