World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

KQV Global Press Conference
Japan Update

March 28, 2015

This half-hour radio program will feature Amy Boots, Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania; Peter Kelly, President of the National Association of Japan-America Societies; and Hisanori Nei, Professor at the Japanese National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. They will discuss "Japan Update” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Saudi Arabia: “An Island of Stability”

March 29, 2015

This half-hour radio program will feature Peter Robertson, U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council U.S. Co-Chairman, Chairman of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, and former Vice Chairman of the Board of Chevron. He will discuss "Saudi Arabia: 'An Island of Stability'” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Global Blueprint
Interactive workshops to shape Pittsburgh’s international vision.

March 30, 2015

Join us to help shape Pittsburgh’s global identity! Through participation in the Global Blueprint, participants will have the opportunity to connect with peers and colleagues to discuss Pittsburgh’s international vision. Workshop attendees are invited to share ideas and insights concerning Pittsburgh’s global future and brainstorm collective efforts and actions to address both the challenges and opportunities inherent in being a globally fluent metro area.

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Salon Reading

March 30, 2015

Join City of Asylum Pittsburgh and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for fascinating insights into the important role investigative journalists have played around the world and throughout history — and their relevance today.

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Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
Does Europe Still Matter? The Transatlantic Partnership in the “Pacific Century”

April 14, 2015

Join the Council for a discussion with Belgium’s Ambassador to the U.S. on the current state of the transatlantic relationship.

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For more than 80 years, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh has served as a valuable resource for the Pittsburgh community. Under the auspices of its Global Engagement and Leadership initiative, the World Affairs Council offers a variety of programs and activities designed to educate and inform opinion leaders, decision-makers, professionals, and the community at large about pressing economic, political, and social developments around the world – and their relevance to our region.

Through innovative program design and the selection of thought-provoking speakers and interesting venues, the Council regularly hosts a range of events tailored to the interests and needs of the Pittsburgh community. Breakfast Briefings and Public Policy Discussions over lunch are the most common format, but the Council also holds events after work in non-traditional spaces in different parts of town. In addition, the Council organizes various special events—such as its annual trivia competition, WorldQuest.

Regardless of the time of day, the World Affairs Council reaches across generations to provide attendees of all ages with the opportunity to engage substantive speakers in a dialogue about important international issues. Past speakers have included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan, and former Prime Minister of South Korea, Ambassador Han Duk-Soo.

In addition, the Council works with the business community to offer tailored programs to help local companies to be informed and engaged on global issues.

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