World Affairs Council of Oregon

World Affairs Council for Oregon

According to the World Affairs Council’s website:

“Every year the International Speaker Series features prominent national and international figures who address the significant issues of the moment. Inaugurated in 2000 to celebrate the Council’s 50th Anniversary, the Series has become the nation’s premier speaker series focusing on international discussion and education. Presented in the 2,700-seat Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the series brings audiences face to face with the global leaders, visionaries, and inspiring voices that are changing our world including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Madeleine Albright, Vicente Fox, Ehud Barak, Condoleezza Rice, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Bono, Thomas Friedman, Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Wangari Maathai, Fareed Zakaria, and many more.”

As part of George Fox University’s commitment to our core theme of Local and Global Engagement and commitment to embodying our mission, vision and values principles – which include “Living like Christ as Agents of Love and Reconciliation”, “Preparing Innovators and Risk Takers in Pursuit of God’s Kingdom”, and “Promoting Peace, Justice, and Care of the Earth” – George Fox University is a Gold Sponsor of the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s International Speaker Series. 

George Fox membership with the World Affairs Council of Oregon provides our university students and personnel with vital, professionally formational educational access to firsthand experiences and interactions with international policy makers and implementers. WAC events are excellent bridging opportunities connecting the classroom with the world.

International Speakers Series

For a complete list of past speakers, see here:

Alongside the International Speakers Series, there are year-round World Affairs Council opportunities available for interested parties. For more information, see:

Past Speakers

(All pictures courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Questions? Contact:

Clint Baldwin

Clint Baldwin

Director, Center for Peace and Justice
Assistant Professor of International Studies

Michael MacLeod

Michael MacLeod

Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies
Director of International Studies