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KQV Global Press Conference
Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood

August 23, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature John Allison, Sunday Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Arshad Dogar, staff reporter in Lahore for The News International. They will discuss "Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood

August 24, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature John Allison, Sunday Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Arshad Dogar, staff reporter in Lahore for The News International. They will discuss "Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Engaging Iran: A New Way Forward?

September 9, 2014

What is the end game and how will the P5 + 1 and Iran finally achieve what has eluded the global community for so long? 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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A Glimpse Behind the Curtain:  Trafficking and the Shadow Economy
A Glimpse Behind the Curtain:
Trafficking and the Shadow Economy


Event Postponed

A Panel Discussion for High School Students

March 15, 2013

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Derry High School, 994 N Chestnut Street Ext., Derry, PA 15627

This event has been postponed. Please check back for a rescheduled date.

  • Drug trafficking is estimated to be one of the world’s largest global businesses, at around $322 billion annually.
     
  • Human trafficking affects every country in the world, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims. It is estimated that there are around 27 million victims of human trafficking today, and that 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders annually.
     
  • Arms trafficking allows insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, and terrorists to multiply their force through the use of unlawfully acquired firepower.

Each year, the “Shadow Economy” sees hundreds of billions of dollars moving around the world as a result of illegal activity. The black market promotes conflict, bribery, and corruption, and can be so severe as to destabilize national economies. Resulting funds often support illicit individuals, such as terrorist groups or gangs.

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and a panel of experts to discuss the realities and implications of the three biggest aspects to the shadow economy: drug trafficking, human trafficking, and arms trafficking.

This event has been postponed. Please check back for a rescheduled date.

Questions?
Please contact Christina Unger at 412-281-7027 or christina@worldpittsburgh.org.

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