Past Council Events
Join us at June Key Delta Center and meet the Pan-Africa Young Leaders - learn about the action projects, ideas and innovations they've developed to bring about positive social change and help shape modern Africa.
“Why do they hate us so?” Vamik Volkan (Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally renowned political psychologist) explores the we-they riddle and the relationship between large-group identities and conflict, trauma and its aftermath.
Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti, a Portland resident and founder of the nonprofit Green Village Schools, has worked tirelessly over the last decade and a half to establish schools in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. But what are the challenges of maintaining stable and safe schools in rural Afghanistan?
Come and learn about the bold, ambitious regional strategies being implemented to boost global trade and investment and forge partnerships between Greater Portland and international metropolitan areas
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?