2014–2015 Events & Projects

Oregon Elections 2014

20 September, Lewis & Clark Law School. Class for middle school and high school teachers through the Classroom Law Project. Focus on gubernatorial, senatorial, and GMO measure races on the 2014 Oregon ballot. Not open to the public.

Kniep Lecture—World War I and the Beginning of the Modern Age

Featuring Mike Neiberg, 29 September 2014, 4:00. Neiberg will give a lecture on the origins of World War I as we remember the centenary of the Great War. Neiberg’s book The Dance of the Furies challenges nationalist explanations for the outbreak of the conflict. Co-sponsored with the History Department.

The 2014 Elections

1 October 2014, 12:00 noon to 13:20. Talk to the Oregon City Rotary Club, Museum of the Oregon Territory, Oregon City, OR, 97045.

All Our Kids: Safe and Challenged. A Community Initiative.

2 October 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium, Marsh Hall. An event to talk about the need for safe, positive, and creative environments for kids of all ages in our communities, especially for children whose parents/guardians must leave them unsupervised due to work schedules. Co-sponsored with the Center for Gender Equity.

The Political Landscape in Oregon

9 October 2014, 19:00-20:00, Main Branch of the Hillsboro Library. Talk to AAUW about the 2014 elections and the 2015 governing sessions. Open to the public.

The Changing Political Context in Oregon

17 October 2014, Eugene, Oregon. Talk to the board of the Oregon Environmental Council. Closed to the public.

Forest Grove Council/Mayor Candidate Forum

23 October 2014, 17:00-21:00, Taylor Auditorium (Marsh 216) on the Forest Grove campus. Co-sponsored with the News-Times and the Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce. 17:00-18:15, News-Times editorial endorsement group inteview (open to the public). 18:30-19:30, questions from a community panel. 19:30-20:45, questions from the audience.

US Senator Ron Wyden

30 October, 17:00-18:15, Taylor Auditorium (Marsh 216) on the Forest Grove campus, "Inequality: the View from Washington, D.C. to Forest Grove," a community conversation. Sen. Wyden will speak about how issues of economic inequality are being understood and dealt with in Congress. Audience members will be able to partake in the conversation through a question and answer session.

A Sports and Politics Twofer: “‘Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Words Will Never Hurt Me’? Racial Microaggresions and Racist Talk in Sport Cultures” and “Showdown at Eagleridge Bluffs: The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Sustainability Smokescreen, and the Protection of Indigenous Lands”

3 November, 16:30, Taylor Auditorium, Marsh Hall 216. Daniel Burdsley, Principal Lecturer at University of Brighton, UK, will talk about racism in sport. Christine O’Bonsawin, (Abenaki, Odanak Nation), Directory of Indigenous Studies Program and faculty in History at the University of Victoria, BC, will talk about the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Sponsored by the Politics and Government Department, ROOTS, and the McCall Center.

Election Decompression: Relaxing and Reviewing Results

11 November, 18:15-19:45, Lucky Lab Brewing Company, 1945 NW Quimby in Portland. Sponsored by the Portland League of Women Voters. Panel discussion moderated by Barbara Dudley, PSU, with Erik Lukens and David Sarasohn of the Oregonian, Helena Huang of Oregon Voice, as well as Jim Moore. Come early for some brews and bites.

The 2014 Election and the Coming 2015 Legislative Session

12 November 2014, 16:00 to 18:00. Talk to the Willamette Women Democrats, Lake Oswego Country Club.

Election Wrap Up

17 November 2014, 11:45-13:00, Washington County Public Affairs Forum, Peppermill Restaurant, Aloha, Oregon.

The 2016 Rio Olympics: Community Fightback in the face of Eviction, Gentrification, and Police Violence. The annual In Your Face Lecture.

Monday, 17 November 2014, 7 pm in the Marsh Hall Auditorium (Marsh 216). Theresa Williamson is the Founder and Executive Director of Catalytic Communities, a Rio-based NGO. In 2012 Williamson won the 2012 NAHRO John D. Lange International Award for her contribution to the international housing debate. She is a longtime advocate for social justice in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. She has written three op-eds for the New York Times and been quoted in a wide range of media, from O Globo to the BBC to the Washington Post. Williamson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in City and Regional Planning. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate, the Department of Politics and Government, and the McCall Center. 

