KQV Global Press Conference
U.S. Special Operations and the Future of the American Military
March 9, 2014
This half-hour radio program will feature Linda Robinson, Senior International Analyst, RAND Corporation. She will discuss "U.S. Special Operations and the Future of the American Military” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
Tools for the Digital Age:
A Seminar for Educators with Google
March 11, 2014
This seminar is available free-of-charge for all K-12 educators, educational technologists, and school administrators. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for educators to attend the evening public lecture at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater with Ross LaJeunesse, Global Head of Free Expression and International Relations at Google.
Freedom and Power in the Digital Age
March 11, 2014
In the last 25 years, the Internet has changed the way people access and share information, and has shifted the dynamics of societies around the globe. Those with a web connection have the potential to take any message and reach an audience of millions. More than 600 million Internet users - over 30% of the world's total Internet population - live in countries where there is substantial filtering or censorship of online content.
Fracking — With Liberty and Justice for All
March 12, 2014
Join Bricolage Production Company and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a special screening and panel discussion that delves deep into one of the most pressing issues affecting our region and the global conversation on energy development and sustainability.
Understanding Modern Day Slavery:
Pittsburgh’s Role in Finding a Solution
March 19, 2014
In recognition of International Women’s Day, join us for a salon screening of the documentary Not My Life and a discussion that builds on the topics of human trafficking and forced labor, among other related crimes, and the work being done on the local level to address these issues. Who is being exploited? What are the signs? What can you do to help?
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.