Cover of One Sunny Day by Hideko Snider

A silhouette of a child on a brick wall

 A prisoner behind bars

US Prison Population

 Speaker about the Iran nuclear accord


The Iran Nuclear Accord Poster

Michael Beschloss
Marine Vet at the Vietnam War Memorial

Hideko Snider

A Lecture by Hideko Tamura Snider,
2015 Hiroshima Ambassador for Peace

Thursday October 22, 2015, 7pm
LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium
Oregon State University

Hideko Tamura Snider is a ‘hibakusha,’ a survivor of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima at the end of World War II. Though she survived with injuries, her mother and many thousands of others did not survive. Since 1979, Hideko has been appearing before professional organizations, university classes, and community groups across the United States and in her native Japan, telling her story and encouraging people of all cultures and nations to examine the consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and to work toward peace and nuclear nonproliferation. In this talk, she will speak on the physical, psychological, and spiritual effects of the bomb, from the immediate aftermath to more permanent consequences, and will discuss the challenge of peace and of lessons we have learned from Hiroshima since the war.

After the publication of her memoir One Sunny Day in 1996, Hideko founded One Sunny Day Initiatives, which educates the public about the consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and plants seeds of peace, hope and reconciliation among people of the world, through educational presentations & cultural exchange programs.  She is also the author of the children’s book When a Peace Tree Blooms.

 You can learn more about Hideko Tamura Snider and her work at the
One Sunny Day Initiatives website.

Cosponsored by the Special Collections and Archives Research Center who will have a fantastic exhibit of items from their nuclear collection.



 Panel Discussion:   Why So Many Prisons? The Carceral State and Social Politics

Thursday. October 29, 2015, 4pm
Memorial Union, 104: Journey Room

A panel discussion on prison overpopulation and politics in the United States with Teressa Raiford, lead organizer for Oregon's most active #BlackLivesMatter  movement 'Don't Shoot PDX' and OSU Prof's Brett Burkhardt and Michelle Inderbitzin.   Moderated by Christopher McKnight Nichols.

Incarceration rates have more than tripled over the last 30 years, in part because of stiffer drug sentencing laws. By 2008 the United States, which makes up less than five percent of the world’s population, held almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners. Nonviolent offenders make up more than 60 percent of the nation’s 2.3 million prisoners, with nonviolent drug offenders accounting for one quarter of that population.


 A graph of adults in jail or prison



 The Iran Nuclear Accord

 Thursday. November 05, 2015, 4pm
Valley Library, Special Collections and Archives Research Center

A panel discussion of experts exploring the latest news and information on the nuclear deal with Iran.

Panelists include Mark Schanfein, Principal Advisor Nonproliferation, Arms Controls,
and International Safeguards at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Susan Voss, President of Global Nuclear Network Analysis,
and OSU Professors Jonathan Katz, Christopher McKnight Nichols, & Linda Richards.

Moderated by Environmental Arts & Humanities Director Jacob Darwin Hamblin.








 New Perspectives on Science, Society, and Global Connections: Legacies of WWII

Sunday. November 08, 2015, 2pm
Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR 

A panel discussion with OSU Professors Marisa Chappell, Jacob Hamblin, Christopher McKnight Nichols

Hamblin will address the environmental dimensions of WWII, considering the legacies of the Second World War for science and nature. He will discuss how the experience of war not only changed scientists' roles in society but also altered the questions they asked of the natural world in surprising ways that still affect our environmental worldviews today.   Chappell's talk will consider how the Allied struggle against fascism abroad offered a historic opportunity for Americans seeking a more equitable and democratic society at home. Her presentation will focus on how wartime campaigns for racial justice, gender equality, and workers' rights offered a compelling vision of freedom whose profound effects continue to reverberate today.   Finally, Nichols argues that, from immense devastation and massive human trauma to the redrawing of national boundaries and the construction of a post-war set of international institutions, World War II reshaped international relations in virtually every conceivable manner. His talk will evaluate the numerous ways in which diplomatic and military polices and systems were transformed during and immediately after the war with lasting effects to the present day.

  OSU Provost LectureMichael Beschloss Poster

Leadership Under Pressure: 
A Historian's Close-up Look at Presidential Decision-Making

Michael Beschloss

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Oregon State University

Michael Beschloss Event


Michael Beschloss has been called "the nation's leading Presidential historian" by Newsweek. He has written eight books on American Presidents and is NBC News Presidential Historian, as well as contributor to PBS's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.   

This event is made possible thanks to support from the Office of the Provost,
University Relations and Marketing, and the OSU Foundation.

  Past, Present, and Future of Coming Home in America and America's Wars

Wednesday. November 11, 2015
Mountain Room, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR

Town Hall style panel with audience participation.

  Past, Present, and Future of Coming Home in America and America's Wars