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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

Growing Together From Shared Roots: Inside the Merger of The Standard and Meiji Yasuda

The Japan-America Society invites you an evening exploring the backstory behind the merger between The Standard and Japan’s oldest life insurer, Meiji Yasuda. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The World...In General: Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun on North Korea Policy

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 and diplomats from across the Pacific Rim Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Peter Laufer/Gabriela Martínez: On The Fence – Border Culture & Spanglish

Now matter how high a wall and no matter who pays for it, determined travelers on both sides historically figure out how to make the border porous or disappear completely. One crucial wall-busting tool is language. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Keith Luse: Mutual Understanding with North Korea - Is it a Bridge Too Far?

Keith Luse: Building Bridges with North KoreaWith US talk of tougher sanctions, more pressure and possible military action with North Korea, Keith Luse, executive director of the National Committee on North Korea, explores what is on the horizon for relations between the two countries. Read More ››



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