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Travel Tales:
True Stories from First-Time International Travelers

September 18, 2014

Join us for an exciting evening of live storytelling by young people from throughout the Pittsburgh community who had the opportunity to travel abroad during the summer after their Junior year of high school. The most recent cohort of 2014 Global Travel Scholars will be joined by several past participants to reflect on their experience as a first-time traveler outside of the country and on the impact it has had.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Understanding the Global Energy Market

September 20, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Institute for 21st Century Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.She will discuss "Understanding the Global Energy Market” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Climate Change: An Unconventional Threat to National Security

September 21, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. David Titley, Retired Rear Admiral with the US Navy and Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Pennsylvania State University. He will discuss "Climate Change: An Unconventional Threat to National Security” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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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.

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