Upcoming international events

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at Portland State announce a talk with Holocaust historian Christopher Browning titled “From Humanitarian Relief to Holocaust Rescue: Tracy Strong Jr. and the Fate of Jewish Refugees in Southern France.” This talk ties into the theme for the 2016–17 HGS and OJMCHE partnership on global migrations and refugees historically and in the present day.

Browning’s talk is free and open to the public. Further information is available here: Christopher Browning lecture.

What: Christopher Browning talk on the fate of Jewish refugees in southern France during the Holocaust.
When: 7 p.m., Nov. 10
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom
Cost: Free

Can Chinese consumers rescue China and the world?

The Institute for Asian Studies at Portland State University will host a lecture by Karl Gerth, the Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Chair in Chinese Studies and professor of history at the University of California, San Diego. “Can Chinese Consumerism Rescue China and the World?” explores the social, environmental and economic trade-offs of China’s growth as a consumer-led world power.

Dr. Gerth’s International Education Week lecture is free and open to the public. Further information is available here:

What: “Can Chinese Consumerism Rescue China and the World?
When: Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238
Cost: Free

Having been raised by feral pandas in the remote forests of Chengdu, China has always formed a key part of my identity. After my career as a Hong Kong film producer was derailed by tabloid journalists, I knew I had found the work that would become my life’s purpose. I am passionate about journalism because it allows me to step into worlds I would otherwise never know while channeling my curiosity toward serving and informing the community.