Events

Events 

Feb 27
How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person6:30 p.m.

Featuring Colin Koopman, associate professor of philosophy and director of the New Media and Culture Program at the University of Oregon. His books include: Pragmatism as...
February 27 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 110

Featuring Colin Koopman, associate professor of philosophy and director of the New Media and Culture Program at the University of Oregon. His books include: Pragmatism as Transition: Historicity and Hope in James, Dewey, and Rorty (2009); Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity (2013); and How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person (2019). His essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times and Aeon as well as in academic journals such as Critical Inquiry, Contemporary Political Theory, Diacritics, and New Media & Society.

Presented by the Wayne Morse Center’s Program for Democratic Governance.  Cosponsored by the UO Department of Philosophy and Oregon Data Science.

Mar 7
Food, Agriculture, and Sustainability: A Conversation with Congressman Earl Blumenauer10:00 a.m.

Congressman Blumenauer will discuss his vision for progressive reform of our food and farm system. His remarks will focus on policy changes needed to ensure access to healthy...
March 7 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 110

Congressman Blumenauer will discuss his vision for progressive reform of our food and farm system. His remarks will focus on policy changes needed to ensure access to healthy foods, encourage sustainable agriculture and redirect resources to those who need assistance the most, especially socially disadvantaged, beginning, and family farmers. As the author of the agriculture section of the Green New Deal, he will also speak about opportunities to work collaboratively with farmers and ranchers to address the climate emergency. 

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center as part of its 2019-21 theme, Science, Policy, and the Public. Cosponsored by UO Food Studies. This event is part of the 2020 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. 

Mar 10
Climate Town Hall: Organizing for Environmental Justice6:30 p.m.

This town hall features a panel on local environmental equity issues, followed by breakout groups that focus on how climate activists can engage with local environmental justice...
March 10 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Campbell Community Center

This town hall features a panel on local environmental equity issues, followed by breakout groups that focus on how climate activists can engage with local environmental justice issues. Together, we will share resources, identify and organize next steps to take together.

Childcare provided. If you need childcare, please email info@350eugene.org.

Made possible in part by a grant from the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

 

Mar 10
Russian hackers, trolls and #DemocracyRIP7:00 p.m.

Donald Trump's 2016 victory in the Electoral College could not have occurred without 78,000 voters in three states. But were these voters affected by the Russian trolls and...
March 10 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 175

Donald Trump's 2016 victory in the Electoral College could not have occurred without 78,000 voters in three states. But were these voters affected by the Russian trolls and hackers? Trump denies it, as does Russian President Vladimir Putin, and many argue that we can never know. Drawing on earlier path-breaking work, Kathleen Hall Jamieson will argue that it’s likely the Russians did help to elect the 45th president of the United States, based on her research on unique polling data, analyses of how the press used hacked content, and synthesis of half a century of media-effects research.

 

Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, National Academy of Sciences 2020 Public Welfare Award winner and co-founder of FactCheck.org, is a professor in the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and director of its Annenberg Public Policy Center. She has authored or co-authored 16 books, including Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President, which won the 2019 R. R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers. Her paper “Implications of the Demise of ‘Fact’ in Political Discourse” received the American Philosophical Society’s 2016 Henry Allen Moe Prize. Jamieson is a co-founder of FactCheck.org and its subsidiary site, SciCheck, which monitors political speech for the misuse of science. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the International Communication Association. 


This talk is co-sponsored Center for Science Communication Research (SCR, formerly Media Center for Science and Technology) and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics (WMC). The SCR, housed within the School of Journalism and Communication, works to advance research in science communication to connect science and society and facilitate research-based decision making. The WMC, part of the School of Law, encourages civic engagement and inspires enlightened dialogue by bringing students, scholars, activists, policymakers, and communities together to discuss issues affecting Oregon, our nation, and the world.

This talk was made possible by the Richard W. and Laurie Johnston Lecture Fund.

