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KQV Global Press Conference
Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood

August 23, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature John Allison, Sunday Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Arshad Dogar, staff reporter in Lahore for The News International. They will discuss "Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood

August 24, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature John Allison, Sunday Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Arshad Dogar, staff reporter in Lahore for The News International. They will discuss "Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Engaging Iran: A New Way Forward?

September 9, 2014

What is the end game and how will the P5 + 1 and Iran finally achieve what has eluded the global community for so long? 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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Berlin Now: The City after the Wall

September 25, 2014

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, Berlin has become a vibrant metropolis which characterizes contemporary Germany. Yet, the city remains divided. Join us to celebrate the anniversary of the fall of the Wall with one of Germany’s most thoughtful social critics who will offer his perceptions and insights on one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

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44th World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders
Russia’s Place in the World

November 19, 2014

The World Affairs Institute is an annual daylong conference sponsored by Rotary International and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

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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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