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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
(view map)

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:
Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
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.

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.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 to Friday, February 17th, 2017

‘The Great War in Great Outlines’
Exhibition
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Join us for an exhibition sponsored by the Belgium Embassy entitled ‘The Great War in Great Outlines.'

The exhibition will be available on the 4th floor of Posvar Hall, M - F from 10 AM - 3:30 PM. The show will run from 2/7/17 - 2/17/17.

More on the exhibition from the Belgian Embassy:

In April 2017, the United States will commemorate the centenary of its engagement in WWI, and the sacrifice of American troops, notably on Belgian soil, during this awful global conflict. ‘The Great War in Broad Outlines’, a travelling exhibition presented by the Embassy of Belgium in the United States, tells the story of the Great War on the international, Belgian and local levels. Created by the National Institute for Veterans and Victims of War for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and endorsed by the United States WWI Centennial Commission, ‘The Great War in Broad Outlines’ will be shown in Miami, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Washington DC.

A view on the many faces of the Great War, ‘The Great War in Broad Outlines’ presents key moments and battles of WWI; how the American engagement changed the course of the war; occupied Belgium and The Commission for Relief in Belgium (American humanitarian response to the plight of civilians); technological and medical progress during the Great War; and also sheds light on a number of lesser known episodes and aspects of WWI (resistance, Belgians in Russia, animals in the war…).

The Embassy of Belgium would like to thank all the exhibition partners of ‘The Great War in Broad Outlines’, notably UPS.

Monday, January 30th, 2017

History as Politics: Coming to Terms with the Past in Post-Soviet Latvia
Geschichte als Politikum: Lettland und die Aufarbeitung nach der Diktatur
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Katja Wezel, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History
Location:
3703 Posvar Hall, History Department Lounge
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of History

History as Politics: Coming to Terms with the Past in Post-Soviet Latvia (Geschichte als Politikum: Lettland und die Aufarbeitung nach der Diktatur) explores post-Communist Latvia, a restored independent state, which emerged from the ashes of the Soviet Union facing a range of challenges. The Soviet period had transformed the region, leaving sizeable Russian-speaking minorities in the Baltic states. As Latvia sought membership in the European Union and NATO, its treatment of national minorities came into the spotlight, viewed as inter-ethnic conflict by international observers. However, the book argues that at the core of the conflict were not so much ethnic tensions but instead diverging historical perceptions. Free speech and post-Soviet democratization unleashed conflicting historical narratives from the different ethnic groups, resulting in fierce debates about World War II and its aftermath.

The discussion of this book will be in English, and will feature commentary by:
John Connelly, University of California, Berkeley
Randall Halle, University of Pittsburgh

Reception to follow.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 to Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

LinkIn and Networking Workshops
Time:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location:
William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Tim An
Contact Email:
ysa@pitt.edu

Want to improve career placement skills in networking, communication, and resume writing? Come attend these events sponsored by the Career Development and Placement Assistance Office.

Tuesday, January 24, Government Resume Workshop presented by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1 p.m. in 224 WPU
Wednesday, January 25: Elevator Pitch Workshop at 11 a.m.-12p.m., in 224 WPU with snacks
Thursday, January 26: LinkedIn Profile Workshop at 10 a.m. in 224 WPU with Donuts
Thursday, January 26: LinkedIn Networking Workshop at 11 a.m. in 224 WPU with snack
Thursday, January 26: Practice networking from 4-6 p.m., Kurtzman Room, WPU, Hors d’oeuvres and Refreshments, prizes
Monday, January 30, Elevator Speech and LinkedIn, 2 pm 224, WPU
Tuesday, January 31, Networking Workshop (including Elevator Pitch) at noon in 224 WPU

Students attending the International Career Toolkit Series: 2017 Washington DC trip MUST attend and participate in two of the following workshops.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Conversations on Europe - Calling Foul: Electoral Interference in the US and Europe
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center
Contact:
Ashley DiGregorio
Contact Email:
aad87@pitt.edu

Have we entered a new age of cyber-sabotage? In this session of Conversations on Europe, our expert panel will explore episodes of foreign state interference in electoral politics in Europe and the U.S. past and present. From state-sponsored hacking to Wikileaks, what do we know about who is calling the shots? How have disinformation campaigns been used to meddle in domestic politics in countries throughout eastern and western Europe, and to what effect? For more information or to join remotely, contact Ashley Digregorio: aad87@pitt.edu.

This one is co-sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Moderator:
Allyson Delnore, Interim Director, European Studies Center

Panelists:
John R. Deni, Research Professor of National Security Studies, Gen. Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research, Strategic Studies Institute
Florian Hartleb, Independent Scholar and Consultant, E-Estonia and digitization
Helga Druxes, Professor, Williams College
William Dunn, Professor, GSPIA
Sean Guillory, Blogger and Podcaster, Center for Russian and East European Studies Affiliate

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 to Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Get a US Passport
Time:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location:
WPU Lower Lounge
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, Nationality Rooms, Office of International Services and Study Abroad Office along with Office of Residence Life

It couldn't be easier to get your new US Passport or to renew your old Passport at Pitt! Book an appointment online today at www.ucis.pitt.edu/get-a-passport so that you can get started on your next adventure abroad!

