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KQV Global Press Conference
Crisis in Crimea: What’s Next?

April 19, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Kent Logsdon, Chief of Staff, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State of Management and Resources. He will discuss "Crisis in Crimea: What’s Next?” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
The Power of Knowledge: The Importance of Education in a Global Society

April 20, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Jane Werner, Executive Director, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh; Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. They will discuss "The Power of Knowledge: The Importance of Education in a Global Society” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
Europe’s Watershed Moment:
What the Conflict in Ukraine Means for Europe,
the United States, and Relations with Russia

May 12, 2014

The invasion and annexation of Crimea has perhaps changed the geopolitical balance to one of systemic competition—and some even fear a renewed Cold War. What will happen now, and what are our options? Join the World Affairs Council and the American Council on Germany's Eric M. Warburg Chapter in Pittsburgh for expert analysis on the pressing issue from one of Europe’s most experienced analysts.

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The Global Struggle for Girl¯s Education
The Global Struggle for Girls' Education

Dr. Urvashi Sahni
Nonresident Fellow
Global Economy and Development
Center for Universal Education
Brookings Institution

Dr. Edwin Gragert
Director
Global Campaign for Education - U.S.

March 12, 2013

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. EDT

Videoconference

The challenges facing girls came to a fore when the world learned of the attempted assassination of fourteen-year old Malala Yousafzai for her activism regarding girls’ education in Pakistan. However, she is not alone. Every day, 61 million children are shut out of primary school and 34 million adolescent girls are denied the right to education. Leading the fight for education in countries around the world are young people — like you — who are passionate about the right to education for everyone. Join this conversation with education experts to learn about the struggle for education worldwide.

Dr. Urvashi Sahni is currently a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education. She is the Founder and Chief Executive of Study Hall Educational Foundation. She is a leading expert in school governance, curriculum reform and teacher training with a special focus on girls education and the use of technology in education. Her current research focuses on developing and scaling her Girls’ Empowerment Program in India with the help of affordable technology.

Dr. Edwin H. Gragert is Director, Global Campaign for Education-US. Earlier he served for 21 years as Executive Director of iEARN-USA. Since 1990 he helped iEARN pioneer educational uses of innovative technologies and teacher professional development to facilitate on-line collaborative project-based learning among schools in the U.S. and 130 other countries. Earlier he served as Executive Director of an international youth exchange program, and also worked for the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Ed received a BA in Japanese political science from the University of Washington. He received an MA in Korean History a PhD in Japanese history from Columbia University.

Videoconference Registration
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Questions?
Contact Amiena Mahsoob at amiena@worldpittsburgh.org or 412-281-7970.

In partnership with AIU3, Quaker Valley School District, and Global Campaign for Education - U.S.

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