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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

LAUNCH | The Greater Portland Global Trade and Investment Plan

LAUNCH | The Greater Portland Global Trade and Investment PlanCome and learn about the bold, ambitious regional strategies being implemented to boost global trade and investment and forge partnerships between Greater Portland and international metropolitan areas Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Building Schools, Giving Hope: Afghanistan’s Green Village Schools

Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti

Building Schools, Giving Hope: Afghanistan’s Green Village SchoolsDr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti, a Portland resident and founder of the nonprofit Green Village Schools, has worked tirelessly over the last decade and a half to establish schools in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. But what are the challenges of maintaining stable and safe schools in rural Afghanistan? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Killing in the Name of Identity

Vamik Volkan

Killing in the Name of Identity“Why do they hate us so?” Vamik Volkan (Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally renowned political psychologist) explores the we-they riddle and the relationship between large-group identities and conflict, trauma and its aftermath. Read More ››