World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Making Sense of Syria: ISIS, Russia, and What Comes Next

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:45pm
The Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Global Engagement and Leadership Luncheon on the occasion of the 84th Annual Meeting
John T. Ryan Memorial Lecture

Dr. Colin P. Clarke, Associate Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

As Syria continues to be shattered by its civil war, the U.S. and Russia are at odds about the best strategy to stabilize this nation. Neighboring states are sharing the brunt of the ongoing crisis and there is the need to reach negotiations quickly.

Contact: 
412-281-7970 or email welcome@worldpittsburgh.org.

22 Jan 2015

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Rivers Club, One Oxford Center, 301 Grant St., Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

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

Contact: 
Call 412-281-7970 or email welcome@worldpittsburgh.org

09 Sep 2014

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Engaging Iran: A New Way Forward?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Point Park University, Lawrence Hall Ballroom, Third Floor, 212 Wood St., Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

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

Contact: 
Call 412-281-7970 or email welcome@worldpittsburgh.org.

Lessons from Afghanistan: The Future of Special Operations Forces

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Once primarily the subject of video games and popular novels, Special Forces have once again captured America’s attention. In the wake of Operation Neptune Spear, a mission that killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the now famous Seal Team Six is one facet of the growing curiosity about what these advanced and highly skilled units do on a daily basis.

Contact: 
412-281-7970

Understanding Modern Day Slavery: Pittsburgh’s Role in Finding a Solution

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Bricolage, 937 Liberty Ave
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, and Bricolage Production Company

Join us on March 19 for a salon screening of the documentary Not My Life and a discussion that builds on the topics of human trafficking and forced labor, among other related crimes, and the work being done on the local level to address these issues. Who is being exploited? What are the signs? What can you do to help?

Contact: 
412-281-7970

01 Nov 2013

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Does Syria Matter? Policy Discussion and Luncheon

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:00pm
Duquesne Club
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will be hosting the lecture "Does Syria Matter? Policy Discussion and Luncheon" on Friday, November 1 from 12:00 pm-1:45 pm at the Duquesne Club at 325 Sixth Ave in Pittsburgh, PA. Michael Doran, a Roger Hertog Senior Fellow will be speaking. Political dissent, general war fatigue, and an international coalition split on what course to take makes any involvement in Syria - either diplomatic or military - frought with untold consequences and ramifications. But to what degree does Syria actually matter? And, why is the Syrian Civil War an increasingly American issue? Join the World Affairs Council and a leading Middle East expert to discuss the complexities of the on-going Syrian conflict. More information can be found at www.worldpittsburgh.org

The Politics of Jesus, a public lecture by Dr. Reza Aslan, Author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Humanities Scholars Program at Carnegie Mellon University, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Reza Aslan
Author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth and No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California - Riverside
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh

Contact: 
welcome@worldpittsburgh.org.

30 May 2013

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Learning from Abbottabad: Combating Global Terrorism in a Post 9/11 World with Peter Bergen

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
The Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon on the Occasion of the 82nd Annual Meeting

Peter Bergen
National Security Analyst for CNN
Director of the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation
Author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad

Contact: 
Andrea Solomon 412-281-7970 andrea@worldpittsburgh.org

09 Apr 2013

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Videoconference A Closer Look at the United Arab Emirates

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
VIDEO CONFERENCE
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Dr. Alsaghira Al Ahbabi
Second Secretary

Mr. Saud H. Al Nowais
Commercial Counselor

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Washington D.C.

1:25-2:10 p.m. EDT

Videoconference

Since its founding in 1971, the United Arab Emirates has transformed into one of the economic powerhouses of the Middle East — a modern and dynamic hub of commerce, trade, and culture. In a rapidly changing region, the UAE has embraced diversity and promoted the role of women in the workforce and government.

Contact: 
Amiena Mahsoob, 412-281-7970.

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