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AWQ 2015
Upper St. Clair High School took first place during the 2015 Academic WorldQuest.

A Workshop for Educators  Teaching about Turkey: Bridge between East and West March 16, 2015

A Workshop for Educators
Teaching about Turkey: Bridge between East and West

During this workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to learn about Turkey’s place in the world and experience Turkish culture. They will gain access to lesson plans and other resources, and hear from teachers from the Pittsburgh region who have traveled to Turkey.

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Engaging and Preparing Students for a Globalized WorkforceMarch 19, 2015

Teacher Workshop
Engaging and Preparing Students for a Globalized Workforce

During this workshop presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, educators will receive an overview of global trends that will affect students' futures. They will also have the opportunity to hear from international business and nonprofit leaders regarding the "soft skills" and "hard skills" vital for success in the workplace. World Affairs Council and other resources will be shared with participants.  

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Summer Seminar on Global IssuesJune 15, 2015

Summer Seminar on Global Issues
June 15-July 2, 2015

The Summer Seminar on Global Issues is designed to help students understand and think critically about their world—and the various issues, connections, and perspectives within it. Through a mix of classroom instruction, experiential learning activities, and discussions with experts, participants will strengthen their understanding of overarching global issues and how these issues shape the world around them.

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Upcoming Programs

KQV Global Press ConferenceMarch 7, 2015

KQV Global Press Conference
Perspectives on the Global Energy Market

This half-hour radio program will feature speakers from the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania. They will discuss "Perspectives on the Global Energy Market” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon: Regional Conflicts: Why Saudi Arabia MattersMarch 10, 2015

Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
From the Global Energy Market to Regional Conflicts: Why Saudi Arabia Matters

Peter J. Robertson
U.S. Co-Chairman of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council and Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Chevron

Join the U.S.-Saudi Business Council and the World Affairs Council to learn more about Saudi Arabia’s economic and geo-political role. One of the world’s leading energy experts will offer his frank assessment of the strategic role Saudi Arabia plays in the regional economy of the Middle East – and the broader global marketplace.

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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!

World Affairs Councils of America wins 2014 DANDI Award

The World Affairs Councils of America was honored with a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion (DANDI) Award in the international category. Accepting this honor at the 3rd Annual DANDI Awards Ceremony in New York City on Dec. 1, WACA President and CEO Bill Clifford said: "The World Affairs Councils of America believes everyone benefits when we create a public environment where a diverse community is challenged to share ideas about international issues while considering other points of view. For our Councils, which put a premium on civil dialogue, the commitment to the values of inclusion and diversity of thought and perspective makes us better learners, employees, leaders, and citizens."

View the video below WACA submitted following the nomination for a 2014 DANDI Award.

Click here to read the latest Global Connections newsletter and find out what's new at the Council!

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.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Hill tells World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh U.S. efforts in Syria fall short
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Hampton gives Russian teachers taste of America
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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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