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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

Rapid-Response: Understanding Resettlement 

Rapid-Response: Understanding Resettlement The World Affairs Council of Oregon and the City of Portland's New Portlander program take a look at the current state of resettlement and refugees in the region. Read More ››

Young Professionals


"C U Last Tuesday" is a monthly program put on by the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Oregon. The theme and format of the event changes from month to month, but what doesn't vary is the promise to entertain, educate, and broaden your horizons. Invite your friends and we'll see you on the last Tuesday of each month! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The World...In General: Vincent Chin Hsiang Yao, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

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 ››

Great Decisions

Great Decisions Lecture Series

Great Decisions Lecture SeriesThe perennially popular Great Decisions lecture series returns! Each year, the Great Decisions program brings citizens together for lectures and small-group discussion to share ideas and opinions on the issues affecting our global future. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP International Trivia Night 1/18

YP TriviaCan you name the world's first zero carbon city? How about the President of Turkmenistan? If you know the answers—or even if you don't— come join fellow Young Professionals for an evening of international trivia! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Office closed Friday 1/13 and Monday 1/16 to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Well, it's a record. Our office building is closed yet again for Friday the 13th—this snow isn't going anywhere, and neither should you! Our offices will be officially closed on Monday, July 16th to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you! Read More ››

Community Events

Office Closed. Board Meeting Postponed. Holiday Event Cancelled.

Headline and Cultural Forums

Registration Open for Teach the World|Tend the World: K-12 Educator Conference

Teach the WorldRegister early for December 3rd! Join our annual Teach the World Conference for K-12 Educators! This year exploring the global link between the environment and social justice. Read More ››

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