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International Speaker Series
Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:00pm

Climate: Less talk, more action urged

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe says public misinformed, scientists agree on warming. Portland Tribune July 7, 2015 Read More ››

International Speaker Series
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 12:45pm

God and Global Warming

Climate-change expert Katharine Hayhoe, a scientist and a Christian, is on a mission to change the minds of faith-based climate change deniers. Street Roots June 19, 2015 Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 6:00am

African students visit Skyview High School

Skyview High School will host eight student ambassadors from five African nations Wednesday. Coordinated by the World Affairs Council of Oregon, the visit is part of the U.S. State Department's Youth Ambassadors Program. The Columbian March 24, 2015 Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:30pm

Lines between Military and Civilian drones are blurring, says Stimson’s Stohl

The U.S. government is rightly concerned with the ethical, legal and strategic considerations that are being developed to govern the use of remotely piloted aircraft, or drones. The Oregonian, July 22, 2014 Read More ››

International Speaker Series
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:15am

Clinton: Women are ‘agents of change, drivers of progress’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did not answer the BIG question — will she run for president in 2016? — during her visit to Portland Tuesday night, but she did tell the audience that she is a fan of Voodoo Doughnuts. Portland Tribune April 9, 2014 Read More ››

International Speaker Series
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:30am

Hilary Clinton tells Portland crowd that no-compromise political culture is hurting U.S.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of 3,000 in Portland on Tuesday night, spoke acerbically of an American political culture that increasingly frowns on compromise and working across partisan divides. The Oregonian/Live Oregon April 8, 2014 Read More ››

Tue, 05/14/2013

Trivia Students hope next class continues tradition

Students from the Dalles Wahtonka High School talk about their experience at the World Quest, an annual knowledge bowl organized by the World Affairs Council of Oregon. The Dalles Chronicle May 14, 2013 Read More ››

International Speaker Series
Wed, 04/24/2013 - 9:45am

Global warming activist, former NASA Scientist James Hansen speaks out before World Affairs Council of Oregon appearance

Over a five-decade career, climate scientist James E. Hansen became a foremost champion for climate change activists, who see him as a fearless truth teller, and a bête noire for global warming skeptics, who see him as a rash alarmist. The Oregonian April 25, 2013 Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Mon, 01/23/2012 - 1:00pm

Pakistani diplomat, who speaks Thursday in Portland, says U.S should reach out to mend relations

Washington should approach Islamabad to break an impasse stemming from U.S. drone attacks and the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound last year, Pakistan’s consul general based in Los Angeles said Monday. The Oregonian/Oregon Live January 23, 2012 Read More ››

International Speaker Series
Sat, 06/11/2011 - 10:00am

Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist, looks at the seeds of Arab Spring

Nicholas D. Kristof the globe-trotting journalist has always had a deep interest in China, but he has also reported extensively about genocide in Darfur, rape in Congo, human trafficking, women's rights, poverty and health issues. The Oregonian/Oregon Live June 11, 2011 Read More ››