Now Accepting Applications for Scholastic year 2013-2014
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2013-2014 scholastic year, for students who are Hispanic/Latino or of Hispanic/Latino descent. (Tab “The Chamber,” Scholarship Fund, in this website.)
Application deadline is June 30, 2013.
For more information, e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Upcoming Events and Programs
Women in Cuba: Emerging Trends and Lessons for U.S. Policy to the Region
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sarah Stephens, Executive Director, Center for Democracy in the Americas
With Raúl Castro’s recent announcement that he will resign at the end of his current term and the Cuban government’s efforts to introduce economic reform, it is well worth watching the developments in Cuba.
Join the Council and a leading Cuba expert to learn more about the influential island nation and those who shape it — as well as the economic, political, and social influencing not just Cuba but Latin America as a whole.
Breaking Barriers: Educate a Girl and Change the World
Monday, March 25, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Special Screening of Girl Rising and Panel Discussion
After “selling out” on March 12, Bricolage, the World Affairs Council, and the YWCA are hosting a second screening of selected chapters from “Girl Rising” and organizing another panel discussion to delve deeper into the challenges girls around the world face as they strive to be educated. Come back and continue the conversation! Tell your friends!
Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
New Opportunities: The Franco-American Partnership and the Transatlantic Relationship
Thursday, March 28, 2013
12:00 – 1:45 p.m.
His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States
We may currently be in a new era of French foreign policy. France’s recently elected President François Hollande emphasized France’s ability to strike out on its own if necessary. Nearly 4,000 French military personnel are now working with Malian troops to root out and destroy al-Qaeda linked insurgents throughout the North African nation. How will France’s new foreign policy initiatives further shape the Franco-American partnership and the transatlantic dialogue?
Join the Council and France’s chief diplomat in the U.S. for a discussion on France’s developing foreign policy and its dynamic relationship with the United States.
Policy Discussion and Luncheon
After Chavez: What’s Next for Venezuela?
April 1, 2013
Monday, 12:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Miguel Diaz, Former Director of the South America Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Just weeks after his death, the debate rages over the legacy of Hugo Chavez. Foreign policy analysts and pundits have offered eulogies ranging from caustic to something resembling admiration. No matter where one stands, one fact is clear: After fourteen years, Venezuela is no longer under the control of Chavez. In a period of transition, whither Venezuela? On the heels of such dramatic change in Venezuela, join the Council for a discussion with a veteran Latin America analyst.
It’s the Energy Mix, Stupid! Energy Security through Fuel Competition
Friday, April 5, 2013
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Anne Korin, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
The National Intelligence Council recently released “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds,” a framework that has predicted U.S. energy independence within the next fifteen years. The U.S. is not alone in this pursuit. The world over, decision makers and opinion leaders are reevaluating their respective countries’ energy mix, and looking for ways to become energy independent. How should the U.S. and the international community envision energy security in the 21st century?
Join the Council as a leading global energy analyst discusses what energy security really means — and how the global race for it affects us all.
For information about all upcoming programs, please visit us online.
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
2640 BNY Mellon Center, 500 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2510
Phone: 412-281-7970 | email@example.com | www.worldpittsburgh.org
FREE Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Seminar Series
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is the principal set of rules containing policies and procedures that govern the acquisition activity of the federal government. Its purpose is to ensure purchasing procedures are standard, consistent and conducted in a fair and impartial manner. The FAR applies to all federal executive agencies in their acquisition of supplies and services. FAR regulations govern the three phases of the acquisition process: acquisition planning, contract formulation and contract administration.
This free seminar series consists of four sessions that will be fast-paced and address many sections of the FAR. Companies who have laid the groundwork for federal procurement or who are already involved are encouraged to attend. To fully benefit from this training we recommend you attend all four sessions.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
CAL U Convocation Center, California, PA
FAR Part 1 – Marketing and Winning Federal Contracts
FAR Part 2 – Negotiated Procurement and Negotiation
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry Township, PA
FAR Part 3 – Regulatory and Legal Management of Federal Contracts
FAR Part 4 – Financial Management of Federal Contracts
The presenter for this seminar series is Barbara Weaver, PCR-CMR, U.S. Small Business Administration. She is responsible for providing support, training and advocacy to small businesses doing business with the federal government. Additionally, Barbara Weaver provides oversight for federal contracting offices and prime contractors to ensure that small businesses have an equal opportunity to participate in acquisitions and subcontracts.
Before attending this seminar series become familiar with the FAR at http://farsite.hill.af.mil.
Register on-line for the March all day seminar at http://cupgaco.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=78.
Registration for the May seminar is being done separately. Information will be sent at a later date.
If you have questions about the registration process or seminar content, please contact Tracy Julian at 724-938-5881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.