Past Council Events
The perennially popular Great Decisions lecture series returns! Each year, the Great Decisions program brings citizens together for lectures and small-group discussion to share ideas and opinions on the issues affecting our global future.
"C U Last Tuesday" is a monthly program put on by the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Oregon. The theme and format of the event changes from month to month, but what doesn't vary is the promise to entertain, educate, and broaden your horizons. Invite your friends and we'll see you on the last Tuesday of each month!
The World...In General: Vincent Chin Hsiang Yao, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
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
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!
Well, it's a record. Our office building is closed yet again for Friday the 13th—this snow isn't going anywhere, and neither should you! Our offices will be officially closed on Monday, July 16th to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you!
Now matter how high a wall and no matter who pays for it, determined travelers on both sides historically figure out how to make the border porous or disappear completely. One crucial wall-busting tool is language.