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Past Council Events | 2017

Headline and Cultural Forums

World Food Day! John Teton - Oregon, International Law, and the Eradication of World Hunger

World Food Day: John Teton, International Food Security Treaty AssociationOn the occasion of World Food Day John Teton, discusses the International Food Security Treaty, a bold initiative that aims to fulfill the human right of freedom from hunger and protect it with enforceable international law. Read More ››

Teach the World

10.14.17 Teach the World Workshop #1: Understanding Islam to Enrich Civic Education and Diversity in Schools

WORKSHOP FULL - REGISTRATION HAS ENDED. World Affairs Council of Oregon and the Muslim Education Trust are excited to offer: Teach the World Workshop: Understanding Islam to Enrich Civic Education and Diversity in Schools Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Kenny Fries | In the Province of the Gods

Kenny Fries | In the Province of the GodsKenny Fries embarks on a journey of profound self-discovery as a disabled foreigner in Japan, a society historically hostile to difference. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T.: Angelique Kidjo with the Oregon Symphony

YP C.U.L.T.Join the YPs at the Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear "Africa's premier diva" (Time) in concert with the Oregon Symphony. Read More ››

Young Professionals

APSIA: Graduate School Fair, Portland

APSIA: Graduate School Fair, PortlandJoin us for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs Graduate School Fair - take the next step in your career! Read More ››

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.

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