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Spring 2012 Events

April 12, 2012
“The Neurobiology of Violence and Healing with Art Therapy.”
Linda Chapman, director, Art Therapy Institute of the Redwoods. 7:30 p.m., 182 Lillis Hall. Sponsor: Oregon Humanities Center O’Fallon Lectureship. Information: (541) 346-3934.

April 17, 2012
Community Conversations: “Remember: Holocaust.”
7 p.m., Living Learning Center Performance Hall. Sponsor: Residence Life. Information: (541) 346-1977.

April 26, 2012
“Teaching and Organizing for Social Justice.”
Bill Ayers, activist and education advocate. 7:30 p.m., 182 Lillis. Sponsor: Educational Studies. Information: lkahn@uoregon.edu

May 1, 2012
“Marxism and the 1930s Origins of the Social Construction of Science.”
Mary Jo Nye, professor emerita, History, Oregon State University. 3:30 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: History. Information: (541) 346-4806.

May 4, 2012
Symposium: “Domestic Slavery and Servitude in the Americas: Dangerous Dependencies.”
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women in Society. Information: (541) 346-5015. Full schedule: csws.uoregon.edu/?m=20120504&cat=36

May 4, 2012
“Afghan Women Speak: Enhancing Security and Human Rights in Afghanistan.”
David Cortright, director of policy studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. 4 p.m., Gerlinger Alumni Lounge. Sponsor: Women’s and Gender Studies and WAND. Information: (541) 346-5529.

May 9, 2012
“Never in My Wildest Dreams.”
Belva Davis, public television anchor host (KQED). 7 p.m., 182 Lillis Hall. Sponsor: School of Journalism and Communication, Multicultural Center, and Progressive Voices. Information: (541) 484-9167.

May 10, 2012
Conference: “Conflict Sensitive Reporting.”
Panel discussions moderated by Peter Laufer, and Tom Bivins, Journalism. Noon keynote, “Conflict Sensitive Reporting: Lessons from the Field,” George Papagiannis, UNESCO. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ford Alumni Center Ballroom. Free with ticket. Online registration opens April 16, closes May 4. Sponsor: Journalism and Communication. Registration information: journalism.uoregon.edu/reg

May 15, 2012—Eugene
A Decade of War.”
Andrew J. Bacevich, International Relations and History, Boston University, and retired career officer in the U.S. Army. Bacevich is the author of Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010) and The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008). 7:30 p.m., EMU Ballroom. Sponsor: Oregon Humanities Center Kritikos Professorship. Information: (541) 346-3934.
May 16, 2012—Portland
“A Decade of War.”
Andrew J. Bacevich. 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave., Portland. Sponsor: Oregon Humanities Center Kritikos Professorship. Information: (541) 346-3934.

May 18, 2012
Colloquium: “Why We Love War: A Buddhist Perspective.”
David Loy, Buddhist Studies and American Culture and Values, Naropa University. Noon-2 p.m., 159 PLC (Humanities Center Conference Room). Space is limited, registration required. Sponsor: Religious Studies. Information and registration: (541) 346-3934.

May 22, 2012
African Studies Lecture Series: “What Role for Conflict Entrepreneurs in Post-Conflict Recovery in West Africa?”
Masse Ndiaye, Political Science, Tulane University. Ndiaye is a Senegalese political scientist with research interests in state failure, state collapse, and governance and state capacity in “weak” states in Africa. Time and location TBA. Sponsor: African Studies Program. Information: graboyes@uoregon.edu

Winter 2012 Events

November 1 through February 5, 2012
Exhibit: "Selections from Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995.”
Since graduating from the UO’s School of Journalism in 1981, Joe Sacco has created classic works in the genre of comics journalism. He has been called a “moral draftsman” and is certainly in the vanguard of investigative comics, with over a dozen book-length publications, the most recent of which is the award–winning Footnotes in Gaza (2010 Ridenhour Book Prize). In Safe Area Goražde, he narrates a coexistence of Bosnians attempting to balance day-in and day-out their horrors and hopes tethered to war, politics and humanity. Sponsor: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Information: (541) 346-3027.

