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Colin Woodard: American Nations/American Character

Colin Woodard: American Nations/American CharacterWith elections around the corner and ideological polarization at it's most pronounced in decades, award-winning journalist Colin Woodard how best to reconcile individual liberty and the common good. Read More ››

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Life and Markets in Ongoing Conflict: Wafa Ulliyan on Gaza

Life and Markets in Ongoing Conflict: Wafa Ulliyan on GazaJoin us for a brownbag talk with Mercy Corps Deputy Mission Director in Gaza, Wafa Ulliyan, who'll share personal stories of her life in Gaza, including the crisis of 2008-2009 Read More ››

Young Professionals

C U Last Tuesday: Viewing and Discussion of “Fukushima, Mon Amour” (Grüße aus Fukushima)

C U Last Tuesday: Viewing and Discussion of “Fukushima Mon Amour” Join the WAC Young Professionals to watch the last film of the 2016 Portland German Film Festival, "Fukushima, Mon Amour" (Grüße aus Fukushima), followed by a discussion at McMenamins Blue Moon Tavern. Read More ››

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Film: American Umpire + Discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs and Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols

We are on the cusp of a change in the way we do foreign policy in this country Join us for a panel discussion on this timely topic as well as a screening of the PBS film AMERICAN UMPIRE, narrated by Jim Lehrer. Read More ››

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The World...In General: Ardi Hermawan, Consul General of The Republic of Indonesia

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 ››

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Ersin Kalaycıoğlu | How and Why Turkey has Drifted Away from Democracy?

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu

How and Why Turkey has Drifted Away from Democracy?What is the future of liberal democracy in Turkey and regional stability in the greater Middle East - and how did they get here? Read More ››

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Film: America's Diplomats + discussion with Harriet Isom, John Yates & Mary Carlin Yates

Film: America's Diplomats + discussion with Harriet Isom, John Yates & Mary Carlin YatesJoin us for this wonderful film that uncovers the origins of our Foreign Service, followed by a discussion with Harriet Isom, former Ambassador to Benin, Laos and Cameroon; John Yates, formerly U.S. Special Envoy for Somalia; and Mary Carlin Yates, former Ambassador to Burundi and Ghana, Read More ››

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Sunil Khilnani | Incarnations: India in Fifty Lives

Sunil Khilnani | Incarnations: India in Fifty Lives Sunil Khilnani, one of the India's leading thinkers, explores an entertaining and provocative account of India’s past Read More ››

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Come root for the Portland Timbers vs. Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica

Come root for the Portland Timbers vs. Deportivo Saprissa of Costa RicaJoin the Council and the Hispanic Metro Chamber and Young Leaders of the Americas Fellows and cheer from our section of global friends Read More ››

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Dante Paradiso: The Embassy - a Story of War & Diplomacy

Dante Paradiso:  The Embassy - a Story of War & DiplomacyDante Paradiso explores the harrowing climax of the Liberian civil war and the U.S. and West African role in ending it--offering rich discussion on the kind of daring frontline diplomacy that can change the fate of a nation. Read More ››



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