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Pittsburgh, PA -- Students, government officials and others will be discussing important issues such as gender equality, human rights and poverty this fall at the second annual "Global Problems, Global Solutions: Leadership and Action for Today and Tomorrow." The two-day conference is scheduled for Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 on La Roche Colege's East Campus and is co-sponsored by the Office of College Activities, the School of Arts and Sciences, and a number of other organizations.

“This generation faces difficult challenges in the decades ahead — the AIDS crisis in Africa, turmoil in the Middle East, global hunger, an endangered environment, and more” reflected Paul Le Blanc, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and one of the chief organizers of the event. “I am encouraged that so many of our students and faculty are confronting these issues in the spirit of the La Roche College mission.”

This year's featured speaker is Salil Shetty, Director of UN Millennium Development Goals Campaign. Other speakers will include Medea Benjamin, founding director of Global Exchange and co-founder of Code Pink: Women for Peace, Liz Carty, National Outreach Coordinator of Oxfam America , and Carol Welch, member of the UN Millennium Development Goals Campaign. For more information or to register for the event, call the Office of College Activities at 412-536-1071. You may also CLICK HERE to visit the conference's website and register online. <

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