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Careers in Diplomacy and in the Foreign Service
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Kenneth Chern
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:
Tim An
Contact Email:
ysa9@pitt.edu

Interested in becoming a Foreign Service Officer at the US Department of State? Passionate about diplomacy and international relations? Come and hear from Dr. Kenneth Chern about life in diplomacy and how to join the foreign service as part of our International Career Toolkit Series.

Dr. Kenneth Chern taught U.S.-East Asian history for ten years at the University of Hong Kong before serving for 27 years as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. His last two diplomatic assignments were as Deputy Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and as Consul General in Perth, Australia. More recently, Ken has served as Professor of Asian Policy at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia and as founding Executive Director of the Swinburne Leadership Institute. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Swinburne, and is Contract Course Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute, designing and teaching courses in East Asian and Pacific Area Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago.

Due to the expected popularity of this event, please RSVP at ysa9@pitt.edu!

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Winter Friday at the Frick with the ESC
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
7227 Reynolds Street Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Frick Art and Historical Center
Cost:
Free admission to collection
Contact:
Kate Bowersox
Contact Email:
kal68@pitt.edu

Friends of the European Studies Center are welcome to join our staff at the Frick for the December 16th Winter Fridays at the Frick. We've teamed with the Frick to celebrate the holidays and brighten this special time of year.
The Frick will have strolling carolers, warm beverages, holiday cookie decorating, free performances, and much more!
On the ESC's Winter Friday evenings at the Frick . . .
Let us warm your spirits at the Frick Holiday Bar. Enjoy seasonal beers, wine or cocktails with friends—or have a cup of warm cider while enjoying beautiful views of the grounds. Find our table to receive your drink ticket (free to friends of the Center) - while supplies last. View the regular collection - The Frick Collects: From Rubens to Monet to get your dose of European art for the season (free).
Decorate holiday cookies in the Community Room.
Visit Clayton for a special Family Christmas tour of the Frick family home (free to Frick members - all others charged a fee).

Create your own holiday memory exploring the grounds with your friends at the European Studies Center, enjoying the sounds of Holiday Harmonies, strolling carolers from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
And don’t forget to visit the Frick Museum Store, where finding that perfect unique holiday gift is easy!

COSTS:
Admission to the Frick grounds for everyone—FREE
Admission to The Frick Collects: From Rubens to Monet—FREE

Friday, December 9th, 2016

2016 High School Model EU
Time:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location:
Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, 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 High School Model European Union is an annual event for area high school students. The goal of the Model EU is to give high school students a chance to learn about the workings of the European Union through a hands-on simulation. Playing the roles of presidents and prime ministers, students spend a day engaged in intense negotiations over conflicting issue about the EU. The objective is to simulate a specific European Council meeting that focuses on recent current events impacting the EU. Model EU enhances students’ understanding of classroom learning and gives them a real sense of the challenges involved in the decision-making process of the European Union.

To register your school now go to: http://tinyurl.com/2016-HSMEU.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Conversations on Europe: Migrant Experience in Germany (auf deutsch)
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
various
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, European Union Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University
Contact:
Kate Bowersox
Contact Email:
kal68@pitt.edu

What has been described in the media as a migration crisis in Europe is being characterized by many aid workers as a reception crisis. The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has taken the lead among European heads of state in advocating for a safe and effective process of resettling migrants. Taking Germany as an example, our panel of experts will discuss the migrant experience in that country. What are the legal processes for applying for asylum or settling as an economic migrant? What is the pathway to citizenship? What has been the public response? How does Germany's experience compare with other European countries? Randall Halle, Chair of the German Department, will moderate the discussion which will be conducted entirely in German by native-level speakers. Audience participation is welcome. To join remotely, contact kal68@pitt.edu.

Monday, December 5th, 2016

EU Development Symposium
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Renate Hahlen, the Minister Counselor of Development at the Delegation of the European Union to the US
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Latin American Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Stephen Lund
Contact Email:
slund@pitt.edu

Save the date for the EU Development Symposium, to be held on the afternoon of Monday, December 5th!

Primary Guest:
Renate Hahlen, the Minister Counselor of Development at the Delegation of the European Union to the US

To be accompanied on the following panels by:

EU Development Policy & Latin America and the Caribbean
Scott Morgenstern, Director Center for Latin American Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

EU Development Policy & Africa
Louis Picard, Director International Development Program and Professor of Public and International Affairs and African Studies
Müge Finkel, Assistant Professor, GSPIA
Guy Peters, Maurice Falk Professor of American Government

EU Development Policy & Sustainable Development Goals
and the Paris climate agreement
Paul Nelson, Associate Dean, GSPIA
Michaël Aklin, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Additional participants and final times to be announced. For more information, contact Stephen Lund at slund@pitt.edu.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Between Nation and Market: European Literature in the 19th Center - A Roundtable Discussion
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
The University Club, Ballroom A
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, The Humanities Center, The World History Center, the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies, The Department of English and The Department of French and Italian
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Organized by Giuseppina Mecchia and Francesca Savoia (French and Italian)
With the support of: The European Studies Center, The Humanities Center, The World History Center, The Graduate Program for Cultural Studies, The Department of English, The Department of French and Italian.
Discussant Presentations
Jenna Berardino (Italian)
Brendan Ezvan
(French)
Jonathan Arac
(English)
John Lyons
(German)
Jonathan Platt
(Russian)

