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Teacher Award

Kristopher Hupp, Cornell School District
Winner for Busting Boundaries Award

Awarded to an educator who inspires students to work in-person or virtually with peers in different geographic or cultural communitiesInspires students to work in-person or virtually with peers in different geographic or cultural communities.

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Global Issues Seminar for Students with Panelists from the U.S. Army War College Exploring National Security Challenges in 2015 February 10, 2015

Global Issues Seminar for Students with Panelists from the U.S. Army War College
Exploring National Security Challenges in 2015

Thomas Jefferson H.S.

Senior military officers from the U.S. Army War College will visit Thomas Jefferson H.S. for a panel discussion and video conference about pressing national security issues facing the United States currently and in the future.

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Exploring National Security Challenges in 2015   Global Issues SeminarFebruary 10, 2015

Global Issues Seminar for Students with Panelists from the U.S. Army War College
Exploring National Security Challenges in 2015

South Side Area H.S.

Senior military officers from the U.S. Army War College will visit South Side Area H.S. to discuss pressing national security issues facing the United States currently and in the future.

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National Security Briefing  for TeachersFebruary 11, 2015

National Security Briefing
for Teachers
Exploring National Security Challenges in 2015

Senior military officers from the U.S. Army War College will visit Point Park University to discuss pressing national security issues facing the United States currently and in the future.

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Exploring National Security Challenges in 2015   Global Issues SeminarFebruary 12, 2015

Global Issues Seminar for Students with Panelists from the U.S. Army War College
Exploring National Security Challenges in 2015

Greater Latrobe H.S.

Senior military officers from the U.S. Army War College will visit Greater Latrobe H.S. to discuss pressing national security issues facing the United States currently and in the future.

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Academic WorldQuest 2015February 24, 2015

Academic WorldQuest

Academic WorldQuest is a knowledge-based competition with questions focusing on international affairs, current events, the global economy, geography, world history, and general knowledge about the world.

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Council Blog

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Upcoming Programs

KQV Global Press ConferenceDecember 20, 2014

KQV Global Press Conference
The Global Economy

This half-hour radio program will feature Michael Mandelbaum, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He will discuss "The Global Economy” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press ConferenceDecember 21, 2014

KQV Global Press Conference
Global Megatrends – and Why They Matter!

This half-hour radio program will feature Bob Moritz, PwC. He will discuss "Global Megatrends – and Why They Matter!” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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The Story of an Afghan Family: Survival in a Country Crippled by Civil WarJanuary 22, 2015

Breakfast Briefing
The Story of an Afghan Family: Survival in a Country Crippled by Civil War

Qais Akbar Omar
Author of A Fort of Nine Towers
and Goodwill Envoy for the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women

Join the Council for a Breakfast Briefing with Mr. Omar. He will share personal insights and reflect on his family’s remarkable story of survival and their long journey through terror, loss, heartbreak, and fleeting moments of joy.

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Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon  Reflections on a Life in DiplomacyFebruary 2, 2015

Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
Reflections on a Life in Diplomacy

Ambassador Christopher R. Hill
Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver
and Author of Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy

Join the Council for a discussion with a highly regarded former career diplomat and four-time ambassador as he reflects on his career and offers insights concerning today’s foreign policy challenges and opportunities.

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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!

World Affairs Councils of America wins 2014 DANDI Award

The World Affairs Councils of America was honored with a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion (DANDI) Award in the international category. Accepting this honor at the 3rd Annual DANDI Awards Ceremony in New York City on Dec. 1, WACA President and CEO Bill Clifford said: "The World Affairs Councils of America believes everyone benefits when we create a public environment where a diverse community is challenged to share ideas about international issues while considering other points of view. For our Councils, which put a premium on civil dialogue, the commitment to the values of inclusion and diversity of thought and perspective makes us better learners, employees, leaders, and citizens."

View the video below WACA submitted following the nomination for a 2014 DANDI Award.

Is there a connection between the national elections and globalization?

Dr. Michael Mandelbaum, professor of American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies discusses this topic on 90.5 WESA's Essential Pittsburgh.

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Dr. Michael Mandelbaum discussed the future of the global economy during the Monday, November 10th Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon.

Click here to read the latest Global Connections newsletter and find out what's new at the Council!

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.

Hampton gives Russian teachers taste of America
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Pittsburgh and the fall of the Berlin Wall
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Naval officer, a Butler native, speaks to Moon Area students
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Pittsburgh-area students examine Ebola crisis during international video conference
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Pittsburgh-area students to take part in video conference on Ebola
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