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International Speaker Series

Shaun King: The New Civil Rights & Global Justice

Shaun King: The New Civil Rights & Global JusticeNew York Daily News journalist Shaun King is one of the rising go-to voices for crucial conversations around social justice, race, and inequality. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Growing Together From Shared Roots: Inside the Merger of The Standard and Meiji Yasuda

The Japan-America Society invites you an evening exploring the backstory behind the merger between The Standard and Japan’s oldest life insurer, Meiji Yasuda. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The World...In General: Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun on North Korea Policy

Join WAC, Portland State University’s Office of International Affairs and Institute for Asian Studies, and the Oregon Consular Corps for this engaging, multipart series highlighting the work of Consul Generals and diplomats from across the Pacific Rim Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Peter Laufer/Gabriela Martínez: On The Fence – Border Culture & Spanglish

Now matter how high a wall and no matter who pays for it, determined travelers on both sides historically figure out how to make the border porous or disappear completely. One crucial wall-busting tool is language. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Deborah & James Fallows: Understanding China

Deborah & James Fallows: Understanding ChinaDeborah and James Fallows dive deep into a conversation on the culture, language, politics, and economic transformation of China. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Keith Luse: Mutual Understanding with North Korea - Is it a Bridge Too Far?

Keith Luse: Building Bridges with North KoreaWith US talk of tougher sanctions, more pressure and possible military action with North Korea, Keith Luse, executive director of the National Committee on North Korea, explores what is on the horizon for relations between the two countries. Read More ››


Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia with Derrick Olsen - October 2017

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia with Derrick OlsenThis nine-day cruise voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona & Lisbon, featuring Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Spain’s Granada & Valencia, the Strait of Gibraltar, & the Balearic Island of Palma de Mallorca. Read More ››

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