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2021-23 Theme
Join us in exploring the social and economic organization of work and its transformation, with a focus on vulnerable workers and an eye toward policy changes that better protect individuals and families. 

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Events

Feb 2
Uneasy Justice: The Roberts Court 2022noon

A panel of distinguished law scholars will analyze the Supreme Court's current term, which features blockbuster cases on issues including abortion, religion, guns, free...
February 2 noon–1:15 p.m.

A panel of distinguished law scholars will analyze the Supreme Court's current term, which features blockbuster cases on issues including abortion, religion, guns, free speech, and more. More generally, the panel will take up fresh questions about the Court's legitimacy, Court reform proposals, and the consolidation of judicial conservativism. Joining host Daniel Tichenor (Knight Chair of Political Science) are the University of Maryland's Regent Professor Mark Graber, CUNY's Kurz Chair of Constitutional Rights Anna Law, and SUNY's Rockefeller College Dean Julie Novkov

This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center's Public Affairs Speaker Series and is supported by the Philip H. Knight Chair Fund. Cosponsored by the UO School of Law. 

Videos of recent events

Building the Future: Policies for a Gender-Equitable Recovery

Immigrant Oregon Panel Discussion

Historicizing COVID-19: Challenges and Questions

The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome

View more videos on our YouTube channel

News

Check out KLCC's  Wayne Morse Project Grant-funded series, Workin' It. So far, stories have focused on the challenges and changes in farmwork in Oregon and apprenticship programs, as well as what it means to start a new business during the pandemic. The series is in conjunction with the Wayne Morse Center's 2021-23 theme, Making Work Work.

This year, a record 81 students will participate in Wayne Morse Center programs for UO undergraduates, graduate students, and law students. 

In conjunction with the Wayne Morse Center's Making Work Work theme of inquiry, the Eugene Weekly has published the first story in a series exploring the labor movement in Oregon during a global pandemic. The story focuses on the community benefits bidding program, which allows public agencies to only accept construction bids from contractors paying living wages and full time benefits.

 

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