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Explore Tanzania with Maria Wulff

Explore Tanzania with Maria WulffJoin Council president Maria Wulff and our friends from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as they explore Tanzania’s long and fascinating history. This trip is limited to 17 travelers. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Fortunes of Africa: 5,000 Years of Wealth, Greed & Endeavor

Martin Meredith

The Fortunes of Africa: 5,000 Years of Wealth, Greed & EndeavorRenowned English historian-journalist Martin Meredith (author of Diamonds, Gold, and War and The Fate of Africa) weaves together a fascinating tapestry of the exploitation and plunder that have beset Africa since the era of the Pharaohs to modern day. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

How Could This Happen? Explaining the Holocaust

Dan McMillan

How Could This Happen? Explaining the HolocaustPutting the Holocaust into a new historical context, historian Dan McMillan offers a compelling argument for how the perfect storm of bleak circumstances, malevolent ideas, and damaged personalities unleashed such terrifying atrocity and whether it could happen again. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Wind in the Bamboo: Asia's Ancient Indigenous Peoples

Edith Mirante

The Wind in the Bamboo: Asia's Ancient Indigenous PeoplesA look at the plight of tribal Asians known as “Negrito.” Nearly exterminated by exploitation, disease and a cataclysmic volcano, these extraordinary people now survive as forest hunter gatherers in only a few places: mainland Malaysia, the Philippines and India’s remote Andaman Islands. Read More ››

WorldQuest

WorldQuest for Grownups: Fundraiser for Youth & Education programs

WorldQuest for Grownups: Fundraiser for Youth & Education programsWorldQuest - Global Knowledge Competition for Grownups, the Council's rollicking and over-the-moon annual fundraiser for youth and education programs takes off on Friday, November 21, 2014 - with an international intrigue and spy-happy theme. Reserve your table today! Read More ››

Recent News

Board and Staff
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:30pm

We're Hiring!

We're Hiring!The World Affairs Council of Oregon is a fast-paced, global working environment, made up of talented and committed professionals. The Council’s employees are its key asset. Want to be a part of the team? We are currently recruiting for two new positions! Read More ››

Cultural Visitors
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:00pm

Start the School Year by Hosting a Youth Activist

Youth Ambassadors Program with South AmericaThis fall brings two great youth exchange programs with teen leaders from South America and Africa. Sign up to host one of these inspiring young people in your home! Read More ››

WorldQuest
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:30pm

Save the Date: WorldQuest for Grownups returns November 21

Save the Date: WorldQuest for Grownups returns November 21WorldQuest - Global Knowledge Competition for Grownups, the Council's rollicking and over-the-moon annual fundraiser for youth and education programs takes place on Friday, November 21, 2014. Read More ››

Travel
Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:15pm

Explore Tanzania with Council President Maria Wulff, November 1–11

Explore Tanzania with Council President Maria WulffJoin Council president Maria Wulff and our friends from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as they explore Tanzania’s long and fascinating history. This trip is limited to 17 travelers. Read More ››

International Visitors
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:30am

An influx of STEM leaders from abroad visit Oregon through the International Visitor Program

WISE at OSUA look inside a recent visit by ten women working in the sciences that came to Oregon as part of the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s International Visitor Program. Read More ››