Past Council Events
Ron Tammen, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, looks at what the rapid rise of China as a new superpower means for other countries in the region and if there are potential points of conflict with the U.S. as it “pivots” to Asia?
Could an Equal Rights Amendment be the next feather in the cap of Oregon’s tradition of bold global leadership? How might VoteERA – which would ratify equal rights of women in the Oregon constitution—make a difference, beyond our backyards? Join us for this exciting discussion and reception in commemoration of International Women’s Day.
Joanna Sherman, a pioneer in arts-based peacebuilding and artistic director of the New York-based Bond Street Theatre presents riveting video footage and explores the impact and value of theatre as a tool for engagement and reconciliation.
Thomas Bartlett discusses how the aftermath of the Arab Spring has resulted in unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries, especially regarding the role of Islam and democracy. AVAILABLE AS A LIVE STREAM
Join us at the Portland International Film Festival for a screening of Maidentrip, a documentary about 14-year-old Laura Dekker who sets out on a two-year voyage to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.
Allison Hensey, Healthy Food and Farms Program Director and Jana Gastellum, Climate Protection Program Director of Oregon Environmental Council discusse the challenges that the U.S. faces as food and water become scarce and once-fertile land turns barren.