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Wednesday, April 25, 7:00-8:30 pm, Philip Yun: “Tensions on the Korean Peninsula”–Lillis 282, UO campus. Philip Yun is currently Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Ploughshares Fund. Mr. Yun was a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of State (1994-2001), serving as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. During this time, he also worked as a senior advisor to two U.S. Coordinators for North Korea Policy — former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and former Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. Mr. Yun was a member of a government working group that managed U.S. policy and negotiations with North Korea under President Clinton and was part of the U.S. delegation that traveled to North Korea with Secretary of State Madeline Albright in October 2000.


Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:00 PM; Friday May 4, 8:30 AM-6:00 PM “Beyond the Headlines: North Korea’s Politics, Society, and Culture” Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Ford Lecture Hall North Korea is so much in the news these days, yet the country remains mysterious to most Americans. By bringing together world renowned experts on North Korea to campus, we aim to offer the public an opportunity to learn about what is behind the deadlines and how to interpret the ongoing tensions between North Korea and the international community. The two-day event opens with a showing of a North Korean film, “Comrade Kim Goes Flying” (2012), followed by a panel discussion on the film. The next day will feature a keynote speaker and four panels. Free and open to the public.

Kim Comrade Movie Poster 4.13.18

AST Poster Updated 4.13.18


Sunday, May 20, at 3:00-5:00 PM. Kindness Workshop. Unitarian Universalist Church, 13th and Chambers, Eugene. The purpose is to convene interested people to develop approaches to spreading kindness in Lane County on a personal and community level. The Kindness Workshop Description v3 is an outline of the event. For more information, email:


August 5, at 2:00 pm at Tsunami Books. “Exposed”, a play written by Salt Lake City journalist and activist Mary Dickson, will be performed as a staged reading. Based on actual events, government documents and personal experiences, the play focuses on U.S. civilians harmed by radioactive fallout from decades of nuclear testing, and exposes lies the government made to cover up its breach of trust. Tickets will be sold on a sliding scale of $5.00 to $50.00, with no one turned away for lack of funds. Ticket proceeds will benefit Tsunami Books and Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND).


Monday August 6, 7:15 PM. Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration Alton Baker Park Taiko drumming, peace choir, Oban dancing, and a floating of lanterns at dusk.