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Friday, November 17th, 2017

International Career Toolkit Series: Boston Career Forum 2017
Time:
(All day)
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:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact Email:
rookoepsel@pitt.edu

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

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Conversations on Europe - European Integration through Study Abroad? 30 Years of the Erasmus Program
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

What is the power of study abroad for forging new identities? For this installment of our monthly Conversations on Europe series, we will look at the EU’s billion-dollar student and scholar exchange program called ERASMUS, which has reshaped higher education in Europe. With what results? How successful has the program been for the Europeanization of Europe’s college-aged youth? And what impact will Brexit have on the program?

Join our panel of experts to learn more. In-person or remote participation in this virtual roundtable is possible. Questions from the audience are encouraged

Monday, November 13th, 2017 to Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Electric Power Industry Conference: The Global Grid
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Keynote: Mark McGranaghan - Vice President, Power Delivery & Utilization Electric Power Research Institute; Various Panelists
Location:
Doubletree Hotel and Suites, One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; Energy GRID Institute at the Energy Innovation Center 1435 Bedford Avenue, Floor 1
Announced by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center on behalf of Pitt Swanson Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Center for Energy, ANSYS, CannonDesign, CEPower, Direct Energy, Dominion Energy, Duquesne Light Company, Eaton, Johnson Controls, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Nayak, Pitt Ohio and Sargent
Cost:
Cost is free to Pitt students, $50 for Pitt faculty and staff, and $200 for all other attendees.
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Welcome to EPIC

The Electric Power Industry Conference at the Swanson School of Engineering continues to lead the way in exploring energy production and delivery potential.

For a full conference schedule, registration, and additional details, visit http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Sub-Sites/Conferences/EPIC/_Content/Home....

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Pitt Model United Nations 2017
Time:
(All day)
Location:
William Pitt Union, O'Hara Student Center
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 Email:
PittModelUN@gmail.com

Annual United Nations simulation event for student teams from area high schools.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Career Toolkit Series: UCIS Alumni Panels
Time:
(All day)
Location:
GSC
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
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

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

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Roman Religion, Pisidian Practice: Votive 'Rock Art' in Southwest Anatolia
Time:
5:15 pm
Presenter:
Tyler Jo Smith, PhD, University of Virginia
Location:
342 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of The Department of Classics and The Archaeological Institute of America
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

The local Anatolian horseman, sometimes called Kakasbos, and the twin hero-gods, Castor and Pollux, are among the figures featured in Hellenistic and Roman rock-cut reliefs that have been discovered in archaeological work at Pisidia. Similar reliefs have been identified in northern Lycia. This paper presents the reliefs by type and location, and takes a fresh look at their cults and iconography. As permanent votive dedications, the relief carvings play both devotional and commemorative roles. Their function and iconography also express the importance of protection. It is arguable that the divinities themselves are neither fully Greco-Roman nor fully Anatolian, and that their conflation is a uniquely local Pisidian phenomenon. The art of rock-carving, as well as the use of votive niches and 'cup marks', also point to local practices.

Dr. Tyler Jo Smith is the Director of Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program and Associate Professor of Classical Art and Architecture at the University of Virginia. Her areas of specialization include Greek and Roman pottery, vase painting, and sculpture.

Career Toolkit Series: UCIS Alumni Networking Reception (for Students)
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu
Gender Equality in Public Institutions: Monitoring Global Progress
Shining a Light on Decision-Making in Public Institutions: Reflections on SDG Data to Fuel Women's Empowerment in the Public Service
Time:
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Presenter:
Sarah Poole
Location:
20th Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Latin American Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Ford Institute for Human Security, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and United Nations Development Programme
Contact:
Diane Cohen
Contact Phone:
412-648-7434
Contact Email:
drc51@pitt.edu

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

USAID Career Talk
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Presenter:
Catie Lott
Location:
4341 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 along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Catie Lott is currently the Director for the Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Office at USAID/ Tanzania. Prior this posting she served as the Staff Director for the House Democracy Partnership, a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 21 partner countries around the world to support the development of effective and independent legislative institutionsShe also previously held the position of Deputy Director for the USAID Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Center comprised of more than 100 leading experts in the field of democracy promotion. As a Foreign Service Officer with USAID for more than 15 years, Ms. Lott has held postings in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In her work overseas she has designed and managed a wide variety of multi-million-dollar programs that cross all democracy areas of expertise. Prior to joining USAID, Ms. Lott worked as a journalist for a variety of publications in the United States and Africa covering human interest stories, travel, and politics. Ms. Lott has a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara, an MA from Syracuse University, and is currently working on a PhD focused on women's political leadership.

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Pittsburgh's World Language Connections Day
Time:
8:59 am to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
UCIS Outreach coordinators
Location:
Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Fox Chapel Area High School is proud to announce this year's Pittsburgh World Language Connection Day, with Keynote speaker Professor Richard Donato. This is a great opportunity for world language teachers to learn about new pedagogies. Bring along your principals, curriculum directors, and administrators to learn about how to enhance your school's international programs through meaningful and fun community connections.

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Social Media and Political Engagement: Conceptual and Empirical Challenges in the Study of Digitally-Enabled Participation
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Yannis Theocharis, Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication, University of Groningen
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Studies Association
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

The conceptualization and measurement of political participation has been a contentious issue vibrantly debated for more than 50 years. The arrival of digital, and in particular social, media came to add important parameters to the debate about the continuous expansion of forms of participation, complicating matters further. While interest on the use of social media for political purposes is growing, the lack of a clear conceptualization of forms and modes of participation emerging from their use is inhibiting the measurement of this type of participation. The talk will focus on the challenges posed by digitally-enabled forms of political participation and on how they can be turned into an opportunity for better understanding the impact of social media on democracy.

Sponsored by the ESC's Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant, this lecture is part of the Center's 2017-18 Participation and Democracy Series.

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Making it as a Freelance Journalist in Beirut
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series
Time:
1:00 pm
Presenter:
Eric Reidy
Location:
Posvar Hall 4130
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 along with English Department and Department of History

Eric Reidy is a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (BPHIL International and Area Studies and History). Learn how he prepared for his unique career path and how he goes about covering some of most compelling issues of our time. Based out of Beirut, Lebanon his investigative reporting has taken him around the Mediterranean covering numerous topics in nearly a dozen countries, with a current focus on migration and refugees.

In 2016, Eric was a finalist in for a National Magazine Award and for the Kurt Schork Memorial Award for International Journalism for his work on Ghost Boat – an investigative series about the disappearance of 243 refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. Eric has written for WIRED Magazine, the New Republic, Medium.com, Foreign Policy, and VICE News, among other outlets.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 to Saturday, November 4th, 2017

International Career Toolkit Series: Trans-Atlantic University Trip
Time:
(All day)
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:
Steve Lund
Contact Email:
slund@pitt.edu

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

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Populism’s Rise in Europe and the U.S.
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Thomas Vitiello, Sciences Po Paris and IES Nice; Ignasi Pérez, European University College; Jae-Jae Spoon, Department of Political Science
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Study Abroad Office along with IES Abroad
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

In partnership with the Study Abroad Office and our partners at IES Abroad, this colloquium will discuss and compare the trend towards populism in contemporary politics in Europe and the U.S.

