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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

The Fate of Turkey’s Democracy

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - May 18 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for a discussion with CNN News Commentator, Mahir Zeynalov. Mahir Zeynalov Turkish Journalist, Analyst, and News Commentator Event Description The recent referendum gave President Erdogan more power, calling into question the fate of democracy in Turkey. What does the future hold for a country that has been a vital ally for the US and … Read More

Cybersecurity: National Events and Policy Dilemmas

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

Join us for a luncheon discussion with Bill Scherlis, Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University   About the Speaker Bill Scherlis is a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He heads the Institute for Software Research, housing PhD programs, Masters programs, and research related to software engineering, cybersecurity, privacy, social networks, internet … Read More

School Events

20th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers: Understanding the New Global Realities

June 20 @ 8:30 am - June 21 @ 2:30 pm

Presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Duquesne University Global Trends “We are living a paradox: The achievements of the industrial and information ages are shaping a world to come that is both more dangerous and richer with opportunity than ever before. Whether promise or peril prevails will turn on the … Read More

Council News

The Syrian Conflict Today: What it means for the Middle East and Beyond

March 20, 2017

Join us for a discussion with Professor Ross Harrison of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C. Register here.

Great Again or Round the Bend? Prospects for SWPA Businesses, US and Global Markets in 2017

March 14, 2017

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh as we explore the new economic conditions and outlook for Southwestern PA businesses and the US and Global market in 2017.  Register here.

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