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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

Evgeny Morozov

Morozov argues, the net can make authoritarian governments even more powerful and repressive—as witnessed by the recent phone and internet outages across the Middle East. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Editor's Report: The Role of the State

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Global I.Q. with The Economist, a monthly online audiocast that connects you with journalists around the world to discuss the pressing issues of the day. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Trivia Night

Join fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Trivia Night is a fun opportunity to acquaint and socialize with fellow Portlanders who share your zest for all things international! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Wealth & Power in the 21st Century: Why Europe (Not China) is the World’s Second Superpower

Andrew Moravcsik

It has become fashionable to view international power in the 21st century as dominated by the United States, China, and India. Europe, meanwhile, is viewed as a spent geopolitical force. But, according to Professor Andrew Moravcsik, this view is dramatically wrong. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The New Transatlantic Agenda

Dr. Klaus Scharioth

German Ambassador Scharioth will address contemporary issues in international law and policy and how, through mutual cooperation, Germany and the U.S. can lessen the aftermath of the international economic and financial crisis, achieve sustainable growth, and secure and create jobs. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

More Than Meets the Eye: Muslim Women & Global Media Culture

Fatemeh Fakhraie

With grass-roots revolutions flaring across the Middle-East, the voices of everyday citizens are becoming more and more prominent, includeing a powerful presence of online feminist activism. Fatemeh Fakhraie discusses both online Islamic feminist activism and the portrayal of Muslim women in global media. Read More ››

Great Decisions

Germany Ascendant

Consul General Peter Rothen

Germany has emerged from both the financial crisis and the eurozone crisis as the dominant economic and political power in Europe, in particular setting the tone for dealings with Russia, Eastern Europe and Iran. Read More ››

Great Decisions

The Caucasus

Scott Radnitz

The countries and regions of the Caucasus all have strong national identities but have long lived in the shadow of their larger neighbors: Russia, Iran and Turkey. How does this influence the Caucasus of today? How do the region's energy resources play into its relations with the outside world? Read More ››

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