Welcome to the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key global issues throughout Western Pennsylvania in an effort to increase the region’s global competence so that it can better compete and collaborate in the global environment of the 21st century.

Public Events

Pope Francis: Reshaping the Diplomatic Role of the Vatican

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - September 17 @ 8:00 pm

This event that will explore the foreign policy and growing diplomatic influence of Pope Francis. Since becoming Pope in March 2013, Pope Francis has become a leading voice in global affairs – from calling for dialogue and reconciliation in conflicted regions to helping broker the historic diplomatic breakthrough in the United States’ relationship with Cuba.

Will the Next World War Start in Cyber Space?

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - September 24 @ 8:00 pm

This fall, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will present a Three-Part Series on Cybersecurity. The series kicks off on the evening of September 24th with a look at cyber warfare. P.W. Singer, recently named one of the 10 most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity, will examine the issue of state-sponsored cyber attacks.

School Events

Council News

World News Update

August 5, 2015

The World News Weekly Update is a collection the past week’s top news stories. Every week, the Council gathers articles, reports, and op-eds from various domestic and international information outlets in order to provide wide-ranging and balanced perspectives on pressing global issues.

World News Update

July 29, 2015

The World News Weekly Update is a collection the past week’s top news stories. Every week, the Council gathers articles, reports, and op-eds from various domestic and international information outlets in order to provide wide-ranging and balanced perspectives on pressing global issues.

Radio Interviews

Pittsburgh & The Global Economy (Part 3 of 3)

This half-hour radio program will feature Morgan O’Brien, Chair of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development & CEO of People’s Natural Gas. He will discuss “Pittsburgh & The Global Economy” (Part 3 of 3) with host George Savarese. This interview air on August 22 (7:00 a.m.) and August 23 (10:30 a.m. ).

Vladimir Putin’s New World Disorder

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Jonathan Harris, Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh. He will discuss “Vladimir Putin’s New World Disorder” with host George Savarese. This interview air on September 12 (7:00 a.m.) and September 13 (10:30 a.m. ).

Save the date!

WorldQuest 12th Annual International Trivia Competition

Join us on October 26th for a fun evening of food, drinks, prizes, unique networking opportunities, and friendly competition. Show off your knowledge of the world and help support the work of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

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We did it - Thank You!

We Reached our Challenge Goal!

Thanks to your generous support, we met and exceeded The Benter Foundation’s challenge grant of $25,000 in new and increased contributions!

All of us at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to each of you who made a gift. We truly appreciate your dedication to increasing global competency among area youth so that they can succeed in a 21st century global environment.

We would also like to extend our deep gratitude to The Benter Foundation for their enormous generosity.

Thank you!

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