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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.

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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.

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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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Competition, Collaboration,  and Your Future in the Global Workforce
Competition, Collaboration, and Your Future in the Global Workforce

A Panel Discussion and Video Conference for High School Students

April 23, 2013

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Videoconference and Woodland Hills High School, 2550 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Do you hope to be successful in an interdependent world?

Do you know what skills you will need to be successful in
a global workforce?

Have you wondered why cross-cultural communication and
cultural understanding are so important?

Today’s students will enter a global and diverse workforce where the need for employees who can speak world languages and can collaborate cross-culturally is imperative. Whether you plan to work abroad or to never leave your hometown, globalization will bring the world to you. No matter what field you’re considering, our changing world means that you will need new skills and knowledge to be competitive and successful in the future. 

Hear from a panel of prominent international business leaders -- and interact with your peers locally and internationally -- to learn about intercultural skills, critical languages, new business practices, exciting international careers, and the changing global marketplace.

Featured Panelists

Nicholas Hamilton-Archer
Director of Recruitment and Business Development
EMBA Worldwide & The Center for Executive Education at the
University of Pittsburgh

Annamaria Fato
Senior Manager
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Jonathan Hill
The Compton Group, LLC

Guillermo Rocco
Staff Geophysicist
Shell Appalachia FDP Team

The world is changing…are you ready?

There is no cost to attend this program. Participants may attend in-person or via videoconference.

Participation at Woodland Hills 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.

Contact Christina Unger at the World Affairs Council
by phone at 412-281-7027 or by email at

Presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh in partnership with Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 and Woodland Hills High School.

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