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Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T.: Colombia's Transition with Photojournalist Zach Krahmer

YP C.U.L.T.Join the YPs for an evening with local photojournalist, Zach Krahmer, who spent 3 weeks living with the 18th Front of FARC leading up to their move into a UN Transition Zone. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Mending the World: Medical Teams International

Mending the World:  Medical Teams InternationalJoin us for a look at the global humanitarian work of the Tigard-based Medical Teams International. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Bassem Youssef: The Joke is Mightier Than the Sword

Bassem Youssef: The Joke is Mightier Than the SwordWAC Members: receive a special discount to see Bassem Youssef, the "Jon Stewart of the Arab World." Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Tawakkol Karman: Freedom & Democracy in the Middle East

Tawakkol Karman: Freedom & Democracy in the Middle EastYemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman is at the forefront of the struggle for press freedom, global human rights and women’s participation in the Middle East. Read More ››

Recent News

Education
Tue, 03/07/2017 - 12:45pm

Now Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 Young Leaders in Action

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? Apply now for Young Leaders in Action! Read More ››

International Visitors
Wed, 02/15/2017

Student and Educator Applications Now Open For 2017 Youth Exchanges

Youth AmbassadorsApplications are now open for the 2017 Youth Ambassadors Program to South America and Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. Travel the world, change the world! Read More ››

Cultural Visitors
Thu, 02/09/2017 - 2:00pm

Oregon High School Students: Sign Up for the Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program Today!

DYLEPIn partnership with World Learning, the World Affairs Council is recruiting Oregon high school students for the 2017 Digital Young Leaders Exchange Program (DYLEP), an online exchange program for teens in Iraq and the United States. Read More ››

Volunteer and Careers
Thu, 01/19/2017

Volunteer Opportunities in 2017 - Serve, Learn, Connect!

Volunteer Opportunities in 2017 - Serve, Learn, Connect!Get involved with your local/global community this year. Use your skills to further our mission, open your home or business to international visitors, and more! Read More ››

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 ››



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