President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Betty Cruz, and Founder of Global Minds Initiative, Peyton Klein, announce the merger of the two organizations.

Council News

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Global Minds Initiative to Merge, Increasing Access to Global Education Opportunities for Young People

January 13, 2021

Pittsburgh, PA – World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Global Minds Initiative announce they are merging, effective immediately. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by both organization’s Board of Directors, Global Minds will become one of the Council’s leading youth education programs. The two nonprofits began exploratory discussions February 2020. … Read More

Betty Cruz Appointed as New President & CEO for World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

January 7, 2020

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh has appointed Betty Cruz as its next President and CEO. For over 88 years, the Council has served as a nonpartisan forum for global issues and a pathway for a more globally minded region. Within her first 100 days, Cruz will assemble a transition team and conduct a listening … Read More

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