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KQV Global Press Conference
If the Price is Right: Prospects of Economic Investment in North Africa
June 22, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature Timothy Docking, Lead, Emerging Markets Funding Group, IBM. He will discuss "If the Price is Right: Prospects of Economic Investment in North Africa" with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
KQV Global Press Conference
Living in a Nuclear World
June 23, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature Robert Frye, Director and Producer of In My Lifetime; Founder of The Nuclear World Project. He will discuss "Living in a Nuclear World" with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
Thinking About the Future: Global Trends 2030 and Alternative Worlds
June 24, 2013
Released in December 2012, “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds” is structured to stimulate thinking about the myriad of geopolitical changes characterizing the world today and their possible global trajectories over the next 15 to 20 years. The world of 2030 promises to be radically different from today and “Global Trends” provides a variety of scenarios regarding what tomorrow’s world might look like. What can we expect?
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21st Century Global Threats and the Role of the U.S. Navy
Rear Admiral Craig S. Faller
May 16, 2012
HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh
Today’s naval force plays a profound role in representing and defending the United States in global conflicts. The United States favors a military realignment that sees the Navy as central to protecting the liberal world order. This new focus on the Navy as a main part of American defensive military strategy was underscored when recently Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noted that the Navy proves central in responding to issues such as Chinese military power, North Korean weapons capabilities, securing the Strait of Hormuz near Iran, and fighting global piracy on the high seas. The Navy also plays a vital part in securing the world’s economic trade routes, and assists with disaster situations, such its quick responses to earthquakes and flooding. With greater technological assets than ever, the Navy’s forward thinking approach to security and warfare will no doubt continue to be of vital importance. As the Obama administration supports bolstering naval power, particularly in Southeast Asia, what will be the reaction of economic partners, such as China? Will the U.S. continue to renew partnerships with allies such as Australia? What can Americans expect from a renewed naval force? Join Rear Admiral Craig S. Faller for an intriguing and timely discussion of the Navy in the 21st century.
Rear Admiral Craig S. Faller was appointed to his current position as Commander of Carrier Strike Group Three on May 24, 2011. Previously he served as Commander of Navy Recruiting Command. At sea, he has served on the USS Peterson, USS Enterprise, USS Hancock, Commanding Officer of USS Stethem, and Commanding Officer of USS Shiloh. He has also served as Executive Assistant to the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command and Commander, U.S. Central Command. Ashore, he has served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, legislative fellow for Senator Edward Kennedy, as head of Surface Nuclear Officer Programs, and as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations.
A native of Fryburg, Pennsylvania, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering in 1983. He earned a Master’s in National Security Affairs (Strategic Planning) from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1990. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (four awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
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Online registration is closed. If you would like to attend, please contact Melanie Gulasy at 412-281-7970.
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