Reflections on an Epoch of Loss

November 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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

 At this meeting, we'll have a brief, guided meditation, followed by lunch and a discussion of three short articles: “What If We Stopped Pretending?” (The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it), by Jonathan Franzen; “Apocalypse Chic” (For some professors, a shallow, fashionable nihilism is all the rage), by Charlie Tyson; and, “Climate Change Ain’t the First Existential Threat” (People of color know about building movements, about courage, about survival), by Mary Annaise Heglar.  You can access the readings on the Global Studies Center's Anthropocene web page (scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "materials" tab).

A vegan lunch will be served. 

If you would like to attend, please RSVP using this link by Wednesday, Nov. 6, so that we can give a count to the caterers.

We hope to see you there!

Location and Address

Schenley Park Visitors Center

101 Panther Hollow Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15213