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Artificial Color: Modern Food and Racial Fictions
Lunch discussion and workshop with Catherine Keyser
Wednesday, April 5 at 1 pm MU 221: Board Room

Keyser will present work from her current book project, entitled "Artificial Color: Modern Food and Racial Fictions." As Keyser explains, the project "is a study of U.S. literature and its imaginative engagement with modern food. I use 'modern food' as a shorthand for a cluster of changes that reshaped the U.S. food system and Americans’ view of eating in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: nutrition science, global supply chains, and new technologies like soda fountains, artificial flavors, and refrigerated trains. In the Jim Crow era, modern writers on both sides of the color-line used modern food tropes of transport and transformation to interrogate racial categorization and to imagine new forms of affiliation and embodiment."

 

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Buy Bonds Poster

"The U.S. Goes to the Great War: What Happened, Why It Matters Today"
Presented by Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols
Free and open to the public
Portland  Oregon Historical Society
Sunday, April 16, 2017
2PM – 3:30PM
FMI 

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The American Fight for Peace

100th Anniversary of WWI War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918

Lecture by Georgetown Professor Michael KazinTuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room 104, lightly catered

Michael Kazin is a Professor in the Department of History at Georgetown University. He is an expert in U.S. politics and social movements, 19th and 20th centuries. His book “American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation” (Knopf, 2011), was named a Best Book of 2011 by The New Republic, Newsweek/Daily Beast, and The Progressive. He is editor of “Dissent,” a leading magazine of the American left since 1954.

His most recent book, “War against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918,” was published in January, 2017, by Simon and Schuster.

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Dissent and World War I in the United States and Oregon
Presented by Mr. Michael Helquist and Dr. Michael Kazin
Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
Free Researchers Family-friendly

 

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Eagle and Dragon

China's Rise and U.S. Security Interests in AsiaLecture by Thomas ChristensenThursday, May 11 at 4 pm Learning Innovation Center, 228Thomas J. Christensen is William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University. At Princeton he is also faculty director of the Masters of Public Policy Program and the Truman Scholars Program. From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. His research and teaching focus on China’s foreign relations, the international relations of East Asia, and international security. His most recent book, The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power (W.W. Norton) was an editors’ choice at the New York Times Book Review, a “Book of the Week” on CNN”s Fareed Zakaria GPS, and the Arthur Ross Book Award Silver Medalist for 2016 at the Council on Foreign Relations. Before arriving at Princeton in 2003, Professor Christensen taught at Cornell University and MIT.

Co sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, the Chiu Taiwan Studies Program and the Citizenship & Crisis Initiative

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Citizenship and Civil Liberties on the World War I Home Front (Portland)
TYPE: PANEL DISCUSSION     SERIES: World War I Centennial
Presented by Dr. Adriane Lentz-Smith, Dr. Kimberly Jensen, and Dr. Steve Sabol
Wednesday, May 17 at 7pm
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
Free Researchers Family-friendly

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African American soldiers, Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan. National Archives, NWDNS-165-WW-127(137)
TYPE: PANEL DISCUSSION     SERIES: World War I Centennial
Citizenship and Civil Liberties on the World War I Home Front (Monmouth)
Presented by Dr. Adriane Lentz-Smith, Dr. Kimberly Jensen, & Dr. Steve Sabol
Thursday, MAY 18 at 12 pm
Western Oregon University
345 Monmouth Ave N
Werner University Center, Columbia Room
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
Free Researchers Family-friendly
“True Sons of Freedom”, poster available from Library of Congress at https://www.loc.gov/item/93503146/

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Citizenship and Civil Liberties on the World War I Home Front (Salem)
TYPE: PANEL DISCUSSION     SERIES: World War I Centennial
Presented by Dr. Adriane Lentz-Smith, Dr. Kimberly Jensen, & Dr. Steve Sabol
Thursday, MAY 18 at 5:30pm
Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill St SE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Free Researchers Family-friendly

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The Society of American Indians, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Inaugural Conference, 1911
TYPE: LECTURE     SERIES: World War I Centennial
Native Americans, WWI, and American Citizenship
Presented by Dr. Steve Sabol
Saturday, MAY 20 at 1pm
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute
47106 Wildhorse Boulevard
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Free Researchers Family-friendly Teachers

 

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Citizenship in Times of Crisis, Senior Advocates for Generational Equity (SAGE) Leadership Roundtable, Philanthropy Center, Portland, OR
Thursday May 4, 2018, *afternoon, RSVP required

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Citizenship and Crisis Community Conversations, Friday May 5, 2018, Portland, OR *TBD