Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 23

UCIS Graduation Celebration
Ceremony for graduating students with Certificates in International & Area Studies
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Ariel Armony, senior director for International Programs and director, UCIS
O'Hara Student Center
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies and Global Studies Center along with University Center for International Studies
Wendy O'Donnell
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A celebration of the international achievements of the Class of 2015. The UCIS Graduation Ceremony recognizes students who have attained a Certificate or a Bachelor of Philosophy in International & Area Studies.

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.