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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Mona Eltahawy

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual RevolutionEgyptian-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 Read More ››

Education

Russia & the Post-Soviet States: Culture, Continuity & Crisis

Russia & the Post-Soviet States: Culture, Continuity & CrisisJoin 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. Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program

Chen Yongsong: Sustainable Development and Public Participation in China

Chen Yongsong: Sustainable Development and Public Participation in ChinaPlease 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. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

Bill Moyers continues the 2015 Series discussing inequality, in “What’s the Situation?”

Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers speaks on inequality in “What’s the Situation?”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. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Trivia Night

International Trivia NightJoin fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars

Chris Woods

Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone WarsLondon-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. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Visitor Mixer

International Visitor MixerThe 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. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T - Fulbright Association

YP C.U.L.T - Fulbright AssociationFor this month’s CULT event, we’re featuring the Fulbright Association’s Portland Chapter. It will be an evening of fun sharing your international stories and making new friends at Base Camp Brewing. Read More ››