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Past Council Events

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 ››

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 ››



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