Events


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Friday, September 30

Round Table Conversations with Experts from the Field:
Education, Health, and Medicine
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Medi Bugembe, Alison Karnes, Dr. Mark Karnes, Victoria Nalongo
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Katherine Mooney
Contact Phone:
4126481802
Contact Email:
kwm18@pitt.edu

These experts will share their entrepreneurial field experiences working with populations in East Africa to provide education, shelter, healthcare and other basic social services. Students will have the opportunity to meet with them, hear their stories, ask questions, and learn about opportunities to get involved.

Friday, October 28

Making Climate Policy: A Historical Simulation
Time:
11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Allyson Delnore, Veronica Dristas, Michaël Aklin
Location:
233 David E Lawrence
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Freshman Programs and Reacting Consortium
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

As part of Pitt's International Week, the European Studies Center and Global Studies Center have partnered to offer students a chance to participate in a simulation of an important period in the history of international climate policy negotiations. The effects of un-checked industrial pollution in Europe were seen in the increase in acid rain and a stark die off of forested regions in northern and eastern Europe. In response, representatives from Europe's nations came together in a series of negotiations to determine what - if anything - could or even should be done. During this half-day event, students will immerse themselves into a role (representative from Poland, British diplomat, climate scientist) and participate in active negotiations. How did climate science impact policy negotiations? To what extent did national interests trump environmental concerns? And how did large industrial countries respond to complaints from smaller, down-wind countries? The negotiations take place between 1979 and 1989 against the backdrop of the end of the Cold War and the creation of the European Union. Here's your chance to participate in the making of history and the saving of the environment.

Friday, November 4

Internationalizing Our Curriculum: A Colleagues in Connection Event
Time:
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Community College of Beaver County
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
4126482290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

Through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the US Department of Education, the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh has partnered with community colleges to help faculty internationalize curricula. Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) would like to invite interested faculty and staff from any of the universities and colleges in our area to learn more about the process, including program and curriculum development, institutional partnerships and grant writing. CCBC faculty members will showcase internationally focused course modules that they developed through the NEH-funded “Bridging Cultures” partnership with Pitt. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please contact REES Assistant Director Gina Peirce at gbpeirce@pitt.edu to register by October 24.