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Discussion Group - Proxy War in Yemen

Discussion Group - Proxy War in YemenWith Saudi Arabia's (American-backed) invasion, Yemen has become a battleground for multiple countries, militias, insurgent groups, and other parties. What is the American interest in Yemen? Should the U.S. be more or less actively involved? Join the Young Professionals this week for discussion. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Let's Reclaim the American Dream

Hedrick Smith

Who Stole the American Dream (DATE CHANGE)Hedrick Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and Emmy-winning produce discusses how seismic changes, sparked by a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions, have transformed America and its middle class over the last 40 years —becoming, in effect, two Americas. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T - Fulbright Association

YP C.U.L.T - Fulbright AssociationFor this month’s CULT event, we’re featuring the Fulbright Association’s Portland Chapter. It will be an evening of fun sharing your international stories and making new friends at Base Camp Brewing. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Trivia Night

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 ››

Young Professionals

International Visitor Mixer

The World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals Program and Mercy Corps invite you to come and mix and mingle with a diverse group of international visitors looking at the role of nonprofits in promoting democracy and engaging civil society. 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 ››