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The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh’s mission
is to provide a pathway for a more globally minded region, offering students and the community a learning space that covers key international issues. The Council is a member of the World Affairs Council of America (WACA), a network of more than 90 nonprofit, nonpartisan member Councils around the country.


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Public Events

CHINA Town Hall feat. Condoleezza Rice (via Webcast) & Cynthia Watson

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - October 9 @ 8:00 pm

Please join us for a town hall style meeting: A National Conversation about China Featuring Secretary Condoleezza Rice via webcast and Dr. Cynthia Watson of the National War College live.  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  University of Pittsburgh Law Building – Alcoa Room Live webcast starts promptly at 6pm – registration and … Read More

The Policy and Politics of US Nuclear Strategy

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - October 24 @ 1:30 pm

North Korea is years beyond the nuclear “breakout” the US so fears in Iran. Yet, there are similarities in how the US strategy should be shaped to reduce the threat of a nuclear crisis with both countries. Is the US safer today or more at risk following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal … Read More

School Events

Welcome Home Celebration for Global Travel Scholars

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - October 15 @ 8:00 pm

Please Join Us for a Night of Live Storytelling Monday, October 15, 2018 Glitterbox Theater in Oakland 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Join us for an exciting evening of live storytelling from high school students who traveled abroad during the summer through the Council’s Global Travel Scholarship program. Enjoy refreshments and meet the students who … Read More

Special Seminar: Russian Active Measures and Lessons from the Cold War

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - October 24 @ 8:00 pm

Special Seminar: Russian Active Measures and Lessons from the Cold War, with Dr. Seth G. Jones, Director of the Transnational Threats Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Author of A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland. Wednesday, October 24 6:30 – 8:00 pm La Roche College This is a … Read More

Council News

WACA Weekly World News Update 8/29/2018

August 29, 2018

  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Remembering John McCain; Rohingya Crisis One Year On; Uganda’s Crackdown; Land Reform in South Africa; Australia’s New PM; Taiwan’s Allies Dwindle; Macron’s Call for European Defense; U.S. Foreign Aid Rollback?        Remembering John McCain   “Obituary: John McCain” Editorial Board — The Economist, August 26, 2018   “The … Read More

Scholarship trip to S. Africa an eye opener for Seneca Valley senior

August 29, 2018

This article was published in the Cranberry Eagle on August 21, 2018. To read the article on the Cranberry Eagle website click here.   A Seneca Valley High School senior achieved one of his goals during his recent scholarship-funded leadership trip to South Africa. “It’s always been a dream of mine to study abroad,” Jacob … Read More

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