Past Council Events
Following 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.
For 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.
Smashing 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.
Infrastructure 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.
Katharine Hayhoe concludes the 2015 International Speaker 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.
Modern 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.