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C U Last Tuesday: Viewing and Discussion of “Fukushima, Mon Amour” (Grüße aus Fukushima)

C U Last Tuesday: Viewing and Discussion of “Fukushima Mon Amour” Join the WAC Young Professionals to watch the last film of the 2016 Portland German Film Festival, "Fukushima, Mon Amour" (Grüße aus Fukushima), followed by a discussion at McMenamins Blue Moon Tavern. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Film: American Umpire + Discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs and Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols

We are on the cusp of a change in the way we do foreign policy in this country Join us for a panel discussion on this timely topic as well as a screening of the PBS film AMERICAN UMPIRE, narrated by Jim Lehrer. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The World...In General: Ardi Hermawan, Consul General of The Republic of Indonesia

Join WAC, Portland State University’s Office of International Affairs and Institute for Asian Studies, and the Oregon Consular Corps for this engaging, multipart series highlighting the work of Consul Generals from across the Pacific Rim Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu | How and Why Turkey has Drifted Away from Democracy?

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu | How and Why Turkey has Drifted Away from Democracy?Turkey is the new hot spot in the region that policy makers in the West can no longer ignore—what is on the horizon for liberal democracy and stability in the region? Read More ››

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Film: America's Diplomats + discussion with Harriet Isom, John Yates & Mary Carlin Yates

Film: America's Diplomats + discussion with Harriet Isom, John Yates & Mary Carlin YatesJoin us for this wonderful film that uncovers the origins of our Foreign Service, followed by a discussion with Harriet Isom, former Ambassador to Benin, Laos and Cameroon; John Yates, formerly U.S. Special Envoy for Somalia; and Mary Carlin Yates, former Ambassador to Burundi and Ghana, Read More ››

Recent News

International Visitors
Fri, 09/09/2016 - 8:45am

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 ››

Board and Staff
Tue, 07/12/2016 - 9:45am

Welcoming Ila Asplund to the World Affairs Council Team

ila asplundWe are excited to welcome our new Director of Marketing & Communications, Ila Asplund. Ila is the founder of Half Sky Journeys—a relationship-focused travel organization, designed to boost the impact of women-centric initiatives worldwide. Here's what she had to say about the global women's conference she attended this summer. Read More ››

Board and Staff
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 3:15pm

Derrick Olsen of Greater Portland, Inc. to succeed Maria Wulff as President of World Affairs Council of Oregon

World Affairs Council of Oregon announces new leadership: Greater Portland, Inc.’s Derrick Olsen to succeed Maria Wulff as President Read More ››

International Visitors
Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:15am

Student and Teacher Applications Now Open For 2016 Youth Exchanges

Youth Ambassadors in Rio de JaneiroNow recruiting Oregon students and teachers for the 2016 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program and the 2016 Youth Ambassadors Programs with South America. Travel the world, change the world! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 1:15pm

Watch Nawzad Othman's talk on Agony & Hope in the Middle East

Watch Nawzad Othman's talk on Agony & Hope in the Middle EastWatch the video of Nawzad Othman's discussion on recent developments in the Middle East Read More ››



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