Our Mission


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

Luncheon with Eliot Cohen

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - September 28 @ 1:30 pm

Military Power & American Foreign Policy in the Trump Administration & Beyond: a Luncheon Discussion Featuring Eliot Cohen Eliot A. Cohen, Phd Director,  Strategic Studies Program, School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Duquesne Club, Founders Room 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Eliot Cohen is … Read More

Luncheon with Michael Shifter

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

Please join us for a luncheon featuring Michael Shifter, President of Inter-American Dialogue. Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Fairmont Pittsburgh 510 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Michael Shifter is President of the Inter-American Dialogue and an Adjunct Professor of Latin American Studies at Georgetown University‘s School of Foreign Service. He is a member of the Council on Foreign … Read More

School Events

Welcome Home Celebration for Global Travel Scholars

October 3 @ 5:30 am - October 3 @ 7:30 pm

Please Join Us for a Night of Live Storytelling Tuesday, October 3, 2017 CAPA High School Registration: 5:30 p.m. Program: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Join us for an exciting evening of live storytelling by young people throughout the region who had the opportunity to travel abroad this summer. Enjoy refreshments and meet the students … Read More

Global Fluency Training for Educators

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 9 @ 3:00 pm

Global Fluency Training for Educators Cross-Cultural Competence in Educational Settings Monday, October 9 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. South Fayette High School 3640 Old Oakdale Rd McDonald, PA 15057 Scroll to the bottom of the page to register.  ABOUT THE TRAINING This specialized training prepares educators to maximize the diversity and global nature of their classrooms. Through a combination of … Read More

Council News

Opening eyes: Pittsburgh sets tone for World Affairs Councils

June 13, 2017

The Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America met in Pittsburgh last week to examine the way forward at a critical time in the conduct of America’s foreign relations, as a new administration tackles international issues that increasingly touch on the lives of Americans. The organization is comprised of some 95 councils … Read More

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh to Host World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) National Board Meeting and Leadership Summit

June 9, 2017

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is hosting a series of events from June 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017 as part of the World Affairs Councils of America National Board Meeting and Leadership Summit. The Leadership Summit will open with a welcome reception on Thursday, June 8, featuring: Ambassador Roman Popadiuk, Chairman, World Affairs … Read More

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