Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State:
"The programs that the [Pittsburgh] Council provides to its students are really exemplary. It is extremely important that we involve our young people in foreign affairs, and I want to thank you for what you are doing in that regard."
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2014-2015 International Youth Forum
Exploring Foreign Policy in our Interconnected World
October 20, 2014
Each session will be a 90-minute video conference with students from local and international sites. Prior to each International Youth Forum, students will review Great Decisions materials. They will also conduct research on the topics to be discussed and prepare brief presentations to share with their peers. Participants will discuss the topics with young people at sites around the world and have the opportunity to develop potential solutions to current and future foreign policy challenges.
Special Seminar and Video Conference
Human Rights: Reflections from a War Correspondent
October 21, 2014
During this event, students will have the opportunity to hear from Professor Anne Nelson about her experiences as a war correspondent and her work in promoting human rights. What role does the media play in contemporary conflicts? What insights do those on the front lines gain? What responsibilities are unique to war correspondents and other observers of human rights?
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.
International Affairs Education Programs
For 40 years, the Council's emphasis has been in serving this region's secondary schools.
A national award-winning school outreach program, the International Affairs Education Program continues to serve approximately 275 schools in Western Pennsylvania.
The mission of the International Affairs Education Program is to promote, among secondary school students and teachers in the region:
Programs encompass a variety of formats, including visits to schools by experts and policy practitioners, briefings on topical issues, after-school seminars, day-long workshops for teachers and students, and intensive week-long summer institutes.