World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

25 Jul 2017


A Global Trends Briefing: What are the New Global Realities?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. (2nd Floor Auditorium), Two PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

A Global Trends Briefing: What are the New Global Realities?

Join us for A Global Trends Briefing: What are the New Global Realities? – a luncheon featuring Thomas M. Sanderson, Senior Fellow and Director of the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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18 May 2017


The Fate of Turkey's Democracy

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Point Park University

The Fate of Turkey’s Democracy

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a discussion with CNN News Commentator, Mahir Zeynalov.

Mahir Zeynalov
Turkish Journalist, Analyst, and News Commentator

Event Description
The recent referendum gave President Erdogan more power, calling into question the fate of democracy in Turkey. What does the future hold for a country that has been a vital ally for the US and Europe for decades?

14 Sep 2016


The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Reflection on Progress and Future Perspectives

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Duquesne Club (325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222)
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal. Leading experts will reflect on the first year following the historic Iran Nuclear Agreement. What progress has the agreement made to date? How strong of an agreement is it? What does the future look like?

Featured speakers include Ambassador Frank Wisner, former United States Ambassador, and Dr. Jim Walsh, Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program.

The cost to Members is $45; Non-Members will be charged $60.


25 Jul 2016


The Arab Spring: Where are we today?

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Alphabet City Tent (City of Asylum), 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a conversation on the shifting dynamics within the New Middle East, featuring Shelly Culbertson, Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation, and author of "The Fires of Spring: A Post-Arab Spring Journey Through the Turbulent New Middle East."

The event will run from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., and will include both a networking reception and book signing, in addition to the lecture and discussion. The cost to members is $15 and non-members is $20.

Registration is required. No-shows and cancellations after July 21, 2016 will be charged.


04 May 2016


Diversity through the Eyes of Women - Muslim Community Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Point Park University
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Join us for a series of dynamic discussions surrounding Pittsburgh’s changing cultural landscape, featuring local women leaders.

Muslim Community Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 4th
5:30—7:00 PM
Point Park University

Panelists include:
Riffat Chughtai, President of Pak-PAC and Practice Manager with UPMC
Sister Sarah Jameela, Community Leader of the Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh 
Dr. Maliha Kamal, Chief Hospitalist at St. Margaret's Hospital

Moderator: Nadia Khawaja, Muslim Association of Greater Pittsburgh

25 Apr 2016


Syria: Where are we today, how did we get there, and where do we go from here?

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty

Join the World Affairs Council for an evening discussion that will focus on the ongoing conflict in Syria. Expert and author Ross Harrison will address the current situation, regional and global players involved, and the challenges faced in responding to the crisis. He will also provide his personal insight into the evolution of this conflict, and give his outlook for the future. Attendees will have the special opportunity to engage in a discussion with Mr. Harrison during an extended Q&A session.

412-281-7970 or

31 Mar 2016


Beyond the Nuclear Deal: What is the Future of U.S.-Iran Relations?

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Luncheon Discussion

Alireza Nader
Senior International Policy Analyst
RAND Corporation

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10 Feb 2016


Panel Discussion: Understanding Islam - Voices from Pittsburgh

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and WESA

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh - Panel Discussion

Understanding Islam: Voices from Pittsburgh

Safdar Khwaja, Chapter President, Council on American-Islamic Relations

Wasi Mohamed, Executive Director, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Moderated by Paul Guggenheimer, Host of Essential Pittsburgh, 90.5 WESA

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Community Broadcast Center, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Making Sense of Syria: ISIS, Russia, and What Comes Next

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:45pm
The Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Global Engagement and Leadership Luncheon on the occasion of the 84th Annual Meeting
John T. Ryan Memorial Lecture

Dr. Colin P. Clarke, Associate Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

As Syria continues to be shattered by its civil war, the U.S. and Russia are at odds about the best strategy to stabilize this nation. Neighboring states are sharing the brunt of the ongoing crisis and there is the need to reach negotiations quickly.

412-281-7970 or email


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