Past Council Events
Katharine Hayhoe concludes the 2015 International Speaker 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.
Modern 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.
Join 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.
Egyptian-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
Join 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.
Please 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.