Email Blast Signup
Find out the latest news about our programs and events! Click here to sign up for our email blasts!
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.
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.
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.
You can view programs by month by using the drop-down menu below.
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?
For more information, please visit: