International Speaker Series

The International Speaker Series, currently in it's 19th season, is one of the nation's premiere platforms for international affairs. Designed to engage Oregonians with global perspectives--the series puts you in the room with global leaders, visionaries, and inspiring voices that are changing our world.

From his Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, Shaun King, Madeline Albright, Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mikhail Gorbachev, and more--come and join the global conversation with us at our new location, the Newmark Theatre!

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The International Speaker Series was inagurated on the occasion of WorldOregon's 50th anniversary (formerly World Affairs Council of Oregon).  With the intent of connecting Oregonians to issues that go "beyond the headline, below the fold" --our speakers bring a more nuanced perspective off issues affecting our shared global future. 


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“Oregon is better because of the dialogue sparked by WorldOregon programs—and my life is enriched by the knowledge and friendships I've gained by being a member. WorldOregon gives me hope for our global future!” - Yassi Irajpanah, Member & Supporter