CLAS Sponsored Events

CLAS Sponsored Events

Type:
Lecture
DATE:
Wednesday, September 27
TIME:
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Moises Arce
Event Location:
4217 Wesley Posvar Hall

Using the results from public opinion surveys in Peru and South Africa, I examine the environmental, economic, political and sociological attitudes of those who support and oppose extractive activities. The research focuses on two extractive areas characterized by sustained challenges against extraction. The research seeks to explain the conditions under which environmental concerns related to water or land are outweighed by economic expectations related to job opportunities and improved...

Type:
Reception
DATE:
Thursday, September 28
TIME:
5:00 pm
Event Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

CLAS Welcome back reception
for more information: lavst12@pitt.edu
www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas

Type:
Lecture
DATE:
Wednesday, October 4
TIME:
4:00 pm
Event Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Our Special Guest is Dr. Michael Shifter,

President of the Inter-American Dialogue. He was previously vice president for policy and director of the Dialogue’s democratic governance program. Since 1994, Shifter has played a key role in shaping the Dialogue’s agenda, commissioning policy-relevant articles and reports.

Shifter writes and talks widely on US-Latin American relations and hemispheric affairs. His recent articles have appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs...

Type:
Lecture
DATE:
Thursday, October 5
TIME:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Ana Maria Candela, Assist. Professor of Socioloy, Binghamton Univ.
Event Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

During the 1910s and 1920s, a wave of Orientalism took root in Peru. Peruvian diplomatic officials dispatched to Eastern Asia turned their homes into self-fashioned Asian art museums, donned Kimonos and published travel narratives of their adventures in the “Orient.” Indigenista intellectuals imagined Japan and China as sites of revolutionary inspiration for a post-colonial global politics. Simultaneously, labor movements and state officials targeted Chinese and Japanese businesses and...

Type:
Lecture
DATE:
Monday, October 9
TIME:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Karl Offen
Event Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Environment and space are constitutive of human experience. This paper explores how Afro-Latin Americans established important cultural relationships with their environments and transformed abstract spaces into meaningful places in ways that profoundly influenced other dimensions of their lives, and those around them. It argues, first, that African perceptions of Neotropical nature were anchored within beliefs and practices that people brought with them from Africa. Second, it examines the...

Type:
Lecture
DATE:
Thursday, October 19
TIME:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Ignacio Arana
Event Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Why do former first ladies run for political office? Seventeen former first ladies ran for the presidency, vice presidency or Congress between 1990 and 2016, but the scholarly literature has failed to systematically analyze this phenomenon. We argue that former first ladies run for office when they have political ambitions and when the sociopolitical context offers them an opportunity to be competitive candidates. We analyze the 88 former first ladies who were available to run for office in...

Type:
Lecture
DATE:
Wednesday, October 25
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier
Event Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

With the Andean sub-region in mind, I first discuss the particular significance of what authors have called “the Latin American multicultural turn” as it relates to Andean ideologies of national identity, and Afro-Andean lives and political strategies. I then explore the new Latin American constitutionalism that emerged out of, and has defined the Latin American multicultural turn by focusing on specific articles of Andean constitutions and special laws that deal with collective rights and...

Type:
Information Session
DATE:
Wednesday, October 25
TIME:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Event Location:
4209 Posvar Hall

Have you considered graduate school abroad? Learn the pros and cons and the tips and tricks to successfully apply for graduate programs abroad. Discuss ways to tailor your applications with admissions councilors and members of admissions committees.

Type:
Information Session
DATE:
Thursday, November 2 to Saturday, November 4
TIME:
(All day)

Join the European Studies Center to UNC to learn about graduate studies abroad at Trans-Atlantic University. Contact slund@pitt.edu for more information.

Type:
Reception
DATE:
Thursday, November 9
TIME:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Event Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Type:
Panel Discussion
DATE:
Friday, November 10
TIME:
(All day)
Event Location:
GSC

Career path discussions, insights on working overseas, & more!

Type:
Career Counselling
DATE:
Friday, November 17
TIME:
(All day)

Join the Asian Studies Center at the largest career fair for Japanese-English bilinguals in Boston. Contact rookoepsel@pitt.edu for information.

Type:
Lecture
DATE:
Thursday, February 8
TIME:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Todd Gitlin, Columbia University
Event Location:
Location to be announced