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Great Decisions

Great Decisions: Live Stream

Great Decisions: Live StreamJoin us every Friday - wherever you are - for a live stream of Great Decisions, January 16 - March 6! PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE to PSU's Academic and Student Recreation Center Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T. - Looking back (and forward) on the Hong Kong Occupy Central protests

The World Affairs Council invites you to join other young professionals in a discussion with Joliot Chu, a software engineer working in Portland who traveled to Hong Kong to take part in the 2014 protests, as he relates his first-hand experience. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Discussion Group - Boko Haram

Discussion Group - Boko Haram Boko Haram has started the new year with a major offensive that has resulted in thousands of deaths and significant territorial gains. What should the Nigerian government be doing differently? And how can Western countries assist? Join the Young Professionals this week for discussion. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen: An Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo

Lisa Shannon

Join us for a moving discussion with International human rights activist Lisa Shannon about her new book "Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen," her experience in the Congo, and how she confronted her limitations as an activist and reconciled her vision of what it means to affect meaningful change in the lives of others. Read More ››

Recent News

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 WorldThe World Affairs Council invites community members to open their homes and share a meal and American culture with International Fulbright students visiting Portland through the U.S. State Department. Read More ››

International Visitors
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:30am

Deadline Extended to Jan 26 for Youth Exchange Applications

Travel
Tue, 01/06/2015 - 9:00am

Coastal Life from the Adriatic to the Agean with Council President Maria Wulff, June 15-23, 2015

COASTAL LIFE FROM THE ADRIATIC TO THE AGEAN with Maria Wulff, June 15-23, 2015Join Council President Maria Wulff and visit five countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites aboard the 200-guest M.S. LE LYRIAL. Explore Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Montenegro, and Albania, and the ancient Greek site of Delphi. Read More ››

WorldQuest
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:30pm

WorldQuest for Grownups Recap:Thank You, 2014 Supporters!

WorldQuest for Grownups 2014 Recap:Thank You Supporters!Thank you WorldQuest Supporters! More than $91,000--that’s how much global trivia teams and supporters raised at the 5th annual WorldQuest for Grownups Trivia fundraiser benefiting Youth and Education programs at the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Read More ››

International Visitors
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:30pm

Host a Brazilian Youth Ambassador this January