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Past Council Events

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FILM: After Spring with the Crossing

FILM: After Spring with the Crossing"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. Read More ››

Young Professionals

C U Last Tuesday: Discussion of the Role of the United Nations in International Peace and Security

UN FlagsJoin the WAC Young Professionals to discuss the unanimous election of new United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and his priorities for the United Nations. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The World...In General: Moon Duk-ho, Consul General of the Republic of the Korea

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 ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

#WithRefugees: A Commemoration of United Nations Day

#WithRefugees: A Commemoration of United Nations DayThe 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 Read More ››

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Dante Paradiso: The Embassy - a Story of War & Diplomacy

Dante Paradiso:  The Embassy - a Story of War & DiplomacyDante 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. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Sunil Khilnani | Incarnations: India in Fifty Lives

Sunil Khilnani | Incarnations: India in Fifty Lives Sunil Khilnani, one of the India's leading thinkers, explores an entertaining and provocative account of India’s past Read More ››

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Film: America's Diplomats + discussion with Harriet Isom, John Yates & Mary Carlin Yates

Film: America's Diplomats + discussion with Harriet Isom, John Yates & Mary Carlin YatesJoin 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, Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu | How and Why Turkey has Drifted Away from Democracy?

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu | How and Why Turkey has Drifted Away from Democracy?Turkey is the new hot spot in the region that policy makers in the West can no longer ignore—what is on the horizon for liberal democracy and stability in the region? Read More ››



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