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Pitt-Greensburg: Nature & Sustainability Expert Lars Kapis
February 4th
The Fate of Food – A Call for Research and Social Action
February 7th
CCI Energy Efficiency Fair
February 9th
Plan for Pitt: Sustainability Focus Group
February 13th
Countermapping: Our Connection to Climate-Related Upheavals
February 17th
Plan for Pitt: Sustainability Focus Group
February 17th
Ideation Expo of Pitt U.Lab Hub
February 18th
Nature of Place Symposium Keynote – Michelle Kondo
February 19th
Nature of Place Symposium
February 20th
Green Speakeasy: Water Resources
February 25th
Never A Spectator: A Civic Engagement Forum
February 27th
Coffee with Business Ethics Professor CB Bhattacharya
February 27th
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13

Anthropocene: Epoch of Loss

  • Where: Schenley Park Visitor Center
    101 Panther Hollow Rd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • When: Nov 13, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Registration link: Click here
  • Campus: Off Campus
  • Event Type: Public

This is the final luncheon discussion hosted by the World History Center and the Global Studies Center focused on World History in Turbulent TimesMichael Goodhart, Director of the Pitt Global Studies Center, will lead the discussion on “Reflection on an Epoch of Loss”.

We live in turbulent times. Climate collapse is already displacing populations, even as governments and corporations continue to support the burning of biomass and fossil fuels. Democracy and self-determination are under attack around the world.

Fortunately, in every place where authoritarianism is on the rise, and in every instance where hope seems to recede, people are fighting back. When they do so, they often appeal to the past to condemn the injustices of the present. Indigenous people reference ancestral land claims, climate refugees brandish images of historical landscapes, democracy activists cite founding documents,  advocates for reparations for the descendants of enslaved people calculate the economic cost of ancestral toil and dispossession.

Our fall luncheon series is a series of conversations inspired by these observations and prompted  by the following question: How can insights from world history support activism in the world that we inhabit today?

ADD TO CALENDAR 13-11-2019 12:00 pm 13-11-2019 1:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Anthropocene: Epoch of Loss

This is the final luncheon discussion hosted by the World History Center and the Global Studies Center focused on World History in Turbulent TimesMichael Goodhart, Director of the Pitt Global Studies Center, will lead the discussion on “Reflection on an Epoch of Loss”.

We live in turbulent times. Climate collapse is already displacing populations, even as governments and corporations continue to support the burning of biomass and fossil fuels. Democracy and self-determination are under attack around the world.

Fortunately, in every place where authoritarianism is on the rise, and in every instance where hope seems to recede, people are fighting back. When they do so, they often appeal to the past to condemn the injustices of the present. Indigenous people reference ancestral land claims, climate refugees brandish images of historical landscapes, democracy activists cite founding documents,  advocates for reparations for the descendants of enslaved people calculate the economic cost of ancestral toil and dispossession.

Our fall luncheon series is a series of conversations inspired by these observations and prompted  by the following question: How can insights from world history support activism in the world that we inhabit today?

Schenley Park Visitor Center
101 Panther Hollow Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15213