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Young Professionals

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?Join fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Read More ››

Travel

Explore Tanzania with Maria Wulff

Explore Tanzania with Maria WulffJoin Council president Maria Wulff and our friends from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as they explore Tanzania’s long and fascinating history. This trip is limited to 17 travelers. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Fortunes of Africa: 5,000 Years of Wealth, Greed & Endeavor

Martin Meredith

The Fortunes of Africa: 5,000 Years of Wealth, Greed & EndeavorRenowned English historian-journalist Martin Meredith (author of Diamonds, Gold, and War and The Fate of Africa) weaves together a fascinating tapestry of the exploitation and plunder that have beset Africa since the era of the Pharaohs to modern day. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

How Could This Happen? Explaining the Holocaust

Dan McMillan

How Could This Happen? Explaining the HolocaustPutting the Holocaust into a new historical context, historian Dan McMillan offers a compelling argument for how the perfect storm of bleak circumstances, malevolent ideas, and damaged personalities unleashed such terrifying atrocity and whether it could happen again. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Wind in the Bamboo: Asia's Ancient Indigenous Peoples

Edith Mirante

The Wind in the Bamboo: Asia's Ancient Indigenous PeoplesA look at the plight of tribal Asians known as “Negrito.” Nearly exterminated by exploitation, disease and a cataclysmic volcano, these extraordinary people now survive as forest hunter gatherers in only a few places: mainland Malaysia, the Philippines and India’s remote Andaman Islands. Read More ››

WorldQuest

WorldQuest for Grownups: Fundraiser for Youth & Education programs

WorldQuest for Grownups: Fundraiser for Youth & Education programsWorldQuest - Global Knowledge Competition for Grownups, the Council's rollicking and over-the-moon annual fundraiser for youth and education programs takes off on Friday, November 21, 2014 - with an international intrigue and spy-happy theme. Reserve your table today! Read More ››

Teach the World

Women in the World: A Youth Forum for High School Delegations

Women in the World: A Youth Forum for High School DelegationsJoin us for this Youth Forum for High School Delegations, a day-long conference for educators and students on December 4th that will focus on the theme of the 2014 International Speakers Series: Women Changing the World. Think globally, teach locally – and join us for this exciting day of resource-building and curricular enrichment. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Holiday Cheer: International Development Showcase

Holiday Cheer: International Development ShowcasePlease join the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Oregon as we celebrate the holidays and showcase Oregon’s vibrant community of international development nonprofits. Revel in style with a crowd of fellow globally-engaged Oregonians who support good work around the world. Read More ››