Past Council Events
Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy (one of our 2013 International Speaker Series' most riveting presenters) returns to Portland with her new manifesto on misogyny in the Arab world - both a plea for outrage and a call to action
Join us May 16th for a day-long conference for educators and the community about the Post-Soviet region. Learn about valuable classroom tools and resources, gain rich perspectives from leading thinkers and local experts, and enjoy a cultural immersion around contemporary issues in Russia and the former Soviet States.
Please bring your lunch and join Chen Yongsong, director of the Yunnan Green Education Center, to learn about how one grassroots organization in China is promoting awareness of two values that receive little Chinese attention: sustainable development and public participation.
Often called “America’s conscience,” Bill Moyers is one of the most trusted and beloved figures in American Journalism. Ordained as a Baptist pastor, Moyers has taken on subjects as diverse as income inequality, biased news reporting, Constitutional crises, and racism.
London-based investigative journalist Chris Woods explores the world of drone warfare - offering comprehensive insights from pilots and analysts, Special Forces and intelligence officials, and Pentagon commanders who have fought America’s secret drone wars.
The World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals Program and Mercy Corps invite you to come and mix and mingle with a diverse group of international visitors looking at the role of nonprofits in promoting democracy and engaging civil society.