2011 Europe Resources
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Resources
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.
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.
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.
Educational Travel for Teachers
In the summer of 2011, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh took 12 educators to Europe for one week. While abroad, the teachers visited Brussels and Vienna, thanks to a generous grant from the European Union.
When funding opportunities avail themselves, the Council organizes travel abroad opportunities for a small group of teachers to meet with policy experts and officials and to learn more about the country and issues first hand.
Thanks to a generous grant from the European Union, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh organized a two-week study tour to Europe from June 27 to July 10, 2009. The tour provided local educators with an opportunity to experience first-hand the history and culture of France, Belgium, Austria and Slovakia.
In 2007, the Council offered four fellowships to educators for a Summer Study Tour to Turkey, made possible through a generous grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation. These fellowships enabled four educators at the pre-collegiate level to participate in a two-week study tour to Turkey during July 25 - August 10, 2007.
In 2004, seven high school teachers — accompanied by an education reporter from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review — took a week-long trip to Brussels to focus on European integration and transatlantic relations. This opportunity was possible in cooperation with the Center for West European Studies and European Union Center at the University of Pittsburgh, through a grant from the European Commission.
The World Affairs Council has also facilitated local teacher participation in funded travel opportunities to Egypt and Ghana.
When I teach about the European Union I can now bring credibility into my classroom. Sitting in the European Commission and the European Parliament, I can now give my students a picture of what operations go on there and they can compare that to their own government.
The Turkey Summer Study Tour enriched my teaching in more ways that can be explained... I got to SEE how the layers of cultures intertwined, reacted and encountered each other. I have key ‘snapshots’ to share that go beyond what the 20 years of history books has tried to impart to me. For this I am forever grateful as an educator and as a student of life.