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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

Economic Forecasts for 2018: Macro Outlook

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 9:00 am

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Bill Adams of The PNC Financial Services Group & Guhan Venkatu and Mekael Teshome of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, to explore the new economic conditions and outlook for Southwestern PA businesses & the US and global markets in 2018. Friday, March 23, 2018 Registration, networking and … Read More

Middle East Meltdown – Causes and Consequences – A Luncheon Discussion

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - April 5 @ 1:30 pm

The current state of the Middle East is one of the most chaotic and turbulent times in modern history – with the rise of ISIS and other militant groups,  ethnic tensions, and conflicts within countries,  and a failure of governance in not one, but many of the Middle Eastern countries. Ret. Amb. Ryan Crocker will … Read More

School Events

Middle East Meltdown: Causes & Consequences for the US

April 5 @ 9:00 am - April 5 @ 10:30 am

Middle East Meltdown: Causes & Consequences for the US A Dialogue with Ambassador Ryan Crocker  Former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon Offered in partnership with Seneca Valley School District Students are invited to join the World Affairs Council on Thursday, April 5 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM for a dialogue with … Read More

Global Careers Forum for Student Leaders

April 12 @ 9:00 am - April 12 @ 12:30 pm

Global Careers Forum for Student Leaders Offered in partnership with Pittsburgh Allderdice High School Learn from professionals representing public, private, and non-profit sectors as they discuss how cultural competence and world language skills have shaped their professional lives. Explore a diverse array of international careers while learning about key experiences and skills needed to succeed … 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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