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Past Council Events

Teach the World

Teaching About Women in the World

Teaching About Women in the WorldJoin us for Teaching About Women in the World, a day-long conference for educators on May 17 that will focus on the theme of the 2014 International Speakers Series: Women Changing the World. Think globally, teach locally – and join us for this exciting day of resource-building and curricular enrichment. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2014)

Leymah Gbowee: Liberian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Leymah Gbowee

Leymah GboweeLeymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist, social worker and women’s rights advocate, and a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, will speak on May 8 as part of the 2014 International Speakers Series. Read More ››

International Speaker Series

Khalida Brohi: Conversation and Q&A for High School students

Khalida Brohi

khalida Brohi: Conversation and Q&A for High School studentsHigh School Students: join us for a free conversation and Q & A with the inspiring youth activist and social entepreneur Khalida Brohi from Pakistan, appearing in Portland as part of the World Affairs Council's 2014 International Speaker Series - Women Changing the World. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2014)

Khalida Brohi: Pakistani activist and social entrepreneur

Khalida Brohi

Khalida BrohiKhalida Brohi, Pakistani activist, social entrepreneur, and founder of Sughar Empowerment Society, will speak on April 23 as part of the 2014 International Speakers Series. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?Join fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Read More ››

Young Professionals

Young Professionals: Face to Face with Jason Lewis-Berry

Jason Lewis-BerryJoin us for this special Young Professionals discussion and Face-to-Face conversation with Jason Lewis-Berry, Director of Overseas Operations for the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, as he shares his experiences from the frontlines of some of the globe’s more dangerous places. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Pacific Conflicts: China, Japan and the U.S.

Territorial DisputesThe China-Japan territorial dispute is becoming increasingly dangerous and the prospects rise for a confrontation. U.S. security ties to Japan put it in the middle of the situation. A panel of experts on East Asian geopolitics looks at trends in the region and offers a broader context for understanding the big picture and impending flashpoints. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Young Professionals: Face to Face with Julia Cooke

The Other Side of ParadiseJoin us for a night of informal conversation with journalist Julia Cooke, author of The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba, on cultural changes in Cuba, how the next generation is faring, and the challenges and opportunities for writers and journalists in a rapidly changing digital, dematerialized landscape. Read More ››



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