General Discussion

Reception

Made Possible by The Students in Our Seminars
French:
Matt Blair
Brendan Ezvan
Phoebe Marshall
Patoimbasba Nikiema

Italian:
Jenna Berardino
Eleonora Carboni
Donatella D’Aguanno
Cinzia Delfini
Chiara Montera

Careers in the Navy and Intelligence
as part of the International Toolkit Series
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar
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:
Tim An
Contact Email:
ysa9@pitt.edu

As part of the International Toolkit Series, come to hear about government and intelligence work in the Navy. The Navy provides an opportunity to get first hand work in government agencies and intelligence work directly out of college. Through the Navy, students would be able to get on the job, valuable experience with national security within months of graduation. The session will include panelist NC1 Kittell, an officer recruiter at the Oakland office with extensive knowledge of the process of applying to officer candidate school and ENS Bruskin, a cryptologic warfare office with extensive knowledge on the intelligence community.

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Transatlantic Business Panel
Industry 4.0: Considerations for American Industry
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Kristin A. Biedinger,Esq. Tucker Arsenberg Attorneys Ervin Sejdic, PhD Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Location:
625 Liberty Avenue, Floor 5
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Chapter - German American Chamber of Commerce
Contact:
Kate Bowersox
Contact Phone:
412-648-8517
Contact Email:
kal68@pitt.edu

Pioneered in Germany, Industry 4.0 is changing the manufacturing industry. Increasing automation and the creation of so-called “smart factories” presents a number of challenges and opportunities.
Join us as our experts discuss Industry 4.0 – what it means and how American businesses are adopting and adapting it for their use. Stay for a networking reception afterwards.

Panelists:

Kristin A. Biedinger, Esq.
Tucker Arensberg Attorneys

Ervin Sejdic, PhD
Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Kris Bledowski, PhD
Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

Moderated by Ravi Madhavan, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

The Transatlantic Business Panel is free and open to the public but advanced registration is required. To register visit http://bit.ly/2fmOKKU or contact Kate Bowersox at kal68@pitt.edu.

This event is being organized by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

Friday, November 18th, 2016

International Career Toolkit Series
Opportunities Home and Abroad after Graduation
Time:
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Tim An, English Program in Korea; Nick Langston, JET Programme; Ryan Flint, Peace Corps; Rachelle Haynik, Teach for America; Javier Janik, Americorps; Jay Boehmer, Fulbright Program
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
Contact:
Tim An
Contact Email:
ysa9@pitt.edu

Interested in teaching English abroad after graduation? Looking for work and volunteer positions either at home or abroad? Want to make a difference in the lives of others with your skills gained at Pitt? Please join us to discuss your options with alums from the Peace Corps, English Program in Korea (EPIK), Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, Americorps, Teach for America, and the Fulbright Scholarship Program.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

"From Anti-Fascism to Anti-Totalitarianism: Remigration of Jewish Writers to Post-War Germany."
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Helmut Peitsch, Professor of German, University of Potsdam
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

As Europe faces what has been called "its biggest crisis for decades," German post-WWII history offers interesting points of comparison. As a result of the lessons of World War II, the two German states eventually both embraced liberal asylum laws and also welcomed Jews who were willing to return and settle in Germany. This talk looks at the German reception of three international conferences of intellectuals which took place in New York and Paris in 1949 – after the World Congress of Intellectuals for Peace in Wroclaw 1948 and before the foundational Congress for Cultural Freedom in Berlin 1950. The focus is on the role of two German-Jewish writers who returned from exile in 1945 and 1946 respectively, Hans Mayer and Alfred Kantorowicz.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Conversations on Europe: Black Lives Matter: The Movement in Europe
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
various
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, European Union Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University
Contact:
Kate Bowersox
Contact Email:
kal68@pitt.edu

In Europe, the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S. has struck a chord with some. Issues of procedural inequalities and police violence have been made more public in Black Lives Matter marches in cities throughout Europe. How does the movement in Europe differ from its American inspiration? How do issues of ethnicity and religion inform understandings of race in Europe? And what has been the response of authorities? Join our panel of experts for an in-depth exploration of this timely topic. Audience participation is encouraged. To join remotely, contact kal68@pitt.edu.

Moderated by:
Waverly Duck, Assoc. Professor, Sociology
Panelists:
Felix Germain, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Toyin Agbetu, Community Educator, UK
Kehinde Andrews, Associate Professor, Birmingham City University

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Building Movements for Housing Rights: Global-Local Lessons and Links
As part of Housing Summit 2016
Time:
3:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

Closing Panel of the 2016 Housing Summit

Taking Back the Land: Global Perspectives on Land Reform and the Human Right to Housing
As part of Housing Summit 2016
Time:
9:00 am to 10:45 am
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Building
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact Email:
housingp@pitt.edu

Max Rameu, organizer and author of Take Back the Land and Rob Robinson, International Alliance of Inhabitants & National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Big Money and Local Lives: Globalization and the Affordable Housing Crisis
As part of Housing Summit 2016
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
120 David Lawrence Hall, University of Pittsburgh (3942 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact Email:
housingp@pitt.edu

Keynote Speakers: Desiree Fields, urban geographer at the University of Sheffield (UK) and Ernesto López-Morales is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Chile in Santiago. Housing Summit Welcome Message, Ms. Leilani Farha, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing as a Human Right.

