The State of COVID-19 On-the-Ground in India: Climate activist based in India provides first-hand perspective to healthcare crisis, global response, the role of youth in innovative solutions, and her Pittsburgh ties

Pittsburgh, PA – In a video interview held today with World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh President and CEO, Betty Cruz, climate activist, Divya Nawale, describes the challenges in India and how the global community can provide support, including Pittsburgh residents.  Facing its second wave of COVID-19 infections, India’s numbers continue to grow rapidly as its healthcare … Read More

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh’s Public Program Series to Address Five Core Global Issues: Human Rights, Resiliency, Youth, Immigration, and Governance & Diplomacy

Pittsburgh, PA – The 90-year-old, nonpartisan World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh launches five unique series of programming, including webinars, panel discussions, and forums aimed to engage everyone from students and community members to business leaders. Each series will feature discussion on globally relevant issues and an opportunity to hear, explore, and understand multiple perspectives. The … Read More

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Global Minds Initiative to Merge, Increasing Access to Global Education Opportunities for Young People

Pittsburgh, PA – World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Global Minds Initiative announce they are merging, effective immediately. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by both organization’s Board of Directors, Global Minds will become one of the Council’s leading youth education programs. The two nonprofits began exploratory discussions February 2020. … Read More

Event Updates & COVID-19 Information

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the country, we wanted to share some of the actions the Council is taking. As this situation continues to evolve, we will closely monitor guidance from the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. We will rely on their recommendations and expertise to inform our decisions. … Read More

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

Emergency Medical Sign Language Booklet

Kacey and Kayli wanted to help DeafCAN, an organization that provides services to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals in Pennsylvania. For their project, they created a booklet with essential medical phrases in five different sign languages: American English, British English, Chinese, French, and Spanish. To fund their project, Kayli and Kacey contacted several local institutions and were able to raise over … Read More