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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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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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