Syria: Resources

The Syrian Arab Republic, which gained independence from France in 1946, has recently been swept up by the escalation of the Arab Uprising in the Middle East. Violent clashes between the Syrian government and rebel forces have increased dramatically in the first two months of 2012. According to the CIA World Factbook, as of January … 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

Giving Thanks Across the Globe

Today, most of us in the United States are preparing for Thanksgiving — a day filled with food, family, friends, and football. And we can’t forget the turkey! It’s not Thanksgiving without a turkey (and stuffing, and mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie).  Thanksgiving is a distinctly American tradition — celebrating the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving feast … Read More

The Northeast Regional Model Arab League Conference

This past weekend from Friday, November 4, to Sunday, November 6, marked the annual Northeast Regional Model Arab League conference held at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference, organized by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, brings students together to debate, discuss, and hypothetically solve actual political, social, economic, and environmental issues that the … Read More

Put A Little Good In Your Life

If you’re perusing the web for some good finds (and by finds we mean clothes, grub, interesting folks, or a meaningful cause to read up on), you might want to check out GetMilkshake.com, a site dedicated to all that’s good on the web. From eco-friendly goods and services to inspirational individuals around the world, whatever … Read More

Researching World Affairs: A Resource Guide

Need some help researching international topics? Then check out some of the resources we have compiled below to help you find the information you are looking for! These are online resources that tend to have considerable and reputable international news and analysis. Certainly this is not an exhaustive list, but hopefully you will find that … Read More