Past Council Events
Join 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Set in Senegal, Jeremy Teicher's film tells the story of how when a father decides to sell his 11-year-old daughter into an arranged marriage to help the family financially, her older sister hatches a secret plan to rescue her young sister from a fate she did not choose.
Iraq is in danger of falling apart. The Iraqis, as well as the rest of the world, were taken by surprise and shocked by the swift fall of Mosul, Iraq's second largest, by a small group of extremists, ISIS. What should the US response be – what should we do, or not do in Iraq?
Douglas M. Johnston, Jr., president and founder of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, argues for a foreign policy that has a deeper understanding of the causal factors that nurture religious extremism. He proposes to reconsider religion as a significant guidepost that can aid U.S. leadership more effectively.