Hannah Purkey and Tracy Xu, Council interns, blog about the highlights of our recent event, “Will the Next War Start in Cyberspace?” with speaker Peter Singer, Cybersecurity and 21st Century Warfare Expert, Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America Foundation.
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. ).
Recently named one of the 10 most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity, P.W. Singer discusses the issue of state-sponsored cyber attacks with host George Savarese. Listen to the audio or read the transcript of this recent interview.
Hannah Purkey, Council intern, blogs about our recent event, “Pope Francis: Reshaping the Diplomatic Role of the Vatican.” During the event, Ambassador Anne Leahy, former Canadian Ambassador to the Holy See, spoke about foreign policy and the growing diplomatic influence of Pope Francis.
As the weather starts to cool down and prime book-reading-whilst-wrapped-in-a-blanket season comes upon us, we bring you our recommendations for some Fall reading. We hope that you find the following books thought-provoking and informative!
Maddy Scott interned with the World Affairs Council this past summer. Maddy gathered data for grants, blog posts, and for our Global Leadership Certificate program, as well as researched and proposed topics for the World Affairs Institute and WorldQuest. Her blog post highlights her research in Pittsburgh’s refugee communities.
Matthew McDonald spent a summer in Botswana as a 2014 recipient of the Global Travel Scholarship Program. His experiences expanded his world view and inspired him to start an effort to bring local attention to the global issue of hunger.
As a 2014 recipient of the Global Travel Scholarship Program, Tessa Houser spent a summer in Tanzania. She formed close relationships with her Maasai host family. Those relationships and her experiences with malaria inspired Tessa to raise awareness of the disease when she returned to Pittsburgh. Read Tessa’s blog post to find out more.
Join us in welcoming summer intern Maddy Scott to the Council! A native of Pittsburgh, Maddy just finished up her first year at the University of Chicago, where she plans to major in history. “I love history because studying the past allows you to have so much more of a comprehensive conception of the present,” … Read More
As you may be aware, the 2012 One Young World Summit was recently held here in Pittsburgh. More than 1,000 twenty-somethings from 183 countries came to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the world today. If you’re looking to learn more about the Summit and the topics that were discussed, look no further! … Read More