Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Borderless: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project

Hillsboro Public Library is pleased to offer an Oregon Humanities-sponsored program as part of their Conversation Project series.

Borderless: Migration, Globalization, and Changing Communities
Presented by Lewis & Clark Associate Professor Elliot Young
Thursday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.
Hillsboro Main Library

In this time of cataclysmic change in our country and our world, it is important to ask not just how to get the economy back on track, but what kind of economy we want. In 1983, Benedict Anderson wrote Imagined Communities, a book about the origins of the modern nation-state and the powerful identification with nations for which millions have fought and been willing to die. This is the focus of "Borderless: Migration, Globalization, and Changing Communities," a free conversation with Lewis & Clark College associate professor Elliott Young on Thursday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Hillsboro Main Library. This program is hosted by Hillsboro Public Library and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Young has been a professor of Latin American and borderlands history at Lewis & Clark College in Portland since 1997. He has directed the college's Latin American Studies program and currently serves as chair of the history department and director of the Ethnic Studies program. He earned his B.A. from Princeton University and his master's and doctoral degrees in Latin American history from the University of Texas, Austin.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Hillary Ostlund, Reader Services Librarian, at

Oregon Humanities (813 SW Alder St, #702; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas to change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities' programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Happy Camp, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.