Upcoming Events

  • Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact (Portland)

    self-portrait cartoon of Jack Ohman

    An informal conversation with Sacramento Bee political cartoonist Jack Ohman and Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. SOLD OUT.

  • Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact (Eugene)

    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 the end of September through November. The event will be followed by a viewing of the cartoon exhibit at 6:30 p.m. in the Browsing Room of the 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. Free and open to the public.

  • Surveillance, Suppression, and Secrecy

    image 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 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.  

  • Typewriter to Twitter: an NPR Reporter’s Journey

    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.  

  • The Revolt of the Cities: Transforming Urban Politics

    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.

  • 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.