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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is proud to offer the following PGU continuing education workshops for the 2015 spring semester. Join one or more of these PG instructors as they teach about topics related to their fields of expertise.
Responding to ISIS: Diplomacy or Defense?
Wednesday, May 20 / 7-9 p.m. Former U.S. ambassador, columnist Dan Simpson
A well-funded and growing international movement with a medieval interpretation of Islam is publicly murdering opponents, destroying historical artifacts of other faiths and occupying more than enough territory to call itself a caliphate.
Should world leaders attempt to negotiate an end to the Islamic State’s current course, or stop its military expansion with a military solution? Former U.S. ambassador and Post-Gazette columnist Dan Simpson explores the options at a special PGU event.
Where to meet: United Steelworkers building, second floor, 60 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Free parking: Boulos parking lot at the corner of Boulevard of the Allies and Commonwealth Place, downtown
Cost: $35, limited seating
Cartoon Satire and Free Speech in the 21st Century
Wednesday, May 27 / 7-9 p.m. Editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers
Has the definition of “suitable speech” changed since terrorists in Paris attacked and killed Charlie Hebdo cartoonists? Should all speech be considered free? In the new instant and global media environment, should government control speech that is offensive to some?
No stranger to controversial statements, Rob displays his work and discusses what he believes is responsible and suitable speech.
Where to meet: ToonSeum, 945 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Free parking: street parking after 6 p.m.
Cost: $35, limited seating
French and Indian War: Walking in the Boot Steps
Saturday, June 6 / 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
History writer Len Barcousky
Some of the most important junctures of the French and Indian War occurred in Southwest Pennsylvania. In this traveling PGU workshop, Len leads a bus trip to French and Indian War sites in Fayette County.
The lesson starts with an on-the-bus overview of the war and includes guided tours of Jumonville Glen, Fort Necessity Battlefield and Braddock’s Grave. Before heading home, the bus will stop at the historic Old Stone House restaurant for a buy-your-own-lunch.
Where to meet: Boulos parking lot at 9 a.m.
What to bring: Comfortable shoes (participants will be walking on grass), sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, umbrella, rain coat (be prepared for all weather conditions), money for buffet lunch and customary driver tip.
Free parking: Boulos parking lot at the corner of Boulevard of the Allies and Commonwealth Place, downtown.
To register for one or more of the workshops, click the register button below or call 412-263-1741.
The Post-Gazette would like to thank all students that attended a spring semester workshop. PGU is currently on break and will begin our fall semester shortly. Please check back for the fall workshop schedule.