February 16, 2012
Bernice Johnson Reagon
, renowned musician, scholar and civil rights activist, gives one of her acclaimed “songtalk” performances. Reagon is the founder of renowned Washington, D.C.-based a cappella group Sweet Honey In The Rock. Free. 7:30 p.m., Beall Hall. Sponsor: School of Music and Dance. Information: (541) 346-5678.

February 19 through March 18, 2012
"Nixon in China, Scenes from History and Stage."
Archival photographs and video footage from the Nixon Library and Museum (Yorba Linda), with posters and set designs of Nixon in China opera productions. Part of Nixon in China (1972–2012): Forty Years After the Shanghai Communiqué. Sponsor: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Information: (541) 346-3027.

February 23, 2012
"Documenting War and the Veteran’s Experience."
Screening of Grounds for Resistance, discussion with Sebastian Junger and Lisa Gilman. 3:30 p.m., UO in Portland. Sponsor: School of Journalism and Communication in Portland. Information: (503) 412-3662.

February 28, 2012
"Spiritual Leadership and Dispersed Power in Prehistoric Burkina Faso."
Dr. Stephen Dueppen, Anthropology, UO. 1 p.m., Mills International Center. Sponsr: African Studies. Information: graboyes@uoregon.edu

February 29, 2012
The Red Detachment of Women as a Model for Cultural Revolution Art.”
Richard Kraus, Political Science. Introduction and screening of a revolutionary ballet, followed by questions and discussion. Part of Nixon in China (1972–2012): Forty Years After the Shanghai Communiqué. 4 p.m., Mills International Center. Sponsor: Confucius Institute. Information: (541) 346-5056.

March 1, 2012
“Jiang Qing (Madame Mao) on Stage.”
Roxane Witke, author of Comrade Chiang Ch’ing, with participation by Laura Wayte, Music, andsoprano with the Eugene Operawho will play Madame Mao. Part of Nixon in China (1972–2012): Forty Years After the Shanghai Communiqué. Noon, Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: Confucius Institute. Information: (541) 346-5056.

March 6, 2012
Panel: “Nixon in China Now and in the Future.”
Sam Helfrich (stage director), Peter Beudert (set), and Jonna Hayden (costumes), designers of the new Eugene Opera production, and members of the cast, discuss the history of the opera and present their new interpretation. Part of Nixon in China (1972–2012): Forty Years After the Shanghai Communiqué. Noon, Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: Confucius Institute. Information: (541) 346-5056.

March 6, 2012
The Greatest Adventure: A Survivor’s Guide to a Melting Century.”
Doug Peacock, naturalist, outdoorsman, and author of Walking it Off: A Veteran’s Chronicle of War And Wilderness (2005). 7:30 p.m., 182 Lillis. Sponsor: OHC’s Clark Lectureship. Information: (541) 346-3934 or ohc@uoregon.edu

March 7, 2012
“Hidden Histories: The Libretto for Nixon in China.”
Theodore Foss, Asian Studies, University of Chicago. The unusually literate, epic, and lyrical libretto weaves together actual speeches from the Nixon-Kissinger trip, biblical verse, Mao’s poetry and news clippings. Part of Nixon in China (1972–2012): Forty Years After the Shanghai Communiqué. 4 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: Confucius Institute. Information: (541) 346-5056.

March 8, 2012
Nixon in China Then and Now.”
Peter Sellars, theater director. Sellars originally commissioned the opera from composer John Adams; this year Sellars directed the opera at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Part of Nixon in China (1972–2012): Forty Years After the Shanghai Communiqué. 4:30 p.m., Beall Hall. Sponsor: Confucius Institute. Information: (541) 346-5056.

March 11, 2012
“Reflections on the Nixon-Kissinger Visit.”
former ambassador Nicholas Platt, American diplomat and participant in the Nixon-Kissinger entourage, will reflect on his China experiences with the Nixon-Kissinger visit and after, read from his memoir China Boys, and show home movies from 1970s Beijing. Part of Nixon in China (1972–2012): Forty Years After the Shanghai Communiqué. 4 p.m., Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Sponsor: Confucius Institute. Information: (541) 346-5056.

