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Great Decisions
Fri, 02/28/2014

Great Decisions: Israel and the U.S. – Dr. Barbara Tint, Associate Professor of Conflict, Portland State University (February 28)

Modern Israel’s struggles with the Palestinians have turned what was meant as a safe haven for Jews into the center of a decades-long conflict. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 02/14/2014

Great Decisions: Food and Climate – by Allison Hensey, Sustainable Food and Farms Program Director, and Jana Gastellum, Climate Protection Program Director at the Oregon Environmental Council (February 14)

Even as a sixth of the world’s population suffers from chronic hunger, a changing climate threatens to wreak havoc on already food insecure and vulnerable populations. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 01/31/2014

Great Decisions: Turkey’s Challenges – Ozan Varol, Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark College (January 31, 2014)

Turkey: a nation at a crossroads, a bridge between an ever-growing chasm between the East and West. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 01/24/2014

Great Decisions: U.S. Trade Policy - Doug Badger Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Trade Association (January 24, 2014)

America’s foreign policy tools are not limited to sanctions, treaties or military campaigns – they also include the sales pitch. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 01/17/2014

Great Decisions: Defense Technology – Peter W. Singer, The New American Foundation (January 17, 2014)

The first lecture in the 2014 Great Decisions series, Peter W. Singer looks at how new “game-changing” technologies, from robotic planes to cyberweapons to 3D printing and human enhancement, are moving from science fiction to battlefield reality – all during an age of fiscal austerity. Watch Video ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Thu, 07/18/2013

What's Next For Egypt?

Millions throng Tahrir Square…Morsi ousted…Is this a military coup or a People’s Revolution? What is the role of the US? Dr. Thomas Bartlett discusses the events unfolding in Egypt. Watch Video ››

International Speaker Series
Thu, 04/04/2013

Mona Eltahawy: Revolution &the New Middle East

Egyptian-born Mona Eltahawy activist and award-winning columnist - one of Newsweek's “150 Women Who Shake The World" - discusses new democratic realities of the Middle East for women and young people and the Arab Spring two years on. Watch Video ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Wed, 02/20/2013

Prague Winter-A Personal Story of Remembrance and War

Madeleine Albright (U.S. Secretary of State, 1997–2001) discusses her memoir Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, an account of her family’s experiences during the Nazi invasion of her native city, with Maria Wulff, president of the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 02/08/2013

Great Decisions 2013: China in Africa (February 8) - Bruce Gilley

What interests govern China’s engagement in Africa? Should China’s growing emphasis on political ties and natural resource extraction inform U.S. relations with African nations? Watch Video ››

Great Decisions
Fri, 02/01/2013

Great Decisions 2013: Iran (February 1) - Hussein Banai

Suspicion and a troubled history have blighted U.S.-Iranian relations for three decades. How can the United States and Iran move forward? Is the existence of Iran’s nuclear program an insurmountable obstacle? Speaker: Hussein Banai, Occidental College Watch Video ››

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