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Special Seminar and Video Conference
Think Globally: Preparing for the Future

October 24, 2014

During this special seminar, students will hear from Bryant Salter, a Pittsburgh native who spent time as both a United States diplomat and a professional football player before launching his own international business consultancy. Mr. Salter will help students develop their own strategy for success by sharing his personal story: the path he took and the choices he made along the way that opened unsuspected opportunities.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Insights into the U.S.-Canada Partnership

October 25, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature John F. Prato, Consul General of Canada. He will discuss "Insights into the U.S.-Canada Partnership” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Why Mexico Matters

October 26, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Head of the Economic Affairs Section at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States. He will discuss "Why Mexico Matters” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Program Calendar

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Regional Politics of Latin America and U.S.ĚLatin American Relations
Neighbors to the South:
Regional Politics of Latin America and U.S. - Latin American Relations

Keynote Address:
Sarah Stephens
Executive Director for Center of Democracy in the Americas

March 20, 2013

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT

Videoconference and Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Fox Chapel Area High School and the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Latin American Studies

Present a Regional Seminar and Video Conference for high school students

Today questions regarding Latin America’s future have captured the conversation about the region. As the international community drives attention to the state of women, how will a relaxed Cuba affect  the gender equality conversation? What will Latin American politics be like post-Chavez? As the region deals with these questions, what will the role of the United States be?

Join us for a two-part regional seminar. First, a video conference with Ms. Sarah Stephens from the Center of Democracy for the Americas  to explore Cuba’s role in Latin America. Second, breakout sessions at Fox Chapel Area (not video conferenced)  will discuss range of topics on how technology is impacting the role of civil society to Spanish only sessions, among others.

Sarah Stephens is the Executive Director of the Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA), which she launched in 2006. A long-time human rights advocate, she began her work in the 1980s at El Rescate, a center for Central American refugees in Los Angeles, then worked for the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee on human rights issues. She later founded and directed Artists for a Hate Free America, an entertainment industry-backed organization geared toward encouraging youth involvement in human rights and civil rights issues.In her current capacity, Ms. Stephens works with U.S. policymakers, journalists, and others to change the debate on U.S. foreign policy toward the Western Hemisphere. She has spoken widely across Latin America and Congress, including appearances before Congress to advocate changes in U.S. policy towards Cuba. Her commentary has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, Huffington Post, and the Havana Note.

Schedule
9:00 am: Registration and dial in time
9:30 - 10:45 am: Keynote, Q&A and video conference with Ms. Sarah Stephens
10:50 am - 12:30 pm: Breakout Presentations for students participating at Fox Chapel Area High School

Participation at Fox Chapel Area High School
Click here to register.

Participation via Videoconference
A limited number of schools can register to participate via videoconference. Videoconference equipment is required. Click here to register.

There is no charge for this Regional Seminar. Confirmation details will be sent upon registration. Please register online by March 15, 2013.

Questions?
Contact Marissa Germain at marissa@worldpittsburgh.org or 412-281-7048.

Download a PDF description by clicking here!

 


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