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
On May 4th, we launched a new series, Diversity through the Eyes of Women, with a special panel discussion featuring women leaders from Pittsburgh’s Muslim community. Those in attendance discussed the region’s changing cultural landscape and ways in which Pittsburgh can become a more welcoming city.
Kevin McDermott, a high school senior from Seneca Valley, recently created an informational brochure on international careers for his senior graduation project. As part of that project, Kevin interviewed a former Foreign Service officer, Patricia Franz.
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.