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Breakfast Briefing
The U.S. Pivot to Asia: Why ASEAN Matters

July 24, 2014

Join the World Affairs Council to learn from a former senior diplomat to the region and business practitioner about America’s evolving relationship with the Asia-Pacific region in the 21st century.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Civic Engagement and America’s Place in the World

July 26, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Schuyler Foerster, Brent Scowcroft Professor of National Security and Defense Studies, U.S. Air Force Academy; former President of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. He will discuss "Civic Engagement and America’s Place in the World" with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Urban Innovation and Leadership – Lessons from Europe?

July 27, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Donald K. Carter, Director of the Remaking Cities Institute in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, and Brian Kennedy, Vice President for Strategic Services and Government Relations, Pittsburgh Technology Council. They will discuss "Urban Innovation and Leadership – Lessons from Europe?” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
Enriching a Compromise: Can the P5 + 1 and Iran Complete the Deal?

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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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