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KQV Global Press Conference
Global Megatrends – and Why They Matter!

December 21, 2014

This half-hour radio program will feature Bob Moritz, PwC. He will discuss "Global Megatrends – and Why They Matter!” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Breakfast Briefing
The Story of an Afghan Family: Survival in a Country Crippled by Civil War

January 22, 2015

Join the Council for a Breakfast Briefing with Mr. Omar. He will share personal insights and reflect on his family’s remarkable story of survival and their long journey through terror, loss, heartbreak, and fleeting moments of joy.

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Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
Reflections on a Life in Diplomacy

February 2, 2015

Join the Council for a discussion with a highly regarded former career diplomat and four-time ambassador as he reflects on his career and offers insights concerning today’s foreign policy challenges and opportunities.

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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.

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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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