Events in UCIS

Thursday, September 19 until Friday, September 20

5:30 pm Symposium
GLOBAL TOWN HALL Climate, Gender, and Sustainability: Local to Global
Location:
Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, 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 and Global Studies Center along with 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, Heinrich-Böll Stiftung, Global Voice and Workable World Trust
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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.

Schedule:
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)

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

Friday, September 20

(All day) Symposium
Religion, Saints & Sex: A Symposium in Honor of Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of Religious Studies, Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and Humanities Center
9:00 am Symposium
GLOBAL TOWN HALL Climate, Gender, and Sustainability: Local to Global LIVESTREAM
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
9:00 am Cultural Event
Pitt PARK(ing) Day - Tea Tasting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms
10:00 am Cultural Event
Pitt PARKing
Location:
Schelnley Drive and Posvar
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub, Nationality Rooms, Office of International Services and Study Abroad Office along with Center for Creativity
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The launch for the Year of Creativity. UCIS centers will each have one hour to showcase teas from various world regions.

12:00 pm Information Session
How to Apply for a Passport
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Study Abroad Office
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Join the Study Abroad Office and learn how to apply for a passport before traveling abroad.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Modern Greek Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
2:00 pm Cultural Event
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, Nook B
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
2:00 pm Cultural Event
Pitt PARK(ing) Day - Tea Tasting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Hub and Office of International Services
4:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in the Himalayas - Spring 2020
Location:
Anthropology Lounge – 3106 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Study Abroad Office
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Come learn about the Pitt in the Himalayas study abroad program. We will cover location information, academics, housing, excursions, finances, application process, etc. and will answer any questions you might have about this fascinating program.