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

Exploring Cybersecurity Through a Legal Lens

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - October 26 @ 1:45 pm

Don’t miss the launch of our fall cybersecurity discussion series with a dynamic panel of legal experts in the field. What international laws are broken when cyber attacks are committed across borders? What legal obligation does a country have to respond? Should individual companies and corporations have the authority to hack back?

Diversity Through the Eyes of Women

November 2 @ 5:30 pm - November 2 @ 7:00 pm

A panel discussion event featuring women leaders representing Pittsburgh’s Nigerian, South African, and Zimbabwean communities.

School Events

Council News

Program at Peters Township Library Attempts to Answer: ‘Are We Safer?’

October 25, 2016

During his recent presentation at Peters Township Public Library, “ISIS and Al-Qaeda: Degraded, But Still Deadly,” Thomas Sanderson, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Transnational Threats Project, provided a sweeping overview of the history, causes and current conditions of notable terrorist groups.

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.

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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