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Past Council Events | 2009

International Speaker Series (2009)

Global Health and Food Security

Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett, scientist and writer, analyzes apocalyptic subjects with realism and cool precision. Author of The Coming Plague and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health, Garrett is the only writer ever to be awarded all three of the Big “Ps” of journalism: The Peabody, The Polk (twice), and The Pulitzer prizes. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2009)

The Climate Crisis

David Suzuki

Host of The Nature of Things, a CBC television series aired in 50 countries and the critically acclaimed PBS series, The Secret of Life, Dr. David Suzuki is a practicing scientist and author of 43 books. A world leader in sustainable ecology, he has received 22 honorary degrees for his work in popularizing science and environmental issues. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2009)

Power and Politics

Fareed Zakaria

Zakaria is host of CNN’s international affairs program aired weekly worldwide and Editor of Newsweek International. Author of three books on world affairs including the best-seller, The Post-American World, he was named “one of the 21 most important people of the 21st Century” by Esquire magazine. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2009)

The Global Economy

Paul Krugman

Princeton professor and winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, Krugman is recognized worldwide for his ground-breaking theory of international trade. In his bi-weekly column in the New York Times, Krugman delivers a no-holds-barred commentary on economic policy, politics, and more. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2000–2001)

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

Design for the Other 90%

Sergio Palleroni
Teach the World

Teach the Middle East Youth Forum

Teach the Middle East Youth ForumThis Youth Forum involved middle and high school students in interesting and action oriented sessions such as Being a Youth In Today’s Iran and Covered Women; Uncovered Stereotypes . The following WORKSHOP VIDEOS are both timely and timeless: TAKE ACTION/ THE GLOBAL CITIZEN CORPS; THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL & THE SYMBOLISM OF PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY. Read More ››


Water for Life

Representative Earl Blumenauer

The Impact of Illegal Drug Trafficking on the Northwest

John Kroger

The Perils of Government Secrecy

Dr. John Prados

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