Past Council Events
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?
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?
Have 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.
Join 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.
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.
The 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.
While 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?