Welcome to the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key global issues throughout Western Pennsylvania in an effort to increase the region’s global competence so that it can better compete and collaborate in the global environment of the 21st century.


Council Seeks Office Manager
The Council is seeking a full-time Office Manager. The principal responsibilities of the Office Manager include providing administrative support for the Council’s day-to-day operations, including event coordination. Click here for details.

Public Events

Diversity through the Eyes of Women

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - May 18 @ 7:00 pm

Join a series of dynamic discussions surrounding Pittsburgh’s changing cultural landscape, featuring local women leaders.

School Events

Global Leadership Certificate Showcase

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - May 17 @ 8:00 pm

The Global Leadership Certificate is a program designed to increase high school students’ interest and knowledge about global affairs while sharpening their leadership skills.

19th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers – Teaching Contemporary Global Issues

June 22 @ 8:30 am - June 23 @ 2:30 pm

The Institute is a two-day workshop which consists of briefings from experts on contemporary world affairs, small group problem solving exercises, and lesson-planning sessions with direct application to your curriculum.

Council News

Diversity Through the Eyes of Women Series Launched

May 5, 2016

On May 4th, we launched a new series, Diversity through the Eyes of Women, with a special panel discussion featuring women leaders from Pittsburgh’s Muslim community. Those in attendance discussed the region’s changing cultural landscape and ways in which Pittsburgh can become a more welcoming city.

Local High School Student Interviews Former Foreign Service Officer

April 26, 2016

Kevin McDermott, a high school senior from Seneca Valley, recently created an informational brochure on international careers for his senior graduation project. As part of that project, Kevin interviewed a former Foreign Service officer, Patricia Franz.

Understanding Islam: Voices From Pittsburgh

Special edition of Essential Pittsburgh

Did you miss the live broadcast of Understanding Islam: Voices From Pittsburgh, a special edition of Essential Pittsburgh on 90.5 WESA? Listen now to local Muslim community leaders as they share their perspectives and experiences about being Muslim, as well as the challenges facing followers of Islam in America today.

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