News & Events

  • Communicating Science in a Divided Society
    Author and journalist at the University of Oregon Professor Peter Laufer recently visited the University of Nevada as part of an expert group of panelists alongside Vanessa Serrao, creative director of storytelling for National Geographic, and Stephanie McAfee, climatologist and associate professor at the University of Nevada, Reno discussing issues that come with communicating scientific…
  • UNESCO Chair Steven Shankman’s Upcoming Talks
    Coming up next, November 21st, 23rd, and 24th at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas Professor Shankman (UNESCO Chair of Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace at the University of Oregon) will deliver the prestigious annual Bailey Lectures. Professor Shankman’s first lecture on Thursday evening, November 21st, in Kinsolving Parish Hall, 7-9 p.m.,…
  • My Memorable NGO Internship Campaigning at the United Nations
    By: Brittany Banna, Assistant to UNESCO Chair, Steven Shankman The UNESCO Crossings Institute, CRES 2020/MCRP 2021 The historic Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) – adopted by overwhelming vote at the UN General Assembly in April 2013 – is the first global treaty to regulate the conventional arms trade. This momentous achievement came after more than a…
  • War and the Resulting Collapse of Education in Yemen
    By Payton Bruni   Thunderstorms and rain were a nightly occurrence around Shahed Al-Kibsi’s house. Al-Kibsi, a student living in Yemen’s capital city Sana’a, had grown accustomed to the booming thunder the storms would bring. So, when she woke up in the middle of the night to pouring rain and what she believed to be…
  • The Challenges And Hope Of World Press Freedom Day
    UNESCO's long fight for press freedom stretches from Accra to Portland, but a recent wave of anti-press attacks coming from governments has put the responsibilities and safety of reporters in a new light. Peter Laufer and Chris Chavez discuss what World Press Freedom Day means in a world increasingly hostile to a free press.
  • What's it Like to Work at UNESCO? With Olivia Sanchez
    UNESCO is a globe spanning, cross-cultural organization with outposts all over the world. But what's it like working there? University of Oregon Master's student Olivia Sanchez discusses her time working for UNESCO.
  • UNESCO Student Research Fellow Olivia Sanchez On Her Time in Paris
    The University of Oregon, in collaboration with UNESCO, sent Masters students to Paris to work on globe spanning projects. Olivia Sanchez was one of those students and, on her return to Eugene, discussed her work and time in France.
  • The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission in Kenya
    University of Oregon doctoral candidate Irene Awino speaks on her experience and research on Kenya's Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission after the violence surrounding the 2007 election.