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Great Decisions: Live Stream

Great Decisions: Live StreamJoin us every Friday - wherever you are - for a live stream of Great Decisions, January 16 - March 6! PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE to PSU's Academic and Student Recreation Center Read More ››

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Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen: An Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo

Lisa Shannon

Join us for a moving discussion with International human rights activist Lisa Shannon about her new book "Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen," her experience in the Congo, and how she confronted her limitations as an activist and reconciled her vision of what it means to affect meaningful change in the lives of others. Read More ››

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Can We Ever Move Past Racism?

Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

Can We Ever Move Past Racism?Kambiz GhaneaBassiri explores whether in a society where social, political and economic interests have long been closely tied to race, it possible to not only to envision a post-racist America but to make manifest that promise? Read More ››

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Film: On the Way to School

Film: On the Way to SchoolPascale Plisson’s breathtaking César-winning documentary explores the arduous journeys that four young people from four corners of the globe face as part of their daily trek to school. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World

Yong Zhao

Join us for this engaging and provocative look inside the Chinese school system with award-winning writer Yong Zhao. Is this really our "Sputnik Moment...and is this the path that U.S. schools should be headed? Read More ››

Recent News

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 WorldThe World Affairs Council invites community members to open their homes and share a meal and American culture with International Fulbright students visiting Portland through the U.S. State Department. Read More ››

International Visitors
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:30am

Deadline Extended to Jan 26 for Youth Exchange Applications

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 9:00am

Coastal Life from the Adriatic to the Agean with Council President Maria Wulff, June 15-23, 2015

COASTAL LIFE FROM THE ADRIATIC TO THE AGEAN with Maria Wulff, June 15-23, 2015Join Council President Maria Wulff and visit five countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites aboard the 200-guest M.S. LE LYRIAL. Explore Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Montenegro, and Albania, and the ancient Greek site of Delphi. Read More ››

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:30pm

WorldQuest for Grownups Recap:Thank You, 2014 Supporters!

WorldQuest for Grownups 2014 Recap:Thank You Supporters!Thank you WorldQuest Supporters! More than $91,000--that’s how much global trivia teams and supporters raised at the 5th annual WorldQuest for Grownups Trivia fundraiser benefiting Youth and Education programs at the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Read More ››

International Visitors
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:30pm

Host a Brazilian Youth Ambassador this January