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sit 2014

Teachers from around the region hear from Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (ret.), Ph.D. at the 2014 Summer Institute for Teachers.

World Affairs Institute 2014: Russia¯s Place in the WorldNovember 19, 2014

44th World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders
Russia’s Place in the World

The World Affairs Institute is an annual daylong conference sponsored by Rotary International and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

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Upcoming Programs

KQV Global Press ConferenceAugust 23, 2014

KQV Global Press Conference
Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood

This half-hour radio program will feature John Allison, Sunday Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Arshad Dogar, staff reporter in Lahore for The News International. They will discuss "Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press ConferenceAugust 24, 2014

KQV Global Press Conference
Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood

This half-hour radio program will feature John Allison, Sunday Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Arshad Dogar, staff reporter in Lahore for The News International. They will discuss "Pakistan: A Tough Country in a Tough Neighborhood” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Engaging Iran: A New Way Forward?September 9, 2014

Engaging Iran: A New Way Forward?

Dr. Jessica Tuchman Mathews
President
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Amb. Thomas R. Pickering
Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia        

What is the end game and how will the P5 + 1 and Iran finally achieve what has eluded the global community for so long? Join two of the country’s preeminent foreign policy experts — who both serve as advisory members of  The Iran Project — for an analysis of one of the most significant geopolitical challenges of the 21st century.

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Berlin Now: The City after the WallSeptember 25, 2014

Berlin Now: The City after the Wall

Peter Schneider
Author and Journalist

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, Berlin has become a vibrant metropolis which characterizes contemporary Germany. Yet, the city remains divided. Join us to celebrate the anniversary of the fall of the Wall with one of Germany’s most thoughtful social critics who will offer his perceptions and insights on one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

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TOP-RATED NONPROFIT GreatNonprofits.org Award

Council Wins 2014 Top-Rated Award

Thanks to all of the amazing reviews we received from all of you, we've won a 2014 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Click here to read our reviews or add one of your own!

2014 National Conference: America and the World 2015
Registration Now Open!

The World Affairs Councils of America will host its 2014 National Conference, America and the World 2015, on November 5-7 at The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC.

Held annually for over two decades, the Conference engages our national network's leaders and members drawn from the business, civic, and education communities with leading policy-makers and experts.

The 2014 National Conference Agenda will examine: China, the U.S., and Asia; Russia/Eurasia; Cybersecurity; Future of Education; Youth, Jobs, and Social Unrest; Food and Water; Global Economic Realignment; Future of Energy; Africa; and Climate Change.

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Post-Gazette in search of Pittsburghers from all over the world

The Post-Gazette launched a new online project “Odysseys,” a journey of discovery, full of tales of adventure and the hopes that immigrants from each of the 193 countries in the United Nations brought to Pittsburgh. You'll hear new voices, see new faces and meet new people as they share stories of how they have become part of Pittsburgh and how Pittsburgh has become part of them.

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The World News Weekly Update is a collection the past week's top news stories. Every week, the Council gathers articles, reports, and op-eds from various domestic and international information outlets in order to provide wide-ranging and balanced perspectives on pressing global issues.

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Video: The Politics of Jesus: Dr. Reza Aslan

Dr. Reza Aslan's most recent book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, arrived in bookstores in July, and has been garnering significant media attention. Click here to watch the full-size video of the recent discussion with this internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions.

At Summer Seminar, Students Learn to Think Critically About Global Issues
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Dozens of high-schoolers attend annual seminar on global events
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Quaker Valley junior bound for Tanzanian adventure
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More from Personalities of Pittsburgh Interview with Audrey Russo
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Young Achiever: Raheem Perry
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How the World Affairs Council Has Impacted Cornell
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Pittsburgh-Area Students Tackle World Water Crisis
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International presentation at Shaler Area helps students expand horizons

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Young Achiever: Tessa Houser
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Europe in focus: EU ambassador visits Pitt at timely moment
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On Pittsburgh visit, ambassador says $15B in aid to Ukraine shows support

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