Thursday, January 18
Funded by the ESC's Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant, this lecture is part of the Center's Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series.
Wednesday, January 24
Thursday, January 25
Speakers will include: Abe Newman, Frederic Merand, Matthias Matthijs, and Rachel Epstein
Co-sponsored by European Union Studies Association
Friday, January 26
This conference will bring together Pennsylvania faculty with peers affiliated with the Nine University and College International Consortium of Georgia for a workshop on innovative ways to internationalize curricula at community colleges and minority-serving institutions.
To attend, please register by January 19, 2018 via https://tinyurl.com/yaf5hjod.
Wednesday, February 21
Thursday, March 1
Early Works (Serbian: Rani radovi, 90 min) is a 1969 Yugoslavian film by Serbian director Želimir Žilnik. It critically depicts the aftermath of the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. It won the Golden Bear at the 19th Berlin International Film Festival in 1969. The title was borrowed from the popular anthology of the early work by Marx and Engels published first in Yugoslavia in 1953. These early texts had a significant influence on the development of the Yugoslav Praxis School of philosophy. The title was chosen ironically as a comment on the discrepancy between the theory, as expressed by Marx and Engels in their work, and practice, as implemented by the Soviet Union and other countries of real socialism.
The film will be introduced Dr. Ljiljana Duraskovic, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
This round-table is a follow-up event to the screening of the Unbearable Lightness of Being (February 28, 2 p.m.) and of Early Works (March 1, 3 p.m.) and is part of the UCIS-wide anniversary series on 1968. The panel will explore (partly based on the films and the book) the question whether 1968 has a universal meaning across geographic space and time. The round-table's contribution to the UCIS-wide event will be to tease out some of the ways in which for 1968 a “kinship system” may exist (to use Wittgenstein’s analogy), but the implications are profoundly different (in the first and second worlds, or in a distribution system that is—essentially—domestic Serbian/film festival vs. US/box-office).
Moderator: Vladimir Padunov, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Discussants: Martin Votruba, Head of the Slovak Studies Program, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ljiljana Duraskovic, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Randall Halle, Director, Film Studies Program
Wednesday, March 14
Part of the ESC Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series and its series of Virtual Roundtables, Conversations on Europe.
Thursday, March 29
Funded through the ESC's Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant, this lecture is part of the Center's Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series.
Friday, April 13
The European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event 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 will give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.
Wednesday, April 18
The Conversation on Europe virtual roundtable is part of the UCIS Series on the Anniversary of 1968 and the ESC Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series.
Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29
Make college more affordable for your high school students—and help them grow as global citizens and 21st century professional—while earning ACT 48 professional development credits.
The College in High School program and the University Center for International Studies will host a summer institute for secondary educators interested in teaching globally focused courses that offer transferable college credit to students at their high school. Courses in which you can obtain certification and training may include:
Intermediate French I-II
Intermediate German I-II
Intermediate Spanish I-II
Intro to Global Studies
Latin Intermediate Prose and Verse
Western Civilization II
Courses will be aligned with Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards (for social studies) or ACTFL performance standards (for world languages).
The 2018 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers is funded through generous support from the Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding (https://longviewfdn.org/).
For more information and to apply, visit chs.pitt.edu/sipt.