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2011 Europe Resources

EU-US Relations (PPT)

Welcome to the European Parliament (PPT)

EU 101 (PPT)

The IAEA At Work - Atoms for Peace (PDF)

Chernobyl: 25 Years, 25 Stories

An Emerging Epidemic: Snapshots of Cancer Across Africa

IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety - Chairpersons’ Summaries (PDF)

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Resources

OSCE Web Site

2008 Model OSCE Web Site

2008 Model OSCE Resources

OSCE Factsheets

Celebrating 20 Years of ODIHR (video)

35th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act (video)

Model OSCE (video)

Model OSCE, 5-6 November 2010, Yerevan, Armenia (video)

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - U.S. Helsinki Commission (video)

Glossary of OSCE terms

Role-Playing Exercise – Human Dimension

Role-Playing Exercise – Economic and Environmental Dimension

Role-Playing Exercise – Politico-Military Dimension

Model OSCE Curriculum

Model OSCE Test

Answers - Model OSCE TestSL

17th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers - Teaching Contemporary Global Issues
June 24-26, 2014

June 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.

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Summer Seminar on Global Issues
July 7-18, 2014

July 7, 2014

The Summer Seminar on Global Issues is designed to help students understand and think critically about their world—and the various issues, connections, and perspectives within it. Created for students entering their junior or senior year in high school, this innovative program is a two-week, interactive course focusing on both contemporary global issues and critical language skills.

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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.

- Chip Krol, Social Studies Chair, South Side Area High School

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.

- Victoria Robins, Social Studies Teacher, Fox Chapel Area High School



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