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KQV Global Press Conference
A Family's Story of Survival in War-torn Afghanistan

January 31, 2015

This half-hour radio program will feature Qais Akbar Omar, Author of A Fort of Nine Towers and Goodwill Envoy for the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women. He will discuss "A Family's Story of Survival in War-torn Afghanistan” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Reflecting on the Arab Spring: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East

February 1, 2015

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University. He will discuss "Reflecting on the Arab Spring: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Special Seminar and Video Conference
The Life of a Diplomat

February 2, 2015

During this special seminar, Ambassador Hill will highlight his newest book, Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy, and reflect on the opportunities, challenges, success, and failures he faced during his career. Following Ambassador Hill’s remarks, students will have the opportunity to ask questions during a moderated discussion.  

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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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