Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Knight Law Center
Keynote lecture for Immigration Law and Policy conference. Featuring Karen Musalo, professor of law and director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Hastings College of Law. She is lead co-author of Refugee Law and Policy: An International and Comparative Approach(4th edition), and has contributed to the jurisprudence of asylum law through scholarship and litigation. Musalo is recognized for her innovative work on refugee issues. She was the first attorney to partner with psychologists in her representation of traumatized asylum seekers, and she edited the first handbook for practitioners on cross-cultural issues and the impact of culture on credibility in the asylum context. This event is free and open to the public.
More information available here!
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
156 Straub Hall
Jose Antonio Vargas will discuss how American identity and citizenship are construed in culture and policy, through the telling of his own story. Vargas, the 2017-18 Wayne Morse Chair, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and filmmaker. He is the founder of Define American, a nonprofit organization that uses storytelling to shift the conversation about immigration, and #EmergingUS, a multimedia startup for a new multi-ethnic, multiracial America.
In 2011, Vargas wrote an essay for the New York Times Magazine in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant. A year later, he appeared on the cover of TIME with fellow undocumented immigrants as part of a follow-up story he wrote. He also wrote, produced, and directed Documented, an award-winning documentary on his experience. Vargas will be in residence at the Wayne Morse Center mid-October to mid-November 2017. His visit is in conjunction with the Wayne Morse Center’s 2017-19 theme of inquiry, Borders, Migration, and Belonging.
Cosponsors include the UO Center for Student Involvement: BE Series, Cinema Studies, Oregon Humanities Center, Division of Equity and Inclusion, School of Journalism and Communication, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, and Ethnic Studies.
More information available from the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.
Monday, October 10, 6:30 pm
Knight Law Center Room 175
An event featuring Guy-Uriel Charles, the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. His research focuses on constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race. More information about the event can be found here
Free and open to the public
Thursday, October 6, 6:30 pm
Knight Law Center Room 142
Featuring Charise Cheney, Wayne Morse Resident Scholar and associate professor in the UO Ethnic Studies Department.
In this event, Cheney will discuss her research into the Black anti-integration movement in Topeka, Kansas, during the 1940s and 50s, where many Black parents and teachers defended all-Black schools as critical resources promoting economic opportunity and racial pride. More information about the event can be found here.
Free and Open to the Public
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Knight Law Center 175
To support access, President Schill announced the Oregon Commitment program, which ensures students have the support they need to graduate in four years, cutting the cost of college dramatically for many students. Join President Schill for a discussion on the issue of access in higher education, as well as the UO’s role in supporting student success.
More information about this event can be found here.