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

Civil Wars and the Future of the Middle East, Featuring Ross Harrison

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - September 17 @ 1:30 pm

Please join us as we welcome distinguished speaker Ross Harrison on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at the Omni William Penn in the Lawrence Welk Room. More information coming soon!  

School Events

49th Annual World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders

November 13 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 3:00 pm

The World Affairs Institute, a partnership program between the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Rotary International, is a day-long conference on global issues held annually for approximately 300 high school student leaders from nearly 100 schools throughout Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. Stay tuned for more details!

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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