Past Council Events | 2011
A veteran foreign correspondent, Kristof studied Arabic in Cairo and Chinese in Taipei and has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 150 countries. Recently returned from reporting in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, Bahrain and the West Bank, Kristof brings first-hand perspective to this timely topic.
Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Carter and Reagan and the main architect of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Plan, Paul Volcker is one of the most highly respected economic and financial thinkers of our generation. Volcker presents a take-no-prisoners assessment of our financial system.
One of India’s leading physicists, Dr. Vandana Shiva is also a prolific author, world-renowned environmental activist, and eco-feminist whose work focuses on the fundamental connection between human rights and protection of the natural world.
Called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, General McChrystal headed the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Architect of the “surge” in Afghanistan, McChrystal speaks with rare candor about challenges to American security overseas and at home.
This Youth Forum opened with a keynote panel of PSU students from countries in East Asia and continued with breakout sessions representing the ancient and magnificent cultures of China, Japan, and Korea.
Who hasn’t found themselves in the wine aisle confounded by a confusing “embarrassment of riches”—with wines from every corner of the globe? Mike Veseth, Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound, uncorks a conversation on the major forces that are redrawing the world wine map
Join us for a complimentary glass of wine and light hors d'oeuvres while mingling with women leaders from Burma, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand and East Timor who will be in Oregon on a program focused on Women in Public Service.
Join the World Affairs Council of Oregon's Young Professionals at Horn of Africa Restaurant for an evening of food and drinks and an inside, on-the-ground look at sustainability issues in South Africa
Join us for a raucous evening of food, drink, far-out costumes and international trivia. The WorldQuest Global Knowledge competition for grownups is the party of the year! Teams of eight show off their knowledge of global trivia on topics ranging from World Culture to People in the News, World History and Geography.