Recent Headline and Cultural Forum Events
Modern 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.
Egyptian-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
London-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.
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.