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53rd Annual World Affairs Institute: Navigating Climate Intersections

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join us for the 53rd Annual World Affairs Institute: Navigating Climate Intersections, presented by Rotary International, Sustainable Pittsburgh, and World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

This year’s Institute will take place on March 5, 8AM-3PM at the University of Pittsburgh.

Climate change and its impacts affect every aspect of our lives and work, from supply chain crises to extreme weather events that displace populations and suppress economic growth.

Through interactive workshops, panel discussions, and performances, we will explore how climate action intersects across sectors locally, while also connecting Pittsburgh to wider regional and global initiatives. We’ll also discuss how climate affects our other key global focus areas: Women & Girls and Global Migration. Whether you’re interested in topics like fast fashion and the circular economy, climate migration havens, clean transportation, or green space access, the Institute will allow you to dive deeper into local and global climate intersections.

The Institute has two tracks:

Changemakers Across Sectors Track: We define changemakers across sectors as people at all stages of their careers across the nonprofit, public, and private sectors who want to make Pittsburgh a more globally minded and globally connected city. Whether you are an artist or entrepreneur, a college student or retiree, an emerging professional or a senior executive – you are invited to connect and learn more about the impact of climate on Pittsburgh and how to build more sustainable spaces and institutions.

Youth Changemakers Track: Designed by and created for youth, the World Affairs Institute for Youth Changemakers engages students in discussions of key issues in international affairs so that they can understand and think critically about their world. All high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to attend.

Learn more and register at worldpittsburgh.org/institute.


March 5
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh
3959 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 United States
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