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Headline and Cultural Forums

Headline and Cultural Forums

Headline Forum Lectures

What in the World? The Council’s monthly Headline Forum brings expert authorities with firsthand knowledge of hot spots and topics around the world to Portland. Headline Forums give you access to some of the globe’s most insightful, leading diplomatic and political officials, policy makers, authors, journalists, and academics. Whether a more formal luncheon, informal brown-bag, or evening event with cocktails, these candid public forums are excellent opportunities to learn about the pressing foreign affairs of the day.

Cultural Events

Beyond the world of politics and policy, Cultural Forums are your passport to exciting international sights, sounds, and sensations. Connect with global culture through programs on everything from international wine and beer and chocolates, to community service projects and heritage festivals to dance, music, theater and visual art.

Recent Headline and Cultural Forums News

Headline and Cultural Forums
Fri, 02/14/2014

Senator Ron Wyden to kick off Senator Wayne Morse Legacy Series

How do we ensure that both liberty and security are protected in this age of enhanced surveillance? U.S. SENATOR RON WYDEN discusses the tension between civil liberties and national security and how we can preserve liberty and security. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Thu, 07/18/2013 - 1:00pm

What's Next For Egypt? Missed the event? Watch the video!

On Friday, July 12, Dr. Thomas Bartlett, former President of the American University in Cairo, delivered a riveting talk on events unfolding in Egypt. Watch the video. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 9:15am

Trita Parsi: Obama & Iran-Between War, Sanctions and Diplomacy

If you missed Trita Parsi's excellent talk on September 11in Portland - check out the video Read More ››

Upcoming Headline and Cultural Forums Events

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 ››