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Headline and Cultural Forums

Agony & Hope in the Middle East

Nawzad Othman

Agony & Hope in the Middle EastISIS. Sectarian violence. Proxy war in Yemen. The Iran nuclear negotiations. Conflict in Syria and Iraq. Refugee crises. The future of the Saudi empire. What to make of so much turmoil? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Jewish Resistance Against the Nazis

Jewish Resistance Against the NazisWhat forms did resistance take during the Holocaust? Henry challenges the myth and misconceptions around lack of resistance. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP International Trivia Night

YP International Trivia NightJoin fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

RAPID-RESPONSE: Greece's Refugee Crisis

RAPID-RESPONSE: Greece's Refugee CrisisPortland-based photojournalist John Rudoff has been on the ground for the last few weeks in Greece, on the island of Lesbos, documenting the growing influx of refugees into Europe. Join us for a moving multimedia look at this escalating crisis. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

India on the Rise

India on the RiseThe Indian economy has been among the fastest growing economies in the world for over two decades.What role will cities play and how will India balance urbanization and sustainability? What are the opportunities for constructive engagement with the U.S. and other allies? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Media & Democracy in Ukraine

Steve Bass

Media & Democracy in Ukraine In June 2015, OPB’s Steve Bass joined a delegation in Kiev sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to assist the Ukraine government in setting up an independent public media organization. He’ll offer some observations about Ukraine and the challenges it faces. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

STEVE LEVINE | The Power & The Glory: Geopolitics and the Future of Energy

STEVE LEVINE | The Power & The Glory: Geopolitics and the Future of EnergyJoin us for this hard look at the volatile and uncertain landscape of energy's future in the NW with Steve LeVine, one of our leading thinkers on the intersection of energy, technology, and geopolitics. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Gary Orfield & Patricia Gándara | American’s Unrealized Potential: From Segregation to Successful Pluralism

Gary Orfield & Patricia Gándara | American’s Unrealized Potential: From Segregation to Successful PluralismProfessors Orfield and Gándara (codirectors of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA) offer their perspective on best practices in American schools that promote democracy and equity in our pluralistic society. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Saving Capitalism

Robert Reich

Saving CapitalismRobert B. Reich returns to Portland with a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us, and what it will take to fix it. Read More ››