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Past Council Events

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

Ambassador Kenneth Fairfax: Navigating US-Russia Relations

 Ambassador Kenneth Fairfax:  Navigating US-Russia RelationsAmbassador Fairfax draws upon Russian history, culture and politics to explore the current state of US-Russian relations as well as where we may be heading. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Rapid-Response: Understanding Resettlement 

Rapid-Response: Understanding Resettlement The World Affairs Council of Oregon and the City of Portland's New Portlander program take a look at the current state of resettlement and refugees in the region. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP CULT

"C U Last Tuesday" is a monthly program put on by the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Oregon. The theme and format of the event changes from month to month, but what doesn't vary is the promise to entertain, educate, and broaden your horizons. Invite your friends and we'll see you on the last Tuesday of each month! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The World...In General: Vincent Chin Hsiang Yao, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

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 International Trivia Night 1/18

YP TriviaCan you name the world's first zero carbon city? How about the President of Turkmenistan? If you know the answers—or even if you don't— come join fellow Young Professionals for an evening of international trivia! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Office closed Friday 1/13 and Monday 1/16 to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Well, it's a record. Our office building is closed yet again for Friday the 13th—this snow isn't going anywhere, and neither should you! Our offices will be officially closed on Monday, July 16th to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: Peter Laufer/Gabriela Martínez: On The Fence – Border Culture & Spanglish

Peter Laufer/Gabriela Martínez: On The Fence – Border Culture & Spanglish Now matter how high a wall and no matter who pays for it, determined travelers on both sides historically figure out how to make the border porous or disappear completely. One crucial wall-busting tool is language. Read More ››



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