Individual Membership Categories and Benefits

Members of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh are open-minded individuals who share a common interest in understanding the global challenges of the 21st century as well as the international issues facing our region and the country as a whole. Council membership offers a unique opportunity to participate in informed dialogue with experts on a range of global issues.

For a 10% senior citizen or active military discount on select memberships, please contact Melanie Gulasy at 412-281-7055.

Join today and get 13 months membership for the price of 12 months!

Members at all levels receive:

  • Advanced notice and preferred registration at Council programs and events.
  • Invitations to “members only” events.
  • Discounts to all Council events and those of partnering organizations.
  • Discounts on publications, including the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and the World Policy Journal.
  • Acknowledgement in the Council’s Annual Report (unless you indicate that you wish to remain anonymous).

Student - $25 (Full-time students with ID)

Educator - $50 (Primary affiliation must be as an educator, K-12 only.)

Sustaining Member - $50


Patron - $125

  • Advanced notice and priority seating at Council programs and events.
  • Invitations to special “VIP” events.

Benefactor - $250

  • Advanced notice and priority seating at Council programs and events.
  • Invitations for you and a guest to special “VIP” events.

President’s Circle - $500

  • Advanced notice and priority seating at Council programs and events.
  • Invitations for you and a guest to special “VIP” events.
  • Invitations for you and a guest to special “President’s Circle” events.

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 also 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.

Through its Education Programs, the World Affairs Council works with students and teachers in secondary schools throughout the region. Each year the Council organizes and hosts over 100 events focused on the foreign policy challenges which lie ahead for the successor generation. These events are tailored to a student audience, and reach a combined total of over 11,000 students and teachers in nearly 300 area schools. As a result of these activities – and through the use of modern technology – students in Western Pennsylvania have had the opportunity to engage each other as well as their counterparts in secondary schools from as far away as Brazil, Italy, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, and Taiwan.

Our vision for the future:

  • To be a vital forum for informed discussion and debate on world affairs and their impact on the nation and the region.
  • To be widely recognized for excellence, balance, and integrity in educational programs.
  • To be the leading source of programs and resources in schools and communities to help instill independent, critical thinking about the world and America’s role in it.

Thank you for becoming a member. We cannot do what we do without you.

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