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Past Council Events

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group - Turkish Foreign Policy

YP Discussion Group - Turkish Foreign PolicyFollowing a significant slowing of economic growth, and undemocratic reforms and police activity, Turkey's leadership is looking tenuous. What are Turkey's long-term goals for the region? Join the Young Professionals this week for discussion. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T. - Shanghai Tunnels Tour

YP C.U.L.T. - Shanghai Tunnels TourFor this month’s CULT event, we’re featuring a FREE tour of Portland's infamous 'Shanghai Tunnels' . It will be an evening of fun sharing your international stories and making new friends while exploring one of the more mysterious parts of our city's history. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

P.W. Singer | Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World WarSmashing together the technothriller and nonfiction genres, Singer (and co-author August Cole) imagine how World War III might play out. In an innovative twist they reveal (with the aid of 400 endnotes) how every bit of trend and technology— no matter how sci-fi it may seem — are stunningly real. Read More ››

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Discussion Group - Infrastructure

Discussion Group - InfrastructureInfrastructure maintenance and construction is often suggested as a cure for economic woes in countries around the world. How should governments balance infrastructure investment with more immediate concerns? How can this be done equitably? Join the Young Professionals this week for discussion. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T. - FIFA Women's World Cup

YP C.U.L.T. - FIFA Women's World CupJoin the Young Professionals and fellow soccer fans for this month’s CULT event cheering on the U.S. Women’s team as they take on Germany in the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA World Cup. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

Katharine Hayhoe concludes the 2015 International Speaker Series with “Climate Change: Fact & Faith”

Katharine Hayhoe concludes 2015 Series with “Climate Change: Fact & Faith”Renowned climate scientist, and political conservative, Katharine Hayhoe was recently cited as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and as one of Foreign Policy’s “Leading Global Thinkers” in 2014. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone

Paul B. Thompson

From Field to fork: Food Ethics for EveryoneModern debates about food are complex issues. Will the growing local and organic food movements restore food ethics to our diets? Paul Thompson (former adviser with the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization) says it’s a start, but not enough. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Robert D. Putnam | Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

Robert D. Putnam

Robert D. Putnam | Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, delves into a far-reaching examination of the root causes of the opportunity gap for our nation's children and what might be done about this crisis Read More ››