Monday, November 12 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
William W. Knight Law Center, Room 175
1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403
A discussion featuring Alison Gash, UO Political Science; Margaret Hallock, Wayne Morse Center; Jeff Mapes, OPB; and Kerry Tymchuk, Oregon Historical Society.
Alison Gash is a political science professor at UO and an expert in U.S. courts, gender, race, sexuality, same-sex marriage, constitutional rights and public policy. Her research explores how advocates work to overcome contentious policy debates and how their efforts ultimately influence the "facts on the ground." She is the author of Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights (Oxford University Press 2015). Her work as been featured in Washington Monthly, Politico, Slate, Huffington Post, Newsweek and The Conversation.
Margaret Hallock is a Ph.D. economist who has been engaged in public policy in Oregon
for over 4 decades. She is the founding director of the University of Oregon’s Wayne
Morse Center for Law and Politics where she served from 2001-2015 and again in fall
2018. Formerly Hallock taught economics at the UO, directed the UO Labor Education and
Research Center, served as senior economist for the State of Oregon, and worked for the
Service Employees International Union 503, where she led the struggle for pay equity for
women workers. During 2003-04 Hallock served as a policy advisor to Governor Ted
Kulongoski for labor, revenue and workforce development. She has contributed to public
policy issues in labor, taxes, healthcare and workforce development.
Hallock is also active in the community, having served on numerous boards and
committees. She is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors of Sponsors, Inc, a
Eugene nonprofit that assists people returning to the community from prison.
Jeff Mapes is a senior political reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Prior to working at OPB, Mapes covered state and national politics for The Oregonian for nearly 32 years. He has reported on numerous presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and ballot measure campaigns, and legislative sessions.
Kerry Tymchuk has been the executive director of the Oregon Historical Society since 2011. His career includes service as a Marion County deputy district attorney, director of speechwriting to U.S. Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole, director of speechwriting and legal counsel to U.S. Senator Bob Dole, and state director to U.S. Senator Gordon Smith. He was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as the Most Admired Non-Profit Executive in Portland and as the 2018 Statesman of the Year by Oregon Business and Industry.