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Headline and Cultural Forums

THERE WAS AND THERE WAS NOT: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond

Meline Toumani's "There Was and There Was Not" is both a transformative and controversial reflection on the complex forces of ethnicity, nationality and history that shape one’s sense of self and foster, threaten or fray the fragile tapestry of community. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

The 2015 Series continues with Robin Wright addressing “Sacred Rage & Rebellion”

Having reported from more than 140 countries on six continents for The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times of London, The New Yorker and CBS News, Robin Wright is also the author of eight books and a joint fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Theater from the Syrian Conflict: "A Chance Encounter" by Mohammed Al-Attar

A Chance Encounter by Mohammed Al-AttarWith Syrian playwright Mohammad Al-Attar's short play, A Chance Encounter, Boom Arts invites us to glimpse the human side of the current Syrian conflict. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Let's Reclaim the American Dream (DATE CHANGE)

Hedrick Smith

Who Stole the American Dream (DATE CHANGE)Hedrick Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and Emmy-winning produce discusses how seismic changes, sparked by a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions, have transformed America and its middle class over the last 40 years —becoming, in effect, two Americas. 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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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 ››

International Visitors
Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:00am

Dine with the World: Host a Dinner for Visiting Fulbright Students Friday, March 6

Dine with the WorldThis event is currently on a waitlist status. If you would like information on joining the waitlist, please click here: Read More ››