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Special Seminar and Video Conference
Understanding Germany 25 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

September 25, 2014

During this special seminar and video conference, students will hear from Peter Schneider, a German writer and social critic, and author of Berlin Now: The City after the Wall. Using modern Berlin as a lens, he will highlight the ways in which Berlin has become a rapidly changing metropolis. Questions will address the unintended consequences and benefits of opening the Wall, the racial tensions that exist and what influence they have on Berlin’s continued growth, and more.

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Berlin Now: The City after the Wall

September 25, 2014

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, Berlin has become a vibrant metropolis which characterizes contemporary Germany. Yet, the city remains divided. Join the GABC and the Council to celebrate the anniversary of the fall of the Wall with one of Germany’s most thoughtful social critics who will offer his perceptions and insights on one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

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

September 27, 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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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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