The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is happy to announce its Cybersecurity 2.0 series of programming this fall. Our multi-part series will include events focused on the legal aspects of cyber crime and cyber warfare on a global level, and new threats to cybersecurity, among others, and will feature experts representing the FBI, Uber, the United States Attorney General’s Office, and more.
Elected officials, including County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, joined community leaders yesterday for the public release of “A Community Blueprint: Helping Immigrants Thrive in Allegheny County” (Immigrant Community Blueprint), a comprehensive, county-wide, and community-led strategic plan to address the needs of immigrants and Latinos in our region.
Two of our expert speakers on Iran are featured in yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Op-Ed. They will continue the conversation during today’s luncheon at The Duquesne Club: “The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Reflection on Progress and Future Perspectives.”
Summer intern Melina Dunham recaps the Council’s recent event featuring Shelly Culbertson’s new book about the shifting the shifting dynamics within the New Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.
Fraud, supply shortages, and hyperinflation have been the sources of economic and political disaster in Venezuela. Summer intern Mike Grott discusses how the South American country has been slowly sinking into a ruinous hole.
The world of women’s progress is explored as summer intern Bryan Mutiso recaps the Council’s Diversity Through the Eyes of Women series and charts the successes of women nationally.
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.
Our Spring 2016 intern, Matt Davenport, paints a vivid picture of the Colorful Revolution in Macedonia as street protesters against corruption upstage the country’s 25th anniversary by decorating public monuments and buildings with balloon bombs of color.
The Global Leadership Certificate is a program designed to increase high school students’ interest and knowledge about global affairs while sharpening their leadership skills. Students will showcase completed Capstone projects that address the question, “How might I make my school or community more global?” Projects include cultural performances, peer education, a diversity audit of a … Read More