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Great Decisions

Great Decisions: Live Stream

Great Decisions: Live StreamJoin us every Friday - wherever you are - for a live stream of Great Decisions, January 16 - March 6! PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE to PSU's Academic and Student Recreation Center Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T. - Looking back (and forward) on the Hong Kong Occupy Central protests

The World Affairs Council invites you to join other young professionals in a discussion with Joliot Chu, a software engineer working in Portland who traveled to Hong Kong to take part in the 2014 protests, as he relates his first-hand experience. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Discussion Group - Boko Haram

Discussion Group - Boko Haram Boko Haram has started the new year with a major offensive that has resulted in thousands of deaths and significant territorial gains. What should the Nigerian government be doing differently? And how can Western countries assist? Join the Young Professionals this week for discussion. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen: An Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo

Lisa Shannon

Join us for a moving discussion with International human rights activist Lisa Shannon about her new book "Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen," her experience in the Congo, and how she confronted her limitations as an activist and reconciled her vision of what it means to affect meaningful change in the lives of others. Read More ››