City High’s Jacob Osho gains a global perspective through his amazing internship.

When City Charter High School senior Jacob Osho showed up for his first workplace experience, an internship at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, he made a fantastic first impression. “From the very first day (and I’m not exaggerating), I was impressed with Jacob’s professionalism,” reports Brittany Cheeks, Education Program Manager at the World Affairs … Read More

WACA Weekly World News Update 8/29/2018

  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Remembering John McCain; Rohingya Crisis One Year On; Uganda’s Crackdown; Land Reform in South Africa; Australia’s New PM; Taiwan’s Allies Dwindle; Macron’s Call for European Defense; U.S. Foreign Aid Rollback?        Remembering John McCain   “Obituary: John McCain” Editorial Board — The Economist, August 26, 2018   “The … Read More

Scholarship trip to S. Africa an eye opener for Seneca Valley senior

This article was published in the Cranberry Eagle on August 21, 2018. To read the article on the Cranberry Eagle website click here.   A Seneca Valley High School senior achieved one of his goals during his recent scholarship-funded leadership trip to South Africa. “It’s always been a dream of mine to study abroad,” Jacob … Read More

Scholarship program lets Penn Hills student explore Japan

This article was originally published in the Tribune-Review on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Click here to read the article on the Tribune-Review website.  It didn’t feel too weird to Penn High School senior Marshall McArthur to bow after greeting people he’d never met while in Japan, but he’s pretty sure the gesture would never catch … Read More

WACA Weekly World News Update 2/21/2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Quote of the Week:“At no time since the collapse of the Soviet Union has the risk of armed conflict between major powers been as high as it is today. It couldn’t be worse.“ — Wolfgang Ishchinger, Chairman of the 2018 Munich Security Conference, recorded by Politico Europe on Friday.  Countering Russia “There’s Still Time to Act Against … Read More

WACA Weekly World News Update 2/7/2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 PyeongChang Olympics; Tillerson in Latin America; European Populism; Trouble in South Africa; Crisis in the Maldives Quote of the Week: “The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s.” — John McCain, U.S Senator (R-AZ), in a statement released Friday, regarding the release of … Read More

The United States should stand by the Iran Deal

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an Op-Ed on November 11 by Ambassador Thomas Pickering, who is in Pittsburgh for a series of events sponsored by the World Affairs Council this week. To read the article on the Post-Gazette’s website, click here.  The United States should stand by the Iran Deal American leadership will be undermined around … Read More

Gateway School District Students Attend World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders

This article first appeared as an article on Gateway School District’s Website. Read the full article here.  Seven Gateway HS students attended the 47th annual World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders on Wednesday, Oct. 18th at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The topic this year was Global Solutions to the Environmental Crisis. The institute immersed … Read More