Past Council Events
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.
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.
Discussions 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?
Join 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.
Jules 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.
¡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!