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

WorldQuest 12th Annual International Trivia Competition

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - October 26 @ 8:00 pm

Save the date 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.

School Events

Council News

We’re Hiring

July 6, 2015

Want to ensure that the Pittsburgh region has a dynamic international presence? Interested in instilling independent, critical thinking about the world, and promoting international engagement across generations? Then you, or someone you know, might be the perfect candidate to become the Council’s next President and CEO.

World News Update

July 1, 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. This week’s articles include Greek turmoil, a different take on Iran, Tunisian terrorism, U.S.-Brazil relations, Central America, global economy, and cyber warfare.

Radio Interviews

ISIS and the Middle East (Part 2 of 2)

This half-hour radio program will feature Ross Harrison, Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He will discuss “ISIS and the Middle East (Part 2 of 2)” with host George Savarese. This interview air on July 11 (7:00 a.m.) and July 12 (10:30 a.m. ).

Challenges to Intelligence and Security in Today’s World

This half-hour radio program will feature General Michael Hayden, Former Director of the CIA. He will discuss “Challenges to Intelligence and Security in Today’s World” with host George Savarese. This interview air on July 18 (7:00 a.m.) and July 19 (10:30 a.m. ).

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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Meet our New Intern

Maddy Scott

Join us in welcoming summer intern Maddy Scott to the Council! A native of Pittsburgh, Maddy just finished up her first year at the University of Chicago, where she plans to major in history. “I love history because studying the past allows you to have so much more of a comprehensive conception of the present,” says Maddy, “especially in international affairs, looking at problems through a historical lens not only helps you understand the current situation, but also gives you a grasp on which solutions could work and which ones might not.”

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