World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm en Not My Life: A Documentary of Slavery in the Modern World http://wesa.fm/post/not-my-life-documentary-slavery-modern-world <p>Earlier&nbsp;Robert Bilheimer&nbsp;tackled the international spread of AIDS in a well-received documentary. &nbsp;In his new film,&nbsp;<a href="http://notmylife.org"><em>Not My Life</em>,</a>&nbsp; he takes on human trafficking.</p><p>Shot in a dozen countries on five continents, the film looks at a world where children are exploited daily through forced labor, domestic servitude, begging and sexual violence. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:30:04 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23428 at http://wesa.fm Not My Life: A Documentary of Slavery in the Modern World Ambassador Peter Tomsen on a Regional Way Forward for Afghanistan http://wesa.fm/post/ambassador-peter-tomsen-regional-way-forward-afghanistan <p>As the year draws to a close, many Americans are looking forward to 2014, the year we're scheduled to withdraw combat forces from Afghanistan, ending the longest war in US history.</p><p>But many questions remain about the roles the global community and Afghanistan’s neighboring nations will play in the years to come.</p><p>US Ambassador Peter Tomsen, a <a href="http://www.pitt.edu">University of Pittsburgh</a> alumni, returns to Pittsburgh this week to try to address those questions.</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:37:30 +0000 Nick Frost 20741 at http://wesa.fm Ambassador Peter Tomsen on a Regional Way Forward for Afghanistan Pittsburgh Students Travel the World, Share Experiences with Family and Classmates http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-students-travel-world-share-experiences-family-and-classmates <p></p><p>You’ll pardon Jordan Tyler, Chelsea&nbsp;Geruschadt,&nbsp;Raina&nbsp;Bradley and Katelyn Ripple if their thoughts occasionally drift from social studies, algebra 2 and physics back to what they absorbed this summer in Italy, Argentina, Spain and Costa Rica respectively.</p><p>Jordan: "My experience could be described as amazing, fun, life-changing, unforgettable."</p><p>Chelsea: "My experience was once in a lifetime."</p><p>Raina: "My trip to Spain was extremely memorable."</p><p>Katelyn: "I experienced more in a month than I thought I would experience in a lifetime."</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Kevin Gavin 18535 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Students Travel the World, Share Experiences with Family and Classmates The Geopolitics of Energy With James Clad http://wesa.fm/post/geopolitics-energy-james-clad <p>The connection between reliable sources of energy, global prosperity and security has profoundly impacted international relations since before the industrial revolution.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.avascentinternational.com/about/Leadership/James-C-Clad.aspx"><strong>James Clad</strong></a>, consultant and distinguished research fellow at the National Defense University, "energy is inextricably part of a contemporary society."</p><p>As dependent as we are on oil in the United States, it's commonly known that a shift away from petroleum-based energy could dramatically impact our economy and way of life. Clad says petroleum based economies are very mobile and agile, private vehicles let us go from point A to point B without relying on large expensive infrastructure.&nbsp; Which is why economies like ours find it hard to completely do away the use of hydrocarbons. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:10:15 +0000 Heather McClain 12136 at http://wesa.fm The Geopolitics of Energy With James Clad Video Conference Unites Students on Three Continents http://wesa.fm/post/video-conference-unites-students-three-continents <p></p><p></p><p>Discrimination, school funding and teen pregnancy grabbed the attention of high school students from around the world who gathered for a World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh-sponsored video conference Wednesday.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:25:23 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 11756 at http://wesa.fm Video Conference Unites Students on Three Continents Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Steve Sokol http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-steve-sokol <p></p><p>After stints in New York and Berlin <strong>Steve Sokol</strong> came to the Steel City to head the <a href="http://www.worldpittsburgh.org">World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh</a>. He talks with WESA Morning Edition host Josh Raulerson about his reading choices which, as you might expect from someone whose job addresses world affairs, includes books with an international focus.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:14:00 +0000 Katherine Blackley 11604 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Steve Sokol