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La Roche College to Host Global Problems, Global Solutions Conference

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. 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 to battle issues such as hunger and poverty, peace and justice, gender inequality and child mortality. Maureen A. Dunn, division chief of the office of policy and strategy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, April 9 in the Zappala College Center Square at La Roche’s main campus in the North Hills. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with the general session following at 7 p.m. and a reception of dessert and coffee afterward. Ms. Dunn began her federal career in 1992 as a supervisory asylum officer at the Arlington, Va. asylum office with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (now DHS). From 1996 until late 2003, she worked as an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals. In October 2003, she became the director of the Unaccompanied Alien Children’s program at the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). On Friday, April 10, local experts will host a discussion on local and international issues related to child protection and development from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Ryan Room of the Zappala College Center at La Roche. 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. The conference is free and open to the public, but preregistration for the keynote address is required. Visit to register online for the conference. For more details contact Assistant Director of Global Engagement Charlotte Reed at 412-536-1215 or .

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Weekly on Thursday

Apr 09, 2015 through Apr 10, 2015


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