The November 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, established a loss and damage fund, which will provide financial assistance for the most vulnerable countries. Countries have one year to assess the fund's structure, financing, and accessibility. What did it take for loss and damage to make it onto the COP27 agenda? Will industrialized countries take responsibility for their part of the climate crisis? Is the creation of this fund a first step to achieve climate justice for the most vulnerable countries?
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Get together with fellow alums for dinner at Slate NYC to hear from Penn Arts & Sciences faculty about the science of being social—from the evolution of cooperative behavior to how we navigate our world. Afterward, get social yourself with Slate’s great amenities including foosball, ping pong, giant jenga, and space to lounge and talk. Come learn (and play) with us!Go to event
The Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies presents Calasis - Internal Speaker Series.
In this talk, Jorge Téllez, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, will present his current research project on how 21st-century Latin American fiction engages the figure of the museum to reflect on the relevance of cultural heritage and memory in our contemporary hypermediated society.Go to event
The Global Discovery webinar series is co-sponsored by Penn Alumni Travel and Penn Alumni Education.
Explore the world virtually, both far and near, with Penn faculty members and your fellow alumni community. Each live, interactive lecture features Penn professors sharing new and innovative research on a variety of topics.Go to event
The World Today presents The Future of the Indo-Pacific: Insight from the US and Australian Militaries
How do the U.S. and Australian militaries perceive the future of security in the Indo-Pacific? With the intensity of "strategic competition" between the United States and the People's Republic of China sharpening, both countries are developing their military capabilities for a potential clash and working toward developing international support for their efforts. Even while leaders in both Beijing and Washington are seeking to foster greater dialogue to reduce tensions, global military posturing continues apace.Go to event
Public Opinion After Islamic State: The Arab Barometer Project and the Remaking of Heritage in Mosul and Aleppo
This event is presented by the Middle East Center and is co-sponsored by the Global Islamic Studies Program and the Wolf Humanities Center.
Arab Barometer is a non-partisan research network that has been conducting public opinion surveys in the Middle East and North Africa since 2006, providing insight into the social, political, and economic attitudes of ordinary citizens in the Arab world.Go to event
This event is presented by The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy.
FOR CENTURIES, WARFARE HAS BEEN A SPUR TO TECHNOLOGICAL innovations that have spilled over into civilian use, often with great benefits to society at large. The breakthrough technologies of World War II, and the continued high level of funding for military research that followed, accelerated this process, profoundly shaping our current lives.Go to event
The Wolf Humanities Center presents the Forum on Heritage.
What is the relationship between heritage—a set of shared articulations and sensations of the past—and our lived realities? How do efforts to construct and erase these shared understandings impact the possibilities of a shared and shareable present?Go to event