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Past Council Events

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T. - FIFA Women's World Cup

YP C.U.L.T. - FIFA Women's World CupJoin the Young Professionals and fellow soccer fans for this month’s CULT event cheering on the U.S. Women’s team as they take on Germany in the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA World Cup. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

Katharine Hayhoe concludes the 2015 International Speaker Series with “Climate Change: Fact & Faith”

Katharine Hayhoe concludes 2015 Series with “Climate Change: Fact & Faith”Renowned climate scientist, and political conservative, Katharine Hayhoe was recently cited as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and as one of Foreign Policy’s “Leading Global Thinkers” in 2014. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone

Paul B. Thompson

From Field to fork: Food Ethics for EveryoneModern debates about food are complex issues. Will the growing local and organic food movements restore food ethics to our diets? Paul Thompson (former adviser with the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization) says it’s a start, but not enough. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Robert D. Putnam | Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

Robert D. Putnam

Robert D. Putnam | Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, delves into a far-reaching examination of the root causes of the opportunity gap for our nation's children and what might be done about this crisis Read More ››

Cultural Visitors

Pan-Africa Young Leaders: Social Impact Fair

African Youth Social Impact FairJoin us at Tabor Space 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. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Mona Eltahawy

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual RevolutionEgyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy (one of our 2013 International Speaker Series' most riveting presenters) returns to Portland with her new manifesto on misogyny in the Arab world - both a plea for outrage and a call to action Read More ››

Education

Russia & the Post-Soviet States: Culture, Continuity & Crisis

Russia & the Post-Soviet States: Culture, Continuity & CrisisJoin us May 16th for a day-long conference for educators and the community about the Post-Soviet region. Learn about valuable classroom tools and resources, gain rich perspectives from leading thinkers and local experts, and enjoy a cultural immersion around contemporary issues in Russia and the former Soviet States. Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program

Chen Yongsong: Sustainable Development and Public Participation in China

Chen Yongsong: Sustainable Development and Public Participation in ChinaPlease bring your lunch and join Chen Yongsong, director of the Yunnan Green Education Center, to learn about how one grassroots organization in China is promoting awareness of two values that receive little Chinese attention: sustainable development and public participation. Read More ››