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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

Omo River Valley: Progress at What Cost?

Randy Olson

Periods of Drought on The Omo River, EthiopiaRandy Olson, veteran National Geographic photographer, discusses the culture and people of Omo River Valley, on the border between Ethiopia and Kenya, whose livelihood is threatened by a massive hydroelectric dam being constructed in southern Ethiopia. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Piketty for Dummies: Cocktails & Capital

Piketty for Dummies: Cocktails & CapitalCapital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty has been creating seismic debate - becoming an unlikely bestseller -but what it's all really about? Join us for a glass of wine or beer, and some spirited repartee with your favorite local economists! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

Nicholas D. Kristof

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating OpportunityNicholas Kristof takes us to the frontlines of social change, sharing stories and profiles of inspiring initiatives that are making a difference and transforming lives. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Adam Tanner: Personal Data, Big Business & the End of Privacy

Adam Tanner: Big Data, Big Business & the End of PrivacyWhat if the greatest threat to our privacy today is not the NSA, but trusted American companies? Investigative business reporter Adam Tanner explores the Wild West of data capture and all the ways our personal information is driving commerce. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact—A Conversation with Jack Ohman

Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact—A Conversation with Jack OhmanJoin us for a conversation about political cartooning, politics, and history with Jack Ohman, columnist and cartoonist with the Sacramento Bee, presented in conjunction with the Wayne Morse Legacy Series Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

World Pulse Live 2014 (Friday Forum)

World Pulse Live 2014 (Friday Forum)World Pulse, the Portland-based digital network which connects women from over 190 countries worldwide with media tools and training to empower and address social change presents three bold women change-agents from Tibet, Nigeria and the US. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran

City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in TehranEmmy-Award winning journalist and reporter Ramita Navai uncovers the passions of ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives - exposing the startling realities of lives lived behind a veil of necessary falsehoods within the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Slow News:A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer

Peter Laufer

 Slow News:A Manifesto for the Critical News ConsumerCould it be that our quest for instant information has made it harder to uncover the truth and see the larger picture behind breaking events? Join veteran journalist Peter Laufer as he examines the increasingly frenetic pace of modern life and 24-hour news cycles and calls for a gradual quest for slower, more accurate news. Read More ››