Day of the African Child: Celebrating 50 years of African Unity

  “I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.” – Nelson Mandela This post was written by Jalyn Evans, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Intern June 16, 1976, 10,000 students took to the streets of Soweto, South Africa, refusing to attend poorly funded schools which administered education in a language they did not … Read More

The French Legacy in Africa

Source: exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu French Marriage to Africa: At the end of WWII, France began a process of decolonization as nationalist movements surged in its African colonies. In the 1960s, France formally gave independence, and in doing so, entered into special agreements with their new authoritarian leaders, and effectively maintained relations from 1958 to 1995. The “curious” relationship … Read More

Welcome Home to the 2013 Global Travel Scholars! (Part 2)

Earlier this week, we introduced you to six of our 12 Global Travel Scholars with a compilation of excerpts from their travel essays about their summer immersion trips. In case you missed it, you can catch up on the adventures throughout Asia, South and Central America by clicking here. Part two features six additional scholars … Read More

Great International Resources for Students & Teachers

We at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh are always looking for ways to help out our students and teachers learn more about the world. In that vein, we have put together a list of some of our favorite online educational resources. These links include a wide range of information, including facts, photos, videos, podcasts, … Read More

Year in Review: International Affairs in 2011

Happy New Year, everyone! 2012 is off to a snowy start here in Pittsburgh, and this seems like a perfect time to review what has happened over the past 360-some odd days. As always, the global stage was full of tumult and change: 2011 saw the deaths of influential world figures (Warren Christopher, Muammar Gaddafi, … Read More