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.


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. The group of 60 students, most of them in advanced STEM programs, met with Mayor Peduto, visited the University of Pittsburgh and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and met with representatives from the Tech Council and the tech community. Most of them will go on to pursue graduate studies and are now considering Pittsburgh as an ideal city in which to continue their education.

Professor Blanca Heredia, founder of TALENTUM, was interviewed by WESA. Click here to listen now!

Public Events

Save the Date: WorldQuest

November 7 @ 5:45 pm - November 7 @ 9:00 pm

Mark your calendars for a fun evening of food, drinks, prizes, unique networking opportunities, and friendly competition. Show off your knowledge of the world and help support the work of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

School Events

Emerging Global Leaders Camp

August 1 @ 9:00 am - August 4 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for a FREE 4-day immersion in global innovation for high school students! You’ll meet and learn from individuals doing amazing and inspiring things to impact their communities in Pittsburgh and around the world.

Council News

How Women are Shaking Things up in America

June 29, 2016

The world of women’s progress is explored as summer intern Bryan Mutiso recaps the Council’s Diversity Through the Eyes of Women series and charts the successes of women nationally.

Global Leadership Certificate Showcase

June 1, 2016

The Council recently held its inaugural Global Leadership Certificate Showcase. Students gave lightning talks and multimedia presentations about their Capstone projects, which included a global audit of a school, a cultural night, a global news production, a student talent show and fundraising event, and more.

Brexit in the News!

Tune in to 90.5 WESA’s broadcast of Essential Pittsburgh to hear William Adams, Vice President and Senior International Economist with The PNC Financial Services Group, and featured panelist of our Monday luncheon discussion on Brexit and the future of Europe. The show aired June 8, 2016.

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