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Agony & Hope in the Middle East

Nawzad Othman

Agony & Hope in the Middle EastISIS. Sectarian violence. Proxy war in Yemen. The Iran nuclear negotiations. Conflict in Syria and Iraq. Refugee crises. The future of the Saudi empire. What to make of so much turmoil? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Jewish Resistance Against the Nazis

Jewish Resistance Against the NazisWhat forms did resistance take during the Holocaust? Henry challenges the myth and misconceptions around lack of resistance. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP International Trivia Night

YP 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 ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

RAPID-RESPONSE: Greece's Refugee Crisis

RAPID-RESPONSE: Greece's Refugee CrisisPortland-based photojournalist John Rudoff has been on the ground for the last few weeks in Greece, on the island of Lesbos, documenting the growing influx of refugees into Europe. Join us for a moving multimedia look at this escalating crisis. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

India on the Rise

India on the RiseThe Indian economy has been among the fastest growing economies in the world for over two decades.What role will cities play and how will India balance urbanization and sustainability? What are the opportunities for constructive engagement with the U.S. and other allies? Read More ››

Recent News

Mon, 08/31/2015

Discover Cuba with Council President Maria Wulff – January 18-25 or March 5-12, 2016

Discover Cuba with Council President Maria WulffJoin host Maria Wulff, President of the World Affairs Council of Oregon, for an 8 day, 7 night trip to Cuba featuring tours to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historic towns and cities, and visits with Cubans from all walks of life. Read More ››

Teach the World
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:30pm

Teach Russia Resource Materials Now Available!

Teach Russia Resource Materials Now Available!If you attended the 'Teach Russia & the Post-Soviet States' conference in May earlier this year, you can now find downloadable resource materials available on our website. Read More ››

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:45pm

Council President, Maria Wulff, hosts cultural cruise "Coastal Life from the Adriatic to the Agean"

World Affairs Council of Oregon President, Maria Wulff, recently returned from hosting a 9-day international trip, leading a tour through the Adriatic aboard the M.S. LE LYRIAL. The trip, organized by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, took guests to five countries and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program
Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:00pm

French-Speaking Host Families Needed!

French-Speaking Host Families Needed!This August, the World Affairs Council of Oregon will be hosting a francophone cohort of students participating in the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program, and we are looking for French-speaking host families for August 21-29. Read More ››

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:00pm

SAVE THE DATE: World Quest 2015: A Night in Old Havana

Join us Friday, November 20 at the Benson Hotel for our annual fundraiser for youth and education programs! Read More ››