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Great Decisions: Live Stream

Great Decisions: Live StreamJoin us every Friday - wherever you are - for a live stream of Great Decisions, January 16 - March 6! PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE to PSU's Academic and Student Recreation Center Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

LAUNCH | The Greater Portland Global Trade and Investment Plan

LAUNCH | The Greater Portland Global Trade and Investment PlanCome and learn about the bold, ambitious regional strategies being implemented to boost global trade and investment and forge partnerships between Greater Portland and international metropolitan areas Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Building Schools, Giving Hope: Afghanistan’s Green Village Schools

Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti

Building Schools, Giving Hope: Afghanistan’s Green Village SchoolsDr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti, a Portland resident and founder of the nonprofit Green Village Schools, has worked tirelessly over the last decade and a half to establish schools in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. But what are the challenges of maintaining stable and safe schools in rural Afghanistan? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Killing in the Name of Identity

Vamik Volkan

Killing in the Name of Identity“Why do they hate us so?” Vamik Volkan (Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally renowned political psychologist) explores the we-they riddle and the relationship between large-group identities and conflict, trauma and its aftermath. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

Peter W. Singer Opens 2015 International Speaker Series with “The Future of War”

Named one of the “100 Leading Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine, Peter W. Singer is currently a strategist at the New America Foundation. He was the youngest Senior Fellow, at age 29, in the 95-year history of the Brookings Institution, where he was Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

The 2015 Series continues with Robin Wright addressing “Sacred Rage & Rebellion”

Having reported from more than 140 countries on six continents for The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times of London, The New Yorker and CBS News, Robin Wright is also the author of eight books and a joint fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

Bill Moyers continues the 2015 Series discussing inequality, in “What’s the Situation?”

Bill Moyers speaks on inequality in “What’s the Situation?”Often called “America’s conscience,” Bill Moyers is one of the most trusted and beloved figures in American Journalism. Ordained as a Baptist pastor, Moyers has taken on subjects as diverse as income inequality, biased news reporting, Constitutional crises, and racism. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

Katharine Hayhoe concludes the 2015 International Speaker Series with “Climate Change: Fact & Faith”

Katharine Hayhoe concludes 2015 Series with “Climate Change: Fact & Faith”Renowned climate scientist, and political conservative, Katharine Hayhoe was recently cited as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and as one of Foreign Policy’s “Leading Global Thinkers” in 2014. Read More ››