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Headline and Cultural Forums

LAUNCH | The Greater Portland Global Trade and Investment Plan

LAUNCH | The Greater Portland Global Trade and Investment PlanCome and learn about the bold, ambitious regional strategies being implemented to boost global trade and investment and forge partnerships between Greater Portland and international metropolitan areas Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Building Schools, Giving Hope: Afghanistan’s Green Village Schools

Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti

Building Schools, Giving Hope: Afghanistan’s Green Village SchoolsDr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti, a Portland resident and founder of the nonprofit Green Village Schools, has worked tirelessly over the last decade and a half to establish schools in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. But what are the challenges of maintaining stable and safe schools in rural Afghanistan? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Killing in the Name of Identity

Vamik Volkan

Killing in the Name of Identity“Why do they hate us so?” Vamik Volkan (Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally renowned political psychologist) explores the we-they riddle and the relationship between large-group identities and conflict, trauma and its aftermath. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

Peter W. Singer Opens 2015 International Speaker Series with “The Future of War”

Named one of the “100 Leading Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine, Peter W. Singer is currently a strategist at the New America Foundation. He was the youngest Senior Fellow, at age 29, in the 95-year history of the Brookings Institution, where he was Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

The 2015 Series continues with Robin Wright addressing “Sacred Rage & Rebellion”

Having reported from more than 140 countries on six continents for The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times of London, The New Yorker and CBS News, Robin Wright is also the author of eight books and a joint fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Read More ››

Recent News

Education
Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:00pm

Exciting New Opportunity for Portland High School Students

Stay tuned for a new World Affairs Council program that offers monthly hands-on workshops on the current events shaping our world and leadership training to make an impact locally and globally. Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:30pm

Host an African Youth Leader this Spring

Host an African Youth Leader this SpringThe World Affairs Council is looking for host families for two delegations of high school students in March and May from countries as diverse as Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, and more, as part of the U.S. Department of State's Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program. Host a student and help build international diplomacy from the bottom-up! Read More ››

Great Decisions
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:45pm

2015 Great Decisions Videos Now Available Online

2015 Great Decisions Videos Now Available OnlineThe 2015 Great Decisions Series is in full swing, but if you’ve missed a lecture, or can’t make it to the weekly events being held at Portland State you can watch videos of each one after the fact directly from the Multimedia Video Archive of the World Affairs Council website. In most cases, videos will be available within 2 weeks of the lecture. Read More ››

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 WorldThis event is currently on a waitlist status. If you would like information on joining the waitlist, please click here: Read More ››

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

Deadline Extended to Jan 26 for Youth Exchange Applications