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Paul Hawken: Project Drawdown

Paul Hawken: Project DrawdownJoin the Council and our community partner SAGE for a rich conversation with Paul Hawken about his Project Drawdown, a nonprofit that offers you and I 100 substantive solutions to reverse climate change. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Immigration & American Politics: Three Perspectives on Past Policies and Practices

Immigration & American PoliticsA panel of immigration experts explore historical perspectives on debates, policies, and practices and their connection to contemporary issues regarding migration and the international refugee crisis. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Rana Foroohar: "Makers and Takers and the Future of the Global Economy"

Rana Faroohar: "Makers and Takers and the Future of the Global Economy"The Council welcomes Rana Foroohar, Assistant Managing Editor and Economics Columnist at TIME magazine, who will join us as the 3rd speaker in our 2016 International Speaker Series, Thursday, May 19 at 7pm. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The New Arab Wars: Anarchy & Uprising in the Middle East

Marc Lynch

The New Arab Wars: Anarchy & Uprising in the Middle EastMarc Lynch explores how the hope of the Arab Spring devolved into a dystopia of resurgent dictators, failed states, military crackdown and proxy wars as part of a radical regional restructuring. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Bill McKibben: "Climate Future: Beyond Paris"

Bill McKibben: "Climate Future: Beyond Paris"Environmental activist, author, and founder of 350.org joins us to conclude the 2016 International Speaker Series on Thursday, June 19, with "Climate Futures: Beyond Paris". Read More ››

Recent News

Education
Thu, 03/24/2016

Now Accepting Applications for the 2016-2017 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 ››

Volunteer and Careers
Tue, 03/22/2016 - 2:15pm

Job Opportunity: WAC seeks Marketing & Communication Whiz!

Job Opportunnity: WAC seeks Marketing & Communication Whiz!WAC seeks that special next-level thinker to elevate marketing and communications and "connect Oregonians to the world." Read More ››

International Visitors
Wed, 03/16/2016 - 8:30pm

Host an International Young Leader in 2016

Pan-Africa Youth Leadership ProgramMark your calendars! This spring and summer will bring over 100 students and educators from Asia, Africa, Cuba, Mexico, and Iraq. Sign up to host today! Read More ››

Board and Staff
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 4:15pm

Derrick Olsen of Greater Portland, Inc. to succeed Maria Wulff as President of World Affairs Council of Oregon

World Affairs Council of Oregon announces new leadership: Greater Portland, Inc.’s Derrick Olsen to succeed Maria Wulff as President Read More ››

International Speaker Series
Mon, 02/15/2016 - 10:45am

Thomas L. Friedman to kick off 2016 International Speaker Series on February 29th

Thomas Friedman to kick off 2016 International Speaker Series on February 29thInternationally renowned author, reporter, and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman will kick off the 2016 International Speaker Series on Monday, February 29th at 7pm, with “The Middle East: An Update on Changing Events”. For more information on the Series, and to purchase your tickets today! Read More ››



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