Events

Events

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 25

Topic: Temporary Protected Status: Origins, Policy, and Implications of Termination 
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Panoramas
Location:
CLAS Reception Area!
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas at CLAS/UCIS
Contact:
CLAS
Contact Phone:
8-7391
Contact Email:
clas@pitt.edu

Pizza will be provided.https://www.google.com/search?q=immigration&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ve...
http://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/
Sponsored by Panoramas and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) 

Friday, January 26

Best Practices Showcasing Globalization Across the Curriculum
Time:
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Nine University and College International Studies Consortium of Georgia
Contact:
Zsuzsanna Magdo
Contact Phone:
4126487423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

This conference will bring together Pennsylvania faculty with peers affiliated with the Nine University and College International Studies Consortium of Georgia for a workshop on innovative ways to internationalize curricula at community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

To attend, please register by January 19, 2018 via https://tinyurl.com/yaf5hjod.

Tuesday, February 6

Rojo Amanecer (Mexico)
CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

Rojo Amanecer (Jorge Fons, Mexico, 1990)

*In Spanish and No English Subtitles!

Come and join us for a great film and pizza!
Free and open to the public!

Rojo Amenecer is a film about the Tlatelolco Massacre in the section of Tlatelolco in Mexico City in the evening of October 2, 1968. It focuses on the day of a middle-class Mexican family living in one of the apartment buildings surrounding the Plaza de Tlatelolco (also known as the Plaza de las Tres Culturas)[1] and is based on testimonials from witnesses and victims.

For more information, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list.

Thursday, February 8

1968: The Ambiguous Consequences of a Failed Revolution
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Todd Gitlin, Columbia University
Location:
WPU Assembly Room
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

The multiple uprisings of 1968 challenged authorities worldwide, and led to many reforms, but the insurgents misunderstood the nature of their insurgencies, and this misunderstanding drastically limited their effects. They did not add up to a revolution. Rather, in their multiplicity, they were something far more complicated and ambiguous: the culmination of an era of incremental progressive change, a signal of the collapse of conventional liberalism, and a prologue to deep cultural changes as well as grim backlash

Tuesday, February 13

Archive & Event: Mexico, 1968
The Year That Changed the World: Global Legacies of 1968
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Samuel Steinberg
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with University Center for Int'l Studies (UCIS)
Contact Email:
clas@pitt.edu

Samuel Steinberg is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature at University of Southern California. Steinberg’s research and teaching engage modern and contemporary Latin American literature and visual culture, as well as critical theory and political thought.

He is the author of Photopoetics at Tlatelolco: Afterimages of Mexico, 1968 (University of Texas Press, 2016). Currently he is finishing a book on literature and debt, “Ghostscripts: Inheritance of Juan Rulfo,” and beginning another, “The Speculative Image,” on political conceptuality and visual form.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the ‘year that changed the world.’ UCIS is commemorating this with our Global Legacies of 1968 series.

www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events

Wednesday, February 14

327 Cuadernos (Argentina)
CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:
Graduate Public Health Auditorium G-23
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

327 Cuadernos (Andres Di Tella, Argentina, 2015)
*Subtitles provided in English

Join us for a screening of 327 Cuadernos and a discussion with the director, Andres Di Tella!
Pizza will be served.
Free and open to the public!

Ricardo Piglia, one of the great narrators of Hispanic language, returns to Argentina after many years of living abroad. It is proposed to review exhaustively, for the first time, the 327 notebooks that constitute his private diary.

327 Cuadernos Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIR2EAbhaCs

For more information, please visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list.

Tuesday, February 20

El Amparo (Venezuela)
CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

El Amparo (Rober Calzadilla, Venezuela, 2016)
*Subtitles provided in English

Come and join us for a great film and pizza!
Free and open to the public!

At the end of the 80's, by the creeks of the Arauca river, near the Colombian-Venezuelan border, two men survived the brutality of a shooting in which 14 of their mates were killed. They claimed to be mere fishermen, but the Venezuelan army accused them to be guerrilla fighters, intimidating them in every possible way and even attempting to remove them from the cell where they were guarded by a policeman. Their neighbors prevented their transfer, but the pressure they faced to give in and submit the official version was overwhelming.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8D0JMRxF54

For more information, pelase visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list.

Monday, February 26

   Narrating the 'Righteous in the Colombian Armed Conflict': A Civil Pedagogy of Solidarity for Highly Polarized and Deeply Divided Societies
Time:
5:30 pm
Presenter:
 Dr. Carlo Tognato, Universidad Nacional, Colombia (Director, Center for Social Studies, National University of Colombia)
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Sociology
Contact:
clas
Contact Phone:
8-791
Contact Email:
clas@pitt.edu

Carlo Tognato. Profesor Asociado del Departamento de Sociología de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Bogotá. Se desempeña  actualmente como director del Centro de Estudios Sociales. Es también Faculty Fellow del Center for Cultural Sociology en Yale University y Fellow del Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre de la University of Adelaide. Tiene un Ph.D. en Ciencia Política (UCLA) y en Economía Política (Universitá di Ancona, Italia), un MPhil en Relaciones Internacionales (University of Oxford) y un pregrado en Economía Política (Universitá Bocconi, Milán).

