Derrick Belgarde, BA Public Affairs, 2003 and MPA, 2015, has been name Executive Director for the Chief Seattle Club.
Zachary Wood, Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Service, received a Faculty Research Fellowship: “Democracy & The CD System: A Critical and Comparative Analysis of Local Democratic Norms, Values, and Practices in Seattle, Cleveland, and Little Rock."
Russell Lidman, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Public Service, U.S. and Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange participated in the Selection Committee for Fulbright-García Robles grantees of the 2021-22 US Student Researcher.
Joseph Seia, Public Affairs, 2008, and current MPA student, helped create the first-in-the-nation pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic specifically for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (NHPI).
New events are posted as they are scheduled. Find links to the recordings of past events below.
October 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
Dr. Vin Gupta, public health physician, professor, health policy expert; incoming Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz; and Seattle City Councilmember Sara Nelson, who has taught women's studies classes at the University of Washington, talk about managing anxiety and other difficulties in stressful times. Dr. Larry Hubbell and Joni Balter moderate the first of the Institute of Public Service “Conversations” for 2022-23. Free.
Seattle University’s “Conversations” series continued May 16, 2022, with General Barry R. McCaffrey, USA (Ret.), a national security and terrorism analyst for NBC News, and Gary Locke, former US Ambassador to China and former Washington State governor. They were interviewed by professor Larry Hubbell and journalist Joni Balter. Watch the program on the Seattle Channel.
The inaugural episode of the Institute of Public Service "Conversations" in a new partnership with Seattle Channel.
Bruce Harrell, after his first months in office, describes plans for turning the city around. We talked about all of it -- public safety, downtown revitalization, housing and overall well-being of the city. Harrell is interviewed on stage Larry Hubbell, professor, and Joni Balter, journalist, and graduate students Mandela Gardner and Camille Rochester.
Homelessness is perhaps the No. 1 issue facing our city. “Compassion Seattle,” a proposal that offered a different approach to homelessness, did not make the November ballot. Many people are asking, “What now? Is there a better idea? How can we make progress on this complicated problem? What are our best chances for a solution– or, solutions?” Panelists include: Marc Dones (they/them), CEO of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority; Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (she/her); Tiffani McCoy (she/her), advocacy director for Real Change News; and Jon Scholes (he/him), president and CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association. The event was moderated by Larry Hubbell, professor at Seattle University, and Joni Balter, contributing columnist and lecturer at SU.
In the third installment of Seattle University’s 2020-21 “The Conversations,” we hear from former U.S. ambassador to China and former Washington Governor Gary Locke, CEO of Treehouse Lisa Chin, and interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz. Journalist Joni Balter and Dr. Larry Hubbell, longtime previous director of the Seattle University Institute of Public Service, moderate an honest discussion with Locke, Chin, and Diaz about the possible causes of this disturbing trend—and offer suggestions on how we can make change around a problem that has a long legacy of harming our communities. With student questions led by Asian Studies Program Director Dr. Yitan Li, you won’t want to miss this essential and urgent conversation.
In this installment of “The Conversations,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau discuss the highs and lows of women serving as leaders. Moderated by journalist Joni Balter and Dr. Larry Hubbell, longtime previous director of Seattle University’s Institute of Public Service, Durkan, Best, and Juneau consider what it takes to get women elected or appointed to positions of power—and what is needed after that in order for them to be effective and successful leaders. With input and questions from Institute of Public Service’s Dr. Rashmi Chordiya and Seattle University students, these women explore why they are leaving or have left their jobs. Does it have anything to do with gender? Do we treat women leaders differently than we treat men doing the same job? Join us to encounter new perspectives on this always-relevant conversation. Watch the video.
Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez and former Seattle City Council President — and mayor for five days — Bruce Harrell discussed the United States rising up in protest, and societal struggles that were already challenging to solve have been exacerbated by the events of this year. Seattle especially has experienced significant unrest, with recall petitions, souring mayor-council relations, calls to defund police, protests at councilmembers’ houses, and the US attorney general calls Seattle an “anarchist” city. All of this begs the question: is Seattle becoming ungovernable? Watch the video.
Mayor Durkan discussed issues facing our fast-growing city including affordability, homelessness, transportation, and more. Watch the video.
Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal and Kim Schrier discussed the rising power of women in Congress and current events and policy issues leading up to the event. Watch the video.
Microsoft President Brad Smith discussed Microsoft’s $500 million pledge to address homelessness and affordable housing across Puget Sound, and the responsibility of corporations to their communities. Watch the video.
Former WA Governor Gary Locke and GOP Strategist and Author Rick Wilson (author of the NY Times best-selling book, Everything Trump Touches Dies) discussed the 2018 midterm elections. Watch the video.