The 2024 Baker Institute International Symposium

Toward Climate Justice: Transition for a Sustainable Future

October 9 and 10, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET
Alumni Hall (A100), Brumbaugh Academic Center, Juniata College 


The Baker Institute International Symposium aims to engage scholars and practitioners of peace and conflict resolution through dialogue on pressing issues facing the world in the 21st century. Expert panelists share their perspectives and scholarship with the Juniata and Huntingdon community members and abroad via Zoom. Symposium moderators facilitate the sharing of knowledge and reflections among panelists and participants. Baker Institute faculty and students record and summarize the key learnings during the symposium and produce Symposium Papers, compiled in a publication to be made available widely by the end of each year.

The world stands today at a critical juncture where the urgency to address environmental degradation, climate change, national and human security, and just transition to a resilient and sustainable future has never been greater. The effects go beyond the environmental sphere and impact our economies, productivity, human health, and well-being. How can we reassess policies, practices, scientific and technological transitional progress and reaffirm our commitment to addressing these climate-induced crisis? 

The Baker Institute symposium aims to explore these complex questions. We invite speakers from various disciplines and backgrounds to share their insights, expertise, and experiences on these issues. The symposium will provide a platform for dialogue, challenge our students, faculty members, and staff, and improve our shared understanding of the changing nature of global affairs. 

Past Symposiums

  • 2022 - The War in Ukraine: Global Perspectives (6 speakers and 150 participants)
  • 2023 - The New Cold War?: Strategic Competition and the Future World Order (7 speakers and 350 participants)


The 2024 Symposium information and details will be added by May 2024.






























                                          Symposium Team


                                          • photo of Zia Haque

                                            Zia Haque

                                            Director of The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies; Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies


                                          • photo of Kaitlyn Granger

                                            Kaitlyn Granger

                                            Event Manager; Program Coordinator, The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies


                                          • photo of Amr Abdalla

                                            Amr Abdalla

                                            Master of Ceremonies; Scholar in Residence, The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies



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