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Summer Institute for Teachers

June 25 @ 8:30 am - June 26 @ 2:30 pm

22nd Annual Summer Institute for Teachers:
A Shifting World: Key Global Issues

Tuesday, June 25 – Wednesday, June 26, 2019
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Duquesne University

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.

The 2019 Institute will feature briefings by experts on various global topics, such as Global Refugee Crisis, Migration Trends, U.S.-China Relations, and the U.K.-U.S. Trade Relationship.

Confirmed Presenters:

  • Shelly Culbertson, RAND
  • Ben Brierley, British Consulate General, New York
  • Dennis Unkovic, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP
  • Brenda Green, Jewish Family and Community Services
  • Natasha Garrett, La Roche University
  • Ivonne Smith-Tapia, University of Pittsburgh
  • Feyisola Alabi, Welcoming Pittsburgh, Office of Mayor William Peduto
  • Marian Lien, Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition

Benefits of Attending

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

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers from all content areas
  • Administrators
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Pre-service teachers and education faculty

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

Please contact the World Affairs Council at 412-281-7970 or via email at

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


June 25 @ 8:30 am
June 26 @ 2:30 pm
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