Kevin McDermott, a high school senior from Seneca Valley, recently created an informational brochure on international careers for his senior graduation project. As part of that project, Kevin interviewed a former Foreign Service officer, Patricia Franz.
This blog post was written and researched by World Affairs Council Intern, Katie Brown. According to new research, almost a billion extra people face a life of extreme poverty if leaders duck key decisions on poverty, inequality and climate change due to be discussed at two summits in New York and Paris later this year, … Read More
Pittsburgh is home to 16 honorary consuls (as of May 2014). Honorary consuls are private citizens who serve (without pay) as representatives of foreign governments in major cities without a formal Consulate General. Along with their countries’ official diplomatic efforts, they help to promote relations with the United States while also assisting citizens from the … Read More
Written and researched by World Affairs Council Intern, Jill Fronk It has been a little over two decades since the end of the Cold War, and already a new burst of cold air is beginning to blow through. The crisis in the Ukraine is drawing a line in the sand with the G7 nations on … Read More
Think through the past twenty four hours; how much water did you use? Did you use water to cook and wash dishes; do the laundry? How about brushing your teeth? Now think of what would happen if you weren’t able to access clean, drinkable water by as easily as turning on the faucet. How would … Read More
There is a lot to be learned outside of the classroom! Whether you are thinking about college applications or possible career plans, a summer internship, study, or travel opportunity is worth considering, and with summer just around the corner many high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are doing just that. To help start the search … Read More
Happy New Year, everyone! 2012 is off to a snowy start here in Pittsburgh, and this seems like a perfect time to review what has happened over the past 360-some odd days. As always, the global stage was full of tumult and change: 2011 saw the deaths of influential world figures (Warren Christopher, Muammar Gaddafi, … Read More
>It’s Friday! The weekend’s coming up, and with (hopefully) more time on your hands to think and do things, here’s an inspiring article from the NYTimes about individuals making a difference in international development. Read it, think about it, and have a great weekend! Highlights from the article: SHE (Sustainable Health Enterprises) developed menstrual pads out of … Read More