A Lecture on Lifeline Infrastructure and Community Resilience as part of the Le Val Lund Award.
Featuring Yumei Wang P.E., Resilience Engineer at Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries; and Mike Harryman, State Resilience Officer for Oregon.
Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics; cosponsored by Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup and UO Safety and Risk Services. Part of the Wayne Morse Center's 2019-21 theme, Science, Policy, and the Public.
Featuring Jane Junn, University of Southern California.
Jane Junn is the USC Associates Chair in Social Sciences and Professor in
the Department of Political Science and the Department of Gender and
Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California. She is an expert
on voting, political participation, public opinion, Asian American politics,
gender and politics, racial and ethnic identity, and the politics of
immigration in the United States. She is the author of five books, including
The Politics of Belonging: Race, Immigration, and Public Opinion (winner
of the Ralph Bunche best book award from the American Political Science
Association) and Education and Democratic Citizenship in America (winner of
the Woodrow Wilson Foundation best book award from the APSA). Her scholarly research on the intersection of gender, race, and voting has been widely cited by journalists and political commentators in the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Her latest book in progress
is Women Voters: Race, Gender, and Dynamism in U.S. Presidential
Junn has served as president of the Western Political Science Association,
vice president of the American Political Science Association, as well as
president of the Race, Ethnicity and Politics organized section of the APSA.
She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and the recipient of an Outstanding
Teacher Award from Columbia University Teachers College.
Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center as part of its Democratic Governance Speaker Series.
What might we learn from the people living on climate change’s front lines about the future that we share? In this talk, Elizabeth Rush will speak about a small community on the eastern shore of Staten Island—a place that Hurricane Sandy both undid and remade from the ground up—investigating the storm's aftermath and the radical decisions residents made about how to overcome their shared vulnerability. She will give voice to those who have been traditionally left out of environmental discourse and how we might make the conversation more whole moving forward.
Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore and Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Gaurdian, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, and the New Republic, among others. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants including the Howard Foundation Fellowship, awarded by Brown University; the Society for Environmental Journalism Grant; the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaptation Fellowship; and the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers. She received her MFA in nonfiction from Southern New Hampshire University, and teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University.
This is the last chance of the year to connect with over 80 companies and organizations who will be here in search of talented UO students and alumni! Polish up your resume and join us in the EMU Ballroom on Thursday, April 16th between noon and 4:00pm!