Past Council Events
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.
Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist, takes us to the frontlines of social change, at home and across the globe, highlighting everyday people who are making a difference. Presented in honor of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please join us for a reception and remarks with His Excellency, Žygimantas Pavilionis, Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States and Mexico. Discover the factors that have contributed to Lithuania's transformation since 1990 and what opportunities might exist for invigorated economic and diplomatic ties with Oregon and the U.S.
What are the sectarian and political fault lines that are forming across Iraq and Syria and what will this mean for American policy? Join us next Friday, January 9th as Marc Lynch (the former White House advisor who coined the phrase “Arab Spring”) brings fresh policy perspectives to recent events in the Middle East.
Explore stories revealing the interconnectedness of place, identity, culture, and community and where and how we find "home." Featuring: Iraqi singer, guitarist and composer Ronny Salim; poet Emily Newberry; writer Bill Alton; preacher-poet Emmett Wheatfall; and writer-activist-erstwhile lawyer Ronault "Polo" Catalani.
Please join the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Oregon as we celebrate the holidays and showcase Oregon’s vibrant community of international development nonprofits. Revel in style with a crowd of fellow globally-engaged Oregonians who support good work around the world.