Think & Drink is a happy-hour series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series, which invites the public to think and talk together, reflects Oregon Humanities' emphasis on infusing important public conversations with critical thinking and fresh ideas. All Think & Drink events are free and open to the public.
Think & Drink 2012 Looks at the Future
This year's series features a new theme and a new venue, but the same great provocative, insightful exchange of ideas.
Mark your calendars and join Oregon Humanities for an exciting look at the future of democracy, food, human intelligence, and war in the 2012 Think & Drink series.
This year, all events will take place at the Mission Theater and Pub, 1624 NW Glisan St., Portland. Doors at 5 p.m.; program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Minors are allowed when accompanied by an adult. Admission is free.
- March 14: Future of Social Movements and Citizen Power with David S. Meyer, professor of sociology, political science, and planning at University of California Irvine and author of The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America; and Bob Liebman, a historian of social change at Portland State University
- May 30: Future of Food with Robert Paarlberg, professor of political science at Wellesley College and author of Food Politics: What Everyone Should Know, and Susan Bragdon, advisor to the United Nations Development Programme
- July 18: Future of Human and Artificial Intelligence with Ramez Naam, author of More than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement, and Mott Greene, John Magee Professor of Science and Values at the University of Puget Sound
- October 24: Future of Robotic Warfare with General Merrill “Tony” McPeak, former Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, and Tung Yin, Lewis & Clark law school professor specializing in post-9/11 national security law
The series will be moderated by Richard Read, economics and international affairs reporter for the Oregonian.
The Willamette Week and KZME radio are media sponsors of this year’s series.
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