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Jonathan W. Warren
SIS 495
Seattle Campus

Task Force

Small-group seminars address current problems in international affairs, each focusing on one specific policy question and producing a joint task force report. Restricted to senior majors in International Studies. Prerequisite: SIS 200; SIS 201; SIS 202; SIS 401.

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Economic Development Policy for Washington State This task force will focus on engaging with and elaborating Governor Gregoire's development strategy titled 'The Next Washington.' Her strategy is based on six assumptions: 1) Washington performs on a global economic stage, 2) government should build infrastructure for the private sector, 3) sometimes government's primary role is to step aside, 4) government should invest directly in some sectors, 5) jobs and the environment are not in a zero-sum relationship and 6) education is the single most important economic investment we can make. We will evaluate these assumptions, perhaps make recommendations for changes to them and identify pragmatic, politically feasible means for realizing this ambitious development strategy.

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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/17/2006