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

Why Africa Should Be Important to the U.S.

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - November 20 @ 1:30 pm

Join us for a luncheon discussion with Ambassador Robin Sanders, author and Former Ambassador to The Republic of The Congo and Nigeria. Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Sanders brings us her expertise from a long career as one of the U.S. Government’s top diplomats on African issues. She will be discussing the importance of Africa, particularly to … Read More

School Events

Mindfulness and Meditation Seminar for Students with Dr. Barry Kerzin

November 20 @ 9:00 am - November 20 @ 10:30 am

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a conversation with Dr. Barry Kerzin on November 20, 2019. Barry Kerzin, MD, is a world renowned expert with nearly 30 years of experience on using the science of meditation to improve individual health and build total resiliency within the mind, body, and spirit. A native of … Read More

Global Careers Seminar: Global Health

December 4 @ 9:00 am - December 4 @ 12:00 pm

The Global Careers Series takes students out of the classroom and around Pittsburgh to explore innovative organizations and careers making an international impact. First stop — UPMC! Save the Date – Registration coming soon!

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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