Western Insights

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Western Insights is an online panel series created in response to COVID-19.  The series seeks to provide Western alumni, our students, and community members of the broader region with access to information on current events from the perspective of the academic disciplines of the University.  Speakers in the series are both the University’s own nationally respected subject-matter experts as well as external guests. The series is offered entirely online and is open to everyone.

Sessions are planned in a two to three-week interval on a variety of topics.  Registration will be available one week prior

Upcoming Events

No Upcoming Events Planned

Watch this space for future events coming soon

Past Sessions:

11/2/22 - Regional Economic Outlook & Housing Affordability

5/22/22 - Ethics of Technology

4/1/22 - Planning Retirement

2/25/22 - Mental Health

9/17/21 - Economic Forecast

7/23/21 - Managing remote workers

6/11/21 - Attracting the workforce you want (and need)

4/30/21 - Data analytics – leveraging what you already know

3/19/21 – Inequality Issues and Concerns

3/5/21 – Time Off Use and Policies

2/17/21 – China Relations

2/5/21 – National Policy Directions

1/22/21 – COVID-19 and Our Road to Recovery

12/4/20 – Washington State Economic Forecast and Expectations

11/6/20 – COVID-19: Travel Industry Implications

10/16/20 – Accessibility in the Age of COVID

10/2/20 – Regional Employment Expectations

9/18/20 – Regional Economic Impacts and Forecasts

8/12/20 - Western Insights: Lessons in Remote Learning

6/19/20 - Western Insights: Covid-19 and Cross-Border Connections: Implications for the Cascadia Region

6/8/20 - Western Insights: Leadership in Being Open for Business with Covid-19

5/22/20 - Western Insights: Contending with Covid 19: Taxes,Policy, and Business Uncertainty

5/8/20 - Western Insights: Supply Chain Management Risk, Disruptions, and COVID-19

4/17/20 - Western Insights: Investing-19, Where We Go From Here

4/3/20 - Western Insights: The Economic Impacts of Covid-19



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