Past Council Events | 2013
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has long been a central figure in global initiatives to promote peace, compassion and environmental stewardship among all nationalities and religions. Hosted by Maitripa College
Named one of Foreign Policy's 100 Top Global Thinkers in 2012, legendary climate scientist James E. Hansen, the maverick former head of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space, was the first to issue the clearest warning of about the dangers of global warming.
The Arab Spring two years later: What does the road ahead for reform look like? Cited as one of “150 Women Who Shake The World,” by Newsweek, Egyptian-born Mona Eltahawy is an activist and award-winning columnist-commentator (for Reuters, the Washington Post, the Guardian, PBS Frontline, CNN, and others).
Celebrate the holidays and join us for an end-of-the-year gathering. Enjoy refreshments, conversation with World Affairs Council of Oregon members, meet an exciting group of Foreign Service Professionals hosted by our International Visitor Program, and celebrate global good cheer with the music of the Al Andalus Ensemble.
Mary Christina Wood explores new approaches to global climate change policy that would hold governments morally accountable to protect our natural resources on behalf of the beneficiaries—the citizens of today and tomorrow.
On December 2, educators and middle and high school students from across the region will immerse themselves in the cultures of the African continent and learn the true meaning of the expression 'Africa Rising'.
Nearly 100 million people around the world depend on coffee for their livelihood, including Portland. Join writer Hanna Neuschwander (Left Coast Roast) for a percolating conversation with Portland Roasting Company’s Mark Stell and David Griswold of Sustainable Harvest about how Portland’s thirst for coffee connects us to the world.