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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 ››

Young Professionals

C U Last Tuesday: Explore the Portland Mercado

C U Last Tuesday: Explore the Portland MercadoJoin the World Affairs Council's Young Professionals this Tuesday as we explore the Portland Mercado, the first Latino public market in Portland! Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group - Colombia Peace Deal

YP Discussion Group - Colombia Peace DealThe Colombian government and FARC rebels recently signed a ceasefire to finalize a historic peace deal and, pending a public referendum, end the longest-running civil war in the Western Hemisphere (52 years). What are the prospects for peace? What lessons are there for the rest of the world? Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group - Brexit

YP Discussion Group - Brexit Great Britain did the previously unthinkable and voted to leave the European Union. How did this happen? What is next for the U.K.? What does this mean for the EU project? How will the U.S. react to the diplomatic down-grading of one of its most important allies? Read More ››

Young Professionals

C U Last Tuesday: Celebrating the Land Down Under

C U Last Tuesday: Celebrating the Land Down UnderHave a study abroad or travel tale to tell? Curious if the water really flushes the other way? Join us at our June CULT event to meet up with local Australian and New Zealand expats, enjoy Aussie food and drink, and chat about life in the land down under. Read More ››



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