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


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Public Events

Preparing for the Foreign Service Officer Test

June 25 @ 10:00 am - June 25 @ 2:00 pm

A Review Session with Dale Giovengo, State Department Diplomat in Residence The U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at home. So whether constructing or managing Embassies throughout the world, explaining American foreign policy to citizens of other countries, or teaching entrepreneurial skills to young people in … Read More

School Events

Summer Institute for Teachers

June 19 @ 8:30 am - June 20 @ 2:30 pm

21st Annual Summer Institute for Teachers New Global Challenges: Perspectives in 2018 Tuesday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Duquesne University Will today’s students be prepared to face global challenges and opportunities? The World Affairs Council’s Summer Institute provides educators with new content and tools to prepare students for an interdependent and rapidly changing … Read More

Council News

WACA Weekly World News Update 2/21/2018

February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Quote of the Week:“At no time since the collapse of the Soviet Union has the risk of armed conflict between major powers been as high as it is today. It couldn’t be worse.“ — Wolfgang Ishchinger, Chairman of the 2018 Munich Security Conference, recorded by Politico Europe on Friday.  Countering Russia “There’s Still Time to Act Against … Read More

WACA Weekly World News Update 2/7/2018

February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 PyeongChang Olympics; Tillerson in Latin America; European Populism; Trouble in South Africa; Crisis in the Maldives Quote of the Week: “The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s.” — John McCain, U.S Senator (R-AZ), in a statement released Friday, regarding the release of … Read More

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