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Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

• Dr. Alsaghira Al Ahbabi, second secretary of the political department of the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, D.C., and Saud H. Al Nouwais, the UAE Embassy's commercial counselor, discuss “Small but Mighty: The United Arab Emirates and the Nexus of Geopolitics” via videoconference. Tuesday, 8 a.m., Rivers Club, 301 Grant St., Pittsburgh.

• Dr. Timothy Docking, who leads IBM's Emerging Markets Funding Group, Dr. J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council's Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, and Dr. Louis A. Picard, director of the University of Pittsburgh's Ford Institute for Human Security, discuss “Does the Maghreb Matter? Building Peace Through Economic Development.” Wednesday, 6 p.m., Bricolage, 937 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh.

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