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International Speaker Series

Win a chance to be a VIP at the International Speaker Series!

For the next 48+ hours, buy any series tickets at *any* price level, and you'll be entered to win two passes to the VIP reception of your choice! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The World...In General: Consul General Kojiro Uchiyama (Japanese Consular Office in Portland)

Join WAC, Portland State University’s Office of International Affairs and Institute for Asian Studies, and the Oregon Consular Corps for this engaging, multipart series highlighting the work of Consul Generals from across the Pacific Rim Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group

WAC Young ProfessionalsJoin us for a lively discussion on current events and issues in global affairs. Read More ››

Great Decisions

Great Decisions Lecture Series

Great Decisions Lecture SeriesThe perennially popular Great Decisions lecture series returns! Each year, the Great Decisions program brings citizens together for lectures and small-group discussion to share ideas and opinions on the issues affecting our global future. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T.: Identidad Desaparecida Exhibit by Silvia Levenson

Join the YPs at Bullseye Projects for a private viewing of Silvia Levenson's international touring exhibition, Identidad Desaparecida. Drinks and discussion to follow. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Rick Steves: Travel as a Political Act

Rick Steves: Travel as a Political ActSteves explores the rich and powerful ways that travel broadens our perspectives and shapes our worldviews on social reform, the role of government, and America's place in the world. Read More ››

Teach the World

Youth Forum: Tend The World

Youth Forum: Tend The WorldThis year we will explore the global link between the environment and social justice, offering workshops, resources, an action fair and networking opportunities for high school students. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon

Manuel PadillaIn this free community conversation, Manuel Padilla, asks Oregonians to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration in an era of global displacement. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Tawakkol Karman: Freedom & Democracy in the Middle East

Tawakkol Karman: Freedom & Democracy in the Middle EastYemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman is at the forefront of the struggle for press freedom, global human rights and women’s participation in the Middle East. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Shaun King: The New Civil Rights & Global Justice

Shaun King: The New Civil Rights & Global JusticeNew York Daily News journalist Shaun King is one of the rising go-to voices for crucial conversations around social justice, race, and inequality. Read More ››



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