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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums


Dr. Thomas Bartlett

Syria?It's the question on everyone’s mind. How did it come to this? What should our next move be? What are the probable consequences? Join us for this open discussion moderated by Tom Bartlett—come ready to listen and share your voice and opinions on this urgent, complex global issue. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

GMOs: What Should We Be Asking?

GMOsJoin molecular biologist Lisa Weasel for an interactive forum that provides a look at the more complex issues GMO technology has raised, and gives participants an opportunity to engage in discussion around the questions we need to be asking about GMOs. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Comedy, Economics & Carbon Tax!

Yoram Bauman

Comedy, Economics & Carbon Tax!Whether sharing the stage with Robin Williams or Paul Krugman, or appearing on PBS Newshour or at the New York Improv, "Stand-up Economist" Yoram Bauman's engaging ability to break down complex economic ideas with razor-sharp wit is not to be missed. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Ambassador João Vale de Almeida: How the European Union Approaches Peace Building

Ambassador João Vale de AlmeidaJoão Vale de Almeida, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States of America, from Portugal addresses Portland audiences on the value of the E.U. as a peace-building catalyst. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Brendan I. Koerner: The Skies Belong to Us

Brendan I. Koerner: The Skies Belong to UsJoin us at 7:30pm on Sunday, August 11 at Ristretto Roasters for a reading and book signing by Brendan I. Koerner, author of The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking. Read More ››

International Visitors

International Visitor Program Summer BBQ - Hosted by the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council

IVP Summer BBQJoin us for a summer barbeque to welcome 27 visitors from Latin America in Portland to meet with their counterparts in law enforcement, community policing, and international crime Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Champion Democracy

Bruce Gilley
Olga Oliker

Champion DemocracryThe Council joins forces with Oregon Humanities for their perennially popular Think & Drink series, to explore how America engages the world - featuring Olga Oliker and Bruce Gilley. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

What's Next for Egypt?

Dr. Thomas Bartlett

Unrest in EgyptJoin us for a talk with Dr. Thomas Bartlett, former President of the American University in Cairo, on the events currently unfolding in Egypt. Read More ››

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