Derrick Belgarde, BA Public Affairs, 2013 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.
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.