Mar 11
Communicating the Trustworthiness of Science with Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson5:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. Talk begins at 5:30 p.m. The number of people who distrust scientists increased by over 50 percent between 2013 and 2017, according...
March 11 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium

Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m.
Talk begins at 5:30 p.m.

The number of people who distrust scientists increased by over 50 percent between 2013 and 2017, according to a YouGov survey. What’s behind this decline in public trust, and what can be done to restore it?

Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, National Academy of Sciences 2020 Public Welfare Award winner and co-founder of FactCheck.org, is visiting campus March 11 to deliver the annual Richard W. and Laurie Johnston Lecture. During the free public talk and audience Q&A, she will:


Examine the factors that influence the public’s perception of the trustworthiness of science
Present examples of various media narratives
Discuss ways to decrease the polarization of scientific findings


 

Jamieson is a professor in the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and director of its Annenberg Public Policy Center. She has authored or co-authored 16 books, including Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President, which won the 2019 R. R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers. Her paper “Implications of the Demise of ‘Fact’ in Political Discourse” received the American Philosophical Society’s 2016 Henry Allen Moe Prize. Jamieson is a co-founder of FactCheck.org and its subsidiary site, SciCheck, which monitors political speech for the misuse of science. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the International Communication Association. 

 

Sponsored by the Center for Science and Communication Research (formerly Media Center for Science and Technology) and co-sponsored by the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact and Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, this lecture is part of the School of Journalism and Communication’s annual Robert W. and Laurie Johnston Lecture series. This series brings professionals to the SOJC for thought-provoking lectures, workshops, and discussions about the thorny issues today’s journalists face, and is made possible by generous gifts from the Johnston family, George E. Jones of U.S. News and World Report, and the Correspondents Fund.

Apr 17
Environmental Justice Pathways Summit8:00 a.m.

What are unique and location-relevant solutions for Oregon communities that can reshape the political-economic structure behind environmental injustices in Oregon? This summit...
April 17–18
Gerlinger Hall, 220

What are unique and location-relevant solutions for Oregon communities that can reshape the political-economic structure behind environmental injustices in Oregon? This summit  will explore how and at what scale should we confront challenges specific to:
○ Climate Justice
○ Water Justice
○ The Right to Clean Air and Healthy Workplaces
○ Just Transition and Community Resilience and Adaptation
○ Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Science and Data when crafting policy

Speakers will include:


DR. MUSTAFA ALI, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation; founder & CEO of Revitalization Strategies
JO ANN HARDESTY, City of Portland Commissioner; Former NAACP Portland Branch President
ADRIENNE HOLLIS, VP of Environmental Justice, Union of Concerned Scientists
DON GENTRY, Chair of the Klamath Tribes



The EJPS is sponsored by: Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Meyer Memorial Trust, The Spring Creek Project, Center For Environmental Futures, and the Oregon Humanities Center.

 

Apr 18
Environmental Justice Pathways Summit8:00 a.m.

What are unique and location-relevant solutions for Oregon communities that can reshape the political-economic structure behind environmental injustices in Oregon? This summit...
April 17–18
Gerlinger Hall, 220

What are unique and location-relevant solutions for Oregon communities that can reshape the political-economic structure behind environmental injustices in Oregon? This summit  will explore how and at what scale should we confront challenges specific to:
○ Climate Justice
○ Water Justice
○ The Right to Clean Air and Healthy Workplaces
○ Just Transition and Community Resilience and Adaptation
○ Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Science and Data when crafting policy

Speakers will include:


DR. MUSTAFA ALI, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation; founder & CEO of Revitalization Strategies
JO ANN HARDESTY, City of Portland Commissioner; Former NAACP Portland Branch President
ADRIENNE HOLLIS, VP of Environmental Justice, Union of Concerned Scientists
DON GENTRY, Chair of the Klamath Tribes



The EJPS is sponsored by: Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Meyer Memorial Trust, The Spring Creek Project, Center For Environmental Futures, and the Oregon Humanities Center.

 

 

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