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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

Pristine Seas: Saving the Last Wild Places in the Ocean

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - October 23 @ 9:00 pm

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, the Heinz Awards, and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens present an evening with the 23rd Heinz Award Recipient for Public Policy: Dr. Enric Sala. Marine Ecologist Enric Sala will share his experiences and images from his research and numerous expeditions around the world as National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. Registration … Read More

The Policy and Politics of US Nuclear Strategy

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - October 24 @ 1:30 pm

North Korea is years beyond the nuclear “breakout” the US so fears in Iran. Yet, there are similarities in how the US strategy should be shaped to reduce the threat of a nuclear crisis with both countries. Is the US safer today or more at risk following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal … Read More

School Events

Special Seminar: Russian Active Measures and Lessons from the Cold War

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - October 24 @ 8:00 pm

Special Seminar: Russian Active Measures and Lessons from the Cold War, with Dr. Seth G. Jones, Director of the Transnational Threats Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Author of A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland. Wednesday, October 24 6:30 – 8:00 pm La Roche College This is a … Read More

Global Careers Seminar – Thread International

November 2 @ 9:00 am - November 2 @ 11:00 am

Join the World Affairs Council for a FREE Global Careers Seminar on Careers in Social Entrepreneurship at Pittsburgh-based global nonprofit Thread International. Friday, November 2 9:00 – 11:00 am Thread International 7800 Susquehanna Street, Pittsburgh Register Today! The Global Careers Series is a new, special program that focuses on career readiness for high school students. … Read More

Council News

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

Scholarship trip to S. Africa an eye opener for Seneca Valley senior

August 29, 2018

This article was published in the Cranberry Eagle on August 21, 2018. To read the article on the Cranberry Eagle website click here.   A Seneca Valley High School senior achieved one of his goals during his recent scholarship-funded leadership trip to South Africa. “It’s always been a dream of mine to study abroad,” Jacob … Read More

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