The Series and Education
Your series subscription does more than get you access to some of the world’s foremost experts on international affairs. For each subscription you purchase, a large portion of the proceeds goes to support the various programs that are integral to the Council’s mission of connecting Oregonians to the world. Your series subscription dollars have a direct local impact by enabling our organization to provide the important resources necessary to create an informed community of global citizens, both young and old. Here’s how:
Through the Global Classroom Program: During a time of limited resources and strapped education budgets, The World Affairs Council of Oregon plays an essential role in supplementing ongoing education efforts—annually reaching more than 30,000 students across the region. Programs include the extensive Culture Box library, Teach the World conferences for both educators and students, and the annual World Quest Global Knowledge Competition, among others.
Through the International Visitor Program: The Council's visitor program annually hosts more than 500 emerging leaders from around the world. These rising stars in key fields are connected locally and regionally with business and community leaders for open dialogue, professional development, and hands-on experiences, all in an effort to promote greater mutual understanding. In addition, the Council hosts International Youth Leadership Exchange Programs, where youth from all over the world come to Oregon to learn about youth activism and civic engagement by meeting with local youth groups, participating in skill building workshops, and engaging in community service. This is citizen diplomacy at its best!
Through the Program on World Affairs: Council public programs keep Oregonians connected to the people, ideas, and issues that are shaping our global future. Regular monthly events range from addresses by international leaders and lecturers, author readings and rapid-response discussions of hot-button global issues, to luncheons, community receptions, networking, book groups, trivia nights and cultural outings.
Through the Young Professional’s Program: The Young Professionals program engages people, ages 20-40, in the international community by providing opportunities for enhancing professional development skills and building networks through a variety of educational, cultural, and informal social events. If you want to know what it means to be engaged, this is it.