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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

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 ››

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 ››

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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 ››



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