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20th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers: Understanding the New Global Realities

Jun 20, 2017 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Duquesne University

Global Trends

“We are living a paradox: The achievements of the industrial and information ages are shaping a world to come that is both more dangerous and richer with opportunity than ever before. Whether promise or peril prevails will turn on the choices of humankind.”

– U.S. National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends: Paradox of Power (2017)

Will today’s students be prepared to face global challenges and opportunities? The World Affairs Council’s Summer Institute provides educators with new content and tools to prepare students for an interdependent and rapidly changing world.

Keynote Presenters – Understanding the New Global Realities

Thomas M. Sanderson  Ted Anthony  Ross Harrison
Thomas M. Sanderson

Senior Fellow and Director, Transnational Threats Project
at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Ted Anthony

Award-Winning Journalist and Director of Asia-Pacific News at The Associated Press

Ross Harrison

Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Scholar at the Middle East Institute



The Institute will feature briefings by experts on topics such as: NATO and the European Union; Balanced Media and News; Instability in the Middle East; Key Priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Click here to download the 2017 SIT Brochure.









Who Should Attend?

  • Middle through high school teachers from all content areas
  • Administrators
  • Curriculum specialists


Benefits of Attending

  • Get the training and the resources you need to help your students understand today’s ever-changing global realities.
  • Connect with professionals in the field.
  • Develop and enhance curricula to support a greater understanding of global issues.
  • Earn Act 48 credit.

When is the Institute?
June 20 – 21, 2017 (Tuesday -Wednesday)
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where will the Institute be held?
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$40 registration fee. Breakfast and lunch are included on both days.

Please contact Annie Prucey, Vice President for Global Education, at 412-281-7970 or via email.

This Institute is made possible in part through the generous support of the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation

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