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Karen Piper | The Price of Thirst

Karen Piper | The Price of ThirstImagine a landscape where thirst is political, drought is a business opportunity, and multinational corporations control our most necessary natural resource. Read More ››

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P.W. Singer | Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World WarSmashing together the technothriller and nonfiction genres, Singer (and co-author August Cole) imagine how World War III might play out. In an innovative twist they reveal (with the aid of 400 endnotes) how every bit of trend and technology— no matter how sci-fi it may seem — are stunningly real. Read More ››

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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 ››