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COVID-19

The Ruckelshaus Center and its universities (Washington State University and the University of Washington) have been closely monitoring the outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus, COVID-19. The Center’s offices at Washington State University Seattle and at the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance are closed to the public, but our team is still doing its work virtually and can be reached via phone or email. You can find contact information here.

Mission

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.

Vision

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

Identity

We are a joint effort of Washington State University (hosted and administered by 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.

Values

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


 

Announcements:

CONFLICT RESOLUTION QUARTERLY ARTICLE

Conflict Resolution Quarterly has published an article co-authored by Michael Kern, Director of the Ruckelshaus Center. You can find the article, “Collaborative Governance: The Role of University Centers, Institutes, and Programs,” here.

2021 RUCKELSHAUS CIRCLE LUNCHEON

Please join us on October 7th for the 2021 Ruckelshaus Circle Luncheon, which will feature author Mark Gerzon and filmmaker Ben Rekhi. You can learn more about the Luncheon here. You can purchase tickets, make a donation, or sponsor the Luncheon here.

WATCH THE CENTER ON TVW

TVW’s weekly show, The Impact, focused on the work of the Ruckelshaus Center in a ten-minute interview with Michael Kern, Director of the Ruckelshaus Center. You can watch the interview here.

HEAR ABOUT THE CENTER ON KOMO RADIO

KOMO Radio interviewed Michael Kern, Director of the Ruckelshaus Center, about the work the Center does and how beneficial the partnership between the University of Washington and Washington State University has been to solving complex policy issues within Washington. You can listen to the interview here.


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Updated on June 24, 2021