Sus intereses se enfocan principalmente en la sociología cultural, la sociología económica, y en particular sobre las relaciones entre sociedad civil y mercado, así como en la sociología cultural de la violencia.  Sus publicaciones más recientes incluyen un libro publicado en 2012 en Nueva York con Palgrave-Macmillan sobre la influencia de la cultura sobre el funcionamiento de las instituciones monetarias (Central Bank Independence: Cultural Codes and Symbolic Performance) y otro libro editado por él que saldrá en 2015 con Harvard University y con la Universidad Nacional de Colombia sobre el papel de las prácticas creativas en las políticas públicas (Rethinking Cultural Agency: The Significance of Antanas Mockus).

Monday, March 19

Luso Sphere Conference
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

Tuesday, March 20

La Tempestad (Mexico)
CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

La Tempestad (Tatiana Huezo, Mexico, 2016)
*Subtitles provided in English

Come and join us for a great film and pizza!
Free and open to the public!

The emotional journeys of two women victimized by corruption and injustice in Mexico and of the love, dignity and resistance that allowed them to survive.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPxXzolGr6Q

For more information, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list.

Wednesday, March 21 to Thursday, March 22

Sylvia Saítta
Time:
10:00 am to 5:03 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

Conference 03/21 and 03/22

Sylvia Saítta of the University of Buenos Aires invited by Dr. Daniel Balderston

Friday, March 23 to Saturday, March 24

Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference

For more information about the conference and call for papers, visit: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp

Call for papers: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp/call-for-papers

Thursday, March 29 to Friday, March 30

John Beverley International Symposium
John Beverley and the Urgency of Latin Americanism in the Times of Conflicting Globalization
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

In recognition of Professor John Beverley’s retirement next year, the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures is hosting an international symposium titled, "JOHN BEVERLEY AND THE URGENCY OF LATIN AMERICANISM IN TIMES OF CONFLICTING GLOBALIZATION". This international symposium is scheduled for March 29-30, 2018, at the University of Pittsburgh – University Club.
http://www.hispanic.pitt.edu/news-story/john-beverley-international-symp...

Tuesday, April 3

Red Gringo (Chile)
CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

Red Gringo (Miguel Angel Vidaurre & Will Roberts, Chile, 2016)
*Subtitles provided in English

Come and join us for a great film and pizza!
Free and open to the public!

The North American singer Dean Reed travels to Chile in 1962, with the hope of making the most of the fame gained with a couple of radio hits. Deeply shocked by the political and social issues of the country, he decides to travel through Latin America giving concerts, shooting films and making photo stories. In the meantime he suffers an ideological transformation that will lead him to excentric ways of political commitment. 'Gringo Rojo' is a pop memory exercise that gathers all the pieces of his life in Chile and the rest of the world.

For more information, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list.

Friday, April 6

Documenting Diasporas: Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos
Time:
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Africana Studies
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

Symposium 04/06
Documenting Diasporas: Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos (CLAS and Africana Studies)

Tuesday, April 10

El Grito (Mexico)
CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

El Grito (Leobardo López Aretche Mexico, 1968)
*Subtitles provided in English

Come and join us for a great film and pizza!
Free and open to the public!

A documentary on the student movement in Mexico, 1968, made by film students.

For more information, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list.

Saturday, April 14

Latin American & Caribbean Festival
Time:
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Wesley W. Posvar Hall: Galleria, First Floor
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies: Latin American & Caribbean Festival

April 14, 2018
Noon-8 pm

Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Galleria, First Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
University of Pittsburgh

http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/festival

Tuesday, April 17

1968: What Have We Learned
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Louis Picard, James Cook, Jae-Jae Spoon, Michael Goodhart, Scott Morgenstern, Nancy Condee
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Jae-Jae Spoon
Contact Email:
spoonj@pitt.edu
Canal Stories (Panama)
CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

HISTORIAS DEL CANAL (Abner Benaim, Carolina Borrero, Luis Franco Brantley, Pinky Mon, and Pituka Ortego-Heilbron, Panama, 2014)
*Subtitles provided in English

Five shorts spanning a century on lives impacted by the Panama Canal.

Come and join us for a great film and pizza!
Free and open to the public!

For more information, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list

Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29

2018 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers
Time:
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Varies
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Business Center
Contact:
Zsuzsanna Magdo
Contact Phone:
4176487423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

Make college more affordable for your high school students—and help them grow as global citizens and 21st century professional—while earning ACT 48 professional development credits.

The College in High School program and the University Center for International Studies will host a summer institute for secondary educators interested in teaching globally focused courses that offer transferable college credit to students at their high school. Courses in which you can obtain certification and training may include:

Intermediate French I-II
Intermediate German I-II
Intermediate Spanish I-II
Latin Intermediate Prose and Verse
Western Civilization II
World Politics
Imperial Russia

Courses will be aligned with Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards (for social studies) or ACTFL performance standards (for world languages).

The 2018 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers is funded through generous support from the Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding (https://longviewfdn.org/).

For more information and to apply, visit chs.pitt.edu/sipt.