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Summer Institute for Teachers

Jun 19, 2018 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

21st Annual Summer Institute for Teachers
New Global Challenges: Perspectives in 2018

Tuesday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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 2018 Institute will feature briefings by experts on various global topics, including Transnational Threats, National Security and Counterterrorism, the European Union, Brexit, Russia, and Human Trafficking.

Keynote Presenter

Dr. Seth G. Jones, 
Director, Transnational Threats Project
Senior Adviser, International Security Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Mary C. Burke, Project to End Human Trafficking and Carlow University

Dr. John R. Cencich, Department of Criminal Justice, California University of Pennsylvania

William J. Crowley, Esq., Department of Justice, Law and Security, La Roche College

Dr. Sean Guillory, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. David Rossbach, Political Science Department, Chatham University

Brett W. Whittenberger, Department of Justice, Law and Security, La Roche College

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.
  • Enhance curricula to support a greater understanding of global issues.
  • Earn Act 48 credit.


Who Should Attend?

  • Middle through high school 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.

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