World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders
November 2012

Annual student conference on a major international issue or region

This long-running collaboration between the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Rotary International enables and encourages students to think critically about global issues.

What is the objective of the Institute?

The Institute will engage high school student leaders in a discussion of key issues in international affairs so that they can understand and think critically about their world.

Who can attend the Institute?
High school students are selected by local Rotary Clubs (Districts 7280, 7300, and 7330) in cooperation with schools.  Each Rotary Club determines the number of scholarships available.

How many Student Delegates will attend?
Approximately 350 high school juniors and seniors.

How is the conference structured?

Through panel presentations and small breakout groups, experts will discuss key issues with Student Delegates.  Each student will receive a comprehensive background paper prior to the Institute.

Who pays for the scholarships?

Each Rotary Club pays for the number of scholarships it is sponsoring.  The fee of $75 for each Delegate will cover the cost of registration, educational materials, all conference sessions, lunch, and refreshments.

Questions? Contact the World Affairs Council:
If you are interested in attending this program, please contact the World Affairs Council at 412-281-7970 or

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