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Young Professionals

C.U.L.T.:Explore the Portland Mercado

C.U.L.T.:Explore the Portland MercadoJoin the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council this Tuesday as we explore the Portland Mercado, the first Latino public market in Portland. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The TPP: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

The TPP: The Good, the Bad & the UglyJoin us for engaging conversation with a panel of non-governmental critics, skeptics, activists, and opponents to talk about the key controversies around the TPP, the largest and most controversial proposed free trade agreement. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

WAC Night Out at the Portland Thorns

WAC Night Out at the Portland ThornsJoin the World Affairs Council for a summer night out at Providence Park as the Portland Thorns take on rivals, the Seattle Reign - and we celebrate the great global game of soccer! Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP International Trivia Night

YP International Trivia NightJoin fellow Young Professionals for an evening of international trivia. Read More ››

Recent News

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 ››

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 ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 1:15pm

Watch Nawzad Othman's talk on Agony & Hope in the Middle East

Watch Nawzad Othman's talk on Agony & Hope in the Middle EastWatch the video of Nawzad Othman's discussion on recent developments in the Middle East Read More ››

Teach the World
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:30pm

Teach Russia Resource Materials Now Available!

Teach Russia Resource Materials Now Available!If you attended the 'Teach Russia & the Post-Soviet States' conference in May earlier this year, you can now find downloadable resource materials available on our website. Read More ››



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