Housing Summit Neighborhood Tours
As part of Housing Summit 2016
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Campus
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

As part of the 2016 Housing Summit, neighborhood tours will leave from the University of Pittsburgh campus. Space is limited to please register at the website. Lunch provided. Reserve tickets for $5. A debrief and discussion from the tour will take place from 3:00pm-5:00pm in 4130 Posvar Hall.

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Housing Summit Keynote Address
"Where is home? How housing instability affects us all"
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Mindy Fullilove
Location:
120 David Lawrence Hall, University of Pittsburgh (3942 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, professor of urban policy and health, The New School. Fullilove has been studying epidemics in poor communities, with a focus on the relationship between urban form and mental well-being. In 2009, she launched a Main Street NJ, a study of the role in Main Streets as social and commercial centers. This study takes her to 100 Main Streets in the US, France, the Netherlands and Japan. She has authored/edited 5 books, including Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It.

Book Panel & Discussion with Dr. Mindy Fullilove
As part of Housing Summit 2016
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:
2017 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with School of Social Work

Panel discussing Dr. Fullilove's book, Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It. Panelists TBA and lunch provided.
Hosted by Pitt's School of Social Work

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Book Launch and Signing
As part of Housing Summit 2016
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD
Location:
Kaufmann Center, Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, 1825 Centre Avenue
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact Email:
housingp@pitt.edu

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, is a research psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute and a professor of clinical psychiatry and public health at Columbia University. Dr. Fullilove's research has focused on the health problems caused by inequity. She is the author of Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, which profiles stories from Pittsburgh’s Hill District residents. She is currently leading a study of Main Streets in New Jersey. Many of the state’s more than 500 municipalities have a functioning Main Street. What are these streets like? What is their function in today's city? This project is examining these questions and others. For more information, visit www.mainstreetnj.blogspot.com

¡Arriba los que luchan! The Triple Nexus of Emerging Housing Struggles in Santiago, Chile
As part of Housing Summit 2016
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
by Ernesto López-Morales, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning, University of Chile, Associate Researcher at the Centre of studies of Conflict and Social Cohesion (COES)
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

In this paper I offer an analysis of the emergence, tactics and implications of urban transgression in Santiago, Chile, by emerging urban and housing movements. I explore the multi-scalar action repertoires that have unfolded and that invite a close consideration of the changing parameters of class struggle in the country.

Working with conceptual advances in the literature on urban movements, I argue that a signature outcome of over three decades of neoliberal urbanism has been the production of a triple nexus of (1) class decomposition (the growing class/generational splits among the middle classes, and the uncertain prospects facing these children), (2) a growing cross-class consciousness of inequality which emerges through spatial/local struggles and (3) a seemingly contradictory but much more variegated and in many ways ‘creative’ repertoire of protest performances.

Ernesto López-Morales is Associate Professor in the University of Chile and PhD in Urban Planning from the DPU, University College London. He is also associate researcher at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) where he focuses on land economic, gentrification, neoliberal urbanism and housing in Chile and Latin American cities.

This lecture is part of the Human Rights, Affordable Housing & Urban Development Strategies Summit. For more information, please visit: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/content/housing-summit

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

www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas

Pilot Initiative of Goals and Growth Coaching to Empower Women
A Panthers Approach to Diversity, Wellbeing, and Mobility in Germany
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Study Abroad Office along with University Center for International Studies, School of Education and IISE

Le Thi Binh is Community Solutions Program Fellow and a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh IISE. She holds a master’s degree in Development Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has also worked extensively with many different organizations, including the Asian Development Bank, Vietnam Skills for Employment Project funded by the Canadian Government, and Open Resources Workshop funded by UNESCO Vietnam. She was also hired to carry out final evaluation for the project of helping trafficked women victims in Vietnam while being affiliated with some International colleagues to conduct the research on Gender issues, Sex Ration Imbalance at Birth – causes, policies and practices in Vietnam.

Sadie Alex and Mindy Roganti are M.Ed. students of the Social and Comparative Analysis in Education program at the School of Education. For Sadie’s undergraduate work, she studied at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, getting her degree in Middle Level Math Education. Mindy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology. This study abroad experience was their first time to Germany, and it was an eye-opening experience for both of them.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 to Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Human Rights, Affordable Housing & Urban Development Strategies
As part of Housing Summit 2016
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBA (various Community and University venues)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Housing Summit
Contact Email:
housing@pitt.edu

Pittsburgh’s economic re-development has earned it the reputation as a “most livable city.” But growing numbers of residents ask, “livable for whom?” It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the reality of a growing divide between two Pittsburghs—one affluent, professional, and largely white, and the other low-income people with long-term roots in the region, largely people of color.

