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Global Blueprint
Interactive workshops to shape Pittsburgh’s international vision

May 7, 2015

You can make a difference in Pittsburgh's global future! Join us as we go through a facilitated exercise to determine small, medium, and long-term strategies needed in becoming a more globally fluent metro area. Your input and feedback are needed as we continue these conversations.

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KQV Global Press Conference
The Brave New World of Climate Engineering

May 9, 2015

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Wil Burns, Co-Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment. He will discuss "The Brave New World of Climate Engineering” with host former Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
The European Union and a Changing World

May 10, 2015

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Wolfgang Wessels, Jean Monnet Chair of Political Science at the University of Cologne.” He will discuss "The European Union and a Changing World” with host former 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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