KQV Global Press Conference
A New Dawn? Egypt Post Revolution
May 19, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature H.E. Mohamed M. Tawfik, Egyptian Ambassador to the United States. He will discuss "A New Dawn? Egypt Post Revolution" with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
U.S. - Japan Now:
Economic and Global Corporate Strategies
May 23, 2013
In partnership with the World Affairs Council and the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania presents a high-level luncheon event focusing on the future economic outlook for Japan and the United States - and how economic, political, and security concerns may impact the global business of both countries. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear about Hitachi America, Ltd. corporate strategies from Hitachi's Chairman.
Reflections on the Boston Marathon Bombing
Defending the Indefensible: The Militarization of the Civilian Realm Since 9/11
May 28, 2013
The attack in Boston is a sobering reminder of the nexus between public safety, national security, and personal liberty. How should Americans respond to tragedies like Boston? In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, join the Council and a veteran journalist for a timely discussion on safeguarding our civilians and what it means to be safe in the United States.
Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Osama bin Laden
May 30, 2013
September 11, 2001, and May 2, 2011, are two seminal dates seared in the American national consciousness, but what really happened over ten, long years? Join the Council in this videoconference for high school students as a leading expert on national security and foreign policy examines the fact and fiction behind the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon on the Occasion of the 82nd Annual Meeting
Learning from Abbottabad: Combating Global Terrorism in a Post 9/11 World
May 30, 2013
Since Bin Laden’s death, the manhunt for one the world’s most notorious terrorists has been a compelling story. From personal accounts of the Navy Seals who carried out the Abbottabad raid to the Oscar-nominated film, Zero Dark Thirty, there are many details that are difficult to grasp. Join the Council as a leading expert on national security and foreign policy examines the fact and fiction behind the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
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.