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 Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Join ILS for our first meeting of the 2019-2020 academic year. Meet the new board and learn how you can get involved with ILS this year. We will be accepting submissions for 1L representatives after the meeting. Lunch provided. 


Past Events for 2016-2017 Academic Year:

ILS is attending the screening of Inside the Chinese Closet

LRC/Templeton, Monday, October 24 from 5:40 – 8:00 PM.

Join ILS in attending INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET, an extraordinary documentary examining the challenges that confront gay people in China today. Meet in the LRC at 5:40 or Templeton at 6. Afterwards, we will join in the short discussion moderated by Susan Glosser. Snacks will be provided!


Years of Living Dangerously: Death of the Central Valley and Out of Africa

Room 1, Thursday, November 17 at 5:30 PM. 

Join ILS for a viewing of the latest episode from the Years of Living Dangerously, an award-winning docu-series. This episode covers the devastating impacts of drought in California, mass-migration in Africa, climate refugees around the world, and potential solutions for both policymakers and citizens. Free pizza and beer provided! 


Melissa Powers on Climate Change

Room 1, Monday, November 21 at 12:10 PM.

Join ILS and Green Energy Institute Director, Melissa Powers in a post-CoP 22 talk about the future of climate negotiations.

Powers will be reporting on her experience at international climate negotiations in Morocco and her predictions for climate negotiations heading into a new US administration.


Protecting Intellectual Property in China & Its Impact on International Business

Room1, Thursday, March 23 at 12:10 PM.

Join ILS in welcoming Portland attorney Dan Harris for a presentation on protecting intellectual property in China and the difficulties facing U.S. businesses. Harris is a leading legal authority on matters related to doing business in China. His China Law Blog is nationally renowned and rated as one of the top 20 legal blogs by the ABA Journal.


Foreign Affairs Under Changing Administrations

Room 3, Tuesday, April 4 at 12:10 PM.

Join ILS for a discussion with Derrick Olsen, President of the World Affairs Council of Oregon, and Steve Cook, Deputy Director & General Counsel of the Columbia Land Trust, about their experience at the State Department and U.S. foreign policy under the Trump administration. Lunch Provided!