Events Calendar

20 Sep
Pittsburgh Global Town Hall - Climate, Gender and Sustainability: From Local Activism to Global Reform
Event Type

Meetings & Conferences, Forums, Special Events


Diversity, Sustainability

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Staff, Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students

OCC Goal Areas

Global & Cultural Awareness


$0 – $15

University Unit
European Studies Center
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Pittsburgh Global Town Hall - Climate, Gender and Sustainability: From Local Activism to Global Reform

The European Studies Center and the Global Studies Center with the support of the Office of the Provost and 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 and Friday 20 September 2019. The theme for the discussion will be “Climate, Gender, and Sustainable Development: From Local Activism to Global Reform.” 

This is a day-and-a-half 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.

It begins Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm in The Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning with the Opening Lecture by Paulo Magalhaes, "Common Home of Humanity: Creating the Legal Environment to Meet Climate and Nature Emergencies."   

The Global Town Hall continues Friday, September 20, 2019 in the Connelly Ballroom, Alumni Hall. Highlights include:

  • Overview: The Road to 2020 by Earl James, Global Voice
  • Expert Panel Plenary: Gender, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development
  • Break Sessions on Economics of Sustainability, Security, Gender and Development, and Climate Action and Social Justice.

Find more information, including the day's schedule, on the UCIS website. For a campus map, please click here.  You can also watch a livestream of the main session beginning at 9 a.m.

Seating is limited. Register today!

Friday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Alumni Hall, Connelly Ballroom
4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.