Tim DuRoche is the director of programs for the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Prior to his work with the council, he worked for Portland Center Stage, where he developed initiatives and programs connecting sustainability, civic engagement, historic preservation and the arts. He is on the boards of the state's Cultural Advocacy Coalition, Oregon Creative Industries, and Coalition for Livable Future and is a member of the State Commission on Civic Engagement, the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, and the Right Brain Initiative's governing committee. His writing about visual culture, jazz and performance, planning, urban history, and cultural policy has appeared in a number of print and online publications, including IDEA Magazine, Oregon Humanities, Willamette Week, the Oregonian, Portland Spaces, and Metroscape. DuRoche is a frequent public speaker, interviewer, and moderator for cultural organizations including Wordstock, the City of Portland, Portland Center for Public Humanities, Multnomah County Library, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Jazz Festival, and LiveWire Radio.