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 (WACA), a network of more than 90 nonprofit, nonpartisan member Councils around the country.


Public Events

Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - February 21 @ 1:30 pm

An innovative, disruptive and thoughtful way to deal with global conflicts and how to improve the chances for peace. Join us for a luncheon on Thursday, February 21, 2019 with Ambassador Frederick D. Barton, author and global conflict leader. Drawing on his lifetime of experience as a diplomat, foreign policy expert, and State Department advisor, … Read More

Japan and the Rise of Asia

March 5 @ 8:00 am - March 5 @ 9:30 am

The US-Japan alliance has provided one of the foundations for decades of security and freedom in Asia. But, the neighborhood is changing: Japan is experiencing significant strategic and diplomatic challenges from China, faces increasingly aggressive North Korean weapons development and testing, and has an uncertain relationship with South Korea. Join us for a lively discussion with two well-known experts on the evolving Japan-US alliance and its impact on security and trade in Asia.

School Events

All for All Educator Forum

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 4:30 pm

Join All for All, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and Remake Learning for a day-long forum focused on the ways that teachers, staff, and administration can create more welcoming school environments for immigrant and refugee students. Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Young Scholars of PA Western Charter School Click Here … 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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