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KQV Global Press Conference
The Power of Knowledge: The Importance of Education in a Global Society
April 26, 2014
This half-hour radio program will feature Jane Werner, Executive Director, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh; Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. They will discuss "The Power of Knowledge: The Importance of Education in a Global Society” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
KQV Global Press Conference
Joining Together, Respecting Differences: Peace, Reconciliation, and Social Equity in the International Community
April 27, 2014
This half-hour radio program will feature Azim Khamisa, author and philanthropic leader and Wilhelm Verwoerd, social innovator, author, and human rights activist. They will discuss "Joining Together, Respecting Differences: Peace, Reconciliation, and Social Equity in the International Community” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
Europe’s Watershed Moment:
What the Conflict in Ukraine Means for Europe,
the United States, and Relations with Russia
May 12, 2014
The invasion and annexation of Crimea has perhaps changed the geopolitical balance to one of systemic competition—and some even fear a renewed Cold War. What will happen now, and what are our options? Join the World Affairs Council and the American Council on Germany's Eric M. Warburg Chapter in Pittsburgh for expert analysis on the pressing issue from one of Europe’s most experienced analysts.
17th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers - Teaching Contemporary Global Issues
June 24-26, 2014
June 24, 2014
The Institute is a three-day workshop which consists of presentations on contemporary world affairs, small group problem solving exercises, and lesson-planning sessions with direct application to your curriculum.
Summer Seminar on Global Issues
July 7-18, 2014
July 7, 2014
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. Created for students entering their junior or senior year in high school, this innovative program is a two-week, interactive course focusing on both contemporary global issues and critical language skills.
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.