What the 2014 Elections Mean for Policy

18 November 2014, 12:00 noon to 13:30. Association of Oregon Counties annual conference in Eugene at the Eugene Hilton. For registered attendees only.

The Oregon Election Season

5 December 2014, 14:45 to 15:45, Oregon State Capitol, Salem Oregon. One-hour workshop at the Oregon Civics Conference for Teachers, part of the Classroom Law Project.

The 2014 Election: What Happened, Lessons, Learned, What to Look for in 2015

10 December 2014, 12:00 noon to 13:00. Talk to the Republican Women of Downtown Portland at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Policy Making after the 2014 Election: State and National Issues.

13 January 2015. 13:15 to 14:00. Talk to the Oregon State Association of County Assessors, Clackamas, Oregon.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration—“Unfulfilled Dreams”

Monday 19 January 2015.

9:30-10:30, Interfaith Service, Old College Hall, Pacific University Forest Grove Campus

11:15, Commemorative Community March. Begins at Rogers Park (2300 17th Avenue, Forest Grove) and returns to campus. Transportation available from campus to Rogers Park.

12:00, Program, Washburne University Center. Guest Speaker: Oregon State Representative Lew Frederick.

Paul Monteiro, Director of AmericaCorps VISTA.

Pacific University is proud to welcome Paul Monteiro, director of AmericaCorps Vista and a former White House assistant to President Barack Obama, to the Forest Grove campus on Monday, Feb. 2. Monteiro will make remarks about the importance of national service at 7 p.m. in Marsh Hall's Taylor Auditorium (2043 College Way). His talk is open to the public and a reception will follow.

Privacy in the Facebook Age: Choices, Challenges, and Consequences

3 March 2015, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue. The annual Forest Grove Conversation will engage the community in a conversation about the balance between privacy and the uses of electronic communications and social media.

We expect our internet services to be free. Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, and a host of others provide us e-mail, web pages, new means of communication, and ways to tailor huge amounts of information to our personal needs. But these companies do this by collecting information that we voluntarily give to them, as well as collecting information about the ways we use these “free” services. Join us for a conversation about how this all works, why these companies use this model, and the implications for us as consumers as we move more and more of our lives online.

Our panel this year will feature three speakers with different ways of viewing this new reality.

Josh Aberant serves as Postmaster at Twitter where he is concerned with Twitter’s messaging flow, security and privacy. Josh was the co-founder and CEO of RestEngine where he led the launch and adoption of its industry leading social data outbound marketing automation platform before RestEngine was acquired by Twitter. With over 15 years of marketing automation best practices, privacy and anti-abuse experience, Josh has teams at leading outbound marketing technology platforms including Marketo, Lyris & EmailLabs. Additionally, with over 21 years of experience at tech startups, Josh has been involved in the success of many early stage startups including Collab.Net & Intershop. Josh holds a Bachelor’s in Physics from San Francisco State University and was awarded the Faculty Prize in Physics from Bishop’s University.

Amy Baggio was an assistant federal Public Defender. Amy is a brilliant lawyer and accomplished speaker who is steeped in national security and FISA issues. She probably understands the ways the government can spy on Americans as well as anyone outside of the NSA. She has been in the news recently representing Anwar Khan in Portland on a charge of providing material support on a terrorism attack in Mumbai. When she was an Assistant Federal Defender, Amy was part of the team that represented our prisoners in Guantanamo.

Cheryl Hiemstra is an Oregon Assistant Attorney General. She has been working on the National Association of Attorneys General Privacy Working Group, on legislation regarding student privacy and data breach, and she is International Association of Privacy Professionals Certified.

Politics in the Shadow of the 2016 Presidential Elections

5 March 2015. 12:00 noon talk to the Portlandia Club, Portland, Oregon.

U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici

6 April 2015. A community conversation on what is going on in Congress and the ways Oregonians can have a voice in the national political process.

"Politics and the Presidential Race"

May. Talk to 160 high school students as part of Law Day activities, sponsored by the Classroom Law Project, Portland, Oregon.

"Primary Election Recap and Analysis; General Elections Discussion"

June. Talk to the Washington County Public Affairs Forum, Aloha, Oregon.

Governing in 2015: State and National Contexts

11 March 2015. 8:30 to 10:15 talk to the Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association meetings, Salishan, Oregon.