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sit 2014

Teachers from around the region hear from Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (ret.), Ph.D. at the 2014 Summer Institute for Teachers.

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Upcoming Programs

KQV Global Press ConferenceAugust 2, 2014

KQV Global Press Conference
Urban Innovation and Leadership – Lessons from Europe?

This half-hour radio program will feature Donald K. Carter, Director of the Remaking Cities Institute in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, and Brian Kennedy, Vice President for Strategic Services and Government Relations, Pittsburgh Technology Council. They will discuss "Urban Innovation and Leadership – Lessons from Europe?” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press ConferenceAugust 3, 2014

KQV Global Press Conference
The Emergent City: Building Resilience through Migration and the Informal Economy

This half-hour radio program will feature Kavitha Rajagopalan, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute. She will discuss "The Emergent City: Building Resilience through Migration and the Informal Economy” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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News at the Council


Council Wins 2014 Top-Rated Award

Thanks to all of the amazing reviews we received from all of you, we've won a 2014 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Click here to read our reviews or add one of your own!

2014 National Conference: America and the World 2015
Registration Now Open!

The World Affairs Councils of America will host its 2014 National Conference, America and the World 2015, on November 5-7 at The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC.

Held annually for over two decades, the Conference engages our national network's leaders and members drawn from the business, civic, and education communities with leading policy-makers and experts.

The 2014 National Conference Agenda will examine: China, the U.S., and Asia; Russia/Eurasia; Cybersecurity; Future of Education; Youth, Jobs, and Social Unrest; Food and Water; Global Economic Realignment; Future of Energy; Africa; and Climate Change.

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Post-Gazette in search of Pittsburghers from all over the world

The Post-Gazette launched a new online project “Odysseys,” a journey of discovery, full of tales of adventure and the hopes that immigrants from each of the 193 countries in the United Nations brought to Pittsburgh. You'll hear new voices, see new faces and meet new people as they share stories of how they have become part of Pittsburgh and how Pittsburgh has become part of them.

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The World News Weekly Update is a collection the past week's top news stories. Every week, the Council gathers articles, reports, and op-eds from various domestic and international information outlets in order to provide wide-ranging and balanced perspectives on pressing global issues.

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Other Interesting International Events

Breaking the Links: A Campaign Against Human Trafficking
10-11:30 a.m., Aug. 2, 2014
Matt Friedman

Hong Kong resident and international anti-trafficking expert Matt Friedman will speak about this global, multi-faceted human rights abuse that exists in virtually every country around the world including the United States.

This program is hosted by Peters Township Public Library and World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh with support for the 2014 International Program Series by McMurray Veterans of Foreign Wars POST 764.Email or call 724.941.9430 to attend.

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Human Trafficking: Breaking the Links
2 p.m., Aug. 2, 2014
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Matt Friedman

Mr. Friedman will reflect upon the breadth and range of human slavery in the world today and how we can all play our part in addressing this global problem. Presented in cooperation with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

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Video: The Politics of Jesus: Dr. Reza Aslan

Dr. Reza Aslan's most recent book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, arrived in bookstores in July, and has been garnering significant media attention. Click here to watch the full-size video of the recent discussion with this internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions.

At Summer Seminar, Students Learn to Think Critically About Global Issues
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Dozens of high-schoolers attend annual seminar on global events
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Quaker Valley junior bound for Tanzanian adventure
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More from Personalities of Pittsburgh Interview with Audrey Russo
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Young Achiever: Raheem Perry
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How the World Affairs Council Has Impacted Cornell
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Pittsburgh-Area Students Tackle World Water Crisis
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International presentation at Shaler Area helps students expand horizons

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Young Achiever: Tessa Houser
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Europe in focus: EU ambassador visits Pitt at timely moment
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On Pittsburgh visit, ambassador says $15B in aid to Ukraine shows support

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