The University-Community Housing Summit will provide a space for residents to come together with organizers and experts from around the world to learn about and discuss the global and local forces affecting people’s access to affordable housing and the efforts to address them. A series of public lectures, panels, workshops, and cultural events will facilitate learning and networking aimed at highlighting this issue on the public and policy agenda while advancing new thinking and community organization that can help Pittsburgh residents realize their human right to housing.

Keynote speakers, leaders in community activism, public policy, and scholarship, will contribute to discussions about the relationships between affordable housing, urban social movements, and globalization. Participatory workshops are designed to help participants learn skills to help them end discrimination and displacement while building a movement for housing justice and human rights.

There is no fee to attend the Housing Summit but in order to help planning, please register here.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Pittsburgh's World Language Connection
Time:
8:30 am
Location:
Fox Chapel Area High School
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

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Pitt Model United Nations 2016
Time:
(All day)
Location:
William Pitt Union/O'Hara Building
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Business Center along with Pitt Model United Nations Club
Contact Email:
pittmodelun@gmail.com

Pitt Model UN is a simulation of the sessions of the United Nations. This is an opportunity for high school students to apply prior research and studies in a “real-world” context and practice diplomacy, negotiating, and resolution writing. The 2016 event is the 20th annual Pitt Model UN conference.

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Slovak Heritage Festival
Time:
1:00 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Slovak Studies Program

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Lectures
Lisa Alzo, “Virtual Slovakia: How to Visit Your Ancestral Village without Leaving Home.”
Susan Kalcik, “The Slovak and Slovak American Family.”
Ron Matviyak, “An American Angle: Three Slovakias 1970 to 2015.”
Dennis Ragan, “The Slovak Spirit Lives On.”

Song and dance
Ben Sorensen, fujara, opening (meet Ben on Google+).
Jerry Jumba, Slovak and Rusyn songs.
Slavjane Folk Ensemble (meet the group on Facebook).
Helene Cincebeaux, parade of Slovak folk costumes (meet Helene on Facebook).
Jozef Ivaška, Man of a Thousand Songs.
PÁS (Pittsburgh Area Slovaks).
Juraj Adamík, “The Skilled Jánošík,” ceremonial-axe stunts.
Ben Sorensen, fujara (meet Ben on Google+).
Pittsburgh Junior Slovakians and Pittsburgh Slovakians (meet the group on Facebook).

Displays
Helene Cincebeaux, Slovak folk dress (meet Helene on Facebook); Joe Armata, Slovak weaving and cut embroidery; Ethnic Food Vendors (Sue Ondrejco, Director); Allison Brougher: Gift items from Slovakia; Pitt Nationality Rooms: Folk dress; PÁS Bakers: Nuts and poppy-seed rolls; Slovak Foundation and the Slovak Studies Program; Jan Letowski: Folk dress and more; Paul Zatek: Palacinky making; Lawrence Kozlowski: Slovak papercut tree ornaments; Carpatho-Rusyn Society: Gifts; Lisa Alzo: Books; Dan Kisha: Slovak imports;Slovak gifts handcrafted by Viera Kolesárová (Chicago); National Slovak Society and NSS Museum; Daniela Ozimek: DE Crystal (Detroit); Mary Gido: Slovak bobbin lace and spinnig; Otilia Golis: Slovak cookies; Sokol USA; Connie Zatek: Children's crafts; Danitza Nicklow: Crafty Surprise; Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International.

Click here to link with Pitt's Slovak Festival on Facebook.

Click on Pitt Student Slovak Club to meet a main sponsor of the festival.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Annette Forster: Torture in the French-Algerian War
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Annette Forster, Institute of Political Science, Aachen University
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Torture in the French-Algerian War

The French authorities systematically used torture in the French-Algerian War (1954-1962). The lecture explores that practice and tests two theses: 1. Democracies tend to use torture in asymmetric conflicts when faced with terrorist methods. 2. Torture goes along with the erosion of basic democratic structures and principles.

Bio:
Annette Förster, PhD, is a Lecturer and Research Associate for the Institute of Political Science at Aachen University and the current Rooney International Visiting Scholar at Robert Morris University. Her PhD is in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and she is the author of a book, "Peace, Justice and International Order" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and of several articles on torture and democracy.

Friday, October 28th, 2016

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.

This program is for undergraduates from any major in Arts and Sciences. Advance registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-climate-policy-a-historical-simulati....

Simulation winners will receive prizes!

**Collect a QR code at this event to be eligible for the International Week Contest.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: Akbar Ahmed’s documentary, Journey into Europe
Time:
6:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Sabine von Dirke, Director of Undergraduate Studies, German Department, Moderator
Location:
Cathedral of Learning G8
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of German and German Information Center USA; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Contact:
Jaclyn Kurash
Contact Email:
jaclynkurash@pitt.edu

Ahmed’s 2015 documentary examines the heightened tensions in Europe surrounding the growing Muslim community and addresses central questions about the relationship between European Identity and Islam. The post-screening discussion will be moderated by Dr. Sabine von Dirke, Director of Undergraduate Studies, German Department.

Austrian National Day- Schenley Park Hike
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Schenley Park
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and International Week

Celebrate Austrian National Day with a hike through Schenley Park hosted by the European Studies Center and Venture Outdoors.

