Past Council Events
The use of drones continues to be a controversial issue at home and abroad, sparking a debate centering on the ethical, legal, economic and strategic implications of the use of drones. Rachel Stohl, who led a year-long task force on U.S. Drone Policy, discusses a new set of recommendations for U.S. drone policy.
Set in Senegal, Jeremy Teicher's film tells the story of how when a father decides to sell his 11-year-old daughter into an arranged marriage to help the family financially, her older sister hatches a secret plan to rescue her young sister from a fate she did not choose.
Iraq is in danger of falling apart. The Iraqis, as well as the rest of the world, were taken by surprise and shocked by the swift fall of Mosul, Iraq's second largest, by a small group of extremists, ISIS. What should the US response be – what should we do, or not do in Iraq?
Douglas M. Johnston, Jr., president and founder of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, argues for a foreign policy that has a deeper understanding of the causal factors that nurture religious extremism. He proposes to reconsider religion as a significant guidepost that can aid U.S. leadership more effectively.
Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into the world of human trafficking and modern slavery. Commissioned by the UN, the film offers visions of hope and justice and features interviews with such brave activists and human rights champions.
The U.S.’s 2014 exit from Afghanistan represents a new chapter in the region’s strategic relations, which will shape future dynamics – especially for Pakistan. Acting Consul General Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz for a discussion on Pakistan’s aspirations for the next chapter in U.S.-Pakistan relations in 2014 and beyond.
As the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, join our YPs, the rapid and the soccer-curious, and Andrew M. Guest of University of Portland, for a look beyond the pitch and the roar of fans and soccer as a global mirror and a lens.