KQV Global Press Conference
Energy Policy on Both Sides of the Atlantic
November 23, 2014
This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Werner Schnappauf, Chair of the Initiative on Energy Law and Policy at the Bucerius Law School. He will discuss "Energy Policy on Both Sides of the Atlantic” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
'Preparing for the Future: The Impact of Global Megatrends'
December 5, 2014
The concept of megatrends is not new. But how companies identify challenges, develop solutions, and create opportunities in light of these forces that are shaping the world is. Join the Council and one of America’s global business leaders to learn how PwC is responding to an ever-changing world.
Panel Discussion and Reception on the Occasion of the Council’s 83rd Annual Meeting
Reflecting on a Tumultuous 2014
And What it Portends for 2015
December 10, 2014
Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a discussion with three leading experts who will share their insights on the tumultuous year that was, and offer insights on the economic and geo-political flashpoints for 2015.
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Women in Cuba: Emerging Trends and Lessons for U.S. Policy to the Region
March 19, 2013
Bricolage, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh
This event has been canceled. For more information, please call Dan Law at 412-281-1259 or email email@example.com.
Ninety miles. This is the distance that separates the United States from Cuba. On clear days, one can see the shores of Cuba from the Florida Keys. So close, yet so far away... This expanse has been emblematic of the U.S.-Cuban relationship for decades. By far the largest Caribbean island both in geography and population, Cuba has been a flash point in American politics, and has left many divided on how to approach the Communist nation closest to the U.S. mainland.
With Raúl Castro’s recent announcement that he will resign at the end of his current term and the Cuban government’s efforts to introduce economic reform, it is well worth watching the developments in Cuba. Half of Cuba’s population of 11 million people are women — and they are gaining momentum as an important political voice. This month, the Center for Democracy in the Americas is releasing a report titled “Women’s Work: Gender Equality in Cuba and the Role of Women Building Cuba’s Future.” Join the Council and a leading Cuba expert to learn more about the influential island nation and those who shape it — as well as the economic, political, and social influencing not just Cuba but Latin America as a whole.
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, and then worked for the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee on human rights. 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 led numerous delegations to Latin America on fact-finding and research missions. She has advocated for changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba before Congress, and at forums in the United States and in Latin America. Her commentary has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, Huffington Post, and the Havana Note.
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