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KQV Global Press Conference
Europe at a Crossroads?

November 1, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Laurent Sierro, Journalist, Swiss National News Agency. He will discuss "Europe at a Crossroads?” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Perspectives on Germany and Europe 25 Years after the Fall of the Wall

November 2, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Head of the Economic Affairs Section at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States. He will discuss "Why Mexico Matters” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Special Seminar and Video Conference  
Global Security and the Navy

November 3, 2014

During this special seminar and video conference, students will hear from Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations and Member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Adm. Greenert will discuss national security as it relates to the U.S. Navy, and the role the Navy plays around the world. Following Adm. Greenert’s remarks, students will have the opportunity to ask questions during a moderated discussion.

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Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon on the Occasion of the Council’s 83rd Annual Meeting
The Future of the Global Economy

November 10, 2014

As we look to the future, will the world be stable and peaceful enough to enable trade, investment, and immigration to take place on a large scale? How will politics shape the global economy? Join the Council and one of America’s leading authorities on international affairs to learn more about the world’s economic outlook.

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The Play’s the Thing:  Vaclav Havel Film Festival
25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

November 15, 2014

Join us to honor the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the legacy of Vaclav Havel. The six films represent events that took place leading up to the Velvet Revolution. The films highlight the participation of Vaclav Havel as a playwright and as the first president of the Czech Republic.

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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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