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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

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

March 30 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 9:00 am

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Bill Adams of The PNC Financial Services Group, and Guhan Venkatu of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, to explore the new economic conditions and outlook for Southwestern PA businesses, and the US and global markets in 2017. Bill Adams Senior International Economist The PNC Financial Services Group … Read More

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

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - April 4 @ 1:30 pm

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. Ross Harrison Professor in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C. Ross Harrison authored Strategic Thinking in 3D: A Guide for … 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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