Applications are now open for Wayne Morse Center Resident Scholar, Graduate Research Fellow, and Project Grant programs. 

Current Wayne Morse Scholar Sumit Kapur and recent Wayne Morse Scholar Sravya Tadepalli have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Rhodes scholarship. Read the story

This yearlong series by KLCC is funded by a Wayne Morse Project Grant in conjunction with the 2019-21 theme of inquiry, Science, Policy, and the Public. 

Françoise Baylis and Natalie Kofler discussed and answered questions about the many ethical, practical, and scientific challenges posed by immunity passports and other types of state-sanctioned health checks.

Wayne Morse Senior Scholar Dan Tichenor is known as a teacher, mentor and classroom innovator who turns lectures into conversations, qualities that this year earned him one of the UO’s top undergraduate teaching awards.

Watch our online conversation with Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University. 

Watch our online discussion and Q&A with Robert Kuttner, co-founder of the Economic Policy Institute and current editor of The American Prospect.

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We are pleased to announce our 2020-21 Law Fellows. They will serve in paid fellowships during the summer and then participate in the life of the Wayne Morse Center during the academic year. A big thanks to the Wayne Morse Circle Members who make this program possible!

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics awards project grants each year to community organizations, university faculty and departments, and student organizations. Awards are given to projects that stimulate and support educational events and activities related to the Center’s 2019-21 theme of inquiry, Science, Policy and the Public. 


KLCC Reporter Karen Richards received 2 awards from NAJA (Native American Journalists Association) for her stories in KLCC's Native Voices of Oregon, a yearlong series funded by the Wayne Morse Center through a Project Grant. 

Lucy Jones

Dr. Lucy Jones, Caltech, will be in residence at the Wayne Morse Center in fall 2019 in conjunction with the center's 2019-21 theme, Science, Policy, and the Public. She is the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, with a mission to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the creation of more resilient communities. She is also a research associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech, a post she has held since 1984.

Stephanie Land, author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive will speak on Nov. 6 as part of the Margaret Hallock Program for Women's Rights. 

Land's bestselling memoir recounts her experience as a single mom navigating the poverty trap. Her story exposes the physical, economic, and social brutality that domestic workers face, all while radiating a parent’s hope and resilience.