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.

Pittsburgh Inspires Exchange Students To ‘Change The Narrative’ Of Mexico

The World Affairs Council was proud to host TALENTUM, an academic program for highly talented college students from Mexico, on their first visit to Pittsburgh. The group of 60 students, most of them in advanced STEM programs, met with Mayor Peduto, visited the University of Pittsburgh and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and met with representatives from the Tech Council and the tech community. Most of them will go on to pursue graduate studies and are now considering Pittsburgh as an ideal city in which to continue their education.

Professor Blanca Heredia, founder of TALENTUM, was interviewed by WESA. Click here to listen now!

Public Events

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Reflection on Progress and Future Perspectives

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - September 14 @ 1:30 pm

Join us for a luncheon discussion where local, national, and international experts will reflect on the first year following the historic Iran Nuclear Agreement.

The 10 Commandments for America’s Next Commander-in-Chief

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - September 28 @ 7:30 pm

What makes a good leader? Don’t miss a timely discussion on the key qualities needed in the United States’ next Commander-in-Chief.

School Events

Council News

Event Recap: The Arab Spring — Where are we today?

August 15, 2016

Summer intern Melina Dunham recaps the Council’s recent event featuring Shelly Culbertson’s new book about the shifting the shifting dynamics within the New Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.

How Women are Shaking Things up in America

June 29, 2016

The world of women’s progress is explored as summer intern Bryan Mutiso recaps the Council’s Diversity Through the Eyes of Women series and charts the successes of women nationally.

Brexit in the News!

Tune in to 90.5 WESA’s broadcast of Essential Pittsburgh to hear William Adams, Vice President and Senior International Economist with The PNC Financial Services Group, and featured panelist of our Monday luncheon discussion on Brexit and the future of Europe. The show aired June 8, 2016.

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