Past Council Events
Dr. Bates Gill (Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney; Former Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) discusses the likely directions for the rebalance policy and the future of the U.S role in the Asia-Pacific more broadly.
For the month's C.U.L.T. event, the Young Professionals encourage anyone interested in trade to attend the Port of Portland's event "A History of Trade in Oregon" and learn from historians as they chronicle Oregon’s rich heritage of trade.
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World
Join us for this engaging and provocative look inside the Chinese school system with award-winning writer Yong Zhao. Is this really our "Sputnik Moment...and is this the path that U.S. schools should be headed?
Kambiz GhaneaBassiri explores whether in a society where social, political and economic interests have long been closely tied to race, it possible to not only to envision a post-racist America but to make manifest that promise?
Join us for a moving discussion with International human rights activist Lisa Shannon about her new book "Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen," her experience in the Congo, and how she confronted her limitations as an activist and reconciled her vision of what it means to affect meaningful change in the lives of others.
The World Affairs Council invites you to join other young professionals in a discussion with Joliot Chu, a software engineer working in Portland who traveled to Hong Kong to take part in the 2014 protests, as he relates his first-hand experience.