Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 2

Careers in International Media & Communications
International Career Toolkit Series
Time:
3:00 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, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, International Business Center and Study Abroad Office
Contact:
Sarah Angel Markwardt
Contact Email:
saa133@pitt.edu

Are you interested in global issues?
Join us Thursday, April 2nd at 3:00pm in 4217 Posvar to discuss careers in international media and communications with alumni and professionals working internationally.

Discover career opportunities for students in all fields of study.
 
Network with alumni and professionals in the field.

Friday, April 3

When the Rainbow is not Enuf
Activism & the Everyday in London's Black Gay and Lesbian Activist Ephemera
Time:
10:00 am
Presenter:
Dominique Johnson
Location:
402 Cathedral of learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of

Thursday, April 9 to Friday, April 10

15th Annual Policy Conference: Countering Violent Extremism in the United States and the European Union
Time:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Faculty Organizer: Prof. Michael Kenney (GSPIA)
Location:
wentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and Ridgeway Center for Security Studies
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

Countering violent extremism remains a critical security challenge confronting Western democratic societies. Policy makers face difficult questions about how to prevent their citizens from engaging in terrorism, what to do with citizens that seek to travel abroad to fight in “jihad,” and how to minimize the potential for violent attacks when fighters return to their countries of origin. Local communities also have an important role to play in countering violent extremism.

This conference addresses these challenges through an exchange of ideas and perspectives among researchers, practitioners and the public.

The conference is being organized under the leadership of Professor Michael Kenney, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

*Registration is required. To register, please visit: tinyurl.com/kxteapk

Thursday, April 9

Moving Captive Bodies: Unknown Women in the New Europe
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Anita Starosta
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Anita Starosta is the author of Form and Instability: Eastern Europe, Literature, Post-Imperial Difference (forthcoming from the Northwestern University Press), as well as articles in European and US publications (such as Intermédialités, Angelaki, and boundary 2) on translation, aesthetics, and epistemology all tested in the study of primarily

Eastern European writings. With Wlad Godzich, she co-edited the volume Second-Hand Europe, in which she interviewed Yuri Andrukhovych. Her next project considers translation as a lens on the contemporary global condition, examined through visual and print cultures, including problems of human rights and the situation of post-socialist Eastern Europe.

With a doctorate in History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dr. Starosta teaches 20th and 21st century literature, cultural theory, and visual culture at the Rhode Island School of Design; serves as an editor at boundary 2; and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University.

Tuesday, April 14

Before there was Ebola: European Responses to Diseases in Africa – Past and Present
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
euce@pitt.edu

U.S. and European news coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa highlighted the urgency of the public health crisis, focusing often on the need to contain the outbreak to prevent its spread to “our shores.” Implicit (and often explicit) in these stories, however, were long-standing xenophobic and racialized attitudes toward African diseases that can be traced back to European imperial and pseudo-scientific ideas of the nineteenth century. This month’s Conversation will ask historians, political scientists, and public health experts to discuss the extent to which contemporary European and U.S. representations of Ebola borrowed from representations of earlier diseases occurring on the African continent and to speculate on the possible implications that such representations had and continue to have on mounting an effective response to an ongoing public health crisis. How much has news coverage contributed to what one political scientist described as the “long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place” and what can be done about it? Audience participation is welcome and encouraged.

Friday, April 17

Slavery and Abolition Research Symposium– A Symposium Honoring the Scholarship of Seymour Drescher, Distinguished University Professor, Department of History
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium & Cloisters
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of History
Contact Email:
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Join the Department of History, the EUCE/ESC and the Center for Latin American Studies for a symposium honoring the scholarship of Professor Seymour Drescher. Invited speakers include David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History Emeritus, Emory University; Stanley Engerman, John Munro Professor of Economics and Professor of History, University of Rochester; Richard Huzzey, co-director Centre for the Study of International Slavery, University of Liverpool; and James Walvin, Professor of History Emeritus, University of York. A reception will follow the talk.