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Portland Youth: Apply By May 1st, Create Your Global Future

Portland Youth: Apply By May 1st, Create Your Global FutureHigh school students: this is your chance to discover and strengthen your own leadership, express your point of view, and take charge of your own world-changing future. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

James Kirchick | The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

James Kirchick | The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark AgeJournalist James Kirchick examines how Europe, once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. Read More ››

Volunteer and Careers

Volunteer Open House / Meet & Greet

Volunteer Orientation / Meet & GreetAll current and prospective volunteers are welcome to join for a casual meet & greet, followed by a formal introduction to the Council for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at events or would like to become more involved in Council activities, consider this your invitation to learn more! Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Shaun King: The New Civil Rights & Global Justice

Shaun King: The New Civil Rights & Global JusticeNew York Daily News journalist Shaun King is one of the rising go-to voices for crucial conversations around social justice, race, and inequality. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Growing Together From Shared Roots: Inside the Merger of The Standard and Meiji Yasuda

The Japan-America Society invites you an evening exploring the backstory behind the merger between The Standard and Japan’s oldest life insurer, Meiji Yasuda. Read More ››

Recent News

Education
Tue, 04/25/2017

Now Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 Young Leaders in Action

Young Leaders in ActionAre you a Portland-area high school student? Are you interested in global issues and other cultures? Do you want to take action and have your voice heard? Apply now for Young Leaders in Action! Read More ››

Volunteer and Careers
Tue, 04/25/2017

Volunteer Opportunities in 2017 - Serve, Learn, Connect!

Volunteer Opportunities in 2017 - Serve, Learn, Connect!Get involved with your local/global community this year. Use your skills to further our mission, open your home or business to international visitors, and more! Read More ››

International Visitors
Tue, 04/11/2017

Host an International Visitor this Summer

Host FamilyMark your calendars! This summer will bring 40 professionals and students from Belarus, Mexico, and Iraq. Sign up to host today! Read More ››

International Speaker Series
Tue, 04/11/2017

Winner Announced: Cathy Spofford!

For completing our Speaker Series survey, Cathy has won a Columbia Sportswear Employee Store shopping pass, plus a $50 gift certificate, courtesy of our generous sponsors at Columbia! Read More ››

International Visitors
Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:00pm

World Affairs Council of Oregon Selected as City Hub for Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Obama at YLAIThis fall the World Affairs Council is pleased to host the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program (YLAI). 14 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean will visit Portland from October 8 to November 7 for professional fellowships with local businesses and nonprofits. Read More ››



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