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.


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Public Events

HUMAN FLOW – Film Screening and Livestream Q&A

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - April 29 @ 5:30 pm

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Thomas Jefferson High School on Sunday, April 29 at Thomas Jefferson High School Auditorium from 2:30 – 5:20 PM for a screening of Human Flow, followed by a webcast Q&A with Ai Weiwei live from the University of Chicago. Mr. Ai will be taking questions from screening … Read More

Forum on Attracting And Retaining Diverse Talent: Local Strategies in a Global World

May 2 @ 7:30 am - May 2 @ 11:15 am

Speakers from different backgrounds will share their expertise on the economic impact of immigration in the region, the value and challenges of establishing minority workforce programs for local businesses, and recommendations for creating a diverse talent pipeline for the region.

School Events

2018 Global Leadership Certificate Celebration

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - April 27 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening celebrating our Global Leadership Certificate students’ and teachers’ work! Friday, April 27, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 PM Alloy 26 at Nova Place 100 South Commons, Suite 102 Pittsburgh, PA 15212 There is NO CHARGE for this event. Refreshments will be provided. Click here to register! Hear how students have empowered local … Read More

HUMAN FLOW – Film Screening and Livestream Q&A

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - April 29 @ 5:30 pm

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Thomas Jefferson High School on Sunday, April 29 at Thomas Jefferson High School Auditorium from 2:30 – 5:20 PM for a screening of Human Flow, followed by a webcast Q&A with Ai Weiwei live from the University of Chicago. Mr. Ai will be taking questions from screening … Read More

Council News

WACA Weekly World News Update 2/21/2018

February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Quote of the Week:“At no time since the collapse of the Soviet Union has the risk of armed conflict between major powers been as high as it is today. It couldn’t be worse.“ — Wolfgang Ishchinger, Chairman of the 2018 Munich Security Conference, recorded by Politico Europe on Friday.  Countering Russia “There’s Still Time to Act Against … Read More

WACA Weekly World News Update 2/7/2018

February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 PyeongChang Olympics; Tillerson in Latin America; European Populism; Trouble in South Africa; Crisis in the Maldives Quote of the Week: “The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s.” — John McCain, U.S Senator (R-AZ), in a statement released Friday, regarding the release of … Read More

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