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.
Amiena Mahsoob, Director of Education Programs at World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, was recently recognized as a newsmaker in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Mahsoob organized Turkish Cultural Night, designed to introduce area residents to the music, cuisine and culture of one of America’s strongest allies.
The bridges Council member David Murdoch built during his life aren’t the kind that stand out in a place like Pittsburgh, unless you know where to look for them. They’ve connected high school students to formative experiences in foreign countries, business executives to opportunities overseas, nonprofit leaders to people who can help advance their work, and curious people to faraway stories that cast new light on Pittsburgh. A partner at K&L Gates and former German Honorary Consul in Pittsburgh, David died Nov. 24, 2015.
Isabella Olive, Global Travel Scholar, blogs about the recent Paris events, the international support that came of it, and her feelings as someone who spent time there and fell in love with the city.