Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Lourdes "Lulu" Garcia-Navarro

2018 WorldOregon International Speaker 4-Part Series

Welcome to the 18th season of WorldOregon's International Speaker Series—one of the nation’s premier platforms for international affairs. The series puts you in the room with the global leaders, visionaries, and inspiring voices that are changing our world.

Ticket sales help support the work of WorldOregon (also known as the World Affairs Council of Oregon)—connecting Oregonians to the world since 1950! WorldOregon programs support Oregonian students, educators, youth, and adults by accelerating cross-cultural understanding. We build global relationships through events, education programs, visitor hosting, travel, and more. Visit to get involved!

Series Subscriptions & Tickets

Four-part series subscriptions starting at $80 (& up) are on sale now, and are also available at the Portland'5 Box Office and by phone: 800-273-1530.

Single lecture tickets to go on sale Friday, March 16 at 10am, subject to availability.

2018 Series: Matters of Fact

Hard-hitting, truth-seeking journalism is one of the bedrocks of a healthy democracy. It's perhaps the best antidote to the flurry of alternative facts, partisan noise, and the 24-hour news cycle. Join us as we present four of today's most celebrated writers and journalists reporting on the ideas and issues shaping our world.

Lourdes Garcia-NavarroMarch 20
Lourdes "Lulu" Garcia-Navarro: Reporting the News in an Age of Noise

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is an award-winning journalist and host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday and previously worked as a correspondent based in Brazil, Israel, Mexico, and Iraq—capturing history in the making with stunning insight, courage, and humanity.

David FrumApril 2
David Frum: The American Political System and The Future of Democracy

David Frum is a senior editor at The Atlantic, political analyst for Newsweek, and author of the New York Times bestseller, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic, and served as speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush.

Evan OsnosMay 2
Evan Osnos: The China-America Paradox

New Yorker staff writer and National Book Award-winning author Evan Osnos specializes in politics and foreign affairs, spanning the U.S., the Middle East, East Asia, and China. He won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2014 for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China.

Masha GessenJune 12
Masha Gessen: The Future Is History - Totalitarianism and the New Russia

Masha Gessen was the winner of the 2017 National Book Award in nonfiction, is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and is the author of several books, among them The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. The recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Fellowship, Gessen teaches at Amherst College and lives in New York City.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall : Upcoming Events


Live Nation welcomes Tony Bennett to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Thursday, September 5...

Showing: 09/05

Monqui Presents welcomes Tycho to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Saturday, September 7,...

Showing: 09/07

Oregon Historical Society presents An Evening with Madeleine Albright at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 09/10

Monqui Presents welcomes producer/songwriter/performer Maggie Rogers to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 09/12

Oregon Symphony presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 09/13 - 09/15

True West welcomes Brian Wilson and The Zombies to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Tuesday...

Showing: 09/17