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Dealing with Poverty Within and Beyond the City: restitution of case-studies on Hazelwood, Homestead, Homewood and Wilkinsburg
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
3911 Posvar Hall
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and Universite Jewn Monnet Saint-Etienne; Universite de Lyon; Sciences Po Lyon; La Region Auvergne-Rhone-Aples
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Altervilles Study Trip in Pittsburgh
21st-28th of October 201City and Urban Environnement Master Degree
University of Lyon (France)

Part of the Pitt-Université Jean Monet-Université de Lyon partnership.

Dueling Market Power: The politics of stock exchange delisting in the transatlantic space
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Abe Newman, Director, Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University; Chair, European Union Studies Association
Location:
4500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of Political Science

Economic great powers export domestic regulatory policies and force the costs of adjustment onto foreign firms and governments. Such arguments about market power regularly examine economic great powers in isolation and, thus, have less to say about a world governed increasingly by economic multipolarity. In their paper, Dr. Newman and his associates argue that a great power’s ability to force foreign actors into adjusting is not only conditioned by their relative economic clout but also by the political institutions that govern their markets. Specifically, they expect that where states choose to draw their jurisdictional boundaries directly shapes a polity’s global influence. When a polity expands its jurisdiction, harmonizing rules across otherwise distinct sub-national, or national markets, it can curtail a rival’s authority. They test the theory by assessing foreign firm delisting decisions from US stock markets after the adoption of the Sarbanes-Oxley accounting legislation. The Act, which included an exogenous, extraterritorial shock, follows the harmonization of stock market governance across various European jurisdictions. Econometric analysis of firm-level data illustrates that EU-based companies, which benefited from jurisdictional expansion, were substantially more likely to leave the American market and avoid adjustment pressures. Their findings contribute to debates on extraterritorial governance and authority in a transnational economy, highlight the critical role played by institutions in economic statecraft, nuance arguments about Europe as an international actor and provide evidence in favor of more relational theorizing in International Relations that examines the nexus of market access, political authority and compliance.

UCIS International Career Toolkit Site Visit: Global Wordsmiths
Time:
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Global Wordsmiths
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

Pittsburgh has hundreds of nonprofits, NGOs, businesses, and government agencies doing international work! Meet with professionals working in a variety of ways to connect Pittsburgh with the world during the UCIS year long series! Learn about opportunities for students to get involved with local organizations, valuable qualities and experiences looked for in potential employees, and ways to prepare for future careers while in school. Global Wordsmiths is a local, woman-owned social enterprise that provides high quality, low-to-no-cost translation services for legal, business, conference, educational, medical and mental health settings in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.

We will depart Pitt at 12 Noon and return by 3 PM.Space is limited to 15 students so reserve your space today! Sign up with google docs via our website: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/toolkit, and leave a refundable deposit of $10 with Elaine Linn at the Global Studies Center (Posvar 4100). This site visit is arranged by the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Career Toolkit Series: Applying for Graduate Studies Abroad (for Students)
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
4209 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
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Have you considered graduate school abroad? Does is cost more or less than studying in the USA? How does the overseas credential transfer back to PhD programs, or make sense to US employers? Hear directly from Pitt alumni who have received a graduate credential from overseas. Discuss ways to tailor your applications with admissions councilors and members of admissions committees. Learn the pros and cons and the tips and tricks to successfully apply for graduate programs abroad.

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

The King of the Belgians (94 minutes)
Displacement(s) Film Series
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
European Studies Center
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani,
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

The King of the Belgians (94 minutes)
The King of the Belgians is on a state visit in Istanbul when his country falls apart. He must return home at once to save his kingdom. But a solar storm causes airspace and communications to shut down. No planes. No phones. With the help of a British filmmaker and a troupe of Bulgarian folk singers, the King and his entourage manage to escape over the border. Incognito. Thus begins an odyssey across the Balkans during which the King discovers the real world - and his true self.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJa5C0_CqQI

Discussion of the film (10 minutes)

Screening: King of the Belgians
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Building, Room 125
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

As part of the International Week film series on the theme of 'Displacement', the European Studies Center is proud to bring you the Pittsburgh premiere of the Cannes Film Festival acclaimed 'King of the Belgians'.

Trailer: http://www.kingof.be/#trailer

KING OF THE BELGIANS is a road movie in which a dormant King gets lost in the Balkans and awakens to the real world. Desperate to return home from a state visit to Istanbul when his country suffers its worst-ever political crisis, but unable to fly due to a solar storm, the King of the Belgians finds himself on a tumultuous road trip across the Balkans.

For questions, please contact adelnore@pitt.edu.

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Opening Reception for Displacement(s) Film Series
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Cloisters
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, Global Studies Center and International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani,
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

Please join the International Week Committee and University Center for International Studies for the opening reception of the Displacement(s) film series. Refreshments will be provided prior to the first films in the series beginning at 6pm.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Conversations on Europe - Religion in Europe: 500 Years Since the Protestant Reformation
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Displacement in the Global Business Environment
Time:
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Presenter:
International Business Center and Katz Graduate School of Business MBA Office
Location:
270 Mervis Hall (Colloquium Room)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and International Week
Contact:
Jacqueline Saslawski
Contact Email:
jsaslawski@katz.pitt.edu

This interactive panel will discuss how displacement has affected employees and industries locally and globally. It will cover reasons for displacement and how different industries, regions, or countries tackle these issues.

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Symposium: “Europe’s Muslim Question?”
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Various
Location:
Posvar 4130, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

In this one-day symposium, invited scholars will discuss Europe’s contemporary “Muslim crisis” from a twofold approach: First, how successive public debates and the policies they have enabled have deployed specific languages of liberalism and secularism. Second, how have European Muslims responded to the discursive and conceptual terrain of Europe’s Islam debate and the political environment it creates. Do they defend their presence by employing some of the liberal languages Europe champions as its own or do they seek to employ alternative languages that refuse the discursive framework in which Islam has been placed? And in these different responses, what roles do creative forms of expression, such as cinema, music, or literature play? Faculty organizer: Jeanette Jouili, Department of Religious Studies. Attendance is free and open to the public, though advanced registration is required. Symposium sessions will also be live-streamed.

To register, go to https://escsymposium2018.eventbrite.com.

To view the conference program, visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/content/europe-muslim-question .

Sponsored by the European Studies Center with additional thanks to the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
For more information, contact adelnore@pitt.edu.

