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Past Council Events

Great Decisions

Great Decisions: Live Stream

Great Decisions: Live StreamJoin us every Friday - wherever you are - for a live stream of Great Decisions, January 16 - March 6! PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE to PSU's Academic and Student Recreation Center Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T. - Looking back (and forward) on the Hong Kong Occupy Central protests

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. 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

Making A Difference, Transforming Lives: A Path Appears

Nicholas D. Kristof

Making A Difference, Transforming Lives: A Path AppearsNicholas 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. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Reception: His Excellency Žygimantas Pavilionis, Ambassador of Lithuania to the United States

Žygimantas Pavilionis

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. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Marc Lynch | ISIS & CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Marc Lynch

Marc Lynch | ISIS & CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EASTWhat 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. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

"Journey to HOME": Colored Pencils Art and Culture Night— Literacy Project

  "Journey to HOME": Colored Pencils Art and Culture Night— Literacy Project 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. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Holiday Cheer: International Development Showcase

Holiday Cheer: International Development ShowcasePlease 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. Read More ››