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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 ››

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Guatemala & Gender Violence: Fueling Immigration?

Gabriela Rivera

Guatemala & Gender Violence: Fueling Immigration? Guatemalan human rights lawyer Gabriela Rivera discusses the current situation on human rights for women and children, child migrants, and how these issues are shaping immigration politics. Read More ››

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Theater from the Syrian Conflict: "A Chance Encounter" by Mohammed Al-Attar

A Chance Encounter by Mohammed Al-AttarWith Syrian playwright Mohammad Al-Attar's short play, A Chance Encounter, Boom Arts invites us to glimpse the human side of the current Syrian conflict. Read More ››