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The Ebola Crisis: On the Ground  with Save the Children
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The Ebola Crisis: On the Ground with Save the Children

October 28, 2014

The 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus has been declared the “the greatest peacetime challenge that the United Nations and its agencies have ever faced,” by World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan. While the news media shares startling figures and a potential death toll of nearly 15,000, how is the epidemic being handled on the ground in West Africa?

For this event, students will have the opportunity hear a briefing on the Ebola crisis via livestream. Gary B. Shaye, Senior Director of Humanitarian Operations from Save the Children, will share what the crisis looks like on the ground in West Africa and how international organizations are responding to the crisis. This is the first segment of a longer program and simulation on the Ebola crisis.

Registration
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Questions?
Please call Amiena Mahsoob at +1-412-281-7973, or e-mail amiena@worldpittsburgh.org.

*Photo Credit: Save the Children

School Outreach

Petraeus
Lecture featuring General David Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired)
Presented by the American Middle East Institute

October 28, 2014

General Petraeus' lecture is the culminating event of the American Middle East Institute’s 7th Annual Business Conference, Oasis: Growing Business Opportunities between the U.S. and the Middle East.

General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired) is the Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, a Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California, a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a member of the advisory boards of several veterans’ organizations. General Petraeus previously served 37 years in the U.S. military, including as commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and as commander of the U.S. Central Command. Following retirement from the military in August 2011, he served for 14 months as the Director of the CIA.

General Petraeus was born and raised in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York. He was commissioned an infantry officer following graduation with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy in 1974. He was the General George C. Marshall Award winner as the top graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College class of 1983 and subsequently earned MPA and Ph.D. degrees in international relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He later taught international relations and economics as an assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy and completed a fellowship at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.

Click here to see General Petraeus' complete bio.

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Community Series

AMEI
OASIS: Growing Business Between the U.S. & the Middle East
7th Annual Business Conference

October 28, 2014

OASIS is a high-level gathering of Middle East Ministries and American and Middle East corporate and university decision makers focused on growing business opportunities between the United States and the countries of the Middle East.

Themes will include: Oil & Gas, Sustainable Energy Technologies, Smart Cities & Infrastructure, and Health & Pharmaceuticals.

Panel Topics:

Building the Smart City = Smart Infrastructure
What does it mean to be a smart city? How do the architects and planners design the infrastructure to support the needs of a growing population using innovative and cutting edge technological advances? This panel will explore the transformational changes taking place in the Middle East. From rail and airports to roads and green buildings, this lively discussion on smart cities promises to be one of this year’s most informative, business-enhancing conversations.

 A Healthy Diagnosis: Delivering Health Innovation
From success in health coverage and hospital management to innovative partnerships in research and technology, including life-saving pharmaceutical breakthroughs, the Middle East is building world-class health facilities and fostering preventative care and innovation.  This conversation will feature leading Middle East and U.S. health professionals sharing lessons and opportunities in this dynamic field of progress.

 Sustaining the Future: Supporting Demand With Renewable Supply
The Gulf nations and the entire Middle East region are applying smart policies and leading edge technologies to meet their energy needs for generations to come.  As the Pittsburgh region is home to the largest-producing natural gas wells in the U.S., discussions will include technology around upstream and downstream potential. The "sustaining the future" panel will discuss leading edge technologies in the oil and gas field, including improvements to facilities in energy efficiency, reliability, environmental control, and technology.

Click here to see a list of the speakers.

Registration
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Use code MEMBER100 at check out for $100 off your ticket. Your ticket to OASIS also includes a ticket to the 8 p.m. General Petraeus Lecture.

Community Series

Model Global Ebola Response Coalition Video Conference
Model Global Ebola Response Coalition Video Conference
The Ebola Crisis

October 28, 2014

Online registration is closed. For more information, please call Amiena Mahsoob at 412-281-7973, or e-mail amiena@worldpittsburgh.org.

The 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus has been declared the “the greatest peacetime challenge that the United Nations and its agencies have ever faced,” by World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan. It has severely affected the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, with additional cases reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Nigeria, and Senegal. Over 6,000 people have been infected, and another 3,000 have died as a result of the disease, including health care workers and family members caring for sick relatives. With a nearly 55% fatality rate, Ebola is a deadly virus that needs to be managed and contained to prevent further spread and additional deaths.

The Ebola outbreak is a global crisis that requires a unified, worldwide response. For this event, students from around the world will represent members of United Nations and partnering organizations that are part of the Global Ebola Response Coalition to understand and discuss the global response to this crisis.

Video Conference Registration
A limited number of schools can register to participate via video conference. Video conference equipment is required.

Online registration is closed. For more information, please call Amiena Mahsoob at 412-281-7973, or e-mail amiena@worldpittsburgh.org.

Questions?
Please call Amiena Mahsoob at +1-412-281-7973, or e-mail amiena@worldpittsburgh.org.

In partnership with

School Outreach

WorldQuest 2014
WorldQuest
11th Annual International Trivia Competition

October 27, 2014

Online registration for this event is closed. For information about this event, please call Elizabeth Cook at 412-224-4339.

Join us for a fun evening of food, drinks, prizes, unique networking opportunities, and friendly competition. Show off your knowledge of the world and help support the work of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

Once again, WorldQuest will be held at the Cabaret Theater in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. This annual event provides an informal opportunity for people throughout the Pittsburgh community to test their knowledge about international affairs. Small teams of four will compete for prizes. In addition, players and observers in the "cheering section" will have an opportunity to enter a raffle to win exciting prizes! All proceeds for this event go to support the Council’s more than 200 annual events reaching the region’s secondary schools and professional community.

Raffles and Prizes!
Stay tuned for prize and raffle lists!

Start Studying Now!
Use this link for past WorldQuest questions and answers.

Not interested in competing? Then, come to the Cabaret Theater and cheer on the players! Just like last year, you can be part of WorldQuest from the “Cheering Section.” Enjoy the evening and support the team of your choice.

  • Team of four: $140.
  • Single Competitor: $35 (Those registered as single competitors will be placed in teams on the day of the competition).
  • Cheering Section: $35.

Dinner included in the ticket price. Cash bar.

Online registration for this event is closed. For information about this event, please call Elizabeth Cook at 412-224-4339.

WorldQuest Sponsorship and Donor Opportunities

We are looking for sponsors who will also field one or more teams. This year's sponsorship opportunities include:

Bronze: $500

  • One team of four competitors.
  • Table for organizational materials.
  • Recognition in all event materials and signage.

Silver: $1,000

  • Two teams of four competitors.
  • Table for organizational materials.
  • Recognition in all event materials and signage.
  • Admittance for two to the “Cheering Section.”
  • Four seats at an upcoming World Affairs Council Breakfast Briefing or Political Salon.

Gold: $2,000

  • Two teams of four competitors.
  • Table for organizational materials.
  • Recognition in all event materials and signage.
  • Admittance for four to the “Cheering Section.”
  • Free table of eight at an upcoming World Affairs Council luncheon.
  • One 2015 World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Corporate membership (valued at $1,000).

Please contact Elizabeth Cook, at 412-281-1259, or email elizabeth@worldpittsburgh.org for more information.

Bronze Level Sponsor

With thanks to

Community Series

Hosted by:
WTAE’s Sally Wiggin and Essential Pittsburgh 90.5 WESA’s Paul Guggenheimer

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