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Past Council Events

Young Professionals

International Trivia Night

International Trivia NightJoin fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars

Chris Woods

Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone WarsLondon-based investigative journalist Chris Woods explores the world of drone warfare - offering comprehensive insights from pilots and analysts, Special Forces and intelligence officials, and Pentagon commanders who have fought America’s secret drone wars. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Visitor Mixer

International Visitor MixerThe World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals Program and Mercy Corps invite you to come and mix and mingle with a diverse group of international visitors looking at the role of nonprofits in promoting democracy and engaging civil society. Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP C.U.L.T - Fulbright Association

YP C.U.L.T - Fulbright AssociationFor this month’s CULT event, we’re featuring the Fulbright Association’s Portland Chapter. It will be an evening of fun sharing your international stories and making new friends at Base Camp Brewing. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Let's Reclaim the American Dream

Hedrick Smith

Who Stole the American Dream (DATE CHANGE)Hedrick Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and Emmy-winning produce discusses how seismic changes, sparked by a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions, have transformed America and its middle class over the last 40 years —becoming, in effect, two Americas. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Guatemala & Gender Violence: Fueling Immigration?

Gabriela Rivera

Guatemala & Gender Violence: Fueling Immigration? Guatemalan human rights lawyer Gabriela Rivera discusses the current situation on human rights for women and children, child migrants, and how these issues are shaping immigration politics. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Theater from the Syrian Conflict: "A Chance Encounter" by Mohammed Al-Attar

A Chance Encounter by Mohammed Al-AttarWith Syrian playwright Mohammad Al-Attar's short play, A Chance Encounter, Boom Arts invites us to glimpse the human side of the current Syrian conflict. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Is Democracy in Decline?

Larry Diamond

Is Democracy in Decline? Larry Diamond, a leading contemporary scholar of democracy studies, discusses the current state of democratic progress throughout the world, and lays out strategic principles for nurturing and advancing global democracy. Read More ››



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