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Jules Boykoff | Rapid-Response: Power, Politics and Pride at the Olympic Games

Jules Boykoff | Rapid-Response: Power, Politics and Pride at the Olympic GamesJules Boykoff (a former US Olympic team member and author of Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics, freshly back from Rio, explores the political history of the games and shares a front-line look at the political and cultural highs and lows of the 2016 games. Read More ››

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Colin Woodard: American Nations/American Character

Colin Woodard: American Nations/American CharacterWith elections around the corner and ideological polarization at it's most pronounced in decades, award-winning journalist Colin Woodard how best to reconcile individual liberty and the common good. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Film: American Umpire + Discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs and Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols

We are on the cusp of a change in the way we do foreign policy in this country Join us for a panel discussion on this timely topic as well as a screening of the PBS film AMERICAN UMPIRE, narrated by Jim Lehrer. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Dante Paradiso: The Embassy - a Story of War & Diplomacy

Dante Paradiso:  The Embassy - a Story of War & DiplomacyDante Paradiso explores the harrowing climax of the Liberian civil war and the U.S. and West African role in ending it--offering rich discussion on the kind of daring frontline diplomacy that can change the fate of a nation. Read More ››

Recent News

International Visitors
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 3:00pm

World Affairs Council of Oregon Selected as City Hub for Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Obama at YLAIThis fall the World Affairs Council is pleased to host the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program (YLAI). 14 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean will visit Portland from October 8 to November 7 for professional fellowships with local businesses and nonprofits. Read More ››

Board and Staff
Tue, 07/12/2016 - 9:45am

Welcoming Ila Asplund to the World Affairs Council Team

ila asplundWe are excited to welcome our new Director of Marketing & Communications, Ila Asplund. Ila is the founder of Half Sky Journeys—a relationship-focused travel organization, designed to boost the impact of women-centric initiatives worldwide. Here's what she had to say about the global women's conference she attended this summer. Read More ››

International Visitors
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 6:45pm

Host an International Young Leader this Summer

Pan-Africa Youth Leadership ProgramMark your calendars! This spring and summer will bring over 100 students and educators from Asia, Africa, Cuba, Mexico, and Iraq. Sign up to host today! Read More ››

Board and Staff
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 3:15pm

Derrick Olsen of Greater Portland, Inc. to succeed Maria Wulff as President of World Affairs Council of Oregon

World Affairs Council of Oregon announces new leadership: Greater Portland, Inc.’s Derrick Olsen to succeed Maria Wulff as President Read More ››

International Visitors
Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:15am

Student and Teacher Applications Now Open For 2016 Youth Exchanges

Youth Ambassadors in Rio de JaneiroNow recruiting Oregon students and teachers for the 2016 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program and the 2016 Youth Ambassadors Programs with South America. Travel the world, change the world! Read More ››



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