This week @ the World Affairs Council
• 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.
For more information about these and other programs, contact the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh (412-281-1259 or worldpittsburgh.org).
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.