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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran

City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in TehranEmmy-Award winning journalist and reporter Ramita Navai uncovers the passions of ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives - exposing the startling realities of lives lived behind a veil of necessary falsehoods within the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Slow News:A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer

Peter Laufer

 Slow News:A Manifesto for the Critical News ConsumerCould it be that our quest for instant information has made it harder to uncover the truth and see the larger picture behind breaking events? Join veteran journalist Peter Laufer as he examines the increasingly frenetic pace of modern life and 24-hour news cycles and calls for a gradual quest for slower, more accurate news. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Echoes of the Vietnam War

Panel discussion examining Sen. Wayne Morse’s legacy and current critical issues of war powers and transparency, featuring: Vietnam War historian Christian Appy, Daniel Ellsberg of the Pentagon Papers, and Lt. Col. Thuy Tran of the Oregon Air National Guard. Read More ››

Programs

WinCo Foods Portland Open

Pumpkin Ridge Golf CourseEnjoy a summer golf tournament and support the World Affairs Council of Oregon at the same time! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Honorable Joseph Yun, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia

The Honorable Joseph Yun, U.S. Ambassador to MalaysiaJoin the World Affairs Council, Portland Business Alliance/Pacific Northwest International Trade Association, and the Malaysia Consulate in Portland for a summer reception with the Honorable Joseph Yun, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia. Read More ››

International Visitors

Special Reception with Visiting Italian Professionals: Transparency in Government

Special Reception with Visiting Italian Professionals: Transparency in GovernmentThe World Affairs Council of Oregon’s Young Professionals invite you to a special reception with a group of Italian visitors participating in our International Visitor Program, co-hosted by Italian Honorary Consul to Oregon. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?Join fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Future of U.S. Drone Policy

Rachel Stohl

DroneThe use of drones continues to be a controversial issue at home and abroad, sparking a debate centering on the ethical, legal, economic and strategic implications of the use of drones. Rachel Stohl, who led a year-long task force on U.S. Drone Policy, discusses a new set of recommendations for U.S. drone policy. Read More ››