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Past Council Events

Programs

WinCo Foods Portland Open

Pumpkin Ridge Golf CourseEnjoy a summer golf tournament and support the World Affairs Council of Oregon at the same time! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Honorable Joseph Yun, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia

The Honorable Joseph Yun, U.S. Ambassador to MalaysiaJoin the World Affairs Council, Portland Business Alliance/Pacific Northwest International Trade Association, and the Malaysia Consulate in Portland for a summer reception with the Honorable Joseph Yun, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia. Read More ››

International Visitors

Special Reception with Visiting Italian Professionals: Transparency in Government

Special Reception with Visiting Italian Professionals: Transparency in GovernmentThe World Affairs Council of Oregon’s Young Professionals invite you to a special reception with a group of Italian visitors participating in our International Visitor Program, co-hosted by Italian Honorary Consul to Oregon. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?Join 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

The Future of U.S. Drone Policy

Rachel Stohl

DroneThe 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. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Film: Tall as the Baobab Tree

Tall as the Baobab TreeSet 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. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Between Iraq & a Hard Place: ISIS and the US - Turning Crisis into Opportunity

Nawzad Othman

Fighting has intensified among rival anti-regime Sunni groups in northeastern SyIraq 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? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Faith-based Diplomacy: Bridging the Religious Divide

Douglas M JohnstonDouglas 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. Read More ››