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Headline and Cultural Forums

Agony & Hope in the Middle East

Nawzad Othman

Agony & Hope in the Middle EastISIS. Sectarian violence. Proxy war in Yemen. The Iran nuclear negotiations. Conflict in Syria and Iraq. Refugee crises. The future of the Saudi empire. What to make of so much turmoil? Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP International Trivia Night

YP International Trivia NightJoin fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Media & Democracy in Ukraine

Steve Bass

Media & Democracy in Ukraine In June 2015, OPB’s Steve Bass joined a delegation in Kiev sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to assist the Ukraine government in setting up an independent public media organization. He’ll offer some observations about Ukraine and the challenges it faces. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Saving Capitalism

Robert Reich

Saving CapitalismRobert B. Reich returns to Portland with a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us, and what it will take to fix it. Read More ››

Recent News

Travel
Mon, 08/31/2015

Discover Cuba with Council President Maria Wulff – January 18-25 or March 5-12, 2016

Discover Cuba with Council President Maria WulffJoin host Maria Wulff, President of the World Affairs Council of Oregon, for an 8 day, 7 night trip to Cuba featuring tours to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historic towns and cities, and visits with Cubans from all walks of life. Read More ››

Teach the World
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:30pm

Teach Russia Resource Materials Now Available!

Teach Russia Resource Materials Now Available!If you attended the 'Teach Russia & the Post-Soviet States' conference in May earlier this year, you can now find downloadable resource materials available on our website. Read More ››

Travel
Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:45pm

Council President, Maria Wulff, hosts cultural cruise "Coastal Life from the Adriatic to the Agean"

World Affairs Council of Oregon President, Maria Wulff, recently returned from hosting a 9-day international trip, leading a tour through the Adriatic aboard the M.S. LE LYRIAL. The trip, organized by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, took guests to five countries and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program
Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:00pm

French-Speaking Host Families Needed!

French-Speaking Host Families Needed!This August, the World Affairs Council of Oregon will be hosting a francophone cohort of students participating in the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program, and we are looking for French-speaking host families for August 21-29. Read More ››

Education
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:00pm

SAVE THE DATE: World Quest 2015: A Night in Old Havana

Join us Friday, November 20 at the Benson Hotel for our annual fundraiser for youth and education programs! Read More ››