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From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone

Paul B. Thompson

From Field to fork: Food Ethics for EveryoneModern debates about food are complex issues. Will the growing local and organic food movements restore food ethics to our diets? Paul Thompson (former adviser with the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization) says it’s a start, but not enough. Read More ››

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Robert D. Putnam | Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

Robert D. Putnam

Robert D. Putnam | Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, delves into a far-reaching examination of the root causes of the opportunity gap for our nation's children and what might be done about this crisis Read More ››

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Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Mona Eltahawy

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual RevolutionEgyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy (one of our 2013 International Speaker Series' most riveting presenters) returns to Portland with her new manifesto on misogyny in the Arab world - both a plea for outrage and a call to action Read More ››

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Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars

Chris Woods

Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone WarsLondon-based investigative journalist Chris Woods explores the world of drone warfare - offering comprehensive insights from pilots and analysts, Special Forces and intelligence officials, and Pentagon commanders who have fought America’s secret drone wars. Read More ››

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Let's Reclaim the American Dream

Hedrick Smith

Who Stole the American Dream (DATE CHANGE)Hedrick Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and Emmy-winning produce discusses how seismic changes, sparked by a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions, have transformed America and its middle class over the last 40 years —becoming, in effect, two Americas. Read More ››