Running for Global Ed

On any given Saturday morning you can count on seeing members of the World Affairs Council braving the cold Pittsburgh winter and running 8+ miles, past PNC Park, across the 31st St. Bridge, up the Penn Avenue hill towards the Children’s Hospital of UPMC, or through the Strip District’s wafting aromas from the various restaurants … 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

OYW Summit – Save the Date!

Saturday night at the One Young World Summit in Zurich, it was announced that Pittsburgh won the bid to host next year’s summit. The 2012 One Young World Summit will be held from October 18-22. For more information, check out the Pittsburgh Business Times’ article: Pittsburgh to Host 2012 One Young World Conference. Pittsburgh looks … Read More

OYW Summit – Global Dignity Day

Approximately 30 young professionals from Pittsburgh are representing the region at the One Young World Conference in Zurich, Switzerland this week (September 1-3). Pittsburgh is a finalist to host the Conference in 2012 along with Johannesburg, and the winner will be announced Saturday (fingers crossed). I have the great fortune of being a delegate, and … Read More

A Glimpse of Life in Korea

One of our area high school students, Valerie, is currently studying Korean in Seoul, South Korea. We asked her to say a few words about her experience: Hello! I would like to thank the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for awarding me with an apprenticeship that eventually yielded me the opportunity to study at Sogang … Read More

>Pittsburgh’s Green Light

> Pittsburgh got the Green light once again.  The city will be the North American host of the United Nation’s Environment Programme’s 37th World Environment Day.  On June 5th, the region will converge on the Pittsburgh confluence to promote environmental awareness, promote action and develop partnerships.  This year’s theme is “Biodiversity: Ecosystems Management and the … Read More

>A Congratulations is in Order

> A congratulations is in order.  David A. Murdoch, Esq., Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, will receive the Bundesverdienstkreuz (the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) during a luncheon on February 22, 2010. It’s the only honor that may be awarded in all fields … Read More