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Headline and Cultural Forums

Headline and Cultural Forums

Headline Forum Lectures

What in the World? The Council’s monthly Headline Forum brings expert authorities with firsthand knowledge of hot spots and topics around the world to Portland. Headline Forums give you access to some of the globe’s most insightful, leading diplomatic and political officials, policy makers, authors, journalists, and academics. Whether a more formal luncheon, informal brown-bag, or evening event with cocktails, these candid public forums are excellent opportunities to learn about the pressing foreign affairs of the day.

Cultural Events

Beyond the world of politics and policy, Cultural Forums are your passport to exciting international sights, sounds, and sensations. Connect with global culture through programs on everything from international wine and beer and chocolates, to community service projects and heritage festivals to dance, music, theater and visual art.

Recent Headline and Cultural Forums News

Headline and Cultural Forums
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 1:15pm

Watch Nawzad Othman's talk on Agony & Hope in the Middle East

Watch the video of Nawzad Othman's discussion on recent developments in the Middle East Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:15am

Mona Eltahawy interview with OPB's Think Out Loud--now available to stream or download

WAC audiences enjoyed a powerful and inspiring talk by Egyptian-American feminist and author Mona Eltahawy on May 18. If you missed it, you can now download or stream her conversation with OPB's Think Out Loud program the same week. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums
Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:30am

Making a Difference, Transforming Lives: A Path Appears, with Nicholas Kristof—Online Video Now Available

If you missed Nicholas Kristof's inspiring talk on Martin Luther King Jr. Day--Making a Difference, Transforming Lives: A Path Appears--you can now view the video recording from the evening. Read More ››

Upcoming Headline and Cultural Forums Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

Colin Woodard: American Nations/American Character

Colin Woodard: American Nations/American CharacterWith elections around the corner and ideological polarization at it's most pronounced in decades, award-winning journalist Colin Woodard how best to reconcile individual liberty and the common good. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Film: American Umpire + Discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs and Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols

We are on the cusp of a change in the way we do foreign policy in this country Join us for a panel discussion on this timely topic as well as a screening of the PBS film AMERICAN UMPIRE, narrated by Jim Lehrer. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Dante Paradiso: The Embassy - a Story of War & Diplomacy

Dante Paradiso:  The Embassy - a Story of War & DiplomacyDante Paradiso explores the harrowing climax of the Liberian civil war and the U.S. and West African role in ending it--offering rich discussion on the kind of daring frontline diplomacy that can change the fate of a nation. Read More ››

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