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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

Cybersecurity & Cyberwar: What Everybody Needs to Know

Peter W SingerP.W. Singer discusses how cybersecurity works, why it matters, and other cybersecurity issues that challenge everyone. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Catching Up or Leading the Way: Education in the Age of Globalization

EducationDr. Yong Zhao, Presidential Chair of the University of Oregon College of Education speaks about what matters for an education system and what really counts as educational excellence. Read More ››

Programs

Holiday Gathering with International Visitors

The Benson HotelCelebrate the holidays and join us for an end-of-the-year gathering. Enjoy refreshments, conversation with World Affairs Council of Oregon members, meet an exciting group of Foreign Service Professionals hosted by our International Visitor Program, and celebrate global good cheer with the music of the Al Andalus Ensemble. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Mary Christina Wood: Nature's Trust, Climate Change & The Law

Mary Christina Wood

Mary Christina Wood: Nature's Trust, Climate Change & The LawMary Christina Wood explores new approaches to global climate change policy that would hold governments morally accountable to protect our natural resources on behalf of the beneficiaries—the citizens of today and tomorrow. Read More ››

Education

Africa Rising: Teach Africa Youth Forum

Africa RisingOn December 2, educators and middle and high school students from across the region will immerse themselves in the cultures of the African continent and learn the true meaning of the expression 'Africa Rising'. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Yaroslava Pulinovich's The Natasha Plays: I Won & Natasha’s Dream

Yaroslava Pulinovich's The Natasha Plays: I Won & Natasha’s DreamExperience an evening of contemporary Russian theater in translation by a vibrant and incisive voice from Russia’s dynamic New Drama movement: acclaimed young Russian playwright Yaroslava Pulinovich. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Coffee-nomics

Coffee-nomicsNearly 100 million people around the world depend on coffee for their livelihood, including Portland. Join writer Hanna Neuschwander (Left Coast Roast) for a percolating conversation with Portland Roasting Company’s Mark Stell and David Griswold of Sustainable Harvest about how Portland’s thirst for coffee connects us to the world. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Lester Brown: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

Lester BrownOne of the pioneering figures of the environmental movement, Lester Brown explores overarching global environmental policy and the increasingly volatile food situation the world is facing. Read More ››



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