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YP C.U.L.T - Fulbright Association

YP C.U.L.T - Fulbright AssociationFor this month’s CULT event, we’re featuring the Fulbright Association’s Portland Chapter. It will be an evening of fun sharing your international stories and making new friends at Base Camp Brewing. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Visitor Mixer

International Visitor MixerThe World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals Program and Mercy Corps invite you to come and mix and mingle with a diverse group of international visitors looking at the role of nonprofits in promoting democracy and engaging civil society. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars

Chris Woods

Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone WarsLondon-based investigative journalist Chris Woods explores the world of drone warfare - offering comprehensive insights from pilots and analysts, Special Forces and intelligence officials, and Pentagon commanders who have fought America’s secret drone wars. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Trivia Night

International Trivia NightJoin fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

Bill Moyers continues the 2015 Series discussing inequality, in “What’s the Situation?”

Bill Moyers speaks on inequality in “What’s the Situation?”Often called “America’s conscience,” Bill Moyers is one of the most trusted and beloved figures in American Journalism. Ordained as a Baptist pastor, Moyers has taken on subjects as diverse as income inequality, biased news reporting, Constitutional crises, and racism. Read More ››

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International Visitors
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:45am

Sign Up for Summer Hosting with Cuban, Iraqi, and African Young Leaders

Pan-Africa Youth Leadership ProgramMark your calendars for these three summer exchanges with teen leaders from Cuba, Iraq, and Africa! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:30am

Making a Difference, Transforming Lives: A Path Appears, with Nicholas Kristof—Online Video Now Available

Making  a Difference, Transforming Lives: A Path Appears—Video Now AvailableIf you missed Nicholas Kristof's inspiring talk on Martin Luther King Jr. Day--Making a Difference, Transforming Lives: A Path Appears--you can now view the video recording from the evening. Read More ››

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:00pm

Young Leaders in Action: A New Opportunity for Portland Teens

Young Leaders in ActionAre you a Portland-area high school student? Are you interested in global issues and other cultures? Do you want to take action and have your voice heard? Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:30pm

Host an African Youth Leader this Spring

Host an African Youth Leader this SpringThe World Affairs Council is looking for host families for two delegations of high school students in March and May from countries as diverse as Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, and more, as part of the U.S. Department of State's Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program. Host a student and help build international diplomacy from the bottom-up! Read More ››

Great Decisions
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:45pm

2015 Great Decisions Videos Now Available Online

2015 Great Decisions Videos Now Available OnlineThe 2015 Great Decisions Series is in full swing, but if you’ve missed a lecture, or can’t make it to the weekly events being held at Portland State you can watch videos of each one after the fact directly from the Multimedia Video Archive of the World Affairs Council website. In most cases, videos will be available within 2 weeks of the lecture. Read More ››