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KQV Global Press Conference
The Global Economy

December 20, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Michael Mandelbaum, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He will discuss "The Global Economy” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Global Megatrends – and Why They Matter!

December 21, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Bob Moritz, PwC. He will discuss "Global Megatrends – and Why They Matter!” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Global Issues Seminar for Students with Panelists from the U.S. Army War College
Exploring National Security Challenges in 2015

Thomas Jefferson H.S.

February 10, 2015

Senior military officers from the U.S. Army War College will visit Thomas Jefferson H.S. for a panel discussion and video conference about pressing national security issues facing the United States currently and in the future.

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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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