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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

New Theater from Egypt: COMEDY OF SORROWS by Ibrahim El Husseini

Ibrahim El Husseini

New Theater from Egypt: COMEDY OF SORROWS by Ibrahim El HusseiniIbrahim El-Husseini’s Comedy of Sorrows (Commedia Al-Ahzaan), newly translated by Mohammed Albakry and Rebekah Maggor, is one of the first theatrical responses to the Egyptian revolution of January 25th, 2011. Reading to be followed by a discussion of the play, the Egyptian revolution, and Egypt’s prospects for democracy going forward. Read More ››

Great Decisions

Great Decision Series: Egypt

Dr. Thomas Bartlett

Great Decision Series: EgyptThe popular revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 ushered in the promise of radical change. Two years later, what is the state of Egyptian democracy? How will the military and the civilian government balance power? Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program

International Visitor Mixer

International Visitor MixerJoin World Affairs Council’s International Visitor Program as we host four visiting Members of Parliament from Hungary who are in Oregon exploring U.S. Politics and Human Rights Issues. Light hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar. Read More ››

Great Decisions

Great Decision Series: Future of the Euro

Dr. Birol Yesilada

Great Decision Series: Future of the EuroHow did the 2008 global recession contribute to the development of the euro crisis? The health of the euro affects and is affected by the state of the global economy. How can European Union leaders prevent the collapse of the common currency? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

El Narco | Ioan Grillo

Ioan Grillo

El Narco | Ioan GrilloBeyond the sensational spectacle of bloodshed and violence in Mexico’s drug war—50,000 deaths since 2006—what is the story behind the rise and spread of the drug trade? How did Mexico come to control drug trafficking? Read More ››

Programs

Donate Now! Your contribution of $13.75 buys a whole lot of Global Literacy!

Donate Now! Your contribution of $13.75 buys a whole lot of Global Literacy! Last year scholarship donations from World Affairs Council supporters enabled us to provide discounted tickets to the International Speaker Series for 768 kids. This year our goal is 1,000 tickets for Oregon school kids! Please help us meet this challenge. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Norsk by Northwest: Directions for Climate Action Globally and Locally

Ambassador WEGGER CHR. STROMMEN

Norsk by Northwest: Directions for Climate Action Globally and LocallyJoin us for a roundtable discussion, moderated by His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strommen, Norwegian Ambassador to the U.S., exploring current forecasts and innovations around climate action and carbon policy in the Northwest and Norway. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Holiday Cheer: International Development Showcase

Holiday Cheer: International Development ShowcaseJoin the YPs for holiday cheer and celebrate Oregon’s vibrant community of international development nonprofits, including Zimbabwe Artist Project, Green Empowerment, Africa Bridge, The Northwest Fair Trade Coalition, and Vibrant Villages, and more. Read More ››



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