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In April, 24 high school students from sub-Saharan Africa came to Portland as part of the U.S. Department of State Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program. One of their main goals in Portland was to develop an action project to implement in their communities, utilizing the skills and techniques learned during the program.
The World Affairs Council of Oregon invites community members to open their doors and share an American home experience with visitors this spring, summer, and fall.
Listen to Kenneth M. Pollack, who lectured at the World Affairs Council on September 25, in an interview on OPB's Think Out Loud.
On July 20, a group of Iraqi and American students arrived in Portland as part of the U.S. Department of State's Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. While in Portland, they met with local and regional organizations to discuss social justice and youth activism.
Earlier this month the World Affairs Council was privileged to host up and coming Portuguese journalist Ms. Joana Latino Oliveira e Silva. As part of her U.S. State Department sponsored professional development program, she visited Portland for four days meeting with local media organizations.