Events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 4

International Women's Day
International Career Toolkit Series
Time:
1:30 pm
Presenter:
Representatives from: UN Women, Peace Corps, Hekima Place
Location:
3610 Posvar
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 and University of Pittsburgh Peace Corps Recruiter
Contact:
Sarah Angel Markwardt
Contact Email:
saa133@pitt.edu

Are you interested in global issues? Join representatives from UN Women, Peace Corps, and Hekima Place to discuss international women’s issues and learn how you can get involved with organizations working to address inequality throughout the world. 

Wednesday, March 18 to Thursday, March 19

Managing Risks in the Shale Industry: A Comparison of Policies Worldwide
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Faculty Organizer: Dr. Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, Associate Professor, GSPIA and Department of Economics Pittsburgh Athletic Association
Location:
Pittsburgh Athletic Association
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Provost Funds for Sustainability, Center for Industry Studies, University Center for Social and Urban Research and University Center for International Studies
Cost:
Attendance at the conference is free, but please register. Meals are not provided.

The purpose of this conference is to exchange information on the public policies aimed at managing risks in the shale sector in the US and in other countries that are exploring shale development, including the UK, China, South Africa, Argentina and Poland. Presenters from France and Germany will also discuss the decisions of those countries to limit shale development and the consequences and opportunity costs of those decisions. Discussion among presenters and the audience will focus on the current evidence on risks and the effectiveness of mitigation strategies. We will also discuss the need to fill informational gaps in order to understand the risks and to innovate risk management strategies in the shale industry. Conference registration as well as a conference schedule can be found ONLINE.

Saturday, March 21

35th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival
Time:
12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
1st Floor Posvar Hall--Galleria
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with 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.