Internship Opportunities and Global Learning for the Summer of 2014 and Beyond

There is a lot to be learned outside of the classroom! Whether you are thinking about college applications or possible career plans, a summer internship, study, or travel opportunity is worth considering, and with summer just around the corner many high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are doing just that. To help start the search … Read More

A Recap of the World Affairs Council of America’s National Conference

Former Council Intern, Nina, attended the 2013 World Affairs Councils of America’s National Conference In November, I had the opportunity to attend the World Affairs Councils of America’s (WACA) 2013 National Conference. Each year the national body hosts this conference in order to discuss the critical national security issues facing the country during the coming … Read More

General Michael Hayden Discusses the New Face of Espionage

Wesley, a student reporter, with General Michael Hayden Faisal Shazhad, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi: the names of these terrorist actors against the United States roll off the lips of native Pittsburgher General Michael Hayden as easily as the Steelers’ front four. On November 18, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosted … 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