A Few Questions for the Dutch Ambassador

The Council recently welcomed the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States, Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos, to Pittsburgh.  While the Ambassador was in town, she had a number of meetings and events to attend, many specifically related to the Distinctively Dutch Festival that was held, but she took some time to speak with Leah Dunn, … Read More

A Few Questions for the Indian Ambassador

The Council recently welcomed the Ambassador of India to the United States, Meera Shankar, to Pittsburgh.  While Ambassador Shankar was in town, she had a number of meetings and events to attend, but she took some time to speak with Joe Lucot, a student from Upper St. Clair High School. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2zIUwGXoAc] If you’re interested … Read More

>Ask A Diplomat — Ambassador Kutelia

>We recently had a visit from Ambassador Kutelia, the Georgian Ambassador to the United States, Canada and Mexico.  He accomplished a lot during his short visit to Pittsburgh.  He:  met with various organizations here in Pittsburgh stopped by our office for a great conversation with a small group of teachers about an opportunity to teach … Read More

>Ask An Expert – Niels Annen

>Watch as Niels Annen (a Senior Fellow with the German Marshall Fund in Washington D.C., and former member of the German Parliament) answers questions submitted by local students. He discusses his career, the German military, China, and the World Cup. Thanks to the students of the Summer Seminar on World Affairs, particularly Glenn and Alexa, … Read More

>Happy (Belated) Cinco de Mayo!

> On May 5th, the Council hosted Dr. Arnulfo Valdivia Machuca, Chief of International Affairs of the State of Mexico.  He spoke at a luncheon event (which was covered by C-SPAN), participated in a radio interview, and answered some questions presented by local students.  Dr. Machuca spoke primarily on Mexico: Meeting the Challenges of Economic … Read More

>Ask a Diplomat

> We recently sat down with Christoph Eichhorn, the Head of the Political Section at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. Local students submitted questions to be answered by the diplomat. Enjoy! 

>Ask an Expert: Juan Delgado

> Today, Dr. Juan Delgado took a few minutes to answer some students’ questions about energy and climate change.  Dr. Delgado is the Chief Economist for the Spanish National Commission for Competition, and was a panelist at our recent G-20 Student Summit.  For his complete bio, please look here (pdf).     Question from Italy: In … Read More