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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.

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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.

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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.

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R. Daniel McMichael Memorial Luncheon

Global Education, Civic Engagement, and America’s Role in the World

June 3, 2014

As we move further into the 21st century, the role of the United States on the international stage is evolving. In an increasingly interconnected world bound together by technology, complex economies, and other emerging trends, the importance of global education has never been more significant than it is today.

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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.

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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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