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Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T.: Colombia's Transition with Photojournalist Zach Krahmer

YP C.U.L.T.Join the YPs for an evening with local photojournalist, Zach Krahmer, who spent 3 weeks living with the 18th Front of FARC leading up to their move into a UN Transition Zone. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Mending the World: Medical Teams International

Mending the World:  Medical Teams InternationalJoin us for a look at the global humanitarian work of the Tigard-based Medical Teams International. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Bassem Youssef: The Joke is Mightier Than the Sword

Bassem Youssef: The Joke is Mightier Than the SwordWAC Members: receive a special discount to see Bassem Youssef, the "Jon Stewart of the Arab World." Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Tawakkol Karman: Freedom & Democracy in the Middle East

Tawakkol Karman: Freedom & Democracy in the Middle EastYemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman is at the forefront of the struggle for press freedom, global human rights and women’s participation in the Middle East. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Randi Weingarten: The Future of Public Education

Randi Weingarten: The Future of Public EducationJoin us for a talk by American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten as she explores the future of public education - and the challenges and opportunities ahead. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

James Kirchick | The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

James Kirchick | The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark AgeJournalist James Kirchick examines how Europe, once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. Read More ››

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 ››



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