Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Erika Lee

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

One of the nation’s leading immigration and Asian American historians, Erika Lee teaches American history at the University of Minnesota, where she is a Regents Professor, the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and the Director of the Immigration History Research Center. She is the author of four notable books, including most recently, America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States and the award-winning The Making of Asian America: A History. Lee also founded and directs the Immigrant Stories Digital Storytelling Project, which works with recent immigrants and refugees to create, preserve, and share their immigration stories through a free multi-lingual web app and publicly-accessible archive. She is also an active public intellectual and is a frequent news commentator and consultant. She is a recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, (also known as the nation’s “brainy award”) and is the incoming Vice President of the Organization of American Historians.

2020 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series

For over 20 years, the Oregon Historical Society has presented the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series, bringing together the nation’s top scholars and award-winning authors for thought-provoking evenings of history.

2020 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series Speakers:

  • Joanne B. Freeman - March 17, 2020
    The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - April 7, 2020
    Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
  • Erika Lee - April 28, 2020
    America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States
  • Evan Thomas - May 19, 2020
    First: Sandra Day O’Connor

Series tickets go on sale September 18, 2019. Series tickets $90–$300 ($80–$270 for OHS members).

Individual tickets will be available January 2, 2020. Individual tickets $30–$80 ($25–$75 for OHS members).

Arts for All Tickets: Show your Oregon Trail Card in person at the Portland’5 Box Office to purchase $5 tickets to individual lectures in the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall : Upcoming Events

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Oregon Symphony presents Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 12/06
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Oregon Symphony presents Prokofiev’s Fifth at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall December 7–9,...

Showing: 12/07 - 12/09
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Literary Arts presents The Moth Mainstage in Portland at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Tuesday,...

Showing: 12/10
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Oregon Symphony presents the annual Gospel Christmas concert at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 12/13 - 12/15
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Oregon Symphony presents The Storm Large Holiday Ordeal concert at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 12/16
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Oregon Symphony presents Comfort and Joy: A Classical Christmas at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 12/18