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Statesmanship in the Statehouse

Chairman's Circle Lunch 2015

Chairman's Circle Lunch 2014

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Chehalis Basin Strategy

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Stateswomanship Lunch

December 2014

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The mission of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center is to help parties involved in complex public policy challenges in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest tap university expertise to develop collaborative, durable, and effective solutions.


The Center envisions a future in which government leaders, policy makers, and citizens routinely employ tools of collaborative decision making to design, conduct, and implement successful public policy processes.


We are a joint effort of Washington State University, hosted and administered by the WSU Extension, and the University of Washington, hosted through the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Building on the unique strengths of these two institutions, the Center applies university resources and knowledge towards solving challenging public policy issues.


Collaboration, consensus, neutrality, knowledge, education, inquiry, and civility


Updated on May 19, 2016



Chairman’s Circle Luncheon 2016

On September 7th, electoral expert and noted speaker Dr. David Domke of the UW Department of Communications will provide his take on the 2016 Presidential Elections and what it means for the future of our country. For information on previous luncheons, click here. 

eNews Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 version of our eNewsletter is now available. To read more, click here.

Interns Needed! Apply Now.

The Center accepts internship applications on a rolling basis. For more information on our internship program click here.

Healthcare Policy Study

The Center has recently completed a study assessing demand for healthcare policy consensus building in Washington and the Northwest. The Center is currently seeking to build capacity and increase involvement in healthcare policy projects. For more information, click here.

Ruckelshaus Center on KOMO News Radio

KOMO News Radio highlighted the Center’s collaboration between WSU and UW in a segment that aired before the 2013 Apple Cup. Listen to the segment >


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