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Headline and Cultural Forums

P.W. Singer | Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World WarSmashing together the technothriller and nonfiction genres, Singer (and co-author August Cole) imagine how World War III might play out. In an innovative twist they reveal (with the aid of 400 endnotes) how every bit of trend and technology— no matter how sci-fi it may seem — are stunningly real. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Karen Piper | The Price of Thirst

Karen Piper | The Price of ThirstImagine a landscape where thirst is political, drought is a business opportunity, and multinational corporations control our most necessary natural resource. Read More ››

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Board and Staff
Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:00pm

WAC Oregon Vice President, Shelby Kardas visits Taiwan as part of 2015 WACA Leadership Mission

WAC Oregon Vice President, Shelby Kardas visits Taiwan as part of 2015 WACA Leadership MissionIn June, WAC Oregon’s Vice President, Shelby Kardas was part of a 9-person U.S. delegation to Taiwan (Republic of China) as part of the ‘WACA 2015 Leadership Mission to Taiwan’. The group was a guest of the Taiwanese government, invited to learn about trade and student exchange opportunities between Taiwan and the U.S. Read More ››

International Speaker Series
Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:45pm

Katharine Hayhoe: Watch the video of her 2015 International Speaker Series Talk

Katharine Hayhoe: Watch the video of her 2015 International Speaker Series TalkRenowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe concluded the 2015 International Speaker Series with "Climate Change: Facts & Faith." If you missed Katharine Hayhoe's engaging presentation or you want to hear it again - watch the video! Read More ››

Cultural Visitors
Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:30am

Dine with the World: Host a Dinner for Visiting Fulbright Students on Saturday, July 18--This Event is Now Waitlisted!

Dine with the World: Host a Dinner for Visiting Fulbright Students Sat., July 18Host a group of Fulbright students for dinner! Welcome a small group of international scholars into your home Saturday, July 18 for an evening of food, conversation, and cultural sharing. Apply early--this program often has a waiting list! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:15am

Mona Eltahawy interview with OPB's Think Out Loud--now available to stream or download

Mona EltahawyWAC audiences enjoyed a powerful and inspiring talk by Egyptian-American feminist and author Mona Eltahawy on May 18. If you missed it, you can now download or stream her conversation with OPB's Think Out Loud program the same week. Read More ››

Teach the World
Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:30am

"Teach Russia" Conference Recap

World Affairs Council Teach Russia ConferenceThe World Affairs Council’s 'Teach Russia' conference--“Russia & the Post-Soviet States: Culture, Continuity & Crisis”--brought together more than 100 local educators and general community members for a full day of workshops, presentations, and rich perspectives on the region. Read More ››