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.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Helping Successful Leaders Get Even Better
Friday, January 26, 2018
5:00-7:00 p.m. 
University Club, Ballroom B
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Information:A Pillar of Evidence-Based Public Policy 
A Casualty of Polarized Discourse?
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Noon-1:30 p.m.
3911 Posvar Hall

The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership will honor Fagan Harris, CEO of Baltimore Corps, at 6:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20 at the University Club.

Johnson Institute: 2017 Emerging Leader Award
Friday, October 20, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
University Club, Ballroom A

Join the Johnson Institute for a discussion on the topic of shelter, broadly interpreting the topic to include homelessness, immigrant and refugee services, and protection of society's marginalized populations. Event is free and open to the public. RSVP: or 412-648-1336.

Leadership Roundtable: Shelter
October 5, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
3911 Posvar Hall

Dr. Diane Ryan
Associate Dean of Programs & Administration
Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University
Thursday, Sept. 28
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Twentieth Century Club, Lecture Room
4201 Bigelow Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Jim Withers, M.D., Operation Safety Net
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
4:30-6:00 p.m. 
Frick Fine Arts Building, 125 Lecture Hall

The Ford Institute for Human Security and Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership are co-sponsoring a photo exhibit by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Martha Rial, at 6 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 29 at the Gallery 937, 937 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh.

2016 Emerging Leader Award
Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership 
Honoring Mr. Alec Karakatsanis
October 19th at 4 p.m., Ballroom A, University Club, University of Pittsburgh

Alec is the founder of an organization called Equal Justice Under Law.  He was recently named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Public Justice.  We are giving Alec our 2016 Emerging Leader Award for his remarkable work in pursuit of justice for persons who have been ignored or, worse, systematically disadvantaged under the current justice system. Largely in Southern states, Alec has successfully fought successfully against the money bail system, debtors’ prisons, and many other injustices that have ruined lives and fractured families, and clogged our legal system and our correctional facilities with people who have committed non-violent crimes.  You can learn a bit more about his work in this video.

RSVP: or 412-648-1336

New Student Orientation

Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership
3917 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260