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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 ››

Cultural Visitors

Pan-Africa Young Leaders: Social Impact Fair

African Youth Social Impact FairJoin us at June Key Delta Center and meet the Pan-Africa Young Leaders - learn about the action projects, ideas and innovations they've developed to bring about positive social change and help shape modern Africa. 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 ››

Young Professionals

C.U.L.T - Summer Travel Ideas

Trying to figure out summer travel? For the month's C.U.L.T. event, join fellow travel enthusiasts for a discussion of past travels and ideas for the future. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

THERE WAS AND THERE WAS NOT: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond

Meline Toumani's "There Was and There Was Not" is both a transformative and controversial reflection on the complex forces of ethnicity, nationality and history that shape one’s sense of self and foster, threaten or fray the fragile tapestry of community. Read More ››

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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 ››

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 ››