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KQV Global Press Conference
The Power of Knowledge: The Importance of Education in a Global Society

April 20, 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.

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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.

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17th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers - Teaching Contemporary Global Issues
June 24-26, 2014

June 24, 2014

The Institute is a three-day workshop which consists of presentations on contemporary world affairs, small group problem solving exercises, and lesson-planning sessions with direct application to your curriculum.

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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
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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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