Registration is limited. Please contact Kate Bowersox at kal68@pitt.edu to sign-up.

**Collect a QR code at this event to be eligible for the International Week Contest.

Explaining the Manifesto Project's extension to Latin America: INTERNATIONAL WEEK
Time:
1:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Cristina Ares, Assistant Professor of European Studies and Comparative Politics, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and European Studies Center
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

From its inception as Manifesto Research Group/Comparative Manifestos Project (MRG 1979–1989/CMP 1989–2009), the currently named Manifesto Research on Political Representation (MARPOR) provides quantitative content analysis of electoral manifestos of more than 50 countries, including all democratic elections from 1945. In 2003, the project achieved the American Political Science Association´s award for the best dataset in Comparative Politics. In the actual period (2009-2021), MARPOR is extending data collection and coding to Latin America with the purpose of offering data on political preferences of both parties and presidential candidates. At the moment, series for Argentina, Brasil and Chile are already available.

Why Latin American countries are being incorporated into the Manifesto Project´s database? Has the project´s methodology been adapted during the last few years? How difficulties regarding data collection and coding have been faced? The objective of this seminar would be to discuss these and other questions related to MARPOR´s last territorial extension. Mainly, it would examine some theoretical and conceptual implications of the Manifesto Project´s study of Latin America democracies and it would shed light on different possibilities to use its enhanced dataset.

For more information: lavst12@pitt.edu.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Italy and Pennsylvania: An Economic Dialogue on Energy, Research and the Transatlantic Trade, and Investment Partnership
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Ronald A Brand, Nicholas Cafardi, Hon. Andrea Canepari, Hon. Tom Corbett, Antonio Lordi, Phil Rinaldi
Location:
Barco Law Building, Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Center for International Legal Education and University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Duquesne University School of Law
Contact:
Austin A. Lebo
Contact Email:
aal37@pitt.edu

Speakers:
RONALD A. BRAND, B.A., J.D., Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg University Professor and Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Academic Director of its
Center for International Legal Education

NICHOLAS CAFARDI, M.A., J.D., J.C.L., J.C.D., Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at the Duquesne University School of Law

HON. ANDREA CANEPARI, L.L.M, Console Generale d'Italia/Consul General of Italy

HON. TOM CORBETT, B.A., J.D., Former Governor of Pennsylvania and Adjunct Professor at the Duquesne University School of Law

ANTONIO LORDI, J.D., PhD, Senior Contracts Manager at Siemens Industry USA, formerly Head of Contracts and Legal Business Affairs at Ansaldo STS, and Adjunct Professor at the Duquesne University School of Law

PHIL RINALDI, B.S., M.S., Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia Energy Solutions and strategic advisor to the Carlyle Group private equity firm

RSVP at law.pitt.edu/events

Presented by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education & Duquesne University School of Law

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: “Refugee Crisis” with guests via video-conferencing
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Viktoria Harms and Dr. Jaclyn Kurash, Moderators
Location:
211 David Lawrence Hall
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of German and German Information Center USA; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Contact:
Jaclyn Kurash
Contact Email:
jaclynkurash@pitt.edu

Students and faculty will connect via video-conferencing with individuals in Europe to learn more about the daily life of refugees in Germany and Austria. Session to be moderated by Dr. Viktoria Harms and Dr. Jaclyn Kurash.

Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, October 24th, 2016

The Joke’s on Us: Creating Community through Humor in German Ethno-Comedy
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Kathrin Bower
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 602, Humanities Center
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of German and German Information Center USA; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany;
Contact:
Jaclyn Kurash
Contact Email:
jaclynkurash@pitt.edu

Prof. Kathrin Bower’s talk, “The Joke’s on Us: Creating Community through Humor in German Ethno-Comedy,” will examine the stand-up comedy of Bülent Ceylan and Kaya Yanar, as well as more recent examples of migrant comedy.

Light refreshments will be served.

Germany in America
Time:
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Annika Schechinger
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of German

A lunchtime conversation with Annika Schechinger, Deputy Director of the German Information Center at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Refreshments will be served. You are welcome to bring your lunch!

Monday, October 24th, 2016 to Friday, October 28th, 2016

Pitt's International Week
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Varies
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

Pitt's International Week is back! Events all week long will focus on international and global topics! Be sure to enter the International Week Contest to win a study abroad scholarship, attending five events gets you one entry and attending seven get you two!

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

French Immersion Workshop
Time:
8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Bonnie Adair-Hauck
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:
$20.00
Contact:
Kathy Ayers
Contact Phone:
412-624-3503
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

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.

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Between Nation and Market: European Literature in the 19th Century
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Gabriella Romani, Seton Hall University
Location:
The Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, The Humanities Center, The World History Center, the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies, The Department of English and The Department of French and Italian

Gabriella Romani, Seton Hall University: "The Nationalization of the Postal Service and the Print Media in post-unification Italy"

Careers in Human Rights/Social Justice
Time:
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Ellen Dorsey
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 along with Wallace Global Fund
Contact:
Tim An
Contact Email:
ysa9@pitt.edu

Interested in human rights and social justice issues? Come join us for another event under the International Career Toolkit Series: Careers in Human Rights/Social Justice!!! We will be talking to and hearing from Dr. Ellen Dorsey from the Wallace Global Fund.
Dr. Ellen Dorsey is the executive director of the Wallace Global Fund. She has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and previously worked for Amnesty International, chairing its US Board of Directors. Currently she is playing a critical role in divesting foundations and other organizations from fossil fuel dependency and promoting energy access in low-income nations. The Wallace Global Fund aims to support environmental and women’s human rights projects through the usage of grants.

