Vandana Shiva: Mother Earth Incarnate Coming to Portland

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva wants you to put down your fork and turn on your brain.Shiva, who will be in Portland next week to speak at a World Affairs Council event, is a 58-year-old environmental activist on the frontlines of the global fight against “biopiracy”— the corporate patenting of ancient food crops.Formerly one of India’s leading physicists and mother of a Lewis & Clark College grad, Shiva ...   More
Friday, February 18, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

TOME RAIDER LIVE: Madeleine Albright @ the Bagdad

Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. “Now that you mention it, I am a hockey mom. I'm a hockey grandmom.” – Madeleine Albright In case you missed Madeleine Albright's live appearance at the Bagdad on Thursday (Oct. 23), I've come up ...   More
Monday, October 27, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

Howard Dean vs. Karl Rove, Showing Feb. 10 in Portland

Next Wednesday, two disparate minds will come together for an evening of peaceful debate and, ideally, jabs with rhetorical flourishes. Also there: at least one protester. First, the minds: Howard Dean and Karl Rove will appear at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall as part of the World Affairs Council of Oregon's 2010 International Speaker Series. Rove, a Fox News contributor and deputy chief ...   More
Friday, February 5, 2010 Ari Phillips

The Global Financial Crisis: Made in America? As Discussed In Portland By Joseph Stiglitz

Two weeks after Howard Dean and Karl Rove came to Portland for the World Affairs Council of Oregon's international speaker series it was Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz's turn at the podium last night. A skim of Stiglitz's resume reads like a list of all the schools you wanted to get into but didn't – and he's taught at all of them – and then you get to real accomplishments ...   More
Friday, February 26, 2010 Ari Phillips

Howard Dean vs. Karl Rove Goes Ten Solid Rounds ... Plus Paper Airplanes

The promised showdown between Howard Dean and Karl Rove over foreign policy in Portland took place last night — after all the paper airplanes settled. Here's what happened: Before the event, Joe Walsh, an unsuccessful 2008 congressional candidate whose platform included impeachment for President Bush, stood outside the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall handing out "arrest warrants" for Karl ...   More
Thursday, February 11, 2010 Ari Phillips

How You Can Ask Muammar al-Qaddafi A Question From Oregon

Ever wonder if you'd have a chance to ask a question of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi? Wonder no more. The World Affairs Council of Oregon is among the World Affairs Councils of America hosting webcasts around the country April 26 in which the Libyan strongman will answer emailed questions from participants. Here's the announcement detailing the opportunity in the Madison room of the Oregon ...   More
Friday, March 26, 2010 HANK STERN

Gulf Oil Spill = Canceled Lecture in Portland by NOAA Chief Administrator

Jane Lubchenco, chief administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has cancelled her lecture that had been scheduled for tonight at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The reason? Lubchenco — also a professor at Oregon State University — was called back to Washington D.C. today to help deal with the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. Standing in for ...   More
Monday, May 3, 2010 Ott Tammik


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