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.

Public Events

Immigration 2.0: The American Dream in the 21st Century

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - December 12 @ 1:30 pm

Why Do Immigrants Come to America? Does America Still Deliver on its Dreams and Promises? Join the World Affairs Council on Thursday, December 12th for our final luncheon of the year, featuring David Hickton, U.S. Attorney 2010 – 2016 and Founding Director, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security. “Immigration 2.0: The … Read More

School Events

Council News

Filling the Gap: World Affairs Council Global Leadership Certificate – Pittsburgh Business Times Profile

October 7, 2019

When Jessica Barber was in high school, she earned a scholarship to travel to Morocco. Today, as a freshman studying French and international studies at Temple University, she credits that experience with setting her on the path to her future career. Click here to read the article on the Business Times’ website.

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

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