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION: Burhan Qurbani's "Wir Sind Jung. Wir Sing Stark."
Time:
6:30 pm
Presenter:
Randall Halle, Chair, Department of German and Director, Film Studies Program; Moderator
Location:
Cathedral of Learning G24
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of German, the German Information Center USA and Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany;
Contact:
Jaclyn Kurash
Contact Email:
jaclynkurash@pitt.edu

The film presents a fictional account of the 1992 Rostock-Lichtenhagen riots and a critical examination of xenophobia and the political uncertainty surrounding immigration, integration, and asylum seekers.

A discussion will follow the film, moderated by Randall Halle, Chair, Department of German and Director, Film Studies Program.

To view the film trailer, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVV5tujO4DA.

Conversations on Europe: View of the US Elections from Europe
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, European Union Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University
Contact:
Kate Bowersox
Contact Email:
kal68@pitt.edu

In this installment of Conversations on Europe, our panel of experts from both sides of the Atlantic will examine the potential impact of upcoming elections in both the U.S. and Europe and to explore significant transnational trends in electoral politics, including the rise of populism and the polarization of the electorate as well as the increasing importance of issues related to immigration, the economy, and trade. How might the US elections in November impact European politics and the transatlantic relationship? What electoral contests in Europe are likely to have the greatest impact on the U.S.? These questions and others will be explored via multi-point videoconferencing.

Audience participation is encouraged. To join remotely, contact kal68@pitt.edu.

Panelists:
Jae-Jae Spoon, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Moderator & Panelist
Larry LeDuc, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Jan Rovny, Assistant Professor, Sciences Po
Miguel Simon, Visiting Scholar, European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Labor Mobility
Trends and Policies in the EU
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Lubica Bajzikova
Location:
101 Mervis Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and International Business Center

Lubica Bajzikova is a professor at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is Head of the Department of Management. Her presentation will focus on labor mobility in the European Union, current trends and barriers. In spite of EU policies facilitating free movement, the level of mobility remains low by international comparison. Language and cultural barriers as well as the qualification recognition remain the main impediment to cross- border mobility within Europe.

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 to Thursday, October 27th, 2016

GERMANY MEETS THE U.S. CAMPUS WEEK: MIGRATION, INTEGRATION, AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Jaclyn Kurash, Department of German
Location:
Cathedral of Learning, David Lawrence Hall, O'Hara Student Center
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of German and Germany Embassy
Contact:
Jaclyn Kurash
Contact Email:
jaclynkurash@pitt.edu

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Towards Inclusiveness in the Civil Service? European Perspectives on Representative Bureaucracy
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Eckhard Schröter, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Phone:
412-624-5404
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

European societies have grown increasingly multi-cultural and ethnically diverse. And yet, most civil service systems on the European continent have tended to be rather mono-cultural ‘closed shops’ if it comes to the representation of minority groups in society. It flows from this that the theory and practice of representative bureaucracy has become more significant as issues of ethnicity, gender and social equity have moved center stage in current political debates. This challenge gives rise to a number of questions central to relationship between societal trends, political authority and civil service reform: To what extent can public bureaucracies serve as representative institutions? How does the composition of the public sector workforce impact on administrative performance? What contextual factors shape trajectories of national civil service systems to become more inclusive, diverse and representative of the societies they are supposed to serve? While the concern with representativeness within the public sector is a more general phenomenon, it is likely to be interpreted and implemented differently in different national and organizational settings. Drawing from empirical evidence from European countries representing relevant types of administrative cultures and state traditions, this presentation will eventually refer to the Ger-man experience to illustrate how issues of diversity and inclusion in the public sector play out when concerns with representativeness meet with traditions of a deeply-entrenched Weberian meritocratic bureaucracy.

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Health Inequalities In Europe, with Dr. Julia Lynch
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Allyson Delnore, European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, orgranizer; Julia Lynch, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, presenter
Location:
3610 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Phone:
412-624-5404
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Finnish Education Symposium
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Xi Wang, Organizer
Location:
5604 Posvar Hall
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of School of Education
Contact:
Xi Wang, School of Education
Contact Phone:
+1 (412) 648 2245
Contact Email:
xiw84@pitt.edu

Registration located at 5604 WWPH (Fifth Floor Foyer).

