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The Emergent City: Capitalizing on Migration and the Informal Economy

July 16, 2014

Join Vibrant Pittsburgh and the World Affairs Council to learn more about the “emergent city” and lessons that Pittsburgh can learn from cities undergoing structural change. This event comes on the heels of an announcement at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative America by the World Policy Institute regarding the launch of a two-year pilot project to repopulate and revitalize Detroit using lessons learned from thriving communities in developing world megacities.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Ties that Bind: German-American Economic Relations

July 19, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Dietmar Rieg, CEO of the German-American Chamber of Commerce. He will discuss "Ties that Bind: German-American Economic Relations” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
New Perspectives on the U.S.-Vietnam Relationship

July 20, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Scott Kofmehl, Senior Vietnam Desk Officer, U.S. Department of State. He will discuss "New Perspectives on the U.S.-Vietnam Relationship” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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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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