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Past Council Events | 2017

Headline and Cultural Forums

James Kirchick | The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

James Kirchick | The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark AgeJournalist James Kirchick examines how Europe, once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Randi Weingarten: The Future of Public Education

Randi Weingarten: The Future of Public EducationJoin us for a talk by American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten as she explores the future of public education - and the challenges and opportunities ahead. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T.: Private Tour - Portland Japanese Garden

YP C.U.L.T.Join the YPs for a private tour of the Portland Japanese Garden and the brand new Cultural Crossing expansion project. Read More ››

Community Events

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s TERRA

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s TERRA2-for-1 ticket offer: Enter the promo code EARTH. Once you’ve entered the code, tickets will be reduced to 50% off. Offer valid in seating areas 1-4. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Tawakkol Karman: Freedom & Democracy in the Middle East

Tawakkol Karman: Freedom & Democracy in the Middle EastYemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman is at the forefront of the struggle for press freedom, global human rights and women’s participation in the Middle East. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Bassem Youssef: The Joke is Mightier Than the Sword

Bassem Youssef: The Joke is Mightier Than the SwordWAC Members: receive a special discount to see Bassem Youssef, the "Jon Stewart of the Arab World." Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Mending the World: Medical Teams International

Mending the World:  Medical Teams InternationalJoin us for a look at the global humanitarian work of the Tigard-based Medical Teams International. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Threads: Dana Lynn Louis on Art, Craft & Connection in West Africa

Threads: Dana Lynn Louis on Art, Craft & Connection in West AfricaVisual artist Dana Lynn Louis discusses recent artist projects in Senegal and Mali - a rich journey that included a transformative exchange of traditions and worldviews and deep lessons both taught and learned. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon

Manuel PadillaIn this free community conversation, Manuel Padilla, asks Oregonians to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration in an era of global displacement. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Global Engagement 2017: a conversation with the Atlantic Council's Fred Kempe

Fred Kempe

Join us for a candid conversation between Fred Kempe, resident and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council, and Derrick Olsen, president of the World Affairs Council of Oregon, on horizons and challenges for US global engagement. Read More ››



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