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Adam Tanner: Personal Data, Big Business & the End of Privacy

Adam Tanner: Big Data, Big Business & the End of PrivacyWhat if the greatest threat to our privacy today is not the NSA, but trusted American companies? Investigative business reporter Adam Tanner explores the Wild West of data capture and all the ways our personal information is driving commerce. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

Nicholas D. Kristof

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating OpportunityNicholas Kristof takes us to the frontlines of social change, sharing stories and profiles of inspiring initiatives that are making a difference and transforming lives. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Piketty for Dummies: Cocktails & Capital

Piketty for Dummies: Cocktails & CapitalCapital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty has been creating seismic debate - becoming an unlikely bestseller -but what it's all really about? Join us for a glass of wine or beer, and some spirited repartee with your favorite local economists! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Omo River Valley: Progress at What Cost?

Randy Olson

Periods of Drought on The Omo River, EthiopiaRandy Olson, veteran National Geographic photographer, discusses the culture and people of Omo River Valley, on the border between Ethiopia and Kenya, whose livelihood is threatened by a massive hydroelectric dam being constructed in southern Ethiopia. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?Join fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Read More ››

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Cultural Visitors
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:00pm

Start the School Year by Hosting a Youth Activist

Youth Ambassadors Program with South AmericaThis fall brings two great youth exchange programs with teen leaders from South America and Africa. Sign up to host one of these inspiring young people in your home! Read More ››

WorldQuest
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:30pm

Save the Date: WorldQuest for Grownups returns November 21

Save the Date: WorldQuest for Grownups returns November 21WorldQuest - Global Knowledge Competition for Grownups, the Council's rollicking and over-the-moon annual fundraiser for youth and education programs takes place on Friday, November 21, 2014. Read More ››

Travel
Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:15pm

Explore Tanzania with Council President Maria Wulff, November 1–11

Explore Tanzania with Council President Maria WulffJoin Council president Maria Wulff and our friends from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as they explore Tanzania’s long and fascinating history. This trip is limited to 17 travelers. Read More ››

International Visitors
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:30am

An influx of STEM leaders from abroad visit Oregon through the International Visitor Program

WISE at OSUA look inside a recent visit by ten women working in the sciences that came to Oregon as part of the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s International Visitor Program. Read More ››

International Visitors
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 2:30pm

Visiting students take inspiration from Portland home to Africa

African Youth GroupIn April, 24 high school students from sub-Saharan Africa came to Portland as part of the U.S. Department of State Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program. One of their main goals in Portland was to develop an action project to implement in their communities, utilizing the skills and techniques learned during the program. Read More ››