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Graduate Student Workshop in Security Studies
Time:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institut, Germany
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies; Ford Institute for Human Security, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe and Germany
Contact:
Zsuzsánna Magdó
Contact Phone:
412-648-7423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

This Graduate Student Workshop follows on the previous day's lecture on Culture and Security. Master's and Ph.D. students in GSPIA, History, and Political Science researching security issues are especially welcome. Participants will explore the emerging interdisciplinary field of culture and security studies through a set of readings distributed in advance and will discuss research projects. To sign up, please contact Zsuzsánna Magdó, Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programs.

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Culture and Security
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institut, Germany
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies; Ford Institute for Human Security and Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
Contact:
Zsuzsánna Magdó
Contact Phone:
412-648-7423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

Security studies have given surprisingly little attention to cultural diversity as a constituent factor in the overall dynamics of security management. A case in point is that securitization theory still refers to cultural differences mainly as a source for conflict and therefore as an object of securitization. So far, cultural codes, linguistic barriers, and processes of self-identification did not constitute an important aspect of analysis. Culture as a value based concept and as a group marker, however, is not per se a primary source of conflict. Rather, culture appears as a symbol over and through which security concerns are articulated. Therefore, in multi-cultural societies cultural affiliation plays a crucial role in pre-structuring audiences and security agendas.

Addressing this emerging field of interdisciplinary security studies, this lecture is a lead-up to a day-long Graduate Student Workshop on Thursday, October 12. While the workshop is especially intended to Master's and Ph.D. students in GSPIA, History, and Political Science, all are welcome. To sign up, please contact Zsuzsánna Magdó, Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programs by September 29.

Since 2007, Peter Haslinger has been the Director of the Herder Institut for Historical Research on East-Central Europe in Marburg, Professor of East-Central European History at the Historical Institute of the Justus Liebig University and the Interdisciplinary Center for Eastern Europe in Gießen (GiZo). His research and teaching focuses on forced migrations and expulsions; the minority question; nationalism, regionalism, language policies; memory, museification, and the politics of history; security and violence studies; the spatial turn and the history of cartography; and the history of discourse and scientific communication. For a list of publications and awards, see https://www.herder-institut.de/en/institute-staff/staff/personen/ansehen....

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

From Habsburg Galicia to Cocoaland: History of Development and Polish Social Scientists from 1880s to 1960s
Time:
1:30 pm
Presenter:
Malgorzata Mazurek, Associate Professor of Polish Studies, Columbia University
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies; Ford Institute for Human Security
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Few historians have asked about 'development' as an idea unfolding within one specific historical space and representing three big socioeconomic regimes: capitalism, developing/post-colonial economy and socialism. Witnessing transformation of Poland from a supply hinterland of Western Europe (and a space of economic exploitation under Nazi rule), into a modernizing socialist nation-state, Polish economists studied these socio-economic systems comparatively and in a world perspective. But what is even more interesting, they also understood all three of them as overlapping and following each other in their own country's recent past and present. What lessons did Polish social scientists try to convey from this experience to the post-colonial world and how may their contributions change our understanding of history of international development?

Malgorzata Mazurek specializes in modern history of Poland and East Central Europe. Her interests include twentieth-century social sciences, international development, social history of communism and Polish-Jewish relations. Her lecture is based on a new book project that deals with the intellectual history of East Central European involvement in the making of the non-Western world between the late 19th century and 1960s. Dr. Mazurek is part of Socialism Goes Global, an international research project housed at the University of Exeter and funded by the British Arts and Humanities Council, http://socialismgoesglobal.exeter.ac.uk/. Dr. Mazurek's previous book, Society in Waiting Lines: On Experiences of Shortages in Postwar Poland (Warsaw: Trio 2010), has been shortlisted among the ten best books in contemporary Polish history in a 2011 nationwide contest. She is also the author of several articles on comparative and transnational history of labor and consumption in twentieth-century Poland.

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Looking back at the German General Election
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Mona Krewell, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

The federal elections in Germany will be held on September 24, 2017. In this lecture we will take a look back on the German election campaign and try to explain the outcome of the election. Which topics did the parties highlight in their campaigns? What campaigning trends did we see in the 2017 German election? Which strategies did the candidates and the parties use to sell themselves to the voters and did their campaigns matter? How did the far-right do in the German election? Besides that, we will also discuss the ongoing coalition formation processes and the efforts of the German parties to now form a government after the election. Finally, we analyze what the result of the German election means for the European power play and Germany’s foreign policy towards their European neighbors as well as the US.

This lecture is part of German Campus Week and the ESC's Participation and Democracy Series.

Monday, September 25th, 2017

The Russian-speaking Population in Post-Soviet Space: National Security and Minority Rights After Crimea
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Kristina Kallas, Director, University of Tartu Narva College, Estonia
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Humanities Center; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies; Ford Institute for Human Security and Project GO
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

In the post-Crimea international arena, the Russian-speaking populations outside of the Russian Federation have once again become a central focus of journalistic enquiries and political analysis. Loyalties and identities of Russophones in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, where they are numerically the largest, and in Latvia and Estonia, where they make proportionally large share of the population, are under scrutiny. The lecture will focus on the conflictual interplay of regional security and stability strategies, Russia’s nation-building efforts and the questions of Russophone minority protection in post-Soviet space 25 years after the dissolution of USSR.

Kristina Kallas is the Director of Narva College at the University of Tartu. Her research and teaching focuses on nationalism studies, minority and fundamental rights, integration processes in multicultural societies, integration and migration policies, refugees and asylum seekers. Since 2015, she also heads the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Integration Foundation. Previously, she has been Senior Analyst at the Institute of Baltic Studies and Member of the Board for the Estonian Refugee Council.

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Teaching Foreign Language Across the Curriculum
Time:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Rob Anderson, LAC Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location:
4130 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, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eliana Callahan, Educational Engagement Coordinator
Contact Phone:
624-3503
Contact Email:
elianacallahan@pitt.edu

Teaching foreign language across the curriculum is a means to internationalize courses commonly taught only in English. Students develop an enriched understanding of their chosen course of study while enhancing language skills in their second language. Educators bring world languages into areas of study beyond the typical foreign language and literature classes. This prepares educators and students for the cross-cultural and multilingual demands of global society.

Join UCIS for a one-day workshop for graduate students and faculty interested in teaching FLAC. Dr. Rob Anderson, LAC Coordinator from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will direct the workshop. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to attend the event, but pre-registration is required. Pre-register at http://flacworkshop.eventbrite.com/?s=77926837

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Modern History and the Reign of Questions
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Holly Case, Associate Professor of History, Brown University
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies; Ford Institute for Human Security
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

The nineteenth century saw the explosion of questions: the Eastern, social, Jewish, Polish, worker and many other questions were hotly discussed in representative bodies, at treaty negotiations, and above all in the daily press. Over the course of the next century, these would be conglomerated into still bigger ones—the European, nationality, social, and agrarian questions—even as they fractured into countless smaller ones, like the Macedonian and Schleswig-Holstein questions, and made their way into various fields of human endeavor (there was cotton, oyster, and even a sugar question). What brought about the “age of questions,” and what does its trajectory reveal about Eastern Europe in the twentieth-century world?

