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March 2021

Teaching Girls Leadership Through Sport in the Global South

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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A Resilient U.S.-Japan Alliance in 2021 and Beyond

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Dr. Lina AbiRafeh on International Women’s Rights in the Arab Region

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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April 2021

The Impact of Climate Innovation on the Road to Net Zero

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

REGISTER HERE The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced that the CO2 levels in the atmosphere have reached their highest point in 3.6 million years. As more of the public and private sectors commit to achieving net zero in greenhouse gas emissions, it is essential that technology keep up with these ambitious goals so they can be achieved. Join us to hear Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and President of the UN…

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May 2021

From Hate to Joy: The Asian Experience Past & Present

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar,

Register here to join the webinar, or watch live on Facebook @WorldAffairsPGH. Kicking off our series on immigration, we are joined by community leaders for From Hate to Joy: The Asian Experience Past & Present, an interactive conversation on the Asian experience. Following the moderated discussion with our panelists, audience members will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of hate crimes committed against Asians in the United States has…

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Bringing Mindfulness & Compassion into the Workplace, Policymaking, and Community Around the Globe

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Zoom Webinar,

As part of our Resiliency Series, we will be joined by global community leaders for Bringing Mindfulness & Compassion into the Workplace, Policymaking, and Community Around the Globe, a multi-speaker event on mindfulness and mental health.  The Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health, reports that mental health problems are one of the main causes of the overall disease burden worldwide. According to the CDC, mental health disorders are among the most worrisome health concerns in…

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Community Conversation: Healing & Building Community as Neighbors

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

  The past calendar year has presented extraordinary unprecedented challenges that have in many ways both forced us apart and brought us together. A global pandemic, social and racial justice movements in the wake of violence, a tumultuous election, a violent insurrection, and untold personal costs have taken their toll. We stand now looking at a post-Covid era and, in the midst of uncertainty, feel the call to unite, build community, and invest in resilience. Join us for a conversation…

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June 2021

Emerging Global Leaders Conference

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

The 2021 Emerging Global Leaders Conference is an inspiring full-day conference focused on global youth leadership. Students will have the chance to hear from changemakers transforming lives locally and globally, engage in interactive games and activities, and learn from experts on topics ranging from mental health to climate activism and racial justice. The event will be held virtually on June 16 from 8:00AM - 3:30PM and Social Entrepreneur and Inventor of Rethink Trisha Prabhu will deliver the keynote address. For…

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Keeping It Local: Where Does Pittsburgh Get Its News?

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In order to foster grassroots advocacy for local news media and public awareness around the news diets of Pittsburghers, PEN America and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh invite you to join in conversation with local journalists and media experts as well as elected officials to explore where Pittsburgh residents get their news, how it connects or disconnects them from the world, affects their beliefs and understandings, and consider the implications of sources of funding for local news outlets. The…

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July 2021

Northside to South Side Community Bike Ride [Registration Closed]

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Help us kick off our 90 Miles for 90 Years anniversary celebration by joining our community bike ride! We will be riding from Northside to South Side, heading out at 10:00AM and ending at 12:00PM. After the ride, feel free to join us for lunch and a behind-the-scenes tour of City of Asylum from 12:00PM to 1:00PM. Bring your own bike and helmet, or use a complimentary bike courtesy of our partner Healthy Ride. We invite you to get outside, get…

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