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

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.

We’re Hiring

July 23, 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.

Radio Interviews

Disaster in Nepal: A View from the Epicenter

This half-hour radio program will feature Katie Brown, Operations Manager, Orphan Children’s NGO (Nepal). She will discuss “Disaster in Nepal: A View from the Epicenter” with host George Savarese. This interview air on August 1 (7:00 a.m.) and August 2 (10:30 a.m. ).

The EU Bailout of Greece: Repercussions for Europe and the World

This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Ron Linden, Director of the Center for European Studies, University of Pittsburgh. He will discuss “The EU Bailout of Greece: Repercussions for Europe and the World” with host George Savarese. This interview air on August 8 (7:00 a.m.) and August 9 (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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Apply to be a World Affairs Council Intern!

Applications due by August 1, 2015

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is currently seeking creative, dedicated, and internationally minded interns to help fulfill its mission of promoting a greater awareness and understanding of global issues throughout the region. Applications for the fall term are due by August 1, 2015.

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