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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, a network of more than 90 nonprofit, nonpartisan member Councils around the country.

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Betty Cruz Appointed as New President & CEO for World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

January 7, 2020

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh has appointed Betty Cruz as its next President and CEO. For over 88 years, the Council has served as a nonpartisan forum for global issues and a pathway for a more globally minded region. Within her first 100 days, Cruz will assemble a transition team and conduct a listening … Read More

A Perspective on Immigration from David Hickton

January 7, 2020

On December 12, 2019, we were joined by David Hickton, U.S. Attorney 2010 – 2016 and Founding Director, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security, for “Immigration 2.0: The American Dream in the 21st Century.” Drawing on his experience as the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Hickton analyzed … Read More

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