Western Lecture Series in Poulsbo highlights social, environmental and policy issues

Submitted by gallagm7 on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 2:19pm

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas offered a series of free educational lectures in 2014-15 in its Western Lecture Series. 

The free lectures, held at the WWU Center at Olympic College Poulsbo, included: 

Marijuana Laws and Its Impact on Employers,” by attorney James McCannaan expert in regulatory compliance-related challenges and human resource issues faced by employers.

Native Plants in Restoration: Successes, Failures and Lessons Learned,” by Jenise Bauman, an assistant professor of Environmental Science at Western on the Peninsulas whose research experience relates to planting methods and molecular techniques to better understand seedling establishment and disturbed soils.

Climate Risk Governance and Washington,” by Troy Abel, the Academic Program director of Huxley College on the Peninsulas and an associate professor of Environmental Policy. 

Practical Evolution: Why Understanding Natural Selection Matters for All of Us,” by Jennie Hoffman, an expert in climate change and marine ecology.

The Necessity of Gender Studies: Why We Need Women’s History Month,” by Erin Douglas, a visiting professor from Miami University.

The Pleasures and Perils of a Life of Reading,” by author and librarian Nancy Pearl.

All the Ways that Race Still Matters: What the Rulings in Ferguson and Staten Island Tell Us about America,” by WWU professor, political activist, author and former presidential campaign adviser Vernon Johnson.

Shift to Above-the-Line Culture: How Positive Thoughts Accelerate Results,” by Shannon Bruce, executive coach and CEO of StoryBridge Inc.