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WorldOregon presents the 2021 International Speaker Series: Changing Course 

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Maryn McKenna & Dr. Marcel Curlin

Ari Shapiro

Tom Colicchio

Celebrating its 21st anniversary, WorldOregon’s International Speaker Series is one of the nation’s premier platforms for international affairs. For two decades, the series has put you in the room with the global leaders, visionaries, and inspiring voices that are changing our world. While this year's series will be held exclusively online, the series continues its tradition of presenting a broad spectrum of the people, the big ideas, and the issues framing our role on the world stage — from race and reconciliation to hunger as a human right to the need for fact-based journalism to how we will move beyond COVID-19 globally.  

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WorldOregon is following guidance from public health officials and will not hold any live events for the foreseeable future. Instead, the entire 2021 International Speaker Series will be held virtually. Series ticket holders will receive a secure online link prior to the beginning of the series. 


Individual tickets for the remainder of WorldOregon's 2021 all-virtual International Speaker Series are now on sale!

Individual tickets are $35 per event *


April 7 
Tom Colicchio — Hunger, Food, & Human Rights 
Acclaimed restauranteur and Top Chef lead judge  

All events will stream live online and begin at 7pm PST. Note: these events are live streams and will not be recorded for later viewing. 

A link to each event you purchase will be emailed to you, two days prior to the event. It's important to check spam/junk/clutter/promotions folders, as emails can sometimes end up there. 

Read a feature about the series in The Oregonian!

* Not a current member? Renew or join to be eligible for a 10% discount for members!


Past events in the series: 

February 4 

Nikole Hannah-Jones1619, Race, & Democracy 

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, 1619 Project


February 25 

Maryn McKenna Dr. Marcel Curlin  COVID-19 & the Path to Recovery 

Award-winning science/medical author-journalist and OHSU infectious disease expert in conversation 

March 4

Ari Shapiro — Journalism, Facts, & Other Things Considered 

Cohost of NPR’s All Things Considered 




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April 07, 2021 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST

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