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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In the Hot Seat and Video Conference
Dr. Jessica Tuchman Mathews: Iran, Iraq, and the Greater Middle East
September 9, 2014
For this event, students at Cornell High School will unpack the current situation in the region by hosting a talk-show style discussion with Dr. Mathews. Dr. Steven E. Sokol, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, will facilitate the session. Up to five interactive video conference sites can participate and submit questions prior to the program.
True Stories from First-Time International Travelers
September 18, 2014
Join us for an exciting evening of live storytelling by young people from throughout the Pittsburgh community who had the opportunity to travel abroad during the summer after their Junior year of high school. The most recent cohort of 2014 Global Travel Scholars will be joined by several past participants to reflect on their experience as a first-time traveler outside of the country and on the impact it has had.
Special Seminar and Video Conference
Understanding Germany 25 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall
September 25, 2014
During this special seminar and video conference, students will hear from Peter Schneider, a German writer and social critic, and author of Berlin Now: The City after the Wall. Using modern Berlin as a lens, he will highlight the ways in which Berlin has become a rapidly changing metropolis. Questions will address the unintended consequences and benefits of opening the Wall, the racial tensions that exist and what influence they have on Berlin’s continued growth, and more.
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.