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WorldQuest

Buy tickets now for WorldQuest: October 27, 2017!

Save the Date for WorldQuest: October 27, 2017!Tickets on sale now! World Affairs Council of Oregon's annual fundraising extravaganza: WORLDQUEST 2017 will take place on Friday, October 27th, and you're invited! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Jere Van Dyk | The Trade: My Journey into the Labyrinth of Political Kidnapping

Jere Van Dyk | The Trade: My Journey into the Labyrinth of Political KidnappingIn 2014, Jere Van Dyk traveled to Afghanistan to try to discover the motives behind a kidnapping that had occurred six years earlier--his own Read More ››

Teach the World

10.21.17 Teach the World Workshop #2: Invite the World to your Classroom with Culture Boxes!

Culture BoxThe second of our 4-part workshop series! Invite the World to Your Classroom with Culture Boxes! A Workshop for K-12 Teachers Presented by the World Affairs Council of Oregon on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 from 8:30am to 12:00pm in the Oregon Historical Society Hatfield Room. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Todd Moss | The Shadow List

Todd Moss | The Shadow ListTodd Moss, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, draws on his real-world experiences inside the U.S. Government to bring to life the exhilaration—and frustrations—of modern-day foreign policymaking with his thriller "The Shadow List." Read More ››

Cultural Visitors

YLAI Evening Reception and Pitch Preview

YLAI FellowshipJoin us for a special reception in support of 12 entrepreneurs and social innovators from the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), a State Department program which places accomplished change-makers from the Western Hemisphere in month-long fellowships across the country. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

10.29.17 Free Event: KHALIL BENDIB, THE PEN IS FUNNIER THAN THE SWORD

10.29.17 Free Event: KHALIL BENDIB, THE PEN IS FUNNIER THAN THE SWORDFREE EVENT: Internationally-known political cartoonist Khalil Bendib will discuss his work. Co-sponsored by the Muslim Educational Trust, and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. It is part of the First Congregational Church Oliver Lecture Series. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Grant T. Harris | Why Africa Matters to U.S. National Security

Grant T. Harris | Why Africa Matters to U.S. National SecurityJoin us for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities found across this diverse and dynamic continent of increasing political and economic power - and how it matters for the US Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Ozan Varol | The Democratic Coup d’État

Ozan Varol | The Democratic Coup d’ÉtatWhen you hear the phrase "coup d’état"–French for stroke of the state–what comes to mind? Do all coups look the same, smell the same, and present the same threats to democracy? How can an event as undemocratic as a military coup lead to democracy? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Dr. Melody Rose | Women in International Politics

Dr. Melody Rose | Women in International PoliticsLooking across the globe - which countries are leading the way in cultivating women's leadership? And where does the US stand? Join us for this engaging discussion with Dr. Melody Rose Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP International Trivia Night (11/16)

YP TriviaCan 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! Read More ››



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