KQV Global Press Conference
Why ASEAN matters to the United States
September 6, 2014
This half-hour radio program will feature Amb. David Carden, Partner-in-Charge of Asia, Jones Day and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). He will discuss "Why ASEAN matters to the United States” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
In the Hot Seat and Video Conference
Dr. Jessica Tuchman Mathews: Iran, Iraq, and the Greater Middle East
September 9, 2014
For this event, students at Cornell High School will unpack the current situation in the region by hosting a talk-show style discussion with Dr. Mathews. Dr. Steven E. Sokol, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, will facilitate the session. Up to five interactive video conference sites can participate and submit questions prior to the program.
Engaging Iran: A New Way Forward?
September 9, 2014
What are the next steps in negotiating an agreement with Iran? Join two of the country’s preeminent foreign policy experts — who both serve as advisory members of The Iran Project — for an analysis of one of the most significant geopolitical challenges of the 21st century.
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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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