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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

The World...In General: Ardi Hermawan, Consul General of The Republic of Indonesia

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

Film: American Umpire + Discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs and Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols

We are on the cusp of a change in the way we do foreign policy in this country Join us for a panel discussion on this timely topic as well as a screening of the PBS film AMERICAN UMPIRE, narrated by Jim Lehrer. Read More ››

Young Professionals

C U Last Tuesday: Viewing and Discussion of “Fukushima, Mon Amour” (Grüße aus Fukushima)

C U Last Tuesday: Viewing and Discussion of “Fukushima Mon Amour” Join the WAC Young Professionals to watch the last film of the 2016 Portland German Film Festival, "Fukushima, Mon Amour" (Grüße aus Fukushima), followed by a discussion at McMenamins Blue Moon Tavern. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Life and Markets in Ongoing Conflict: Wafa Ulliyan on Gaza

Life and Markets in Ongoing Conflict: Wafa Ulliyan on GazaJoin us for a brownbag talk with Mercy Corps Deputy Mission Director in Gaza, Wafa Ulliyan, who'll share personal stories of her life in Gaza, including the crisis of 2008-2009 Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Colin Woodard: American Nations/American Character

Colin Woodard: American Nations/American CharacterWith elections around the corner and ideological polarization at it's most pronounced in decades, award-winning journalist Colin Woodard how best to reconcile individual liberty and the common good. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group - Cross-Cultural Communication

YP Discussion Group - Cross-Cultural CommunicationDiscussions are occurring on many college campuses about appropriate ways to approach sensitive topics, including the ability of historically-wronged groups to communicate their experience. Given the power imbalances inherent in any conversation about international relations, how do we approach these issues such that all voices are heard? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

"Colombia's Historic Moment" with Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón

"Colombia's Historic Moment" with Ambassador Juan Carlos PinzónJoin us in welcoming Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of Colombia to the U.S., for a discussion on what the peace agreement means for the future of Colombia and the new role of the country as a regional player. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Jules Boykoff | Rapid-Response: Power, Politics and Pride at the Olympic Games

Jules Boykoff | Rapid-Response: Power, Politics and Pride at the Olympic GamesJules Boykoff (a former US Olympic team member and author of Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics, freshly back from Rio, explores the political history of the games and shares a front-line look at the political and cultural highs and lows of the 2016 games. Read More ››



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