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International Speaker Series (2015)

Bill Moyers continues the 2015 Series discussing inequality, in “What’s the Situation?”

Bill Moyers speaks on inequality in “What’s the Situation?”(*PLEASE NOTE: NEW EVENT START TIME!) Often called “America’s conscience,” Bill Moyers is one of the most trusted and beloved figures in American Journalism. Ordained as a Baptist pastor, Moyers has taken on subjects as diverse as income inequality, biased news reporting, Constitutional crises, and racism. Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program

Chen Yongsong: Sustainable Development and Public Participation in China

Chen Yongsong: Sustainable Development and Public Participation in ChinaPlease bring your lunch and join Chen Yongsong, director of the Yunnan Green Education Center, to learn about how one grassroots organization in China is promoting awareness of two values that receive little Chinese attention: sustainable development and public participation. Read More ››

Education

Russia & the Post-Soviet States: Culture, Continuity & Crisis

Russia & the Post-Soviet States: Culture, Continuity & CrisisJoin us May 16th for a day-long conference for educators and the community about the Post-Soviet region. Learn about valuable classroom tools and resources, gain rich perspectives from leading thinkers and local experts, and enjoy a cultural immersion around contemporary issues in Russia and the former Soviet States. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Mona Eltahawy

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual RevolutionEgyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy (one of our 2013 International Speaker Series' most riveting presenters) returns to Portland with her new manifesto on misogyny in the Arab world - both a plea for outrage and a call to action Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

Katharine Hayhoe concludes the 2015 International Speaker Series with “Climate Change: Fact & Faith”

Katharine Hayhoe concludes 2015 Series with “Climate Change: Fact & Faith”Renowned climate scientist, and political conservative, Katharine Hayhoe was recently cited as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and as one of Foreign Policy’s “Leading Global Thinkers” in 2014. Read More ››

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International Visitors
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:45am

Sign Up for Summer Hosting with Cuban, Iraqi, and African Young Leaders

Pan-Africa Youth Leadership ProgramMark your calendars for these three summer exchanges with teen leaders from Cuba, Iraq, and Africa! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:30am

Making a Difference, Transforming Lives: A Path Appears, with Nicholas Kristof—Online Video Now Available

Making  a Difference, Transforming Lives: A Path Appears—Video Now AvailableIf you missed Nicholas Kristof's inspiring talk on Martin Luther King Jr. Day--Making a Difference, Transforming Lives: A Path Appears--you can now view the video recording from the evening. Read More ››

Education
Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:00pm

Young Leaders in Action: A New Opportunity for Portland Teens

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? 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 ››