Upcoming Events

  • Echoes of the Vietnam War

    Vietnam War Memorial

    Featuring Christian Appy, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Daniel Ellsberg, who released The Pentagon Papers; and Lt. Colonel Thuy Tran, Oregon Air National Guard. Free and open to the public; registration required at worldoregon.org. Christian Appy is the author of Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered From All Sides (Viking, 2003), an award-winning oral history of the war. Daniel Ellsberg was a consultant at RAND when he released the Pentagon study of U.S. decision making in Vietnam War which came to be known as The Pentagon Papers. He is also the author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and The Pentagon Papers. Thuy Tran is on the board of advisers for the Vietnamese Community of Oregon, where she previously served as vice president. She is a Lieutenant Colonel in the 142 Medical Group, Oregon Air National Guard. 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 the ACLU of Oregon.

  • Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact

    self-portrait cartoon of Jack Ohman

    Featuring Jack Ohman, political cartoonist. Held in conjunction with the exhibit of Wayne Morse's political cartoons in the Knight Library, running from Sept. 19 through November. Reception and exhibit viewing at 6:30 p.m. in the Browsing Room, Knight Library. Jack Ohman is currently the editorial cartoonist for the Sacramento Bee and previously held the same position at The Oregonian. He was the youngest cartoonist to ever be nationally syndicated at age 19, and his work now appears in more than 300 publications nationwide. He is the recipient of many awards; most recently he won first place for editorial cartooning in the 2014 Best of the West journalism contest. Part of the Wayne Morse Legacy Series, cosponsored by UO Libraries, the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation, UO Comic Studies, KLCC, Oregon Country 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. Free and open to the public.

  • Surveillance, Suppression, and Secrecy

    photo of surveillance camera

    Featuring Nadine Strossen, former president of ACLU

    Nadine Strossen is a professor of law at New York Law School. She served as president of the ACLU from 1991-2008 and is a member of the ACLU's National Advisory Council. She was named as one of the “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” twice by the National Law Journal. She is both a scholar and practitioner in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties, and international human rights.

    This is the keynote address for the Val R. and Madge G. Lorwin Lectureship. Part of the Wayne Morse Legacy Series sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, the World Affairs Council of Oregon and the University of Oregon. Cosponsored by the Oregon Country Fair, KLCC, and ACLU.

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

    wayne-morse-cartoon

    Wayne Morse collected over one hundred signed original editorial cartoons that were published about him in newspapers around the country. This exhibit will display a representative sample that illustrates his legacy not only during the Vietnam era but also his contributions and controversies with the Republican Party, disputes with several presidents, and conservation and labor issues.

    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.  

  • 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.