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KQV Global Press Conference
China in the 21st Century: Reflecting on the Past and Looking to the Future

December 27, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Daniel Joseph, Consultant and Author of The China Learning Curve: Critical Differences.  He will discuss "China in the 21st Century: Reflecting on the Past and Looking to the Future” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
A Diplomat and an Economist: Two Perspectives on 2014 and the Year Ahead

December 28, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature William Adams, PNC, and Amb. Dan Simpson, Columnist, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. They will discuss "A Diplomat and an Economist: Two Perspectives on 2014 and the Year Ahead” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Breakfast Briefing
The Story of an Afghan Family: Survival in a Country Crippled by Civil War

January 22, 2015

Join the Council for a Breakfast Briefing with Mr. Omar. He will share personal insights and reflect on his family’s remarkable story of survival and their long journey through terror, loss, heartbreak, and fleeting moments of joy.

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Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
Reflections on a Life in Diplomacy

February 2, 2015

Join the Council for a discussion with a highly regarded former career diplomat and four-time ambassador as he reflects on his career and offers insights concerning today’s foreign policy challenges and opportunities.

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Global Issues Seminar for Students with Panelists from the U.S. Army War College
Exploring National Security Challenges in 2015

Thomas Jefferson H.S.

February 10, 2015

Senior military officers from the U.S. Army War College will visit Thomas Jefferson H.S. for a panel discussion and video conference about pressing national security issues facing the United States currently and in the future.

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80th Anniversary Speaker Series

This year, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh marks its 80th anniversary. Each year the Council hosts luncheon discussions and other events with major international leaders. Past speakers have included Condoleezza Rice, Thomas Friedman, Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan, and Former Prime Minister of South Korea, Ambassador Han Duk-Soo.

The videos below feature just a few of the speakers from the 80th Anniversary Speaker Series.

Chuck Hagel, Chairman of the Atlantic Council and former U.S. Senator (R-Neb.), recently provided keen observations on what he sees as a new world order in foreign affairs.

Dr. Parag Khanna, Director of the Global Governance Initiative at the New America Foundation, and author of How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance, recently discussed how “new diplomacy” can respond to the pressing challenges of the 21st century.



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