Past Council Events
"After Spring" follows two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the Zaatari camp running; followed by George Kurian's "The Crossing", a first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees.
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
The worst global refugee crisis since World War II. What does that mean? Does Portland harbor a moral responsibility to refugees? Join us for this commemoration of United Nations Day - and enjoy this uniquely immersive, audience-engaged program
Dante Paradiso explores the harrowing climax of the Liberian civil war and the U.S. and West African role in ending it--offering rich discussion on the kind of daring frontline diplomacy that can change the fate of a nation.
Join us for this wonderful film that uncovers the origins of our Foreign Service, followed by a discussion with Harriet Isom, former Ambassador to Benin, Laos and Cameroon; John Yates, formerly U.S. Special Envoy for Somalia; and Mary Carlin Yates, former Ambassador to Burundi and Ghana,