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KQV Global Press Conference
Why Mexico Matters

October 26, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Head of the Economic Affairs Section at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States. He will discuss "Why Mexico Matters” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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WorldQuest
11th Annual International Trivia Competition

October 27, 2014

Join us for a fun evening of food, drinks, prizes, unique networking opportunities, and friendly competition. Show off your knowledge of the world and help support the work of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

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Livestream
The Ebola Crisis: On the Ground with Save the Children

October 28, 2014

For this event, students will have the opportunity hear a briefing on the Ebola crisis via livestream. Gary B. Shaye, Senior Director of Humanitarian Operations from Save the Children, will share what the crisis looks like on the ground in West Africa and how international organizations are responding to the crisis. This is the first segment of a longer program and simulation on the Ebola crisis.

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Ross LaJeunesse Global Head of Free Expression and International Relations Google
Freedom and Power in the Digital Age

Ross LaJeunesse
Global Head of Free Expression and International Relations
Google

March 11, 2014

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh

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In the last 25 years, the Internet has changed the way people access and share information, and has shifted the dynamics of societies around the globe. Those with a web connection have the potential to take any message and reach an audience of millions. But, this individual potential is only possible when the Internet is open and free for its users. More than 600 million Internet users - over 30% of the world's total Internet population - live in countries where there is substantial filtering or censorship of online content. Understanding what the Internet and online freedom mean for the world is critical for the future of democracy, human rights, and economic development everywhere.

Can 20th century institutions adapt to a 21st century global society? Is “change” synonymous with “progress”? Join the World Affairs Council and one of Google’s leading executives for an exploration of how we define freedom and power in a new era and what it means to be connected in today’s world.

Ross LaJeunesse is the Global Head of Free Expression and International Relations for Google. With twenty years of experience in politics and government affairs, he has worked for multiple administrations, including former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. LaJeunesse was also Chief of Staff to California Controller Steve Westly, the state’s chief financial officer. He began his career as an assistant to U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell and went on to serve on the staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Mr. LaJeunesse received his law degree with honors from the Harvard Law School. He received a B.A. in Asian Studies from Dartmouth College.

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This event is FREE. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

World Affairs Council events are open to the public.

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This event is part of the World Affairs Councils of America’s Engage America Series and is supported through a grant from Google, Inc.

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