Our Mission


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, a network of more than 90 nonprofit, nonpartisan member Councils around the country.


Career Opportunity:
World Affairs Council President and CEO

Public Events

Civil Wars: The Future of the Middle East and Implications for Global Security, Featuring Ross Harrison

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - September 17 @ 1:30 pm

Please join us as we welcome distinguished speaker Ross Harrison on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at the Omni William Penn in the Lawrence Welk Room. Professor Ross Harrison will provide a sober assessment of the current state of affairs in the Middle East, how U.S. interests are affected by … Read More

Five Themes Driving Equity Markets Over the Next 10 Years With a Spotlight on Emerging Markets, Featuring Katie Koch

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - September 25 @ 1:30 pm

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh invites you to join us for a luncheon discussion on the Five Themes Driving Equity Markets Over the Next 10 Years With a Spotlight on Emerging Markets, featuring Katie Koch.

School Events

49th Annual World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders

November 13 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 3:00 pm

The World Affairs Institute, a partnership program between the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Rotary International, is a day-long conference on global issues held annually for approximately 300 high school student leaders from nearly 100 schools throughout Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. Stay tuned for more details!

Council News

City High’s Jacob Osho gains a global perspective through his amazing internship.

October 23, 2018

When City Charter High School senior Jacob Osho showed up for his first workplace experience, an internship at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, he made a fantastic first impression. “From the very first day (and I’m not exaggerating), I was impressed with Jacob’s professionalism,” reports Brittany Cheeks, Education Program Manager at the World Affairs … 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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