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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 ››

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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

Registration Open: Teach the World Conference 12.3.2016

Teach the WorldRegister early for December 3rd! Join our annual Teach the World Conference for K-12 Educators! This year exploring the global link between the environment and social justice. Read More ››

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#WithRefugees: A Commemoration of United Nations Day

#WithRefugees: A Commemoration of United Nations DayThe worst global refugee crisis since World War II. What does that mean? Does Portland harbor a moral responsibility to refugees? Join us for this commemoration of United Nations Day - and enjoy this uniquely immersive, audience-engaged program Read More ››

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The World...In General: Moon Duk-ho, Consul General of the Republic of the Korea

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 ››

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FILM: After Spring with the Crossing

FILM: After Spring with the Crossing"After Spring" follows two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the Zaatari camp running; followed by George Kurian's "The Crossing", a first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Future of Korea

The Future of KoreaWhat's in store for U.S.-Korea relations? And how might the evolving nature of political, economic, and security issues in the Korean peninsula effect that relationship, both regionally and nationally? Join us for this vital discussion. Read More ››

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