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KQV Global Press Conference
Energy Policy on Both Sides of the Atlantic

November 29, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Werner Schnappauf, Chair of the Initiative on Energy Law and Policy at the Bucerius Law School. He will discuss "Energy Policy on Both Sides of the Atlantic” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Israel and the Middle East

November 30, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Amir Tibor, Diplomatic Correspondent with Walla News. He will discuss "Israel and the Middle East” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
'Preparing for the Future: The Impact of Global Megatrends'

December 5, 2014

The concept of megatrends is not new. But how companies identify challenges, develop solutions, and create opportunities in light of these forces that are shaping the world is. Join the Council and one of America’s global business leaders to learn how PwC is responding to an ever-changing world.

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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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