Council intern Brandon Louis Wallace discusses the current situation in Libya and why this may lead to our military’s expansion of its theater of operations.
This half-hour radio program will feature Hina Shamsi, Director, ACLU National Security Project. She will discuss “The Role of Human Rights Laws in U.S. National Security” with host Emily Markham, Education Program Manager. This interview will air on October 17 (7:00 a.m.) and October 18 (10:30 a.m. ).
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
Former Council Intern, Nina, attended the 2013 World Affairs Councils of America’s National Conference In November, I had the opportunity to attend the World Affairs Councils of America’s (WACA) 2013 National Conference. Each year the national body hosts this conference in order to discuss the critical national security issues facing the country during the coming … Read More
Wesley, a student reporter, with General Michael Hayden Faisal Shazhad, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi: the names of these terrorist actors against the United States roll off the lips of native Pittsburgher General Michael Hayden as easily as the Steelers’ front four. On November 18, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosted … 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
Early this morning, the news broke that Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Muslim cleric with ties to al-Qaeda in Yemen, was killed in a drone strike. Al-Awlaki, believed to be a senior leader of al-Qaeda’s presence in Yemen, was suspected of helping to recruit Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab (the “underwear bomber”), and was tied to the … Read More