Holly Case is a historian of modern Europe whose work focuses on the relationship between foreign policy, social policy, science, and literature in the European state system of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her first book, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during WWII, was published in May 2009. The book shows how the struggle for mastery among Europe’s Great Powers was affected by the perspectives of small states. Her lecture at the University of Pittsburgh is based on her current brook project that deals with the history of the “Age of Questions.” Case has written on European history, literature, politics and ideas for various magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian, The Chronicle Review, The Nation, Dissent, The Times Literary Supplement, and Boston Review, and is a regular columnist for 3 Quarks Daily.

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Conversations on Europe - Germany's Elections: What's at Stake in 2017?
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
211 David L. Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of German

Part of German Campus Week and the ESC's Participation and Democracy series for 2017-18.

Panelists:
Annika Schechinger, Deputy Director of the Information Center USA, German Embassy
Tarik Abou-Chadi, Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Humboldt-University Berlin
Mark Kayser, Professor of Applied Methods and Comparative Politics, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Gregor Thum, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

Moderator:
Jae-Jae Spoon, Director, European Studies Center and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

German and Careers
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Tom Dzimian, Director Career Services, German American Chamber of Commerce, New York
Location:
Gold Room, University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Swanson School of Engineering, Pitt Global, Pitt Study Abroad Office, College of Business Administration, Pitt Student Affairs and Carnegie Mellon University

The presentation will cover:
- Introduction to the German American Chamber of Commerce.
- The importance of learning German.
- German business development in the U.S.
- The presence of German companies throughout the U.S.
- How to approach German companies in the U.S. for career opportunities.
- Understanding cultural differences between the U.S. and Germany.
- Success stories among young Americans, who have pursued German.
- Business German – an important tool for international career development.
- Comparison between the German and American educational systems.

Please register at www.gaccpit.com.
Free admission.

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Career Toolkit Series: Successfully Applying to Graduate School
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
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
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Get advice on how to apply, insights on writing and tailoring personal statements, and other do's and don'ts of applying for graduate school.

With speakers:
Michael Rizzi
Director of Student Services
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh

David Fortna
Associate Director of Admissions
Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University

Kelly Urban
Visiting Lecturer
Department of History
University of Pittsburgh

Emily Rook-Koepsel
Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
UCIS Asian Studies Center
University of Pittsburgh

Meme Jeffries
Director of Financial Aid
School of Law
University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

European Studies Center Opening Reception
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

The staff of the European Studies Center invites you to attend a reception to usher in the 2017-18 academic year. All interested faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the ESC community are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Queer Maghrebi French
Time:
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Denis Provencher, Professor of French, Head of the Department of French and Italian, University of Arizona
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, Honors College and Humanities Center

Professor Provencher's general lecture will draw from his forthcoming book Queer Maghrebi French, which investigates the lives and stories of queer Maghrebi and Maghrebi French men who moved to or grew up in contemporary France. It combines original French language data from ethnographic fieldwork in Paris, Lyon, and Marseille with a wide array of recent narratives and cultural productions including performance art and photography, films, novels, autobiographies, published letters, and other first-person essays to investigate how these queer men living in France and the diaspora stake claims to time and space, construct kinship, and imagine their own future. By closely examining empirical evidence from the lived experiences of queer Maghrebi French-speaking performance artists, religious thinkers, novelists, and directors, as well as “everyday” (i.e., “non-artistic or non-creative”) study participants, this book presents a variety of paths available to these men who articulate and pioneer their own sexual difference within their families of origin and contemporary French society.

Treacherous Love Stories
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Denis Provencher, Professor of French, Head of the Department of French and Italian, University of Arizona
Location:
144 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, Honors College and Humanities Center

Abstract for undergraduate lecture: Treachery? Treason? What exactly are these and how do they get woven together with love and romance in a context like the course here at Pitt called “French Kiss?” Not that anything French has anything to do with love, n’est-ce pas? Or does it? Are “all things French” related to kissing, romance, and love stories? Or can they turn treacherous when it involves strangers or enemies? This presentation is somewhat about a hook-up where the Frenchman sleeps with his (German) enemy during WW2 or perhaps with his North-African (Muslim) enemy in the post-9/11 or post-Charlie Hebdo attack era. Good French sexual citizens who collude, fall into bed with, and perhaps fall in love with their post-colonial counterparts. Treacherous love stories filled with trickery, exploitation, and even terrorism.

Friday, September 8th, 2017 to Sunday, September 10th, 2017

European Studies Center at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Various
Location:
Riverplex at Sandcastle, 1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead (Pittsburgh), PA 15120
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Cost:
Student admission (with ID) in advance $10. Adults $12 in advance; $15 at the gate. Use the discount code H2PITT for an additional $2 off advanced purchase rate.
Contact:
Eliana Callahan, Educational Engagement Coordinator
Contact Email:
elianacallahan@pitt.edu

The European Studies Center has partnered with the Pittsburgh Irish Festival. We are pleased to be able to offer discounted admission to all Pitt students, faculty, and staff. Just go to pghirishfest.org and use the promo code H2PITT to receive $2 of discounted advance tickets. A FREE shuttle will take Pitt students to and from the festival grounds! The shuttle will run from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm Friday, and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday. Board outside Posvar Hall on Schenley Drive.

We've partnered with Irish Festival organizers and will feature three presentations at the Hedge School stage:

• Friday’s Hedge School 6:00-6:30: Nic Barilar, Ph.D. Candidate, Theatre and Performance Studies
Title: Irish Theatre at Home... and the Diaspora: The Curious Case of the 1957 Dublin Theatre Festival
Summary: “In 1957, the Dublin Theatre Festival was postponed - indefinitely. The festival was to feature new plays by some of Ireland's literary giants: Sean O'Casey, Samuel Beckett, an adaptation of James Joyce's novel ULYSSES. What led to the Festival's cancellation and what became of these plays? Join Nic Barilar, a PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh’s Theatre and Performance Studies Department, to find out…”

• Saturday’s Hedge School 6:30-7:00: Dr. Janice Vance, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Summary: “Since 2006, over 260 undergraduate students from the School of Health and Rehabilitation have studied in Ireland on the SHRS in Ireland Study Abroad Program. Dr. Janice Vance, a native of Belfast, directs the program which involves visits to multiple schools, clinics, hospitals and support organizations in Belfast and Dublin. The focus of the program is on the development of inter-professional insights in health and rehabilitation within contexts were the students can also learn about the influence of economic, political and social factors on policy and practice. Dr. Vance will reflect on the challenges and rewards of developing this pre-professional learning experience and the unique opportunities offered in Ireland.”

