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Past Council Events | 2017

Headline and Cultural Forums

Dispatch from Afghanistan: Zaher Wahab

Dispatch from Afghanistan: Zaher WahabAfter 40 years at Lewis & Clark College, Zaher Wahab, a professor of education, returned to his native Afghanistan, to live and work full time in Kabul. Join us for a first-person, front-lines look at the crisis that continues to threaten Afghan security and civil society. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Friday Forum: The FCC and the Future of Net Neutrality with Senator Ron Wyden & David Olson

The FCC and the Future of Net NeutralitySenator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and David Olson, Past Director of the Portland Cable Office, discuss the FCC’s attempt to roll net neutrality and what that means for Oregonians and the world. Copresented by City Club of Portland and the World Affairs Council of Oregon Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Keith Luse: Mutual Understanding with North Korea - Is it a Bridge Too Far?

Keith Luse: Building Bridges with North KoreaWith US talk of tougher sanctions, more pressure and possible military action with North Korea, Keith Luse, executive director of the National Committee on North Korea, explores what is on the horizon for relations between the two countries. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Deborah & James Fallows: Understanding China

Deborah & James Fallows: Understanding ChinaDeborah and James Fallows dive deep into a conversation on the culture, language, politics, and economic transformation of China. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

ISS 2018 Pre-sale: Save 15% for a limited time!

ISS 2018 Pre-sale: Save 15% for a limited time!Be the first to reserve your “sight unseen” 4-part series tickets for 2018, and receive the best price and best choice of seats at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall next year! The discount is good for this week only (offer ends June 12!), as a thank you for securing your seats before the speakers are announced later in Fall 2017.


Headline and Cultural Forums

Peter Laufer/Gabriela Martínez: On The Fence – Border Culture & Spanglish

Now matter how high a wall and no matter who pays for it, determined travelers on both sides historically figure out how to make the border porous or disappear completely. One crucial wall-busting tool is language. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The World...In General: Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun on North Korea Policy

Join WAC, Portland State University’s Office of International Affairs and Institute for Asian Studies, and the Oregon Consular Corps for this engaging, multipart series highlighting the work of Consul Generals and diplomats from across the Pacific Rim Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Growing Together From Shared Roots: Inside the Merger of The Standard and Meiji Yasuda

The Japan-America Society invites you an evening exploring the backstory behind the merger between The Standard and Japan’s oldest life insurer, Meiji Yasuda. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Shaun King: The New Civil Rights & Global Justice

Shaun King: The New Civil Rights & Global JusticeNew York Daily News journalist Shaun King is one of the rising go-to voices for crucial conversations around social justice, race, and inequality. Read More ››

Volunteer and Careers

Volunteer Open House / Meet & Greet

Volunteer Orientation / Meet & GreetAll current and prospective volunteers are welcome to join for a casual meet & greet, followed by a formal introduction to the Council for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at events or would like to become more involved in Council activities, consider this your invitation to learn more! Read More ››

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