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Past Council Events

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 ››

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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 ››

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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 ››

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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 ››

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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 ››

International Speaker Series

International Speaker Series Kicks off with Rick Steves!

Rick Steves: Travel as a Political ActBuy your series tickets today to see Rick Steves, Shaun King, Tawakkol Karman of Yemen and Deborah & James Fallows. Rick Steves explores the rich and powerful ways that travel broadens our perspectives and shapes our worldviews... Read More ››

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The World...In General: Consul General Kojiro Uchiyama (Japanese Consular Office in Portland)

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 from across the Pacific Rim Read More ››



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