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Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group - Trump's Foreign Policy

YP Discussion Group - Trump's Foreign PolicyJoin the Young Professionals for the first of two election-themed foreign policy discussions! Read More ››

Young Professionals

C U Last Tuesday: Politics in the Olympics (Spanish-Language Discussion Group)

C U Last Tuesday: Politics in the Olympics (Spanish-Language Discussion Group)Join the World Affairs Council Young Professionals for its first ever Spanish-speaking discussion group. You don't need to be a native speaker to attend! We'll discuss the theme "Politics in the Olympics." Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Colin Woodard: American Nations/American Character

Colin Woodard: American Nations/American CharacterWith elections around the corner and ideological polarization at it's most pronounced in decades, award-winning journalist Colin Woodard how best to reconcile individual liberty and the common good. Read More ››

Recent News

Board and Staff
Tue, 07/12/2016 - 9:45am

Welcoming Ila Asplund to the World Affairs Council Team

ila asplundWe are excited to welcome our new Director of Marketing & Communications, Ila Asplund. Ila is the founder of Half Sky Journeys—a relationship-focused travel organization, designed to boost the impact of women-centric initiatives worldwide. Here's what she had to say about the global women's conference she attended this summer. Read More ››

International Visitors
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 6:45pm

Host an International Young Leader this Summer

Pan-Africa Youth Leadership ProgramMark your calendars! This spring and summer will bring over 100 students and educators from Asia, Africa, Cuba, Mexico, and Iraq. Sign up to host today! Read More ››

Board and Staff
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 3:15pm

Derrick Olsen of Greater Portland, Inc. to succeed Maria Wulff as President of World Affairs Council of Oregon

World Affairs Council of Oregon announces new leadership: Greater Portland, Inc.’s Derrick Olsen to succeed Maria Wulff as President Read More ››

International Visitors
Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:15am

Student and Teacher Applications Now Open For 2016 Youth Exchanges

Youth Ambassadors in Rio de JaneiroNow recruiting Oregon students and teachers for the 2016 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program and the 2016 Youth Ambassadors Programs with South America. Travel the world, change the world! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 1:15pm

Watch Nawzad Othman's talk on Agony & Hope in the Middle East

Watch Nawzad Othman's talk on Agony & Hope in the Middle EastWatch the video of Nawzad Othman's discussion on recent developments in the Middle East Read More ››



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