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Young Professionals Programs and Events

Become a Citizen Diplomat
Face to Face provides unique opportunities for Young Professionals to engage in an informal, round-table discussion with visiting emerging leaders from abroad or individuals in our community with unique international experience. These cross-cultural and lively exchanges examine topics such as: leadership and ethics, culture and society, government and foreign policy and many others.

Think beyond your borders
International Trivia Night is a competitive evening of intellectual competition. Enjoy challenging questions, stimulating conversations, food and drink. Winning teams are awarded prizes. Examples of trivia topics include:

  • Current events
  • Wonders of the World
  • Geography
  • International pop culture
  • World religions

Teams compete, testing their knowledge while getting to know new people. Don’t have a team? Don’t worry! You can join an existing team when you arrive or form your own.

There are four rounds of ten questions and a bonus round at the end. The competition lasts approximately two hours. Paper, pens and score cards provided.

Dialogue and debate today’s pressing global issues
The YP’s Discussion Group meets every other Wednesday at the Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery to discuss various international topics. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and a great way to meet other globally aware people. Topics are arranged ahead of time, and are announced via e-mail. Please contact the discussion group coordinator, youngprofessionalsatworldoregon [dot] org (subject: YP%20Discussion%20Group) (Jeff Renfro), with questions or to be added to the e-mail list. Rogue Eastside Pub is located at 928 SE 9th Avenue in Portland.

Develop your global network
Throughout the year the World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts emerging world leaders. These rising stars, often representing a variety of fields from a given region, have demonstrated an ability to influence their societies in some capacity and have been invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

The YPs host receptions throughout the year to connect these leaders with the local community making meaningful and lasting connections. Enjoy food, beverages and conversation in a fun, social atmosphere and build relationships with the next generation of global leaders.

Discover what Oregonians are doing to change the world

Join the Young Professionals each holiday season for the International Development Showcase, which brings together Oregon’s vibrant community of international focused nonprofits. Revel in style with a crowd of fellow globally-engaged Oregonians who support good work around the world and meet with representatives from local organizations to talk about their work.


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