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Past Council Events

International Visitor Leadership Program

International Visitor Mixer: U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges

International Visitor Mixer: U.S. Foreign Policy ChallengesMix and mingle with WAC's International Visitors Program and a delegation of emerging new leaders from the European Union! Read More ››

Community Events

The Price of Inequality

Joseph Stiglitz

The Price of InequalityWhy is our economic system failing most Americans—and what price are we paying for it as a society? Drawing on a deep well of economic understanding and perspective, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explores these and other pressing questions to show that growing inequality is not inevitable. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

CANCELLED: Brazil & the U.S.: Partnerships in Global Perspective

Ambassador Mauro Vieira

Brazil & the U.S.: Partnerships in Global PerspectiveWhat lessons can be learned from Brazil and the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) nations? Brazilian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Mauro Vierira, discusses Brazil’s role in the global economy and opportunities for new partnership with the US, particularly around science and education. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Libya: A Report from the Front Lines

Jamal Tarhuni
Dr. Omar Reda

Libya: A Report from the Front LinesWhat is the current situation for humanitarian aid in Libya following the fall of Gadhafi? Join us for this program with Tarhuni and Reda (both born in Libya, now living in the Portland area) who will share their stories from the front lines, where they boldly (working through Medical Teams International) participated in humanitarian efforts. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Inside Global Trade & Export

Derrick Olsen

Inside Global Trade & ExportJoin the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Oregon for this summer series on international trade and hear from experts and insiders on our future as a global center. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East

Marc Lynch

The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle EastMarc Lynch (the former White House advisor who coined the phrase “Arab Spring”) brings new perspectives on the democratic revolutions in the Arab world. Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program

International Visitor Mixer: The Successor Generation

International Visitor Mixer: Integration and Cultural Preservation EffortsThe World Affairs Council’s International Visitor Program invites you to come and learn from and mingle with a diverse group of international visitors from Europe looking at the topic America’s Multi-ethnic Society and the Role of the Successor Generation. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Planning for People: An International Perspective

Enrique Peñalosa

Former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, Enrique Peñalosa, is an influential thinker in the design of livable cities, with a particular interest in the relationship between urban design and sustainability, mobility, equity, public space, and well-being. Read More ››



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