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

Diversity Through the Eyes of Women

November 2 @ 5:30 pm - November 2 @ 7:00 pm

A panel discussion event featuring women leaders representing Pittsburgh’s Nigerian, South African, and Zimbabwean communities.


November 7 @ 5:30 pm - November 7 @ 9:00 pm

Mark your calendars 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

Here’s What it’s like to be an Immigrant and Move to Pittsburgh on a Work Visa

October 26, 2016

Angélica Ocampo almost deleted the email that led her to Pittsburgh, the position of President and CEO at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and a new path for her 16-year-old daughter. A recent PublicSource article details her experiences, and what it’s like for her to be an immigrant in Pittsburgh.

Program at Peters Township Library Attempts to Answer: ‘Are We Safer?’

October 25, 2016

During his recent presentation at Peters Township Public Library, “ISIS and Al-Qaeda: Degraded, But Still Deadly,” Thomas Sanderson, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Transnational Threats Project, provided a sweeping overview of the history, causes and current conditions of notable terrorist groups.

Pittsburgh Inspires Exchange Students To ‘Change The Narrative’ of Mexico

The World Affairs Council was proud to host TALENTUM, an academic program for highly talented college students from Mexico, on their first visit to Pittsburgh. Find out more by listening to a recent 90.5 WESA Essential Pittsburgh interview with Professor Blanca Heredia, founder of TALENTUM.

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