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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

Diversity Through the Eyes of Women Discussion Series

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - December 6 @ 8:00 pm

Don’t miss your chance to meet and engage with leaders representing the cultural communities that are reshaping Pittsburgh’s future. Building from discussions held through the Diversity Through the Eyes of Women program series, this dialogue will address challenges and barriers facing the immigrant and international communities, as well as ways in which the larger community can promote a more welcoming environment.

The Future of Europe, U.S. Interests, and American Leadership

December 13 @ 12:00 pm - December 13 @ 1:30 pm

Join us for the John T. Ryan Jr. Memorial Lecture, on the occasion of the Council’s 85th Annual Meeting, for a discussion that explores the changing European landscape, alliances, and the future of transatlantic relations.

School Events

Save the Date: U.S. Army War College Global Seminars for Students

January 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Join us at these exciting events, featuring senior military officials from the U.S. Army War College who have first-hand experience with military operations and tactics at home and abroad. The Global Issues Seminar will be held at three different locations.

Save the Date: National Security Briefing for Teachers

January 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am - January 24, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

During the National Security Briefing for Teachers, senior officers representing several branches of the United States military will speak to teachers about a variety of national security issues and the role that the military plays in addressing these challenges. Teachers will be engaged in dialogue on these topics and discuss how to address these issues in their classrooms.

Council News

Experts: Everyday internet-ready devices susceptible to cyberattacks

October 27, 2016

A recent massive computer hacking incident that blocked traffic to many popular online sites offered just a taste of how bad future attacks could be, a top national cybersecurity expert said during the Council’s Exploring Cybersecurity Through a Legal Lens luncheon discussion. Read the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article for more details.

Here’s What it’s like to be an Immigrant and Move to Pittsburgh on a Work Visa

October 26, 2016

Angélica Ocampo almost deleted the email that led her to Pittsburgh, the position of President and CEO at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and a new path for her 16-year-old daughter. A recent PublicSource article details her experiences, and what it’s like for her to be an immigrant in Pittsburgh.

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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