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Friday, February 19

China & Latin America: Elliott Young
Chinese Migration in Cuba, Mexico and Peru: From 19th Century Coolie Labor to 20th Century Nationalist Sinophobia
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Center for Latin American Studies

Saturday, April 9

Teacher Forum on Internationalizing the K-12 Classroom
Enter your project or lesson(s) and show us how you engage students in global awareness, inspire cross-cultural competence, and prepare students for the 21st century.
Time:
8:30 am
Location:
William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center and International Business Center along with The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia
Contact:
Kathy Ayers
Contact Phone:
412-624-3503
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

The University Center for International Studies will host a Teacher Forum on Internationalizing the K-12 Classroom on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the William Pitt Union on the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus.

The forum will provide educators, either as an individual participant or as a team of two, with the opportunity to present a project or lesson with a regional or global focus that they have used in the classroom. The project or lesson should focus on one or more of the following items: build understanding and awareness of other cultures, analyze multiple perspectives, communicate effectively across diverse groups, or take action on an international or global issue. Teams consisting of an in-service and a pre-service teacher are particularly encouraged to attend.

Educators will participate in a carousel poster presentation competition in the morning session. During this time educators will have the opportunity to learn from one another’s lessons, while also engaging in a judged competition. Each team will be allowed two to three minutes to present their lesson to a set of judges.

Following the morning presentations, educators will participate in a number of workshops that focus on internationalizing the K-12 classroom led by University of Pittsburgh faculty as well as highly qualified teachers from the region.

At the end of the day, all participants will gather together for the awards ceremony. One winner will be selected from each division – elementary, middle, and high school. Each winner will be awarded $500.00.

Thursday, May 19 to Saturday, May 21

Leading from the South: Politics of Gender, Sex and Sexualities
2016 SNX: The South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law Latino and Latina Critical Legal Theory (LatCrit)
Time:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana-Universidad Iberoamericana
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with University of Pittsburgh School of Law, University of Pittsburgh Center for International Studies, Office of the Provost of the University of Pittsburgh, Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh, U.S. Department of Education, University of Miami School of Law and Facultad de Derecho Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE).
Contact:
Sheila I. Vélez Martínez
Contact Email:
siv7@pitt.edu

Join us to discuss how the global South has been leading current shifts in the politics of gender, sex and sexualities. We seek to engage participants in conversations on South-North relations or North-South polarities regarding: marriage, families, adoption, labor, child rearing, children’s rights, reproductive rights, poverty, migration, sex and gender discrimination, transsexual communities and sexual identities as well as other related themes.

Sponsored by: Latina & Latino Critical Theory (LatCrit), University of Pittsburgh School of Law, University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh Center for International Studies, Office of the Provost of the University of Pittsburgh, Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh, U.S. Department of Education, University of Miami School of Law, Facultad de Derecho Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE).


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.