World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
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The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key contemporary international issues throughout Western Pennsylvania. Established in 1931, the Council is committed to informing opinion leaders and decision-makers about developments around the world as they unfold – and to educating them about the relevance of such developments to the region. The Council has a special focus on secondary schools throughout the region, and works to give students and teachers a more nuanced understanding of the global issues of our time.
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As a teacher, I have worked with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for the past 5 years. In that time, they have sponsored 3 of my students on all-expense paid summer learning programs to foreign countries. Each year, they also bring guest speakers to my students and organize the Student ... more »
The Pittsburgh educational community is fortunate to have the opportunities for our students that are available through the World Affairs Council. For the past two years my students have been involved in the Student Ambassador Program. The international speakers that have visited our schools have ... more »
As a high school principal at a public school, I find the programming from the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh to be invaluable. The opportunities that my students have had to hear directly from experts across the country and the world about pertinent global issues has been astounding. These ... more »