Guest Post – Pittsburgh’s Refugee Populations

Maddy Scott interned with the World Affairs Council this past summer. Maddy gathered data for grants, blog posts, and for our Global Leadership Certificate program, as well as researched and proposed topics for the World Affairs Institute and WorldQuest. Her blog post highlights her research in Pittsburgh’s refugee communities.

Guest Blog Post — Making an Impact: How one Global Travel Scholar used her Experiences Abroad to Increase Community Awareness of Malaria

As a 2014 recipient of the Global Travel Scholarship Program, Tessa Houser spent a summer in Tanzania. She formed close relationships with her Maasai host family. Those relationships and her experiences with malaria inspired Tessa to raise awareness of the disease when she returned to Pittsburgh. Read Tessa’s blog post to find out more.

Meet our New Intern

Join us in welcoming summer intern Maddy Scott to the Council! A native of Pittsburgh, Maddy just finished up her first year at the University of Chicago, where she plans to major in history. “I love history because studying the past allows you to have so much more of a comprehensive conception of the present,” … Read More


As you may be aware, the 2012 One Young World Summit was recently held here in Pittsburgh. More than 1,000 twenty-somethings from 183 countries came to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the world today. If you’re looking to learn more about the Summit and the topics that were discussed, look no further! … Read More