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Teach the World

Teach the World|Tend the World: K-12 Educator Conference

Teach the WorldJoin us December 3 for our annual Teach the World Conference for K-12 Educators! This year exploring the global link between the environment and social justice Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group

WAC Young ProfessionalsJoin us for a lively discussion on current events and issues in global affairs. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group

WAC Young ProfessionalsJoin us for a lively discussion on current events and issues in global affairs. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The World...In General: Vincent Chin Hsiang Yao, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

Join WAC, Portland State University’s Office of International Affairs and Institute for Asian Studies, and the Oregon Consular Corps for this engaging, multipart series highlighting the work of Consul Generals from across the Pacific Rim Read More ››

Recent News

International Visitors
Wed, 11/23/2016 - 8:45am

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 ››

International Visitors
Tue, 11/01/2016 - 1:30pm

World Affairs Council of Oregon Selected as City Hub for Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Obama at YLAIThis fall the World Affairs Council is pleased to host the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program (YLAI). 14 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean will visit Portland from October 8 to November 7 for professional fellowships with local businesses and nonprofits. 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 ››

Board and Staff
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 3:15pm

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 ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 1:15pm

Watch Nawzad Othman's talk on Agony & Hope in the Middle East

Watch Nawzad Othman's talk on Agony & Hope in the Middle EastWatch the video of Nawzad Othman's discussion on recent developments in the Middle East Read More ››



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