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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."


Upcoming Programs

Please check program calendar for complete program schedule.


Teacher Resources

Click here to access lesson plans, policy scenarios, background papers and resource guides

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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Model Global Ebola Response Coalition Video Conference
The Ebola Crisis

October 28, 2014

The Ebola outbreak is a global crisis that requires a unified, worldwide response. For this event, students from around the world will represent members of United Nations and partnering organizations that are part of the Global Ebola Response Coalition to understand and discuss the global response to this crisis.

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Special Seminar and Video Conference  
Global Security and the Navy

November 3, 2014

During this special seminar and video conference, students will hear from Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations and Member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Adm. Greenert will discuss national security as it relates to the U.S. Navy, and the role the Navy plays around the world. Following Adm. Greenert’s remarks, students will have the opportunity to ask questions during a moderated discussion.

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International Affairs Education Programs

School Outreach

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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:

  • a global perspective for a global century;
  • informed and independent thinking about world affairs; and
  • critical understanding about important issues in an
    interdependent world as they affect the nation and this region.

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Each year, the Council provides more than 100 programs that reach 12,500 students and teachers, helping them acquire the tools to understand a world changing substantially faster than textbooks and other materials at their disposal. 

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.



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