Events

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 23

Global Gap Year
Part of the International Career Toolkit Series
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Jessa Darwin, Jenna Baron, Holly Hickling, and Abraham Kim
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, International Business Center, Study Abroad Office, University of Pittsburgh Peace Corps Recruiter
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Sarah Angel Markwardt
Contact Email:
saa133@pitt.edu

Are you looking for travel opportunities and a chance to get “real world experience” before facing the job market? Join us at the Global Gap Year Panel, where representatives from the Peace Corps, Hekima Place, PULSE Pittsburgh, Fulbright Fellowship Program, and others will talk about what they gained from their “Gap Year”.

Panelists include:
Abraham Kim, Peace Corps (Zambia)
Jessa Darwin, Hekima Place (Kenya)
Jenna Baron, PULSE, United Way, Fulbright Scholar (Pittsburgh, PA & Kenya)
Holly Hickling, FORGE (Paris & Zambia)

Subsistence economy and chiefdom emergence in the Muisca area: a study of the Valle de Tena
Time:
3:30 pm
Presenter:
Pedro María Argüello García (PhD Candidate)
Location:
3106 Posvar Hall--Anthropology Lounge
Announced by:
Center for Latin American Studies on behalf of Department of Anthropology
Cost:
Free and open to the public!
Contact Email:
pdeasy@pitt.edu

A public dissertation presentation

Ethnohistoric and ethnographic accounts for the Andes describe "vertical economies" involving diverse production strategies and risk buffering through the exploitation of closely spaced but varied environments at different elevations. The northern Andes of Colombia do not provide as much altitudinal variation as the central Andes, but systems of "microverticality" have been proposed as vital components of chiefly political economy during prehispanic times. Spanish colonial accounts describe such a system for the Valle de Tena, a steeply descending zone adjacent to Muisca chiefdoms in the high-elevation Sabana de Bogotá. Archaeologically documented settlement patterns, however, are quite different from those expected from a microverticality model.

Friday, February 6

Concert: Puerto Sur Trio--Música Argentina- Dos clarinetes y piano
Time:
8:00 pm
Presenter:
Julieta Ugartemendia
Location:
Frick Fine Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Cost:
Free and Open to the public!
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487394
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

Tango Concert!

Friday, March 20 to Saturday, March 21

The 2015 Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference—Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh--CALL FOR PAPERS
Time:
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Luis Bravo
Contact Phone:
412 648 7393
Contact Email:
bravo@pitt.edu

The organizers invite students of any field to submit papers related to the topics of social and public policy in Latin America. You may also propose to form a panel for presentation and discussion. Example topics include but are not limited to: human security, immigration, governance, social conflict, voting, fiscal policy.
• Please submit your topic with a brief description (approximately 75 to 100 words), using the Abstract Form below, by January 23, 2015.
• You will be notified of the committee’s decision by January 30, 2015.
• The deadline for submission of final papers will be due March 1, 2015.
To submit an abstract please go to: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp_call

Saturday, March 21

35th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival
Time:
12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
Location:
1st Floor Posvar Hall--Galleria
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies Med Health Services & Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute
Cost:
Free and open to the public!
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487394
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

The Festival will feature food and craft vendors as well as community organization tables and music and dance performances from Noon to 10:00 p.m.


Special Events & Monthly Calendar

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) provides a calendar of events at the beginning of each month. It contains a variety of events, call for papers, job postings, etc.

Cuba has been reforming, or been at the brink of a reform period, perhaps since the revolution. With an aging leadership and now decades-long economic struggles, the pace of change, however, has finally accelerated. Today Cubans can open small businesses, travel abroad, access the internet, and purchase cell phones, microwaves, and (very expensive) new cars.

The annual Latin American Social and Public Policy conference features presentations on social and public policy research in Latin America by students from the University of Pittsburgh and other universities, with comments by University of Pittsburgh faculty.

Featuring music, food, dance, arts, crafts, and children's activities from Latin America and the Caribbean.

For 50 years, CLAS has been dedicated to supporting the study of Latin America's history, cultures, and societies and the continuing challenges and triumphs that the region has experienced. Its primary mission is to develop experts on Latin America who will apply their language skills and knowledge of the countries of the region in their professional careers.