• Sunday’s Hedge School 3:00-3:30: Dr. Paul S. Adams, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Summary: "Dr. Adams has led two Pitt study abroad courses to Ireland and Northern Ireland that focus on the development of the Irish state and the Troubles of Northern Ireland from the late 1960s to the 1990s. Dr. Adams' research and interests lie in the power-sharing arrangement that came about through the Good Friday Agreement of 1997 and brought peace to Northern Ireland. His presentation will focus on the current conditions in Northern Ireland and the unique opportunities Pitt students have had in their visits to Belfast that relate to the Troubles."

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

How Intra-Party Disagreement Determines Issue Salience and Diversity in Parties' Election Manifestos
Time:
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Zachary Greene, Department of Politics, University of Strathclyde
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of Political Science

Despite incentives to present a unified front during elections, political parties are often rife with disagreements and differences in priorities. Yet, little is known about how parties negotiate between conflicting factions and intra-party groups. In this project, Dr. Greene considers competing perspectives that explain parties’ decision-making process. Do divided parties use campaign materials such as election platforms to detail carefully negotiated compromises or instead minimize policy disagreements by excluding discussion of these issues? Using evidence from Germany, Dr. Greene considers these perspectives by examining the content of speeches and election platforms from parties’ most important decision-making forum: the party national congress. The results suggest that different logics hold depending on the importance of the issue at hand.

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Navigating Schengen: Historical Challenges and Potentialities of the Free Movement of Persons from European to Global Governance
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Cristina Blanco Sio-Lopez, Associate Established Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC), New University of Lisbon
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Dr. Blanco Sío-López, one of the 2017 ESC and ULS Summer Research Scholars, will be presenting an update on her research in Pitt’s Barbara Sloan EU Depository Collection. Dr. Blanco Sío-López is conducting research on her project entitled “Navigating Schengen: Historical Challenges and Potentialities of the EU’s Free Movement of Persons from European to Global Governance, 1985 to the present.”

The Summer Research Scholars Program is a joint initiative by the ESC and the University Library System to award travel grants to two scholars per year working on topics relevant to European integration and for whom access to the unique archival collections housed at the University of Pittsburgh would prove beneficial.

Sunday, June 18th, 2017 to Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Brussels Study Tour
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
various
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

This week-long study tour for educators is meant to increase participants' knowledge of the European Union, its institutions and decision-making process, and its influence in Europe and around the world.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Conversations on Europe: Transatlantic Relations After the First 100 Days
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
European Studies Center Virtual Briefing: The Transatlantic Relationship after the First 100 Days
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Studies Association along with Florida International University
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

The referendum on Brexit and the new foreign policy priorities of American President Donald Trump hold the potential for significantly altering EU-US relations over the next few years.

The Jean Monnet European Union Centers of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh and Florida International University have joined together with the European Union Studies association to assemble a panel of experts to explore the state of transatlantic relations after the first one hundred days of the Trump Presidency. What are the prospects for a multi-lateral trade agreement? Have new security concerns changed traditional defense priorities? How does the current stage of the Transatlantic relationship compare to other episodes in its history? What can American businesses and professionals expect moving forward?

Confirmed panelists:
Dr. Alasdair Young, Professor of International Affairs, Co-Director for the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech
Dr. Kathleen McInnis, International Security Analyst, Congressional Research Service
Dr. Michael Smith, Chair in International Relations, University of Aberdeen

Moderator:
Dr. Markus Thiel, Associate Professor and Director of the Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence, Florida International University
Go deeper into the issues than is possible from regular press coverage. This virtual briefing will provide not only a detailed analysis of transatlantic trade and security prospects, but also some context for understanding this particular moment and what is at stake moving forward. The panel will be conducted entirely on-line. You are invited to join from your home or office computer, tablet, or smart phone.

This event is limited to the first 100 people/groups to register. To register or for more information, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jmeuce-virtual-briefing-the-transatlantic-r....

Students or faculty at the University of Pittsburgh or Florida International University can join our live stream event in person. At Pitt, the event will be streamed in 4217 Posvar Hall. At FIU, join us in GL 156 (Green Library Resource Center).

Friday, April 28th, 2017

UCIS Graduation Ceremony
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Ballroom A, University Club
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

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

French Immersion Institute
Time:
8:30 am
Location:
Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Friday, April 21st, 2017

UCIS: International Career Toolkit Series: Careers in Diplomacy
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Usha Pitts, Department of State
Location:
WWPH 4217
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Zach Kimes
Contact Email:
z.kimes@pitt.edu

International Career Toolkit Series will be hosting an event this Friday at 12:00-1:30 p.m. in WWPH 4217. Usha E. Pitts will be giving a talk entitled "Careers in Diplomacy". The U.S. Department of State is one of the few employers who will pay you to live and work abroad without requiring a specialized skill. It hires Americans over the age of 20 from all walks of life. If you are attracted to public service and want to live abroad, come learn more about Careers in Diplomacy from Usha Pitts, a diplomat with 19 years in the Foreign Service. She will give you tips on preparing for an international career and taking the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT). She will also tell you how to use your language skills to work abroad with the Consular Fellows Program (now hiring speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, and Arabic). See more information at careers.state.gov, or come to an information session.

Usha Pitts has also provided additional information from the Department of State and for the event at http://tinyurl.com/mdxgcxg . You can also follow updates at @DOSCareers and facebook.com/DIRNYMetro.

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Irina Livezeanu’s The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
The Alcoa Room (in the Pitt Law School)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Department of History
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Join us in celebrating the publication of Irina Livezeanu’s "The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700"!

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Between Haiti and Europe: A Literature of Migration
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Haitian Poet and Novelist
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning--Humanities Center
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and European Studies Center along with The Humanities Center, University Honors College, the Department of French and Italian, the Department of Africana Studies and the Year of DIVERSITY at the University of Pittsburgh
Contact:
Humanities Center

Humanities Center Colloquium with
Haitian poet and novelist, Louis-Philippe Dalembert

with an introduction by John Walsh (FRIT) and response by Felix Germain (Africana)

Sponsored by: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Humanities Center and Year of Diversity;
University Honors College; European Studies Center; Center for Latin American Studies;
Departments of French & Italian and Africana Studies

Louis-Philippe Dalembert’s latest novels, Ballade d’un amour inachevé (2013)
and Avant que les ombres s’effacent (2017), are tales of migration. The former
takes the reader between Haiti to Italy, while the latter goes from Poland
to Haiti. Both novels reimagine journeys of migrants and refugees amidst
earthquakes and war, respectively. The colloquium will feature Dalembert’s
readings of selected passages, followed by a discussion of the ways the
literature mediates the impact of political and natural disasters.

