Upcoming Events

  • Discussion on Measure 88

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    Measure 88 provides Oregon resident “driver cards” without requiring proof of legal residence in the United States. Jeff Stone, executive director, Oregon Association of Nurseries, will be speaking in favor of the measure. Mark Callahan, former U.S. Senate candidate from Oregon, will be speaking in opposition to the measure. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Arranged and organized by the Wayne Morse Law Fellows. Cosponsored by ACS, MLSA, OUTLaws, and LALSA.

  • Exhibit of Political Cartoons about Wayne Morse: 1941-1966


    Wayne Morse collected over one hundred signed original editorial cartoons that were published about him in newspapers around the country. He frequently contacted editorial cartoonists to get the signed original drawings of editorial cartoons that focused on him. These drawings were framed and hung on the walls of his Senate office. His collection of nearly 130 cartoons included some by a number of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists. The cartoons are owned by the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation and were recently moved from the Morse family home at the park to the UO Libraries' Special Collections for long-term preservation. View the cartoons Part of the Wayne Morse Legacy Series, sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center, Oregon Historical Society, the World Affairs Council of Oregon and the University of Oregon. All events are free and open to the public. Cosponsored by UO Libraries, the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation, UO Comic Studies, KLCC, Oregon County Fair and ACLU of Oregon. The cartoons are on loan from the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation, and the exhibit is produced by Knight Library Special Collections.

  • Garrett Epps book celebration

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    Join us for remarks and a book signing by Garrett Epps. Featuring Epps' recent books American Epic: Reading the U.S. Constitution and American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court. Garrett Epps is a former University of Oregon Law professor and former Wayne Morse Resident Scholar. He now teaches at the University of Baltimore School of Law. An accomplished journalist, he covers the Supreme Court for The Atlantic and is a contributing editor of The American Prospect. He has written numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, and in 2007 won the Oregon Book Award for Democracy Reborn. The program will be followed by a reception and book signing.

  • Typewriter to Twitter: an NPR Reporter’s Journey

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    Featuring NPR Correspondent Howard Berkes. Sponsored by KLCC with support from the Wayne Morse Center. Howard Berkes has focused on investigative reports for NPR for the last four years. Before that, he was NPR's rural affairs correspondent. He has covered topics ranging from the Olympics to Native American issues, the militia movement, neo-nazi groups, nuclear waste, the Unabomber case, air pollution, the Montana Freemen standoff, polygamy, the Mormon faith, western water issues, mass shootings, and coal mine safety issues.  

  • Reinventing Public Service Education and Research

    Featuring Jonathan Koppell, dean of the College of Public Programs and professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. His books include World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy and the Design of Global Governance (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and The Politics of Quasi-Government: Hybrid Organizations and the Dynamics of Bureaucratic Control (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

  • Running from Peril, Chasing Hope: Children and the Central American Refugee Crisis

    Symposium cosponsored by the Center for the Promotion of Equality and the College of Education.

  • The Revolt of the Cities: Transforming Urban Politics

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    Featuring Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large of The American Prospect and weekly columnist for The Washington Post. In 2009, he was named one of "the most influential commentators in the nation" by The Atlantic Monthly. He serves as a vice chair of National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America. Part of the Public Affairs Speaker Series.

  • Internet’s Own Boy screening

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    The story of Aaron Swartz.

  • His Own Received Him Not: Jimmy Carter, Progressive Evangelicalism, and the Religious Right

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    Featuring Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College; part of the Public Affairs Speaker Series.

  • Lessons in Leadership

    Featuring Kerry Tymchuk, executive director of the Oregon Historical Society. Part of the Public Affairs Speaker Series.

  • We're Free, but Not *Free*: Custodial Citizenship in Our Time

    Vesla Weaver is an assistant professor of political science and African American Studies at Yale University. She received her doctorate in Government and Social Policy at Harvard University. Weaver is broadly interested in understanding racial inequality in the United States, how state policies shape citizenship, and the political causes and consequences of the growth of the criminal justice system in the United States.

    Her newest book with Amy Lerman, Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control, is concerned with the effects of increasing punishment and surveillance in America on democratic inclusion, particularly for the black urban poor. She is also the author of Frontlash: Civil Rights, the Carceral State, and the Transformation of American Politics (under contract with Cambridge), which uncovers a connection between the movement for civil rights and the development of punitive criminal justice. Weaver is also the co-author of Creating a New Racial Order, which explores how multiracialism, immigration, the genomics revolution, and generational changes are reshaping the racial order in the United States (with Professors Jennifer Hochschild and Traci Burch).

    Weaver’s research has been supported by fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Brookings Institution. She is currently regional leader of the Scholars Strategy Network, member of the Executive Session on Community Corrections, and co-leader of SPIRE (the Symposium on the Politics of Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity). She has previously worked for the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    This is a Val R. and Madge G. Lorwin Lectureship event and is part of the Wayne Morse Center's Public Affairs Speaker Series.