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The International Speaker Series

The International Speaker Series
The much-anticipated 2014 International Speakers Series lineup will be announced on February 15.

The 2014 International Speakers Series:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Tuesday, April 8, 7:30pm at the Keller Auditorium (doors at 6:30), 222 SW Clay Street

Pakistani Activist Khalida Brohi
Wednesday, April 23, 7:00pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway

Liberian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee
Thursday, May 8, 7:00pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway

Chinese Media Mogul Hung Huang
Tuesday, May 27, 7:00pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway

For Series information, click here.

The annual International Speakers Series brings some of the world’s most influential leaders and global experts to Portland to address the most significant issues of our time. This year’s theme, ‘Women Changing the World’, highlights the work of four women who are addressing issues of global importance.

To harness the momentum of this exceptional Series, we will be organizing many events around the Women Changing the World theme. Read more.

The International Speakers Series was initiated in 2000 to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s 50th anniversary. Since its inception, the Series has become the nation’s premier speaker series focusing on the most pressing global topics of our time. Each year, the Series brings prominent international leaders to Portland, including Madeleine Albright, Jane Goodall, Thomas Friedman, Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton, Sandra Day O’Connor, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Condoleezza Rice, Bono, and many more.

Classroom resources are available for teachers interested in exploring the speakers and the theme of Women Changing the World. Read more.