The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Snapshot, a document that captures Pittsburgh’s evolving international landscape as it relates to people, education, and the economy. The Global Snapshot is designed to bring awareness to lesser known statistics that support Pittsburgh’s rise as a global city, and help promote Pittsburgh as an attractive destination for individuals from across the country and around the world to both live and work.
The Council recently hosted Europe expert, Jeffrey Rathke of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, for a discussion on the future of Europe, U.S. interests, and american leadership. Check out our recap.
A recent massive computer hacking incident that blocked traffic to many popular online sites offered just a taste of how bad future attacks could be, a top national cybersecurity expert said during the Council’s Exploring Cybersecurity Through a Legal Lens luncheon discussion. Read the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article for more details.
During his recent presentation at Peters Township Public Library, “ISIS and Al-Qaeda: Degraded, But Still Deadly,” Thomas Sanderson, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Transnational Threats Project, provided a sweeping overview of the history, causes and current conditions of notable terrorist groups.
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is happy to announce its Cybersecurity 2.0 series of programming this fall. Our multi-part series will include events focused on the legal aspects of cyber crime and cyber warfare on a global level, and new threats to cybersecurity, among others, and will feature experts representing the FBI, Uber, the United States Attorney General’s Office, and more.
Two of our expert speakers on Iran are featured in yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Op-Ed. They will continue the conversation during today’s luncheon at The Duquesne Club: “The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Reflection on Progress and Future Perspectives.”
Summer intern Melina Dunham recaps the Council’s recent event featuring Shelly Culbertson’s new book about the shifting the shifting dynamics within the New Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.
Fraud, supply shortages, and hyperinflation have been the sources of economic and political disaster in Venezuela. Summer intern Mike Grott discusses how the South American country has been slowly sinking into a ruinous hole.
The world of women’s progress is explored as summer intern Bryan Mutiso recaps the Council’s Diversity Through the Eyes of Women series and charts the successes of women nationally.
On May 18, the Council hosted the second installment of its notable series, Diversity through the Eyes of Women. The woman panelists featured in this event, representing Pittsburgh’s Latino community, reflected upon their personal experiences to a crowded room of interested members of the community.