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Past Council Events

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group - Colombia Peace Deal

YP Discussion Group - Colombia Peace DealThe Colombian government and FARC rebels recently signed a ceasefire to finalize a historic peace deal and, pending a public referendum, end the longest-running civil war in the Western Hemisphere (52 years). What are the prospects for peace? What lessons are there for the rest of the world? Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group - Brexit

YP Discussion Group - Brexit Great Britain did the previously unthinkable and voted to leave the European Union. How did this happen? What is next for the U.K.? What does this mean for the EU project? How will the U.S. react to the diplomatic down-grading of one of its most important allies? Read More ››

Young Professionals

C U Last Tuesday: Celebrating the Land Down Under

C U Last Tuesday: Celebrating the Land Down UnderHave a study abroad or travel tale to tell? Curious if the water really flushes the other way? Join us at our June CULT event to meet up with local Australian and New Zealand expats, enjoy Aussie food and drink, and chat about life in the land down under. Read More ››

Young Professionals

"Our New Girl" Reception and Talk Back with WAC Young Professionals

"Our New Girl" Reception and Talk Back with WAC Young ProfessionalsJoin Corrib Theater and the World Affairs Council of Oregon Young Professionals for a special night of "Our New Girl". The performance will be preceded by a reception with members of the World Affairs Council of Oregon Young Professionals and followed by a talk-back with Director Gemma Whelan and cast. Read More ››

Young Professionals

​The Sunflower Movement and Democracy in Taiwan: A Face-to-Face with Cherry Chi and Anny Hsiao

Cherry Chi and Anny Hsiao have been active promoters of Taiwan’s democracy, traveling to Taiwan to vote (Taiwan has no absentee ballots!) and participating in campaign rallies. Hear their stories and ask questions about Taiwan’s history, democracy and China-Taiwan relations at this face-to-face event. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Breaking up is hard to do: the UK, BREXIT and the fate of the EU

Dr. Birol Yesilada

Breaking up is hard to do: the UK, BREXIT and the fate of the EUThe European Union is on a sticky wicket with a possible British exit from the EU. What is Brexit and what do we need to know about the June 23 referendum? Join us for a discussion with PSU's Birol Yesilada on the hard facts and potential aftershocks of Brexit. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Bill McKibben: "Climate Future: Beyond Paris"

Bill McKibben: "Climate Future: Beyond Paris"Environmental activist, author, and founder of 350.org joins us to conclude the 2016 International Speaker Series on Thursday, June 16, with "Climate Futures: Beyond Paris". Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP Discussion Group - The State of LGBT Issues in the World

YP Discussion Group - The State of LGBT Issues in the WorldWhile we are still reeling from the tragedy in Orlando, let’s discuss the state of LGBT issues worldwide. Where is there progress? Where are things backsliding? Does the US have a role in promoting tolerance and what does that look like? Read More ››



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