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Open Discussion

Open DiscussionSyria, IS, and Ebola continue to dominate the news. Join us for an open discussion where we cover the latest developments in these ongoing disasters, or come with an idea for important stories that have been overshadowed during the last several months of conflict. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

World Pulse Live 2014 (Friday Forum)

World Pulse Live 2014 (Friday Forum)World Pulse, the Portland-based digital network which connects women from over 190 countries worldwide with media tools and training to empower and address social change presents three bold women change-agents from Tibet, Nigeria and the US. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact—A Conversation with Jack Ohman

Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact—A Conversation with Jack OhmanJoin us for a conversation about political cartooning, politics, and history with Jack Ohman, columnist and cartoonist with the Sacramento Bee, presented in conjunction with the Wayne Morse Legacy Series Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Adam Tanner: Big 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 ››

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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 ››