Whether it be automation, the iPhone, or gene editing, some say our technical capacities have outstripped our moral knowledge. Others believe they have provided us immense creativity in dealing with our biggest ethical questions. Are these mutually exclusive?
This fall, Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario will present "My Brother's Keeper," a series of eight documentary film screenings exploring the lives of marginalized peoples and issues such as mental health, addiction, and mass incarceration. Each screening will be followed by a presentation and Q&A session by a local nonprofit or government agency.
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and Oregon Humanities present a conversation on the challenges and benefits of tourism in Tillamook County.
Exploring local seafood on the North Oregon Coast. Oregon Humanities is a cosponsor of this event.
Undocumented Oregonians are only as safe as the policies that protect them. An essay by Elliott Young
The things four refugees brought with them when they came to Oregon. Story by Caitlin Dwyer, photos by Kim Oanh Nguyen
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.
This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
Author Zahir Janmohamed and photographer Tojo Andrianarivo profile student refugees living and thriving in Portland despite uncertainty.
Writer Guy Maynard on a little-known history of a Southern Oregon community during World War II where prisoners of war were more welcome than US military of color
Readers write about Root
Journalist Brent Walth on how legal measures targeting Latino Oregonians reflect fears of change.
Talking about epigenetics, adoption, faith, and clowns with Oregon Humanities magazine contributors
Colleen Kaleda writes about the hope and hearbreak of international adoption.
A woman tries to understand her brother's need to hoard. An essay by Dmae Roberts
Writer and historian Andrew Bacevich on changing the way Americans think about war
Robert Paarlberg on the history of the Green Revolution and the future of global food production
In the complicated quest for bliss, the search is the thing. An essay by Andrew Guest
A brief history of American cheerfulness by Ariel Gore
Beauty is a desirable bonus when design improves our lives. An essay by Lisa Radon
The complexities of being an American tourist in an inequitable world. An essay by Lucy Burningham
The striking difference between travel and escape. An essay by Apricot Irving
A two-week journey toward hope and home. By Vicente Martinez.
The history and future of Slavic refugees in Oregon. By Susan W. Hardwick
John Yeon and the landscape arts of China and Japan. An essay by Kevin Nute