The Council recently held its inaugural Global Leadership Certificate Showcase. Students gave lightning talks and multimedia presentations about their Capstone projects, which included a global audit of a school, a cultural night, a global news production, a student talent show and fundraising event, and more.
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.
On May 4th, we launched a new series, Diversity through the Eyes of Women, with a special panel discussion featuring women leaders from Pittsburgh’s Muslim community. Those in attendance discussed the region’s changing cultural landscape and ways in which Pittsburgh can become a more welcoming city.
On Monday, April 25th, the Council hosted expert and author Ross Harrison, a Professor at Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh, for an engaging discussion focused on the Syrian crisis. He provided a thorough overview of the conflict to date, and offered his personal outlook for the future.
We recently nominated 2015 Global Travel Scholar Ahmir Allen for the Generation NEXT column in the New Pittsburgh Courier. Check out his interview here.
Yesterday, the Council hosted a networking reception and guided tour for Young Professionals at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Attendees were led through the exhibit, Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk, with curator Rachel Delphia.
The Education Team was hard at work this week bringing global education to students throughout the community.
Many students are thinking about college applications, career plans, or a summer internship. To help start the search process, we’ve compiled a list of internship, study abroad, and travel experiences in international affairs across a wide range of organizations.
Thomas Asbery, Richard Ball, Michael Mierau and Matthew Strub recently led a global issues seminar, presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. All four career officers attend the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle.
Former government contractor Edward Snowden’s disclosures about U.S. intelligence gathering upended technology companies’ interaction with the federal government in ways that continue to affect both their business models and their relationship with the feds, a former top National Security Council official said Thursday.