Events Archive

The Philanthropy Forum will host guest speaker Javier Alberto Soto, President and CEO of The Miami Foundation at 8:30 a.m., Thurs., March 15 in Ball room B of the University Club (123 University Place, Pittsburgh PA 15260). Javier Alberto Soto is President and CEO of The Miami Foundation — a community foundation using civic leadership, community investment and philanthropy to improve quality of life in Greater Miami. A prominent civic and national leader in philanthropy, he will tackle the question of how philanthropy ought to address macro level issues such as climate change at a time when national policies are faltering and cities are increasingly the locus of innovation on intractable issues. He will discuss how to leverage cross-sectoral partnerships and efforts within the civic space to foster resilience in communities challenged by climate change.

The first ICMA GSPIA student chapter event will be held at 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, January 19 in the University Club Library. Chapter co-presidents, Aishwarya Kumar and Shanshan Luan encourage students interested in ICMA to contact them with further questions at or To learn more about ICMA, click here.  

Inaugural ICMA Student Chapter Meeting
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 19, 2018
University Club Library
123 University Place, Pittsburgh PA 15260

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
University Club, Ballroom B

GSPIA will hold an information session for its Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) online program at 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017 in Posvar Hall room 3911. The 30-credit MPPM online program gives professionals with at least five years of full-time work experience an opportunity to advance their careers at a time and place that is convenient for them. Light refreshments provided. To RSVP, click here. 

Developing "smart cities" is a hot topic in the area of urban development and municipal management, but what is it? The City of Pittsburgh was selected in 2016 as a U.S. Department of Transportation finalist for the department's Smart Cities Challenge. Grant Ervin will discuss highlights of the proposal, lessons learned and opportunities for integration of smart city approaches to enhancing the sustainability and delivery of services within the City at 12:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20 in Posvar Hall, 3911.  To RSVP, click here. 

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
Posvar Hall, 3911

Margaret Weir
Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs
Brown University Friday, Nov. 11
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Twentieth Century Club 
(4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213)

Brown Bag Series with Tom Akiva, Assistant Professor
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
Posvar Hall, 4118

Brown Bag Seminar on Urban Affairs and Planning
Kristen Crossney, PhD
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Brown Bag Seminar on Urban Affairs and Planning
Professor Rosie Tilghe, Ph.D.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Posvar Hall, 3911

New Student Orientation

Friday, October 7, 2016
6:30-8:30 pm
Alumni Hall, Fifth Floor
4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15260
To RSVP, click here.

The Center for Disaster Management will host guest lecturer Bob Kitchen, Humanitarian Director for International Rescue Committee at 12:00 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 19.

The Center for Disaster Management will host a dialogue on the impact of extreme events on communities in which they occur at 11:30 a.m., Friday, February 13 in Posvar Hall room 4430. Panelists will include: Ronni Alexander, Kobe University; Suleyman Celik, Gaza University; Burcak Erkan, Middle East Technical University and R G Gurtunca, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

The Center for Metropolitan Studies will host the 6th Annual CONNECT Congress Thursday, April 2 at the Circuit Center.

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will host the 2015 Honors and Graduation Ceremony at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 23 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland. Read more.

The Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Program presents speaker Laina Bay-Cheng at 4 p.m. Thurs., November 13 in 332 Cathedral of Learning. Read more.

The Wherrett Lecture Series will welcome world-renowned author Francis Fukuyama at 4 p.m., Mon., Oct. 27 at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland (4201 Bigelow Boulevard.

The Wherrett Lecture Series of the Center for Metropolitan Studies presents: E. J. Dionne, Washington Post Columnist and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow
Thursday, May 29, 2014
3:45-5:00 p.m. with reception following
Ballroom B, University Club
University of Pittsburgh
Please RSVP or 412-648-1336

Center for Metropolitan Studies
3803 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260