KQV Global Press Conference
The U.S., Afghanistan, and the New “Great Game”
December 21, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature Amb. Peter Tomsen, Former U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Ambassador to Armenia. He will discuss "The U.S., Afghanistan, and the New “Great Game” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
KQV Global Press Conference
Growing Pains: Turkey’s Challenges in 21st Century Geopolitics
December 22, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Gonul Tol, Founding Director of the Center for Turkish Studies, Middle East Institute. She will discuss "Growing Pains: Turkey’s Challenges in 21st Century Geopolitics" with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
“America’s Energy Choice”
January 22, 2014
In many ways, access to and the supply of energy is quickly becoming the harbinger of a newly restructured global power balance. With an abundance of energy sources, what decisions must the U.S. make to further establish and maintain its own energy security? Join the Council and one the U.S. energy sector’s most senior leaders for a discussion on what U.S. energy security means for the future of America and the future of the world.
Global Issues Seminar for Students with Panelists from the U.S. Army War College
A Look at National Security in 2014: New Challenges and Opportunities
South Side Area H.S and Upper St. Clair H.S.
January 28, 2014
Learn about pressing international security issues facing the U.S. from military officers at the U.S. Army War College who have first-hand experience of military operations and strategy at home and abroad.
National Security Briefing for Teachers
January 29, 2014
The nature of national security has become increasingly more complicated in 2014 and includes issues ranging from nuclear proliferation to the influence of culture on conflict. During this national security briefing, senior officers representing the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps will brief teachers on a variety of national security issues.
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.