March 12, 2012
Roundtable Discussion: “The Shanghai Communiqué and 40 Years of U.S.-China Relations.”
William Kirby, Chinese Studies, Harvard; Nicholas Platt, former ambassador and part of the Nixon-Kissinger entourage; Bernard Kalb, veteran journalist and part of the Nixon-Kissinger entourage. Part of Nixon in China (1972–2012): Forty Years After the Shanghai Communiqué. 4 p.m., Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Sponsor: Confucius Institute. Information: (541) 346-5056.

March 15, 2012
Roundtable Discussion: “40 years of U.S.-China Business Relations.”
Robert Kapp, former president of US-China Business Council; Denis Simon, newly appointed Vice-Provost for China Initiatives and Strategy at Arizona State University; and Keith Davey, former vice-president of Ford China; are joined by panelists from Business Oregon, King Estate Winery, and Forrest Paints to discuss history and current opportunities. Part of Nixon in China (1972–2012): Forty Years After the Shanghai Communiqué. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hult Center. Sponsor: Confucius Institute. Information: (541) 346-5056.

March 16 and 18, 2012
Nixon in China. Eugene Opera performance. 7:30 p.m., Hult Center. Part of Nixon in China (1972–2012): Forty Years After the Shanghai Communiqué. A collaboration between the Eugene Opera and the Unversity of Oregon. Tickets and information: (541) 485-3985.

Fall 2011 Events

September 28, 2011
"The Folks Who Brought you the Middle Class: Unions and the Future of American Democracy."
Bob Baugh, Steve Novick, and Michael Tedesco. 4:30 p.m., 141 Knight Law Center. Cosponsored by the Labor Education and Research Center and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

October 5, 2011
“Agenda for a New Economy.”
David Korten, president, People-Centered Development Forum. 6:30 p.m., 110 Knight Law Center. Sponsor: Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. Information: (541) 346-3717.

October 7, 2011
“The Pride and Passion of Jackie Robinson.”
Arnold Rampersad, professor emeritus, Stanford University. 3 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Lecture celebrates the opening of Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience,” a traveling exhibit in Knight Library reflecting the complicated and painful history of race in the United States as illustrated through the experiences of black baseball players during the past 150 years. Exhibits run through November 18. Sponsor: UO Libraries. Information: (541) 346-1459.

October 8, 2011
Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness
. A documentary about the town of Patchogue, NY, coming together to take action after a series of attacks against Latino residents. Followed by roundtable discussion on communities and immigration featuring Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy and others. 3 p.m., Hult Center Studio, 7th and Willamette. Sponsor: Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. Information: (541) 346-3717.

October 10, 2011
"The Revolutionary Message of the Lord's Prayer,"
John Dominic Crossan, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, DePaul University and the author of The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer (2010), 7 p.m., 282 Lillis Hall. Sponsor: Religious Studies. Information: (541) 346-4971.

October 18, 2011
“Life, Death and the Struggle for Human Rights.”
Sister Helen Prejean, activist and author. 7 p.m., EMU Ballroom. Sponsor: Oregon Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center. Information: (541) 346-8509.

October 18, 2011
"The War at Home: What America’s Longest War Has Shown Us About Who We Are, and Who We Can Become." Stacy Bannerman, author of When the War Came Home: The Inside Story of Reservists and the Families They Leave Behind. 7:30 p.m., 182 Lillis Hall. Sponsor: Oregon Humanities Center. Information: ohc@uoregon.edu or (541) 346-3934.

October 19, 2011
"The War at Home: What America’s Longest War Has Shown Us About Who We Are, and Who We Can Become." Stacy Bannerman, author of When the War Came Home: The Inside Story of Reservists and the Families They Leave Behind. 6 p.m., Natural Capital Center, 721 NW 9th Ave., Portland (pre-lecture refreshments at 5:30 p.m.). Sponsor: Oregon Humanities Center. Information: ohc@uoregon.edu or (541) 346-3934.

