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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

An Evening of Tango with Morgan Luker & Milonga Berretín

Morgan Luker
Alex Krebs

An Evening of Tango with Morgan Luker & Milonga BerretínJoin the Council for an evening of tango culture, music and dancing. Morgan Luker will present a lively talk on the culture and politics of the contemporary tango scene in Buenos Aires. Following the presentation, Tango Berretín’s impresario Alex Krebs will instruct a beginning-dance lesson. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

A New Nepal: Opportunities for Peace, Prosperity and Democracy

His Excellency Shankar Sharma

A New Nepal: Opportunities for Peace, Prosperity and DemocracyWe are privileged to host an exclusive gathering with His Excellency, Shankar Sharma, Ambassador of Nepal to the US who will bring us to date on Nepal today. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

Christian Parenti

Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of ViolenceChristian Parenti’s new book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, explores how, from Africa to Asia and Latin America, climate change is expressing itself through heightened outbursts of violence, humanitarian crisis, social breakdown and spreading state failure. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India

Miranda Kennedy

Drawing on vivid experiences of reporting from India over five years, NPR reporter Miranda Kennedy offers both an intimate glimpse into the interconnected lives of six Indian women. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Global I.Q. with The Economist - Special Report: China

Will China’s growth continue to outpace other countries or is it headed for a downturn? What impact will China’s policies have on the country and world? Tune in to this month’s Global I.Q. with The Economist free live audiocast as Jim Falk discusses these questions and more with The Economist’s China correspondent, James Miles. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Reception with European Foreign Policy Experts

Join fellow Young Professionals at a downtown reception to welcome a delegation of 14 foreign policy makers, advocates, and analysts from across Europe to Oregon. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Digital Dissidents: Sowing the seeds of Egypt’s revolt

David Wolman

David Wolman (a contributing editor at Wired) retraces the forces behind the Egyptian revolution, revealing the grassroots organizing that helped make it possible, and showing how a small band of digital activists risked their lives and helped bring down the government of Egypt. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Social & Political Issues through an Arts Lens: A Discussion with Visiting European Artists

Learn how three artists from Poland, Croatia and Turkey are addressing themes of ethnic tolerance, sexuality, historical identity, and change through their art and activism. Read More ››



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