World Affairs Council http://wesa.fm en Google's Ross LaJeunesse on Freedom in the Digital Age http://wesa.fm/post/googles-ross-lajeunesse-freedom-digital-age <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The internet is used globally by over 2.7 billion people. In the next decade it’s expected that 5 billion people will come online, continuing the change in how we communicate with each other, as well as who controls the internet. </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Google Head of Free Expression and International Relations Ross LaJeunesse</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;joined us for a discussion of freedom and power in the digital age.</span> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:04:14 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 25107 at http://wesa.fm Google's Ross LaJeunesse on Freedom in the Digital Age Newcomers Invited to City-Wide Dine Around http://wesa.fm/post/newcomers-invited-city-wide-dine-around <p>New to the ‘Burgh? Enjoy great food, socialize with other newcomers and form networks throughout Pittsburgh at one of the city-wide <a href="http://vibrantpittsburgh.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Oct26_Dine-Around-Participants-Invite_FINAL_Updated_Oct1.pdf">Dine Around</a> events. Vibrant Pittsburgh, established to grow the diversity of the region, has been instrumental in organizing these dinners.<a href="http://vibrantpittsburgh.org"> </a></p><p><a href="http://vibrantpittsburgh.org">Vibrant Pittsburgh </a>CEO Melanie Harrington and Community outreach and inclusion manager Adriana Dobrzycka use a three-pronged approach to bring in and keep diverse families, and say these dinners are an excellent step in helping these newcomers feel welcome.</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:54:42 +0000 Katherine Blackley 18697 at http://wesa.fm Newcomers Invited to City-Wide Dine Around Remaking Cities & the Future of Post-Industrial Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/remaking-cities-future-post-industrial-pittsburgh <p></p><p></p><p>Density, diversity, and networking. Author and <a href="http://www.brookings.edu">Brookings Institute</a> Vice President Bruce <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/katzb">Katz </a>says thoughtful utilization of these terms have helped Pittsburgh thrive after the shock of an economic recession. He credits the city’s comeback to civic-minded citizens and policy makers who understood the power of a diverse economy, a dense business district and an effective team of networking leaders.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:37:56 +0000 Katherine Blackley 18295 at http://wesa.fm Remaking Cities & the Future of Post-Industrial Pittsburgh World Affairs: Peter Bergen From 9/11 to Abbottabad http://wesa.fm/post/world-affairs-peter-bergen-911-abbottabad <p></p><p><a href="http://peterbergen.com/"><strong>Peter Bergen</strong></a> is a National Security Analyst for <a href="http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/bergen.commentary/archive/index.html">CNN</a>, and a journalist who has reported for publications such as Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post. He's authored three New York Times best-sellers, won multiple awards for his non-fiction writing, produced the first ever television interview with Osama Bin Laden, and much more.</p><p>Bergen's most recent book is <em>Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for bin Laden, from 9/11 to Abbottabad</em>. He comes to Pittsburgh to be the keynote speaker for the <a href="http://www.worldpittsburgh.org/">World Affairs Council</a>'s 82nd annual meeting and leads a discussion titled <em>Learning from Abbottabad: Combating Global Terrorism in a Post-9/11 World</em>. Thu, 23 May 2013 22:00:10 +0000 Heather McClain 10107 at http://wesa.fm World Affairs: Peter Bergen From 9/11 to Abbottabad