Welcome to the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key global issues throughout Western Pennsylvania in an effort to increase the region’s global competence so that it can better compete and collaborate in the global environment of the 21st century.

Public Events

A New Grand Strategy for America

October 6 @ 4:30 pm - October 6 @ 6:00 pm

Join Dr. Stephen Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, as he discusses foreign policy and new strategies for America.

Diversity Through the Eyes of Women

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - October 17 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a series of dynamic discussions surrounding Pittsburgh’s changing cultural landscape, featuring local women leaders.

School Events

Global Travel Scholarship Welcome Home Session

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - October 19 @ 7:30 pm

Our 2016 Global Travel Scholars have returned from their summer travels to Germany, Japan, Morocco, South Africa, and South Korea. Hear from them as they recount their experiences and lessons learned while being abroad.

Council News

Council Announces New Cybersecurity Series

September 21, 2016

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is happy to announce its Cybersecurity 2.0 series of programming this fall. Our multi-part series will include events focused on the legal aspects of cyber crime and cyber warfare on a global level, and new threats to cybersecurity, among others, and will feature experts representing the FBI, Uber, the United States Attorney General’s Office, and more.

A Community Blueprint: Helping Immigrants Thrive in Allegheny County

September 14, 2016

Elected officials, including County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, joined community leaders yesterday for the public release of “A Community Blueprint: Helping Immigrants Thrive in Allegheny County” (Immigrant Community Blueprint), a comprehensive, county-wide, and community-led strategic plan to address the needs of immigrants and Latinos in our region.

Pittsburgh Inspires Exchange Students To ‘Change The Narrative’ of Mexico

The World Affairs Council was proud to host TALENTUM, an academic program for highly talented college students from Mexico, on their first visit to Pittsburgh. Find out more by listening to a recent 90.5 WESA Essential Pittsburgh interview with Professor Blanca Heredia, founder of TALENTUM.

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