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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 Role of Intelligence in a Post-Truth World, with General Michael Hayden

December 11 @ 8:30 am - December 11 @ 10:00 am

Please join us for The Role of Intelligence in a Post-Truth World, a breakfast briefing with General Michael Hayden. Monday, December 11, 2017 Registration and networking – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and presentation – 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  This presentation is made possible as part of the Allen and Selma Berkman Speaker Series Fairmont Pittsburgh, Grand Ballroom 510 … Read More

School Events

National Security Briefing for Teachers

February 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 14, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

Join us at this exciting event, featuring senior military officials from the U.S. Army War College who have first-hand experience with military operations and tactics at home and abroad.

U.S. Army War College Global Issues Seminars for Students

February 15, 2018 - February 16, 2018

Join us at these exciting events, featuring senior military officials from the U.S. Army War College who have first-hand experience with military operations and tactics at home and abroad.

Council News

The United States should stand by the Iran Deal

November 8, 2017

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an Op-Ed on November 11 by Ambassador Thomas Pickering, who is in Pittsburgh for a series of events sponsored by the World Affairs Council this week. To read the article on the Post-Gazette’s website, click here.  The United States should stand by the Iran Deal American leadership will be undermined around … Read More

Gateway School District Students Attend World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders

October 31, 2017

This article first appeared as an article on Gateway School District’s Website. Read the full article here.  Seven Gateway HS students attended the 47th annual World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders on Wednesday, Oct. 18th at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The topic this year was Global Solutions to the Environmental Crisis. The institute immersed … Read More

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