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KQV Global Press Conference
In the Wake of the Arab Spring: What’s Next?
December 7, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan; Creator of Informed Comment: Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion. He will discuss "In the Wake of the Arab Spring: What’s Next?" with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
KQV Global Press Conference
Learning from Abroad: Vocational Training Through Innovation and Cross-Cultural Exchange
December 8, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature a German vocational training delegation. They will discuss "Learning from Abroad: Vocational Training Through Innovation and Cross-Cultural Exchange" 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.
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Cultural Competency and International Speaker Visits
November 2012 – May 2013
May 2, 2013
Today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, knowledge and understanding of other cultures is becoming more essential.
The Student Ambassador Program capitalizes on middle school students’ inherent curiosity to increase their awareness, understanding, and appreciation of world cultures and global issues. By connecting schools with Pittsburgh’s global community, the program is able to enhance student’s cultural competency.
Students will broaden their knowledge of global cultures, geography, and current events around the world. This program is an excellent compliment to diversity initiatives and anti-bullying campaigns and will help engage your students in the world around them.
What is the Student Ambassador Program?
The program is for middle school students and their teachers. The program menu consists of a school visit on Cultural Competency for new schools, an International Speaker school visit, and the culminating Student Ambassador Conference for student leaders. Participating schools are provided with an extensive resource guide and support throughout the program.
Following the program, students complete projects to share their newfound global knowledge.
Cultural Competency Visit (starting in November for new schools)
International Speaker Visit (December through April)
Student Ambassador Conference (May 2, 2013)
Click here to download the Student Ambassador Study Guide.
Who Participates in the Program?
What is the Cost?
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