Past Council Events
Come meet the Francophone Pan-Africa Young Leaders - learn about the action projects, ideas and innovations they've developed to make a positive change in their communities in Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Madagascar, and Togo.
Can you name the world's first zero carbon city? How about the President of Turkmenistan? If you know the answers—or even if you don't— come join fellow Young Professionals for an evening of international trivia!
How does soccer give us a sharper cross-cultural lens into the complexity of our increasingly globalized world? Join the Portland Timbers/Thorns and World Affairs Council for a discussion featuring Nadia Nadim, Ben Polk, Andrew Guest, and Matt Streng.
Following the failed coup in Turkey, President Erdoğan has carried out a purge of the military, media, universities, and judiciary. Where is Turkey headed? Will the crackdown continue indefinitely? What are the broader implications for the region?
Join us for engaging conversation with a panel of non-governmental critics, skeptics, activists, and opponents to talk about the key controversies around the TPP, the largest and most controversial proposed free trade agreement.
The 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?