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World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders

The Institute engages high school student leaders in a discussion of key issues in international affairs so that they can understand and think critically about their world.  High school students are selected by local Rotary Clubs (Districts 6650, 7280, 7300, and 7330) in cooperation with schools.  Through panel presentations and small breakout sessions, experts will discuss key issues with the student delegates.  Each student will receive a comprehensive background paper prior to the Institute.

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

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 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. The Council also 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.  For information on the organization and to see upcoming events, please visit http://www.worldpittsburgh.org/.

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