Join us May 17 for a conversation with Portland leaders and activists working on creative ways to use land to build wealth, mitigate the effects of the city's housing shortage, and create more stable, prosperous communities.
Oregonians have been active and vocal participants in global debates over trade since the creation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Lawyer and researcher Michael Fakhri will lead participants in a conversation about how we assess the value of international trade agreements.
A conversation with Portland leaders and activists working on creative ways to mitigate the effects of the city's housing shortage and build more stable, prosperous communities.
This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
Grappling with values, change, and nostalgia has shaped—and continues to shape—the largest city in Oregon. A film by Ifanyi Bell
Every quarter counts in subsidized senior housing. An essay by Josephine Cooper
Creative resistance bloomed in the lead up to the Vancouver Olympics. An excerpt from Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics by Jules Boykoff
Elliot Young writes about the origins of the belief that immigrants harm our society
J. David Santen Jr. on what Oregon's communities look like forty years after the passage of Senate Bill 100
Tara Rae Miner on what Oregon owes the struggling timber communities that helped shape the state's identity
Opportunities and ethics in the age of Internet music streaming. An essay by Dave Allen
Robert Paarlberg on the history of the Green Revolution and the future of global food production
Why do Americans have such a hard time talking about class? An essay by Leigh van der Werff
How did the trailer come to be a symbol of failure? An essay by Rebecca Hartman
Using the house to bridge the public/private divide.
A brief history of American cheerfulness by Ariel Gore
Camela Raymond asks economists, activists, public officials, and financiers for advice for Oregon's ailing economy.
In a single day, a forty-year-old man finds himself unmarried and unemployed. What to do next? An essay by Dave Weich
Historian Bob Bussel on Oregon's long history of protecting workers
Bette Lynch Husted argues that hard times are good times to rethink our attitudes about the fungibility of workers.