Recent Headline and Cultural Forum Events
Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist, takes us to the frontlines of social change, at home and across the globe, highlighting everyday people who are making a difference. Presented in honor of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please join us for a reception and remarks with His Excellency, Žygimantas Pavilionis, Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States and Mexico. Discover the factors that have contributed to Lithuania's transformation since 1990 and what opportunities might exist for invigorated economic and diplomatic ties with Oregon and the U.S.
What are the sectarian and political fault lines that are forming across Iraq and Syria and what will this mean for American policy? Join us next Friday, January 9th as Marc Lynch (the former White House advisor who coined the phrase “Arab Spring”) brings fresh policy perspectives to recent events in the Middle East.
Explore stories revealing the interconnectedness of place, identity, culture, and community and where and how we find "home." Featuring: Iraqi singer, guitarist and composer Ronny Salim; poet Emily Newberry; writer Bill Alton; preacher-poet Emmett Wheatfall; and writer-activist-erstwhile lawyer Ronault "Polo" Catalani.