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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. 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

Beyond Brexit: The UK’s Enduring Economic Offer

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

Please join us and the British Consulate-General of New York for Beyond Brexit: The UK’s Enduring Economic Offer.  Incorporating findings from the Pittsburgh-area Congressional District Reports and launching Pittsburgh’s City Report, both outlining the economic relationship between Pittsburgh, PA and the United Kingdom. Breakfast, Keynote Speech and Q&A Session with Mr. Antony Phillipson, British Consul General in New York … Read More

Energizing Western PA’s Economy

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

Join us, the Japan America Society of Pennsylvania, and the Western Pennsylvania Global Business Forum for a breakfast briefing and moderated panel discussion on the growing energy economy in Western Pennsylvania. Veteran manufacturer Elliott Group will present their activities in the sector, followed by a discussion with retired Yokogawa Electric America CEO Chet Mroz and … Read More

School Events

Salam Neighbor – A Student Film Screening and Panel Discussion

March 15 @ 9:00 am - March 15 @ 12:30 pm

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Teen Screen for a screening of the award-winning film Salam Neighbor, followed by a panel discussion on issues affecting refugees in Pittsburgh and around the world. Panelists include: Leslie Aizenman – Director of Refugee & Immigrant Services, JFCS Sloane Davidson – Founder and CEO, Hello Neighbor Siraji … 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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