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Past Council Events

Great Decisions

Great Decision Series: Humanitarian Intervention

Jim White
Scott Charlesworth

Great Decision Series: Humanitarian InterventionThe “responsibility to protect” doctrine has become central to modern humanitarian intervention. When should the international community intervene? Why did the West rush to intervene in Libya but not Syria? Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2013)

Eye of the Storm: Financial Crisis and the Future of Europe

George Papandreou

Financial Crisis and the Future of EuropeOne of Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers," Papandreou gives a close-up picture of the state of the Eurozone today and the future of the European Union. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

FILM: Unfair World

FILM:  Unfair WorldThis year’s Greek submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Filippo Tsitos’s Unfair World quietly unravels a complex ethical puzzle of justice, forgiveness and human frailty that proves no good deed goes unpunished. Read More ››

Great Decisions

Great Decision Series: Myanmar and Southeast Asia

Edith Mirante

Great Decision Series: Myanmar and Southeast AsiaThe West has welcomed unprecedented democratic reforms made by Myanmar’s government. What challenges must Myanmar overcome before it can fully join the international community? What role can it play in Southeast Asia? Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War

Madeleine Albright

Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and WarMadeleine Albright (U.S. Secretary of State, 1997–2001) discusses her memoir Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, in conversation with Maria Wulff, president of the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program

IVP Mixer: A Gold Stars’ Tour Participant Speaks

Maung Maung Win

IVP Mixer: A Gold Stars’ Tour Participant SpeaksMr. Maung Maung Win from Burma came to Oregon in 2003 on a program focused on Grassroots Organization for Community Education. 10 years later, Mr. Win returns to Portland to share his story on the impact of the International Visitor Leadership Program on his life and career. Please join us to welcome Mr. Win and to hear he story first hand. Read More ››

Great Decisions

Great Decision Series: NATO

David Kinsella

Great Decision Series: NATO	How has NATO’s agenda evolved since its inception during the cold war? With its military commitment in Afghanistan winding down and a recent successful campaign in Libya, what are the Alliance’s present-day security challenges? Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program

The Struggle for LGBTQ Rights in Serbia

The Struggle for LGBTQ Rights in SerbiaAs Serbia works towards its accession bid to the European Union, its human rights protections for the LGBTQ population have come into focus as a dark spot on the transitioning country. Today’s brown bag lunch discussion features key leaders from the LGBTQ movement in Serbia. Read More ››



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