Our Events

Upcoming Event(s):

Kathryn Root from Gevurtz Menashe: International Family Law Lunch Talk

ILS and Family Law Society are co-hosting guest attorney speaker Kathryn Root from Gevurtz Menashe. She is a leading authority in international family law. She will speak about issues surrounding international and interstate custody disputes among other topics. Indian food and drinks provided!; March 11, 2020; 12:10-1:10 pm, Smith Seminar Room 039 (Woodhall)

Examples of Past Events:

ILS attended the screening of Inside the Chinese Closet

ILS attended INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET, an extraordinary documentary examining the challenges that confront gay people in China today.

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

ILS had a viewing of Years of Living Dangerously, an award-winning docu-series. It covered 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

ILS hosted Green Energy Institute Director, Melissa Powers who reported 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

ILS welcomed 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

ILS hosted a talk with Derrick Olsen, President of the World Affairs Council of Oregon, and Steve Cook, Deputy Director & General Counsel of the Columbia Land Trust, who spoke about their experience at the State Department and U.S. foreign policy under the Trump administration.