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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Tools for the Digital Age:
A Seminar for Educators with Google
March 11, 2014
This seminar is available free-of-charge for all K-12 educators, educational technologists, and school administrators. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for educators to attend the evening public lecture at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater with Ross LaJeunesse, Global Head of Free Expression and International Relations at Google.
Special Seminar and Video Conference
A Look at Japan in 2014: A Conversation with Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States
March 19, 2014
During this special seminar, students will hear from Amb. Ichiro Fujisaki, former Japanese Ambassador to the United States (2008-2012) on all of these issues and more. Amb. Fujisaki will address important questions related to Japan’s future. What implications do “Abenomics” have for the global economy? What does the United States’ “pivot” to Asia mean for Japan and Asian relations more broadly? Finally, how is Japan rebuilding following the 3/11 disaster?
17th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers - Teaching Contemporary Global Issues
June 24-26, 2014
March 24, 2014
The Institute is a three-day workshop which consists of presentations on contemporary world affairs, small group problem solving exercises, and lesson-planning sessions with direct application to your curriculum.
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.