GLOBAL TOWN HALL Climate, Gender, and Sustainability: Local to Global

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 17:30 to Friday, September 20, 2019 - 18:00
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Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh
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Free with pre-registration; $15 lunch option available

The European Studies Center, the Global Studies Center, and the University Center for International Studies, with the support of the Office of the Provost and the Year of Pitt Global Initiative at the University of Pittsburgh, in partnership with Global Voice and the Workable World Trust, will host the Second Annual Global Town Hall Meeting on UN and Global Governance Reform on Thursday 19 September to Friday 20 September 2019.

The theme for the discussion will be “Climate, Gender, and Sustainable Development: Local to Global”.

In this two-day event, discussions will focus on the need to think synthetically about climate change, gender equity, and sustainable development in reimagining an agenda for global governance reform and reconfiguring citizen activism for social justice.

Thursday, 19 September 2019: Opening Lecture for Global Town Hall - Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning
5:30 pm –Paulo Magalhães, “Common Home of Humanity: Creating the Legal Environment to Meet Climate and Nature Emergencies”

Friday, 20 September 2019 – Connelly Ballroom, Alumni Hall (The Livestream will begin promptly at 9 a.m.)

8:30 am - check-in - vegan muffins and coffee

9:00am – Welcome
9:30am – Overview: The Road to 2020 – Earl James, Global Voice

10:00am – Expert Panel Plenary: Gender, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development (moderated by Ariel Armony, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Pitt) - Livestreamed

· Paulo Magalhães, Common Home of Humanity
· anupama jain, City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission
· Katharina Schulze, Green Party Member, State Parliament, Bavaria, Germany
· Raquel Lagunas, Gender Mainstreaming Advisor in the Gender Team in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Program

12:00pm – Lunch (free to the first 100 people to register)
1:00 pm - Keynote Address : Wanjira Mathai, wPower and Green Belt Movement (Livestreamed)

2:00pm – Breakout Sessions
· Economics of Sustainability with Paulo Magalhães, Aurora Sharrard (Director of Sustainability, University of Pittsburgh), moderator: Michaël Aklin
· Security with Richard Ponzio (Stimson Center), Grant Ervin (Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh), moderator: Burcu Savun
· Gender and Development with Raquel Lagunas and anupama jain; moderator: Muge Finkel
· Climate Action and Social Justice with Nora Löhle (Program Director, Energy and Environment, Heinrich Böll Foundation) and Katharina Schulze, moderator: Michael Goodhart
3:30pm – Break - coffee and vegan cookies

4:00pm – Global Town Hall and Public Discussion of Next Steps (Connelly Ballroom and via Livestream)

Heinrich-Böll Stiftung
Department of Political Science
Center for International Legal Education
African Studies Program
Department of Geology
Office of the Provost
Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies Program

UCIS Unit: 
Center for African Studies
Asian Studies Center
Center for Latin American Studies
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Director's Office
European Studies Center
European Union Center of Excellence
Global Studies Center
Other Pitt Sponsors: 
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Department of Geology and Environmental Science
Department of Political Science
Center for International Legal Education
Office of the Provost
Non-University Sponsors: 
Heinrich-Böll Stiftung
Global Voice
Workable World Trust
World Regions: 
European Union
Western Europe
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