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
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Public Events

Diversity through the Eyes of Women

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - June 6 @ 7:00 pm

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

Brazil’s Leap from the BRICS to Economic and Political Turmoil

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - June 22 @ 7:30 pm

Once considered a key emerging market in the global economy, Brazil is now making international headlines with cases of corruption and scandal. Join us for a timely update on the current economic and political situation, and what this all means for Brazil’s future.

School Events

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

The Council hosts discussion on Pittsburgh’s growing Latino community

May 19, 2016

On May 18, the Council hosted the second installment of its notable series, Diversity through the Eyes of Women. The woman panelists featured in this event, representing Pittsburgh’s Latino community, reflected upon their personal experiences to a crowded room of interested members of the community.

A Colorful Revolution

May 11, 2016

Our Spring 2016 intern, Matt Davenport, paints a vivid picture of the Colorful Revolution in Macedonia as street protesters against corruption upstage the country’s 25th anniversary by decorating public monuments and buildings with balloon bombs of color.

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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