Announcing the Global Snapshot

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Snapshot, a document that captures Pittsburgh’s evolving international landscape as it relates to people, education, and the economy. The Global Snapshot is designed to bring awareness to lesser known statistics that support Pittsburgh’s rise as a global city, and help promote Pittsburgh as an attractive destination for individuals from across the country and around the world to both live and work.

Experts: Everyday internet-ready devices susceptible to cyberattacks

A recent massive computer hacking incident that blocked traffic to many popular online sites offered just a taste of how bad future attacks could be, a top national cybersecurity expert said during the Council’s Exploring Cybersecurity Through a Legal Lens luncheon discussion. Read the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article for more details.

Here’s What it’s like to be an Immigrant and Move to Pittsburgh on a Work Visa

Angélica Ocampo almost deleted the email that led her to Pittsburgh, the position of President and CEO at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and a new path for her 16-year-old daughter. A recent PublicSource article details her experiences, and what it’s like for her to be an immigrant in Pittsburgh.

Program at Peters Township Library Attempts to Answer: ‘Are We Safer?’

During his recent presentation at Peters Township Public Library, “ISIS and Al-Qaeda: Degraded, But Still Deadly,” Thomas Sanderson, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Transnational Threats Project, provided a sweeping overview of the history, causes and current conditions of notable terrorist groups.

Council Announces New Cybersecurity Series

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is happy to announce its Cybersecurity 2.0 series of programming this fall. Our multi-part series will include events focused on the legal aspects of cyber crime and cyber warfare on a global level, and new threats to cybersecurity, among others, and will feature experts representing the FBI, Uber, the United States Attorney General’s Office, and more.

A Community Blueprint: Helping Immigrants Thrive in Allegheny County

Elected officials, including County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, joined community leaders yesterday for the public release of “A Community Blueprint: Helping Immigrants Thrive in Allegheny County” (Immigrant Community Blueprint), a comprehensive, county-wide, and community-led strategic plan to address the needs of immigrants and Latinos in our region.