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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

The New Arab Wars: Anarchy & Uprising in the Middle East

Marc Lynch

The New Arab Wars: Anarchy & Uprising in the Middle EastMarc Lynch explores how the hope of the Arab Spring devolved into a dystopia of resurgent dictators, failed states, military crackdown and proxy wars as part of a radical regional restructuring. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Rana Foroohar: "Makers and Takers and the Future of the Global Economy"

Rana Faroohar: "Makers and Takers and the Future of the Global Economy"The Council welcomes Rana Foroohar, Assistant Managing Editor and Economics Columnist at TIME magazine, who will join us as the 3rd speaker in our 2016 International Speaker Series, Thursday, May 19 at 7pm. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP International Trivia Night

YP International Trivia Join fellow Young Professionals for an evening of international trivia. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Immigration & American Politics: Three Perspectives on Past Policies and Practices

Immigration & American PoliticsA panel of immigration experts explore historical perspectives on debates, policies, and practices and their connection to contemporary issues regarding migration and the international refugee crisis. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Paul Hawken: Project Drawdown

Paul Hawken: Project DrawdownJoin the Council and our community partner SAGE for a rich conversation with Paul Hawken about his Project Drawdown, a nonprofit that offers you and I 100 substantive solutions to reverse climate change. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Rapid-Response: Migrant Crisis at the Greek-Macedonian border - The View from the Ground with photographer John Rudoff

Rapid-Response: Migrant Crisis at the Greek-Macedonian border - The View from the Ground with photographer John RudoffJoin us for a moving multimedia look at the human face of the continuing migrant crisis with Portland photographer John Rudoff who recently returned from Greece. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

Joshua Hammer

The Bad-Ass Librarians of TimbuktuTo save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a brave band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Rapid-Response: What's Next for Brazil?

Rapid-Response: What's Next for Brazil?On Sunday, the lower house of Congress voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Will the Senate take up the impeachment? How did this happen? Join PSU's Shawn Smallman for a discussion on what could evolve into one of the bigger dramas shaping Brazil’s future. Read More ››



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