October 25, 2011
Film screening: "Acting Together on the World Stage: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict."
Documentary film with dynamic footage of performances, rituals, and candid interviews with artists and peacebuilders. 10 a.m. to noon, EMU Ben Linder Room. Sponsor: Theatre Arts. Information: mnajjar@uoregon.edu

October 26, 2011
“Staying with Conflict: The Challenge of Engagement in the Face of Enduring Disputes.”
Bernie Mayer, Law, Creighton University. 7 p.m., Knight Law Center (Room TBA). Sponsor: Oregon Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center. Information: (541) 346-8509.

October 28, 2011
“How to Forgive for Good.”
Fred Luskin, director, Stanford Forgiveness Project. 2-5:30 p.m., 184 Knight Law Center. Sponsor: Oregon Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center. Information: (541) 346-8509.

October 29, 2011
“How to Forgive for Good.”
Fred Luskin, director, Stanford Forgiveness Project. 1-4:30 p.m., White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St, Portland. Sponsor: Oregon Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center. Information: (541) 346-8509.

November 1 through February 5, 2012
Exhibit: "Selections from Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995.”
Since graduating from the UO’s School of Journalism in 1981, Joe Sacco has created classic works in the genre of comics journalism. He has been called a “moral draftsman” and is certainly in the vanguard of investigative comics, with over a dozen book-length publications, the most recent of which is the award–winning Footnotes in Gaza (2010 Ridenhour Book Prize). In Safe Area Goražde, he narrates a coexistence of Bosnians attempting to balance day-in and day-out their horrors and hopes tethered to war, politics and humanity. Sponsor: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Information: (541) 346-0942.

November 2, 2011
“Comics as Journalism.”
Joe Sacco, cartoonist and journalist, author of Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995. 5:30 p.m., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Sponsor: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Information: (541) 346-0942.

November 4, 2011
“Conservative Revolutionary: How Branch Rickey’s Signing of Jackie Robinson Jump-Started the Modern American Civil Rights Movement.”
Lee Lowenfish, baseball scholar and author. 6 p.m., Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive. Sponsor: UO Libraries, Eugene Public Library. Information: (541) 682-5450.

November 4, 2011
World film premiere: "In the Telling."
Twelve military veterans and their families decide that it’s time to speak. By doing so, they start a movement. 7:30 p.m., 180 PLC. Sponsor: Oregon Humanities Center. Information: ohc@uoregon.edu or (541) 346-3934.

November 5-6, 2011
Film screenings: "In the Telling."
Twelve military veterans and their families decide that it’s time to speak. By doing so, they start a movement. 7:30 p.m. (11/5) & 2 p.m. (11/6), Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave., Eugene. Free tickets available at the Bijou box office beginning October 15.
Out of town patrons only: call (541) 686-2458.

November 7, 2011
“Corporate Power in Politics and the Economy: What the Citizens United Decision Means for Our Democracy.”
Russ Feingold, former U.S. Senator and 2011-12 Wayne Morse Chair. 5 p.m., EMU Ballroom. Sponsor: Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. Information: (541) 346-3717.

November 14, 2011
Reading: Hank Shaw
, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast. Followed by a discussion and book signing. 7 p.m., 282 Lillis Hall. Sponsor: Clark Honors College. Information: Jennifer Levin, jlevin@uoregon.edu

November 15, 2011
"The Mother of All Conflicts—Infinite Economic Growth vs. a Finite Planet."
Paul Gilding, author of The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World. 7:30 p.m., 182 Lillis Hall. Sponsor: Oregon Humanities Center. Information: ohc@uoregon.edu or (541) 346-3934.

November 30, 2011
"After the 'Arab Spring' and Protests in Israel: Toward a New Reality in the Middle East."
Eliyahu McLean, director of the Jerusalem Peacemakers, and Ghassan Manasra, director of the Islamic Cultural Center in Nazareth. 3-5 p.m., Gerlinger Lounge. Sponsor: Center for Intercultural Dialogue. Information: (541) 346-4150.

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