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WorldOregon presents the 2023 International Speaker Series
The 2023 International Speaker Series continues this fall, shining the spotlight on bold voices addressing human rights, political and cultural polarization, and movements toward a more peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous future. 

Marie Yovanovitch served as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan, in addition to other senior government positions during her 33-year diplomatic career. She retired from the State Department in 2020 and is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a non-resident fellow at Georgetown University. She has received multiple awards, including the Presidential Distinguished Service Award (twice), the Secretary’s Diplomacy for Freedom Award, the Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of Diplomacy, and the PEN/Benenson Courage Award. 

Ambassador Yovanovitch was most recently selected to be one of the Inaugural Carnegie Distinguished Fellows for Columbia University’s new Institute of Global Politics—established by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs Keren Yarhi-Milo—along with Stacey Abrams, the Georgia voting rights activist and former candidate for governor; Michelle Bachelet, Former President of Chile and Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Eric Schmidt, the former CEO and chairman of Google; and Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa. 

For full biography click here. 

This event will be held in-person at 
Alberta Rose Theatre
(3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211)

Located in the heart of the thriving, eclectic Alberta Arts District

Reception and Book-signing for Ambassador Yovanovitch's stirring memoir Lessons from the Edge to follow the event —no extra ticket required! 

Thanks to our partners at Broadway Books for making books available for purchase on-site at the event

Individual event tickets: $45 General ($35 WorldOregon members*) 
Student and veteran tickets: $20

Please note: All seating is General Admission

*WorldOregon members should have received an email containing a $10-off WorldOregon member discount code. If you did not receive your WorldOregon discount code, please contact us at (503) 306-5252 or [email protected]

Tickets are available exclusively through The Alberta Rose Theatre 

Click Here to Purchase Online 

Tickets for this fall 2023 International Speaker Series event go on sale today, Friday, August 18 at noon.
Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (503) 719-6055, or in person at the box office on any show night. The box office generally opens one hour before show time. Service fees on all tickets purchased in advance are the same whether purchased online, by phone, or at the box office. Day of show tickets sold at the Box Office are subject to a $1.00 surcharge. All ticket sales are non-refundable with the exception of a cancelled or rescheduled show.

 For further questions or other information please refer to the FAQ here

We’re going
September 20, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST

2023 International Speaker Series: Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
United States
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Contact: Tim DuRoche ·

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