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International Speaker Series

International Speaker Series
The 2014 International Speakers Series will bring to Portland four leaders, four women who are changing our world.

The 2014 International Speakers Series:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Tuesday, April 8, 7:30pm at the Keller Auditorium (doors at 6:30), 222 SW Clay Street

Pakistani Activist Khalida Brohi
Wednesday, April 23, 7:00pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway

Liberian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee
Thursday, May 8, 7:00pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway

Chinese Media Mogul Hung Huang
Tuesday, May 27, 7:00pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway

For Series information, click here.

The annual International Speakers Series brings some of the world’s most influential leaders and global experts to Portland to address the most significant issues of our time. This year’s theme, ‘Women Changing the World’, highlights the work of four women who are addressing issues of global importance.

To harness the momentum of this exceptional Series, we will be organizing many events around the Women Changing the World theme. Read more.

The International Speakers Series was initiated in 2000 to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s 50th anniversary. Since its inception, the Series has become the nation’s premier speaker series focusing on the most pressing global topics of our time. Each year, the Series brings prominent international leaders to Portland, including Madeleine Albright, Jane Goodall, Thomas Friedman, Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton, Sandra Day O’Connor, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Condoleezza Rice, Bono, and many more.

Recent International Speaker Series News

International Speaker Series
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 2:45pm

Announcing a Video Contest for High School Students

Enjoy making videos? Have something to say about Women Changing the World? Then we have a contest for you! Read More ››

International Speaker Series
Sat, 02/22/2014 - 8:30am

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to keynote the 2014 International Speakers Series

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York, will keynote the 14th annual International Speakers Series on Tuesday, April 8. The Series will continue on with Pakistani activist Khalida Brohi, Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, and conclude with Hung Huang, CEO of China Interactive Media Group.
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Upcoming International Speaker Series Events

International Speaker Series (2014)

Khalida Brohi: Pakistani activist and social entrepreneur

Khalida Brohi

Khalida BrohiKhalida Brohi, Pakistani activist, social entrepreneur, and founder of Sughar Empowerment Society, will speak on April 23 as part of the 2014 International Speakers Series. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2014)

Leymah Gbowee: Liberian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Leymah Gbowee

Leymah GboweeLeymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist, social worker and women’s rights advocate, and a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, will speak on May 8 as part of the 2014 International Speakers Series. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2014)

Hung Huang: Chinese Media and Culture Mogul

Hung Huang

Hung HuangHung Huang, CEO of China Interactive Media Group, will conclude the 2014 International Speakers Series. Read More ››