Author of prize-winning novels, short stories, and collections of poetry,
Louis-Philippe Dalembert is a self-described vagabond. He has held numerous
writer-in-residence fellowships all over the world, including Rome, Paris,
Berlin, Tunis, Kinshasa, and Jerusalem. Holder of a doctorate in Comparative
Literature from the Sorbonne, Dalembert has also taught at the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Bern Universität in Switzerland

Conversations on Europe- Portuguese Identity: Iberia, Europe, and the World (In Portuguese)
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Ashley DiGregorio
Contact Email:
aad87@pitt.edu

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

EuroFest
Time:
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
Posvar Hall Galleria
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Kate Bowersox
Contact Phone:
412-648-8517
Contact Email:
kal68@pitt.edu

A family friendly festival featuring all things Europe in the ‘Burgh. Local artisans and vendors will create a dynamic marketplace and performances of song and dance will be presented on the main stage. Food booths featuring various European cuisines will be participating and artistic demonstrations and children’s activities will take place throughout the day.

Friday, April 7th, 2017

European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2017
Time:
(All day)
Location:
3610/5131/5604 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and International Business Center along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
4126482290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

The Undergraduate Research Symposium (formerly "Europe: East and West") is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. Selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics and will give 10- to 15-minute presentations to a panel of faculty and graduate students. Presentations are open to the public.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 to Friday, April 21st, 2017

Italian Film Festival USA of Pittsburgh
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Film Studies Department, Italian Cultural Institute of New York City, Heinz History Center Italian American Collection and Dante Alighieri Society of Pittsburgh
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Announced by the Department of French & Italian and the European Studies Center:

Opening night of the 2017 Italian Film Festival USA of Pittsburgh is almost here! Don't miss the blockbuster hit Like Crazy on March 30, at 7 p.m. at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, located at on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

Free Admission.

All films shown in original language with English subtitles.
Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York City, Heinz History Center Italian American Collection, University of Pittsburgh Film studies, and the Dante Alighieri Society of Pittsburgh. In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh.

For film descriptions, see www.italianfilmfests.org.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 to Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Faculty Research Workshop: Marriage Equality in Advanced Industrialized Democracies
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Helma de Vries-Jordan, University of Pittsburgh - Bradford (faculty organizer)
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost, Year of Diversity, GSWS Program and European Union
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Phone:
624-5404
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Students, faculty, and the public are welcome to attend the keynote address and the panels. View the Conference program (http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/system/files/resources/documents/2017-jm-ma...) for information about the panel topics, times and locations.

Marriage equality movements in advanced industrialized democracies have been remarkably successful in achieving policy change. From 2001 to 2016, marriage equality has been achieved in nearly two dozen states. Since many of these victories occurred in Europe, North America, and Oceania, it is timely to organize a conference in which scholars and participants can explore how marriage equality is impacting the future of LGBTQ rights. The pathways to marriage equality have been incredibly varied, including legislation, litigation, and referendums. Moreover, marriage equality has been achieved across a broad range of institutional climates, from parliamentary to presidential systems and from federal to unitary states. The increasingly transnational networks of activists working to advance marriage equality may have contributed to the policy diffusion of marriage equality. Despite the extension of marriage equality, the LGBTQ community continues to experience discrimination and harassment, and in some states, legal protections regarding non-discrimination, parenting, or gender recognition are inadequate.

The faculty research workshop on marriage equality in advanced industrialized democracies will be held from March 30th to April 1st, 2017, at the University of Pittsburgh. This international conference is organized by Professor Helma de Vries-Jordan, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Law, under the leadership of the European Studies Center and Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence. The workshop integrates social movements scholarship concerning marriage equality, other LGBTQ rights, and gender equality, placing them in comparative and international perspective. The conference will bring together some of the leading scholars in this field, presenting papers and engaging in dialogue about future directions for scholarship, with the goal of promoting collaborations between scholars and interactions amongst conference participants which will include faculty, students, and community members.

The conference will examine the factors that have influenced marriage equality movements and relevant LGBTQ rights policy-making, both in states with marriage equality and in states with ongoing campaigns. Causal factors that may be explored include dynamics in the political opportunity structure, identity-based versus strategic framing of issues, diffusion of norms regarding LGBTQ rights, and networking of activists. We will explore a number of central debates regarding the impact of marriage equality on the future of LGBTQ rights and regarding the transnational social movements working to advance gender and sexual equality. Questions will include: How has marriage equality impacted or been influenced by progress on other LGBTQ rights issues, or has marriage equality contributed to backlash or delays in achieving other rights? How have marriage equality movements’ level of inclusiveness regarding sexual and gender minorities impacted their advocacy and post-marriage equality policy outcomes? Finally, how portable are the strategies, frames, resources, and networks of activists across borders, and how has cooperation or conflict between activists across borders influenced these movements?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Global Human Trafficking Today
A Workshop for Regional College Faculty and Students
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
Community College of Beaver County, LRC 9103
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 along with Community College of Beaver County
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
4126482290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

This workshop on global human trafficking for regional college faculty and students is presented by the international and area studies programs of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), University of Pittsburgh. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is part of an annual series of curriculum development workshops connected with the US Department of Education-sponsored Title VI National Resource Center project to internationalize 2-year and 4-year college campuses throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Pre-registration is required to attend this event. Please register by March 22 at https://goo.gl/forms/n7gWbKAK1zppYjmx1.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

A Suitable Model for the Romanian Lifestyle: Garden City and Social Housing in Bucharest (1906 -1954)
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Andrei Răzvan Voinea, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of Pittsburgh
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

The presentation investigates social housing strategy implemented by local and national authorities in Bucharest, Romania, between 1906 and 1954. As Bucharest faced at the turn of the century one of the highest mortality determined by tuberculosis and poor living conditions from Europe, the authorities decided to house the workers in semidetached standardized dwellings, planned in lotissements based on Garden City principles. In almost fifty years, Bucharest designed more than 5,000 dwellings in 40 lotissements, accommodating approximately 20,000 residents. The socialist opposition signaled the wrong direction of the reform, in both its architectural and social features, claiming that the reformers ignored the vulnerable classes. Although these lotissements improved the conditions at the periphery and changed lodgers’ lives, it became clear even for the reformers that the construction of lotissements could no longer be sustainable, as Bucharest tripled the population between 1912 and 1945. The communist authorities abandoned this technique in 1945 and inaugurated a different strategy, focused on the construction of apartment buildings to house the workers. Today, the lotissement are part of the protected heritage of Bucharest.

