Global Problems, Global Solutions Conference at La Roche

On April 9 and 10, 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.

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.

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