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KQV Global Press Conference
Why ASEAN matters to the United States

September 6, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Amb. David Carden, Partner-in-Charge of Asia, Jones Day and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). He will discuss "Why ASEAN matters to the United States” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Understanding the Global Energy Market

September 7, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Institute for 21st Century Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She will discuss "Understanding the Global Energy Market” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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In the Hot Seat and Video Conference
Dr. Jessica Tuchman Mathews: Iran, Iraq, and the Greater Middle East

September 9, 2014

For this event, students at Cornell High School will unpack the current situation in the region by hosting a talk-show style discussion with Dr. Mathews. Dr. Steven E. Sokol, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, will facilitate the session. Up to five interactive video conference sites can participate and submit questions prior to the program.

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Engaging Iran: A New Way Forward?

September 9, 2014

What are the next steps in negotiating an agreement with Iran? Join two of the country’s preeminent foreign policy experts — who both serve as advisory members of  The Iran Project — for an analysis of one of the most significant geopolitical challenges of the 21st century.

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Travel Tales:
True Stories from First-Time International Travelers

September 18, 2014

Join us for an exciting evening of live storytelling by young people from throughout the Pittsburgh community who had the opportunity to travel abroad during the summer after their Junior year of high school. The most recent cohort of 2014 Global Travel Scholars will be joined by several past participants to reflect on their experience as a first-time traveler outside of the country and on the impact it has had.

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For 80 years, the World Affairs Council has been convinced that Americans need to understand a world that looks to them for leadership.  The Council's programs are designed primarily for Council members, students, teachers, and guests.  We have a wide range of programs that enable people from all walks of life to engage in the world around them.  From students to young professionals, top executives to new arrivals in our community, there is a program for you.  The diverse program formats are outlined on the left side of this page (in blue).  Please feel free to explore each page to learn more about each program type and which one meets your needs best.

Our upcoming programs are always listed on the homepage of our web site, so we encourage you to visit that page for specific information about our programs.  Please note that reservations are required for most Council programs and we ask that you contact us directly if you have any questions. Please email or call 412-281-7970.

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