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Teacher Award

Kristopher Hupp, Cornell School District
Winner for Busting Boundaries Award

Awarded to an educator who inspires students to work in-person or virtually with peers in different geographic or cultural communitiesInspires students to work in-person or virtually with peers in different geographic or cultural communities.

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Upcoming Programs

KQV Global Press ConferenceNovember 29, 2014

KQV Global Press Conference
Energy Policy on Both Sides of the Atlantic

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Werner Schnappauf, Chair of the Initiative on Energy Law and Policy at the Bucerius Law School. He will discuss "Energy Policy on Both Sides of the Atlantic” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press ConferenceNovember 30, 2014

KQV Global Press Conference
Israel and the Middle East

This half-hour radio program will feature Amir Tibor, Diplomatic Correspondent with Walla News. He will discuss "Israel and the Middle East” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Bob MoritzDecember 5, 2014

Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
'Preparing for the Future: The Impact of Global Megatrends'

Robert E. Moritz
U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC

The concept of megatrends is not new. But how companies identify challenges, develop solutions, and create opportunities in light of these forces that are shaping the world is. Join the Council and one of America’s global business leaders to learn how PwC is responding to an ever-changing world.

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2015December 10, 2014

Panel Discussion and Reception on the Occasion of  the Council’s 83rd Annual Meeting
Reflecting on a Tumultuous 2014
And What it Portends for 2015

William Adams
Senior International Economist for the PNC Financial Services Group

Dr. Marc Lynch
Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and of the Project on Middle East Political Science
at George Washington University

Amb. Daniel Simpson
Former U.S. Ambassador and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Columnist

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a discussion with three leading experts who will share their insights on the tumultuous year that was, and offer insights on the economic and geo-political flashpoints for 2015.

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News at the Council

2014 Top-Rated List!

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!

Is there a connection between the national elections and globalization?

Dr. Michael Mandelbaum, professor of American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies discusses this topic on 90.5 WESA's Essential Pittsburgh.

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Dr. Michael Mandelbaum discussed the future of the global economy during the Monday, November 10th Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon.

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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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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.

Pittsburgh and the fall of the Berlin Wall
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Naval officer, a Butler native, speaks to Moon Area students
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Pittsburgh-area students examine Ebola crisis during international video conference
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Pittsburgh-area students to take part in video conference on Ebola
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