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Great Decisions
Fri, 03/06/2015

Great Decisions: India Changes Course; Dr. Priya Kapoor, International Studies, PSU (March 6)

Fed up with corruption, dynastic policies and ineffective public services, Indian voters catapulted Narenda Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the country's 2014 elections. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 02/27/2015

Great Decisions: Syria's Refugee Crisis; Matt Streng, Senior Youth Development Advisor, Mercy Corps (February 27)

Syrians have for a century welcomed over a million refugees from Armenia, Palestine, Iraq and other countries around the region. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 02/20/2015

Great Decisions: U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Tugrul Keskin, International and Middle Eastern Studies, PSU (February 20)

Africa is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. The continent is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it’s become a draw for foreign investors from across the globe. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 02/13/2015

Great Decisions: Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, Christopher Carey, School of Community Health, PSU (February 13)

Human trafficking represents a multibillion in international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 02/06/2015

Great Decisions: Brazil’s Metamorphosis, Shawn Smallman, International Studies, PSU (February 6)

Brazil — it’s the “B” in the acronym BRICS, five emerging economies once seen as soon-to-be superpowers Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 01/30/2015

Great Decisions: Sectarianism in the Middle East, Paul Powers, Department of Religious Studies, Lewis & Clark (January 30)

Many of the current conflicts in the Middle East have been attributed to sectarianism, a politicization of ethnic and religious identity. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 01/23/2015

Great Decisions: Privacy in the Digital Age - Becky Straus, American Civil Liberties Union-Oregon (January 23)

The idea of “privacy” has undergone significant changes in the digital age, as has the idea of privacy “harm.” Watch Video ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Mon, 01/19/2015

Nicholas Kristof--Making A Difference, Transforming Lives: A Path Appears

In his characteristically warm and engaging manner, Kristof takes us to the frontlines of social change, at home and across the globe, highlighting everyday people who are creating opportunity and transforming lives. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 01/16/2015

Great Decisions: Russia and the Near Abroad - Zygimantas Pavilionis, PhD, Ambassador of Lithuania (January 16)

As calls for closer ties with the EU failed to be met, Ukrainians took to the streets in November 2013. Watch Video ››

International Speaker Series
Tue, 05/27/2014

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee speaks in Portland

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee speaks in Portland, Oregon, May 8, 2014 for the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s 2014 International Speaker Series: Women Changing the World. Watch Video ››