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Announcing the 2015 International Speaker Series

Announcing the 2015 International Speaker Series
Join us for the 2015 International Speaker Series, "Warning! Contents Under Pressure" as four engaging, provocative speakers take on some of the world's most urgent issues: War, Extremism, Inequality, and Climate Change.

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Announcing the 2015 International Speaker Series Line-up:

Peter W. Singer, Security Strategist
“The Future of War”
Monday, March 30, 7:00pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway

Robin Wright, Journalist & Author
“Sacred Rage & Rebellion”
Thursday, April  9, 7:00pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway

Bill Moyers, Political Commentator
“What’s the Situation?”
Thursday, May 7, 7:00pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway

Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist & Educator
“Climate Change: Fact & Faith”
Wednesday, June 24, 7:00pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway

The International Speaker 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 for international affairs and public education, presenting the people, ideas, and issues shaping our global future. Each year, the Series brings prominent international leaders to Oregon, including Madeleine Albright, Jane Goodall, Thomas Friedman, Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton, Sandra Day O’Connor, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bono, and many more.

Two-Part Series Subscriptions - featuring Bill Moyers and Katharine Hayhoe - are now available!

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Members of the Media: Please contact the World Affairs Council of Oregon offices to be added to a press list for Series' events. Press passes can be requested by phone (503) 306-5252, or online

Upcoming International Speaker Series Events

International Speaker Series (2015)

Bill Moyers continues the 2015 Series discussing inequality, in “What’s the Situation?”

Bill Moyers speaks on inequality in “What’s the Situation?”Often called “America’s conscience,” Bill Moyers is one of the most trusted and beloved figures in American Journalism. Ordained as a Baptist pastor, Moyers has taken on subjects as diverse as income inequality, biased news reporting, Constitutional crises, and racism. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2015)

Katharine Hayhoe concludes the 2015 International Speaker Series with “Climate Change: Fact & Faith”

Katharine Hayhoe concludes 2015 Series with “Climate Change: Fact & Faith”Renowned climate scientist, and political conservative, Katharine Hayhoe was recently cited as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and as one of Foreign Policy’s “Leading Global Thinkers” in 2014. Read More ››