Remembering Jerry Voros


It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Jerry Voros on Monday, February 4, 2019. Gerald John “Jerry” Voros was a long-time friend and supporter of the World Affairs Council. He became a Board Member decades ago and served as Board Chair and Acting President. He worked tirelessly on behalf of the Council and he will be deeply missed for his leadership, friendship, and commitment. Read more about his life here.

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

Careers in the State Department OPEN HOUSE

May 2 @ 10:00 am - May 2 @ 12:30 pm

From Pittsburgh to a US Embassy: Employment Opportunities at the State Department Join the Carnegie Library and the World Affairs Council for a free open house on Careers with the State Department. Please note – due to space limitations in our program room we will repeat the same information in each session. Please select only … Read More

Diplomacy Simulation Workshop with the US State Department

May 30 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 1:00 pm

Join the Carnegie Library – Downtown & Business, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and the US State Department for this fun, interactive experience at negotiating in an international diplomacy simulation. The total time for the negotiation is about 3 hours. Participants should plan on attending the entire simulation. Space is limited and registration is … Read More

School Events

Sustainability Summit for Youth: Global Solutions to Combat Climate Change

April 30 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 1:45 pm

There is no shortage of issues facing people across the globe, but there is one issue that affects us all – climate change. There is a consensus among scientists that climate change is a reality and is a direct result of our actions, primarily our reliance on fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and gas. … Read More

Global Leadership Certificate Celebration

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - May 10 @ 8:00 pm

Join us at Alloy 26 in Nova Place on the North Side on Friday, May 10 from 6 – 8 PM for an evening celebrating our Global Leadership Certificate students’ work! • Hear remarks on the importance of being globally minded. • Engage with students as they showcase how they have empowered local and global … Read More

Council News

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

WACA Weekly World News Update 8/29/2018

August 29, 2018

  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Remembering John McCain; Rohingya Crisis One Year On; Uganda’s Crackdown; Land Reform in South Africa; Australia’s New PM; Taiwan’s Allies Dwindle; Macron’s Call for European Defense; U.S. Foreign Aid Rollback?        Remembering John McCain   “Obituary: John McCain” Editorial Board — The Economist, August 26, 2018   “The … Read More

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