Andrei will also be presenting his research in a colloquium with the Department of History of Art and Architecture on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 12 – 1:00pm in Room 202 Frick Fine Arts Building.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

"The Volkswagen Defeat Device Scandal"
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Arvind Thiruvengadam, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Arvind Thiruvengadam will present the study that involved the discovery of the Volkswagen defeat device scandal. Discussion will include how the study was conducted, the overarching goals and how he uncovered a major scandal. Thiruvengadam will talk in depth about the state of US emissions regulation, the challenges engine manufacturers face, engine efficiency and what the future directions.

Arvind Thiruvengadam is an assistant professor in the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions at West Virginia University. His research
focuses on heavy-duty engine greenhouse gas evaluation, future pathways for improved engine efficiency, development of a heavy-duty OBD research platform and miniature ambient and vehicle tailpipe sensors for air quality and real-time vehicle emissions measurement respectively. Research endeavors involve both regulatory aspect of heavy-duty diesel engines and their emissions, as well as applied research from an industry standpoint to develop engine technology that leads to lower fuel consumption and cleaner emissions.

Lusosphere Seminar
Time:
(All day)
Location:
University Club (Conference Room A)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and European Studies Center along with Deaprtment of Hispanic Languages & Literatures
Contact:
Luis Bravo
Contact Email:
bravo@pitt.edu

This seminar aims to explore the cultural diversity of the Lusosphere. It provides a platform for educators, students, researchers, academics, and professionals to share their insights and practices as well as discuss current trends, concerns, and experiences in the areas of language, literature, culture, and education. The goal is to set up an environment where not only specialists can share the results of their research, but where undergraduate/graduate students have the chance to share their ideas about cultural practices, products, and perspectives in Portuguese. From a variety of perspectives, we intend to incorporate new avenues, new theoretical and methodological paradigms, and new advancements in the areas of language, literature, culture, and education. The seminar objects to provide an opportunity to communicate their informed views and suggestions to an audience seeking to gain new insights into the cultures of the Luso Sphere.

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Conversations on Europe- The Dutch Bellweather: What is the Forecast for a "Nexit" or "Frexit"?
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Ashley DiGregorio
Contact Email:
aad87@pitt.edu

Monday, March 20th, 2017

2017 International Francophone Day
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Leila Marouane, Writer
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Leila Marouane, author of "The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris"

2-3:30 pm
Reading and Q&A with Leila Marouane

3:45-5 pm
Roundtable Discussion "What to do with French in 2017?"

Free and open to the public

Organized by the Department of French & Italian

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

12th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
various
Location:
Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

12th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union
March 17-18, 2017

Graduate students from around the world are invited to participate in the conference and present papers on topics related to the larger theme of “Toward a New EU” Organizers will invite presenters from the Faculty Research Conference to comment on the students’ papers. This will be an excellent chance for young scholars to present their work in a professional setting and to network with more senior scholars. The Graduate Student Conference is funded in part by a Jean Monnet Project Grant from the European Union with co-sponsorship from the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of Denver and the European Union Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ground transportation from Pittsburgh International Airport to Oakland:

28X Airport Flyer – Port Authority Bus
$2.75 exact change (about 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on traffic)
Super Shuttle – Shared Ride Van (PIT to/from Wyndham Hotel)
$48.00 roundtrip
Uber/Lyft
About $35 one-way (depending on traffic)
Taxi/Z-Trip
Between $45 and $60 one-way (depending on traffic)
View the Conference program (subject to change).

LOCATION: Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Saturday, March 18th, 2017

12th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
various
Location:
Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

12th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union
March 17-18, 2017

Graduate students from around the world are invited to participate in the conference and present papers on topics related to the larger theme of “Toward a New EU” Organizers will invite presenters from the Faculty Research Conference to comment on the students’ papers. This will be an excellent chance for young scholars to present their work in a professional setting and to network with more senior scholars. The Graduate Student Conference is funded in part by a Jean Monnet Project Grant from the European Union with co-sponsorship from the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of Denver and the European Union Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ground transportation from Pittsburgh International Airport to Oakland:

28X Airport Flyer – Port Authority Bus
$2.75 exact change (about 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on traffic)
Super Shuttle – Shared Ride Van (PIT to/from Wyndham Hotel)
$48.00 roundtrip
Uber/Lyft
About $35 one-way (depending on traffic)
Taxi/Z-Trip
Between $45 and $60 one-way (depending on traffic)
View the Conference program (subject to change).

LOCATION: Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(view map)

Friday, March 17th, 2017

International Career Toolkit Series
Careers in Global Public Health
Time:
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Sarah Angel Markwardt & Miriam Frisch
Location:
4217 W. W. 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
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tim An
Contact Phone:
213-999-6265
Contact Email:
ysa9@pitt.edu

Interested in global public health issues? Join us as we hear from Sarah Angel Markwardt and Miriam (Mimi) Frisch from Magee Womancare International and Partners in Health respectively.

Miriam (Mimi) Frisch is originally from Buffalo, New York. Mimi graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a Bachelors of Philosophy in International and Area Studies focused on global health and urban studies with a minor in economics. Her thesis focused on socio-demographic risk factors on dengue fever incidence in Buenos Aires. Previously, Mimi spent one year working in Rwanda as a Global Health Corps fellow, where she worked for the Rwandan Ministry of Health as the Nutrition Program Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Burera District. She provided programmatic support to the Burera District nutrition program, and analyzed all nutrition data for the district, providing feedback and guidelines to health centers to improve nutrition education and malnutrition monitoring. Her work was recognized by UNICEF and was presented as a potential model for implementation across Rwanda. Currently, Mimi works for Partners in Health in Liberia, as the Staff Operations Officer in Maryland County, where she is responsible for building and managing systems and staff to improve efficiency and delivery of operational services of the organization. In her free time, Mimi enjoys traveling, cooking, eating and running.

12th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
various
Location:
Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

12th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union
March 17-18, 2017

Graduate students from around the world are invited to participate in the conference and present papers on topics related to the larger theme of “Toward a New EU” Organizers will invite presenters from the Faculty Research Conference to comment on the students’ papers. This will be an excellent chance for young scholars to present their work in a professional setting and to network with more senior scholars. The Graduate Student Conference is funded in part by a Jean Monnet Project Grant from the European Union with co-sponsorship from the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of Denver and the European Union Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ground transportation from Pittsburgh International Airport to Oakland:

28X Airport Flyer – Port Authority Bus
$2.75 exact change (about 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on traffic)
Super Shuttle – Shared Ride Van (PIT to/from Wyndham Hotel)
$48.00 roundtrip
Uber/Lyft
About $35 one-way (depending on traffic)
Taxi/Z-Trip
Between $45 and $60 one-way (depending on traffic)
View the Conference program (subject to change).

