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

America’s Relationship with Europe – Does It Matter?

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - October 19 @ 1:30 pm

Please join us for a panel discussion and luncheon featuring Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg, Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter, Kiron K. Skinner, and Julie Smith, moderated by Dr. Steven E. Sokol. This esteemed panel will discuss the future of the transatlantic relationship, including the challenges and opportunities we face in the current global political climate. Please scroll down for more information about … Read More

China Town Hall feat. Ambassador Susan E. Rice

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - October 24 @ 7:45 pm

Please join us for a town hall style meeting: A National Conversation about China Featuring Ambassador Susan E. Rice via webcast and Dr. Frank Jannuzi Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  The Wyndham Hotel – 600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Benedum Room (Lobby Level) Light refreshments will be served.  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! … Read More

School Events

2017 World Affairs Institute: Global Solutions to the Environmental Crisis

October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 18 @ 3:00 pm

2017 World Affairs Institute: Global Solutions to the Environmental Crisis 47th Annual World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders Global Solutions to the Environmental Crisis Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Westin Convention Center 1000 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Click here to visit the event page with extensive information, and to … Read More

Teach Africa Youth Forum: Global Perspectives

November 13 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 2:00 pm

Geared towards high school students, the Teach Africa Youth Forum: Global Perspectives will encourage an integrated approach to learning about Africa. Students will: Learn about U.S.- Africa Relations, Peace and Governance, Trade and Investment, Media and Technology, Global Health, and Human Security Participate in a forum for cultural exchange fostering global consciousness and understanding Experience … 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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