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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.

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 ››

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Life and Markets in Ongoing Conflict: Wafa Ulliyan on Gaza

Life and Markets in Ongoing Conflict: Wafa Ulliyan on GazaJoin us for a brownbag talk with Mercy Corps Deputy Mission Director in Gaza, Wafa Ulliyan, who'll share personal stories of her life in Gaza, including the crisis of 2008-2009 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

The World...In General: Ardi Hermawan, Consul General of The Republic of Indonesia

Join WAC, Portland State University’s Office of International Affairs and Institute for Asian Studies, and the Oregon Consular Corps for this engaging, multipart series highlighting the work of Consul Generals from across the Pacific Rim Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu | How and Why Turkey has Drifted Away from Democracy?

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu

How and Why Turkey has Drifted Away from Democracy?What is the future of liberal democracy in Turkey and regional stability in the greater Middle East - and how did they get here? Read More ››



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