LOCATION: Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(view map)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 to Saturday, March 18th, 2017

A Diversity of (European) Identities: From the Subnational to the Supranational
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Year of Diversity, Office of the Provost, Department of French & Italian, Department of German, Humanities Center, Honors College, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies and Cultural Studies Program
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Phone:
4126487405
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

This two-day conference brings together scholars from across sub-fields to discuss identity in the European context. It will focus on the development, transformation, transmission, expression, and politicization of three types of identity – subnational, national, and European – and how these identities overlap with each other. Panels will address these themes as they relate to these three identities. As an interdisiciplinary conference, participants are drawn from across the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields and come from across the disciplines at Pitt, other universities in the region, universities in the US and in Europe. As Europe is currently beset by a number of crises – economic, social, political – the question of identity is central to understanding how individual Europeans perceive and are impacted by these crises. We hope to address many of these issues at this multidisciplinary conference.

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

What Presidentialisation?  Presidentialisation of What? 
Gianluca Passarelli, Associate Professor of Political Science, Spaienza University, Rome
Time:
12:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Phone:
8-7391
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

The paper discusses the two main contributions to the debate about presidentialisation, namely the studies by Samuels/Shugart and Poguntke/Webb. It consists of two sections that summarize the main points of the two studies, highlighting strengths and weaknesses. Samuels and Shughart, so the argument goes, should consider moving away from the narrow focus on the separation of constitutional powers. Poguntke and Webb, on the other hand, are said to have the opposite problem in that they include too many explanatory factors. The author adds that considering the parties’ genetic features for example could be a valid argument to better measure this supposed widespread political phenomenon.
 
Gianluca Passarelli, Ph.D. in Comparative and European Politics from the University of Siena. Post doc fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Bologna. He is also researcher of the Istituto Carlo Cattaneo and member of Itanes. His main research interests concern: presidents of the Republic, political parties, electoral systems, elections and electoral behavior.

Lunch will be provided.
For more information: lavst12@pitt.edu

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

2017 Euro Challenge Competition
Time:
8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kathy Ayers
Contact Phone:
412-624-3503
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

The Euro Challenge is a national competition for cash prizes where 9th and 10th grade high school students test their knowledge and understanding of the European economy and the Euro, the currency shared by many of the 28 countries of the European Union.

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

French Immersion Institute
Time:
9:00 am
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

French Immersion workshops offer area secondary school French teachers an opportunity to maintain or improve their language skills, to develop a deeper understanding of French culture and its global influence, and to share relevant teaching strategies. Act 48 credit is available. For more information and registration please contact Kathy Ayers, Outreach Coordinator.

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Career Talk: Monica Oldham - Senior HR Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion
Time:
11:30 am
Presenter:
Monica Oldham, The World Bank Group
Location:
3800 Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with GSPIA Office of the Dean & Career Services
Contact:
Diane Roth Cohen
Contact Phone:
412-648-7434
Contact Email:
DRC51@pitt.edu

- Advice on launching your career in the professional world
- How to manage and secure diversity and inclusion, in your own work and future workplaces

Monica Oldham is a program manager in the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Office in the World Bank Group. Within the D&I unit, she is responsible for the D&I learning curriculum across the Bank Group and coaching senior leaders for inclusion, as well as internal and external relations. Before joining the World Bank Group in 2010, Monica was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Washington, DC, where she led a practice responsible for delivering D&I strategy and talent management services to global clients. She served on the National Team for PwC's Office of Diversity, working with 30,000 partners and staff on the challenges of the multi-generational workforce, as well as multicultural women and leadership development. Prior to this work, she led the human capital practice for PwC's public sector advisory services. Prior to PwC, Monica held key positions with other professional services firms and a global information technology firm, and served over 11 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where she worked in space operations. Monica has over 30 years of professional and consulting experience in various organization development interventions, including succession management, training, change management, and facilitation. She holds a PhD in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health, a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Troy University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Math and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

The World Bank Group plays a key role in the global effort to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. In more than 100 countries, the Bank provides financing, advice, and other solutions that enable countries to address the most urgent challenges of development.

Light lunch will be served.
Co-sponsored by UCIS: European Studies Center and GSPIA Office of the Dean & Career Services
Ford Institute for Human Security | www.fordinstitute.pitt.edu | 412-648-7434 | Info: DRC51@pitt.edu

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

“The Netherlands, the EU and the US: in Uncertain Times”
Time:
2:45 pm
Presenter:
Netherlands Consul General Dolph Hogewoning and Economics Minister Remco Zeeu
Location:
Posvar 4217
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Come here two senior Netherlands Government officials explain the extensive Netherlands partnerships in the US, the post-Brexit EU, and the possible impacts of the upcoming Dutch parliamentary elections. After a brief introduction, Netherlands Consul General Dolph Hogewoning and Economics Minister Remco Zeeuw will field questions and a discussion with Pitt students and faculty.

Friday, February 24th, 2017 to Saturday, February 25th, 2017

2017 Undergraduate Model EU
Time:
6:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Duquesne University
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Kathy Ayers
Contact Phone:
412-624-3503
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

The Undergraduate Model European Union is an annual event that gives students a chance to learn about the workings of the European Union through preparation for and participation in a hands-on two-day simulation. Model EU enhances students’ understanding of the issues and challenges facing the 28 member nations of the EU. Awards will be given to the most effective delegations and best individual position papers.

This year's competition will host universities from across the region and will take place on Duquesne University’s campus.

To register your school now to go: http://tinyurl.com/2017-UMEU.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Year of Diversity: Literary Battlegrounds: African Literature and the Cold War
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Monica Popescu
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center on behalf of Department of English, Humanities Center, Africana Studies, Cultural Studies Program and and the Year of Diversity
Year of Diversity: Rethinking Postcolonial Studies though a Cold War Lens
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Monica Popescu
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Department of English, Humanities Center and the Year for Diversity

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Conversations on Europe: Transgender Europe
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Ashley DiGregorio
Contact Email:
aad87@pitt.edu

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The Great War and Belgium: How a small country helped save Europe
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Bernard Hagarty
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Bernard Hagarty in conjunction with the exhibition, "The Great War in Broad Outlines."

Dr. Hagarty will discuss Belgium's critical role in WW1. Light refreshments will be served as attendees view the exhibition.

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

The U.S. and the World Teach-In: American Trade and Immigration Policy
Time:
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
various
Location:
Cathedral of Learning, Nationality Rooms
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, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, Nationality Rooms, Office of International Services and Study Abroad Office
Contact:
Allyson Delnore, Interim Director, European Studies Center
Contact Phone:
624-5404
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Join us for a good old-fashioned Teach-In to explore the various issues surrounding America First Immigration and Trade Policy this Saturday from 1-5 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning.

The University Center for International Studies and its constituent centers are organizing a Teach-In on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the Teach-In is to provide students and staff at the University of Pittsburgh with a forum to better understand the new administration’s Executive Orders related to immigration and national security, their historical context, their implications, and the public and global response to them. It will be open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University of Pittsburgh. Attendees will be able to select from a variety of presentations from Pitt faculty. Come and learn!

A full schedule will be posted as it becomes available.

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