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.

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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.

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Public Events

Yeonmi Park: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - March 20 @ 9:00 pm

Join us on the evening of March 20th as we welcome Yeonmi Park, author, activist, and North Korean Defector. General admission and VIP tickets (includes a reception with the author and reserved seating) are available. A book signing will follow the event and books will be available for purchase. 6:00pm – 7:00pm / VIP Reception with … Read More

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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