Monday, March 16, 2015

Global Problems/Global Solutions Conference at La Roche College April 9-10 to Focus on Theme "Saving Our Children: A Global Issue - A Local Response"

2015 Global Problems, Global Solutions Conference
April 9-10

Saving Our Children: A Global Issue - A Local Response

La Roche College will partner with sponsor organizations Brother’s Brother Foundation, the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Council for Higher Education to host the 10th annual Global Problems, Global Solutions conference on April 9 and 10.   
Organized to focus on critical global concerns, the conference will relate this year’s theme, Saving Our Children: A Global Issue - A Local Response, to the Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations.   

Thursday, April 9: Keynote Address

Hosted at La Roche's main campus, the 2015 keynote address will be delivered by Maureen A. Dunn, division chief of the office of policy and strategy at U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the general session following at 7 p.m. and a reception of dessert and coffee afterward in the Zappala College Center Square at La Roche's main Campus.

Friday, April 10: On-campus discussion

Examine local and international child issues during a discussion hosted by local experts from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Ryan Room of the Zappala College Center at La Roche's main campus. 

Saturday, April 11: Cranberry Folk and Food Festival

Come support La Roche students as they participate in the Cranberry Folk and Food Festival.  Enjoy ethnic food sampling, demonstrations, games, music and dance performances from countries around the world from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center Gym (2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066).

About Global Problems, Global Solutions

Global Problems, Global Solutions is a free, annual conference. La Roche leads and co-sponsors the conference with local colleges, universities and nonprofits known for their global activism. The conference discusses progress, plans and initiatives related to the U.N. Millennium Development Goals which seek to:
    Dedicated to promoting justice and peace in a constantly changing global society, La Roche supports the U.N. in working to make these goals a reality in Pittsburgh and throughout the global marketplace.

    Previous keynote speakers

    • Robert C. Gallo, MD, Co-Discoverer of HIV Causing AIDS 
    • Former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill 
    • Pulitzer Prize Winner Sheryl WuDunn 
    • Deputy Secretary of USAID, Ambassador Donald Steinberg 

    For more information

    Contact Assistant Director of Global Engagement Charlotte Reed at 412-536-1215 or


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