KQV Global Press Conference
Challenges and opportunities facing Europe
May 30, 2015
This half-hour radio program will feature Johan Verbeke, Belgian Ambassador to the United States. He will discuss "Challenges and opportunities facing Europe” with host former Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
Summer Seminar on Global Issues
June 15-July 2, 2015
June 15, 2015
The Summer Seminar on Global Issues is designed to help students understand and think critically about their world—and the various issues, connections, and perspectives within it. Through a mix of classroom instruction, experiential learning activities, and discussions with experts, participants will strengthen their understanding of overarching global issues and how these issues shape the world around them.
Global Engagement and Leadership Luncheon
Global Instability: Is Disorder the New Order?
June 16, 2015
Thomas Sanderson, an expert on terrorism, transnational crime, global trends, and intelligence issues, has conducted field research in more than 60 countries. His research includes engaging with a diverse array of in-the-know people – from terrorists to foreign intelligence officials to nongovernmental organizations – to get the most accurate picture possible of what is really happening on the ground. Join us for what is sure to be an engaging and informative discussion.
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Regional Politics of Latin America and U.S. - Latin American Relations
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
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.
There is no charge for this Regional Seminar. Confirmation details will be sent upon registration. Please register online by March 15, 2013.
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