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4th Annual Dignity and Respect Day
In Celebration of Global Dignity Day

Live Webcast and Interactive Video Conference

October 22, 2014

Global Dignity Day is an international effort to connect students across the globe to discuss the role that dignity and respect plays in their lives. In celebration of Global Dignity Day, this program invites students to participate in activities and conversation with their local and international peers to highlight ways students can promote dignity and respect in their classrooms and community.

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Special Seminar and Video Conference
Think Globally: Preparing for the Future

October 24, 2014

During this special seminar, students will hear from Bryant Salter, a Pittsburgh native who spent time as both a United States diplomat and a professional football player before launching his own international business consultancy. Mr. Salter will help students develop their own strategy for success by sharing his personal story: the path he took and the choices he made along the way that opened unsuspected opportunities.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Insights into the U.S.-Canada Partnership

October 25, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature John F. Prato, Consul General of Canada. He will discuss "Insights into the U.S.-Canada Partnership” 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.

Please contact Christina Unger at 412-281-7027 or

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