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2 “to broaden public awareness and understanding of international affairs and to engage Oregonians with the world. Its staff and programs work to serve as a community resource on international affairs; enhance international education in the schools; sponsor international professional visitors, and provide special educational travel opportunities abroad” Mission

3 The International Speaker Series (ISS) The International Speaker Series (ISS) International Visitor and Training Program (IVP/Community Connections) International Visitor and Training Program (IVP/Community Connections) Programs on World Affairs (PWA) Programs on World Affairs (PWA) Global Classroom Program (K-12 Education) Global Classroom Program (K-12 Education) Connecting Oregonians to the World through…

4 The International Speaker Series President Mikhail Gorbachev Queen Noor of Jordan Robert Reich His Holiness the Dalai Lama Prime Minister Ehud Barak U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Dr. Jane Goodall Thomas Friedman Secretary General Amre Moussa President Ernesto Zedillo Senator George Mitchell Archbiship Desmond Tutu

5 Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabeel Shaath Ambassador Richard Holbrooke Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland Fareed Zakaria Condoleezza Rice Bono William McDonough Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar Zbigniew Brzezinski The International Speaker Series Dan Rather Wangari Maathai Shirin Ebadi

6 The International Speaker Series President William Jefferson Clinton President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Sheri Liao Hafez Al-Mirazi Vicente Fox Kim Dae-jung Dr. Sergei Khrushev Sandra Day O’Connor Paul Krugman Fareed Zakaria David Suzuki Laurie Garrett

7 International Visitor and Training Program

8 President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan (1987) President Alvaro Uribe Velez of Colombia (1998) President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya (1999) President Moshe Katzav of Israel (1980) Prime Minister Helen Clark of New Zealand (1998) Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom (1992, 1986) President Kim Dae-Jung of the Republic of Korea (1965) President Mary Robinson of Ireland (1976) Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom (1967) Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt of Belgium (1983) President Anwar Sadat of Egypt (1966) President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica (1971) President Ricardo Lagos of Chile (1988) Dr. Wolfgang Schuessel, Chancellor, of Austria (1971, 1984) Gerhard Schroeder, Chancellor, of Germany (1981) Prime Minister Faisal Al Fayez (1988) King Taufa’Ahau Tupou IV of Tonga (1964) International Visitor and Training Program

9 Community Connections

10 “I am leaving America with so much experience and with an open mind and a much better understanding of its people, history and future goals… This experience will remain a treasure in my life.” Cultural Affairs Specialist, Abuja, Nigeria

11 Programs on World Affairs Monthly Headline Forums Monthly Headline Forums Ask the Experts. Great Decisions Lectures Great Decisions Lectures As U.S. Secretary of State, As U.S. Secretary of State, what would you do? what would you do? Member Nights Member Nights It’s not all about politics. Young Professionals Young Professionals Who are the leaders of tomorrow?

12 Global and Multicultural Resource Center Global and Multicultural Resource Center International Guest Speakers Program International Guest Speakers Program World in Transition Teacher Training World in Transition Teacher Training Teach Africa/Teach the Middle East Teach Africa/Teach the Middle East WorldQuest Global Knowledge Competition for high school students WorldQuest Global Knowledge Competition for high school students Global Classroom Program

13 Global and MultiCultural Resource Center

14 Global Classroom Program International Guest Speakers Program

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16 WorldQuest Global Knowledge Competition for high school students Global Classroom Program 2008 Grand Prize 3 week study abroad trip to CHINA!!!

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18 Statewide Outreach Providing international resources and opportunities to communities and classrooms throughout Oregon.

19 Three Centers of Activity Connecting… Bend/Redmond/Madras (Central Oregon) Medford/Grants Pass (Southern Oregon) Pendleton/La Grande (Eastern Oregon) …to the world

20 Statewide Outreach Speakers Speakers International Visitors International Visitors WorldQuest Competition WorldQuest Competition Teach Africa Teach Africa World in Transition teacher training World in Transition teacher training Great Decisions Discussion Groups Great Decisions Discussion Groups International Speakers Series International Speakers Series Web-based Resources Web-based Resources Video Conferencing Video Conferencing

21 Because the World Matters …to kids …to kids …to individuals …to individuals …to business …to business …to OREGON …to OREGON Connecting Oregonians to the World

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