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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

Rapid Response Program: Crisis in Ukraine

Crisis in UkraineAll the world’s eyes have turned swiftly to tensions in Ukraine. Join us for a Rapid Response Program with visiting Fulbright Scholar Polina Erofeeva from Portland State University exploring the big picture issues, geopolitical context, and the developing flashpoints of this urgent crisis. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Masha Gessen: Words Will Break Cement

Masha GessenAcclaimed journalist Masha Gessen, author of Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, discusses the saga of Russian punk-rock activists Pussy Riot, the five young women arrested and jailed for performing a 'punk prayer' in a cathedral in Moscow. Read More ››

Great Decisions

Great Decisions: China's Foreign Policy

Ron TammenRon Tammen, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, looks at what the rapid rise of China as a new superpower means for other countries in the region and if there are potential points of conflict with the U.S. as it “pivots” to Asia? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

International Women’s Day | Connecting Oregon & the World

International Women’s Day | Connecting Oregon & the World Could an Equal Rights Amendment be the next feather in the cap of Oregon’s tradition of bold global leadership? How might VoteERA – which would ratify equal rights of women in the Oregon constitution—make a difference, beyond our backyards? Join us for this exciting discussion and reception in commemoration of International Women’s Day. Read More ››

Great Decisions

Great Decisions: Israel and the U.S.

Barbara TintDr. Barbara Tint, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at Portland State University looks at how, after years of unparalleled support, new strains are testing U.S.-Israel relations. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Hellen Nkuraiya: Transforming the Lives of Maasai Girls

Hellen Nkuraiya: Transforming the Lives of Maasai GirlsJoin us and learn more about Hellen Nukuraiya’s exceptional journey and the lives of women and girls she’s helping transform in Kenya. Read More ››

Programs

The Power of Performance: Theater in Conflict Zones

The Power of PerformanceJoanna Sherman, a pioneer in arts-based peacebuilding and artistic director of the New York-based Bond Street Theatre presents riveting video footage and explores the impact and value of theatre as a tool for engagement and reconciliation. Read More ››

Great Decisions

Great Decisions: Islamic Awakening

Thomas BartlettThomas Bartlett discusses how the aftermath of the Arab Spring has resulted in unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries, especially regarding the role of Islam and democracy. AVAILABLE AS A LIVE STREAM Read More ››



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