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Young Professionals

C U Last Tuesday: Politics in the Olympics (Spanish-Language Discussion Group)

C U Last Tuesday: Politics in the Olympics (Spanish-Language Discussion Group)¡Hola Portland! Join the World Affairs Council's Young Professionals for our first ever Spanish-speaking discussion group as we explore the theme of "Politics in the Olympics. You don't need to be a native speaker to attend! Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group - Trump's Foreign Policy

YP Discussion Group - Trump's Foreign PolicyJoin the Young Professionals for the first of two election-themed foreign policy discussions! Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program

Social Impact Fair: Pan-Africa Youth Leaders

Pan-Africa Youth LeadersCome meet the Francophone Pan-Africa Young Leaders - learn about the action projects, ideas and innovations they've developed to make a positive change in their communities in Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Madagascar, and Togo. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP International Trivia Night

YP International Trivia NightCan 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

More than a Game: Soccer Connecting the World

More than a Game: Soccer Connecting the WorldHow does soccer give us a sharper cross-cultural lens into the complexity of our increasingly globalized world? Join the Portland Timbers/Thorns and World Affairs Council for a discussion featuring Nadia Nadim, Ben Polk, Andrew Guest, and Matt Streng. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

WAC Night Out at the Portland Thorns

WAC Night Out at the Portland ThornsJoin the World Affairs Council for a summer night out at Providence Park as the Portland Thorns take on rivals, the Seattle Reign - and we celebrate the great global game of soccer! Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group - Coup and Crackdown in Turkey

YP Discussion Group - Coup and Crackdown in TurkeyFollowing the failed coup in Turkey, President Erdoğan has carried out a purge of the military, media, universities, and judiciary. Where is Turkey headed? Will the crackdown continue indefinitely? What are the broader implications for the region? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The TPP: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

The TPP: The Good, the Bad & the UglyJoin us for engaging conversation with a panel of non-governmental critics, skeptics, activists, and opponents to talk about the key controversies around the TPP, the largest and most controversial proposed free trade agreement. Read More ››



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