Past Council Events
¡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!
Come 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.
Can 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!
How 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.
Following 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?
Join 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.