10:00-12:00 p.m. Finnish Education Panel 1 5604 WWPH
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break where drinks and an assortment of Finnish foods, snacks, etc. will be served. Fifth Floor Foyer (outside of 5604 WWPH)

[12:00-1:30 p.m.] [Buffet lunch for invited guests only: organizers, speakers, and co-sponsor representatives.] University Club, Room TBD

2:00-4:00 p.m. Finnish Education Panel 2 5604 WWPH
6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner with speakers, keynote speakers, and representatives from all co-sponsoring organizations. Restaurant is to be determined.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Global Educators' Forum
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Lisa Bromberg; Veronica Dristas; Gina Peirce
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA )
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg
Contact Phone:
412-624-3487
Contact Email:
lrb62@pitt.edu

The Global Educators' Forum meets twice a year to discuss developing and implementing Global Studies-related programming and curriculum in schools, classrooms, and departments. This open meeting is intended for all educators--including, for example, teachers, administrators, pre-service teachers, post-secondary instructors, and School of Education faculty. Please join us to share your experiences with Global Education programs, learn about available resources, and continue to brainstorm ways of incorporating international and global education components into the curriculum. Dinner, parking, and Act 48 hours are provided, and online access will also be available. Please use the link to register.

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Global Issues through Literature: Multicultural Societies
Europe: Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Lisa Bromberg
Location:
Posvar 4130
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg
Contact Phone:
412-624-3487
Contact Email:
lrb62@pitt.edu

In this first meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year, the Global Issues through Literature teacher reading group will discuss French multiculturalism through a study of the young adult novel Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faiza Guene. Due to a high volume of interest, registration for this event is currently closed.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Europe’s Schengen Area e-Border Dilemma
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Dusan Soltes, Faculty of Management, Comenius University, Slovakia
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and International Business Center

Professor Dusan Soltes will address one of the most controversial issues in the EU today: the protection of the EU’s external borders. On the one hand, it is difficult for new member states to become a part of the Schengen border protection system; it requires great effort and investments into the latest ICT technology, implementation of demanding Schengen legislation, and various other technical, organizational, and personnel requirements. But on the other hand, we are witnessing a crisis on the southern flank of the Schengen border as hundreds of thousands of migrants enter EU territory daily.

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Holocaust Documentation in Public Archives: Ethics of Access
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Katharina Hering, Project Archivist, National Equity Justice Library, Georgetown Law Library, Washington DC
Location:
Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of School of Information Sciences, Jewish Studies Program, Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh and Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center
Contact:
Amy Herlich
Contact Email:
amy.herlich@pitt.edu

Following World War II, hundreds of thousands of Holocaust survivors filed reparation, restitution, and pension claims with West German state agencies. Hering will discuss the ethical challenges of accessing such records with regards to privacy law and preservation, the role of archives and archivists, and how the German government manages these challenges.

To read more, visit the event’s webpage: http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/colloquia/callery.php.

Co-hosted by: Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Jewish Studies Program, and Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center.

Questions? Contact Amy Herlich at amy.herlich@pitt.edu.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Working Internationally – Personal Paths from Pitt to Paris and The Hague
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Elina Aleynikova and Cristina M. Mariottini
Location:
Barco Law Building, Room G-12
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)

Elina Aleynikova and Cristina M. Mariottini will tell their stories of study at Pitt and how they moved from Pittsburgh to international careers as an international arbitration specialist at White & Case in Paris and a Senior Legal Officer at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Please see their full bios below:

Elina Aleynikova is an associate in the International Arbitration Group of White & Case in Paris. Her practice include international commercial and investment arbitration. Her previous work includes heading the legal department of a food production holding in South Russia and an adviser to a start-up international logistics project launched by a major Russian infrastructure corporation. Ms. Aleynikova is a member of the Bars of New York and the Russian Federation. She holds a law degree from Rostov State Economic University, Rostov on Don, Russia, as well as LL.M. and J.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She also has a postgraduate degree in business law from Cergy-Pontoise University, where she currently lectures on arbitration.

Cristina M. Mariottini is a Legal Officer at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Prior to her current position, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law. She holds a law degree (summa cum laude) and a Ph.D. from the Università degli Studi di Milano, and received her LL.M. in 2011 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Dr. Mariottini is an associate member of the American Society of Comparative Law and a member of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA). She is co-rapporteur of the the ILA Committee on the Protection of Privacy in Private International and Procedural Law, and a member of the editorial board of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale.

We hope that you will join us in an informal discussion with students from a variety of backgrounds including the School of Law, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Political Science.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Visiting Professor, Dr. Tamara Capeta, presents, “Brexit and the European Union Constitutional Order”
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Organizer, Austin A. Lebo, Center for International Legal Education; Dr. Tamara Capeta, Jean Monnet Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
Location:
Barco Law Building, Room 113
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Center for International Legal Education
Contact:
Austin A. Lebo
Contact Phone:
412-648-7023
Contact Email:
aal37@pitt.edu

On June 23, 2016 the UK citizens expressed in a referendum their wish for their country to leave the European Union. This has caused immediate negative reactions of the markets, initiated many constitutional debates within the UK, but also opened numerous legal issues for the European Union. As this is the first time ever that a country leaves the Union, everyone is on an unknown terrain, from the question what is the appropriate procedure to follow to the issues of the protection of the acquired rights of the UK citizens in the EU and vice versa. The lecture will discuss some of those issues, explaining at the same time differences of the EU constitutional order from the orders of the federal states such as the USA.

Food and beverages will be provided. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit law.pitt.edu/cile.

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