The Steelers present the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award to…

Council President and CEO Betty Cruz stepped on the field to accept the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award at the Steelers vs. Patriots game on September 18, 2022! Presented by the Steelers in celebration of Hispanic and Latino Heritage month, this award honors a Hispanic leader who is making a difference...

Meet the nonprofit aiming to build a more inclusive…

"Believe it or not, there is life beyond the Steel City. For over 90 years, The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh has been spreading that message, sending students to explore different countries, educating people about political candidates, and working to remind Pittsburghers that there are things happening in the rest...

SEEN: World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Spring Soiree

We welcomed more than 260 guests to its Spring Soiree on Thursday, June 9, at The Maverick (formerly Ace Hotel) in East Liberty.  The event’s theme was Sparking Bold Thoughts – inspired by our new tagline and mission – and was a celebration of global connectedness, culture and community. Read more...

World Affairs Council’s Illuminate winners making Pittsburgh a more…

We announced the recipients of our first Illuminate Awards, which recognize leaders who have made a difference in advancing global mindedness and connection in the Pittsburgh region in four categories – community leader, business leader, educator and youth. Read more in this article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette: World Affairs Council's...

In Pittsburgh, Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate tackle foreign…

We were pleased to host a live in-person discussion on foreign policy featuring Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidates for the 2022 election. This event took place at the William Pitt Union Assembly Room at the University of Pittsburgh on March 9. This forum was co-hosted by Casa San José, PUMP, Women...
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The Council Announces Saleem Ghubril as New Board Chair

Pittsburgh, PA – The nonpartisan, nonprofit World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh announced Saleem Ghubril of The Pittsburgh Promise as its new board chair effective January 2022. Ghubril succeeds Stephen Lackey, formerly of BNY Mellon, who has served as chair since 2019. In this new role, Ghubril will continue to play...
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Global Minds Founder Peyton Klein Named to Forbes 30…

Global Minds founder Peyton Klein is featured on the Education and Youngest lists of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Class of 2022. Peyton founded Global Minds, a by-youth, for-youth organization, five years ago at Pittsburgh’s Taylor Allderdice High School. The program has expanded from a single club to a network across...
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A Message from Council President & CEO Betty Cruz…

Hear from Council President & CEO Betty Cruz on Giving Tuesday! Today is Giving Tuesday – a global day of radical generosity. Millions of people across the world are giving back and changing their communities for the better. [video poster="https://worldpittsburgh.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Screen-Shot-2021-11-29-at-3.48.22-PM.png" width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://worldpittsburgh.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Betty-Opening.mp4"][/video]   This year, the Council celebrated our...
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World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh announces new brand, strategic…

From Pittsburgh Business Times: The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is rebranding. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization says that it is changing to further realize its vision, launching a new three-year strategic plan along with the rebrand. The plan will focus on the “Theory of Change,” with an emphasis being placed...
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