Tuesday, October 17

Intercultural Competency Workshop
Time:
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Presenter:
OIS
Location:
Craig Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Kati Von Lehman
Contact Email:
kvonlehman@pitt.edu

Intercultural Competency: Beyond the Basics (Pitt faculty and staff) - Working and providing services in a diverse environment requires a knowledge and understanding of cultural differences, values, and behaviors. This fun, yet informative, session will help participants gain understanding to enhance the quality of their interactions with international and diverse students, faculty, and staff at the University and elsewhere. Please register through the FSDP website here - http://www.hr.pitt.edu/training/faculty-st/internatio

International Fair for Business Students
Time:
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Pitt Business
Location:
College of Business Administration - 2nd Floor - Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Brad Miner
Contact Email:
bmm86@pitt.edu

The College of Business Administration's International Programs Office will host an International Fair in the College of Business Administration to promote study abroad and other international opportunities to business students, and encourage study abroad alumni, faculty, and staff to get involved.

Global Drop-In Hours
Time:
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
CDPA
Location:
2nd Floor - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

First-come, first serve 20-minute appointments with the designated career consultant for global careers. These drop-in hours are for students who want to learn how to live and work abroad, learn about gap year programs, find H1B employers [for international students], resources and more!

You Say Potato…
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Assembly Room - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Tiffany Martin
Contact Email:
tiffanymartin@pitt.edu

The potato has been a staple of South American cuisine since the time of the Incan Empire, but the story of its migration around the world is one of not just displacement, but conquest, exploitation, famine, intrigue, defamation, delicious dishes, and semantic confusion! Follow the path of the potato through history and learn about its impact on global cuisine, language, and culture.

Music Performance of Julius Eastman’s Works
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Music Department
Location:
Bellefield Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jeff Weston
Contact Email:
mr.jeffweston@gmail.com

Performing Julius Eastman's (1940-1990) works for three pianos Gay Guerilla (1980). Displacement, race, and visibility distinguish Eastman's life and work. To be performed by Ph.D. music composition and theory candidates Jason Belcher, Luhan Li, and Jeff Weston.

International Internship and Study Abroad Panel
Time:
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
CDPA
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

Are you interested in studying or interning abroad? Are you in or thinking about joining the OCC? Then you'll want to attend this informative session that'll feature OCC Pitt Advantage Grant recipients who've been all over the world this past summer!! Snacks and refreshments provided.

*This program is part of CDPA's Global Careers Week in conjunction with Pitt's International Week*

Peace Corps Education Volunteer Panel
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Peace Corps
Location:
4131 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Kaitlin Powers
Contact Email:
pcorps@pitt.edu

Come here Returned Peace Corps volunteers talk about their work as Education Volunteers. Hear their stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from service.

An Evening with George Takei
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Soldiers and Sailors Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week
Contact:
Jeff Whitehead
Contact Email:
whitehead@pitt.edu

The keynote speaker for this year’s International Week, George Takei, was interred in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. This experience became a touchstone for his life and work. Takei rose to preeminence in the television series Star Trek and its first six feature films. However, that only scratches the surface of his storied career as an actor, author, and social media pioneer. Come hear him speak about his experience as an internally displace person during World War II, his life as an actor, and the work for which he is now arguably best known, his social media presence.

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Non-Alcoholic Mix Off (NAMO)
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
Residence Life
Location:
Quad
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Gwen Gorski
Contact Email:
gwen.gorski@pitt.edu

NAMO occurs in the Schenley Quad on the Tuesday during Alcohol Awareness Week every October. NAMO aims to raise awareness about the effects of alcohol consumption. The Resident Student Association (RSA) executive board, in collaboration with Residence Life and Study Abroad, organizes this event in which all hall councils and RA staffs participate. In addition, RSA invites other registered student organizations to apply to participate in this event. Each group selects a theme, decorates a table, serves a non-alcoholic mixed drink, and provides information about alcohol consumption to participants. Teams receive awards for receiving the most participant votes in the following categories: best drink, worst drink, most spirited, best international drink, and best theme.

VIP Meet and Greet with George Takei
Time:
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Gettysburg Room - Soldiers and Sailors
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jeff Whitehead
Contact Email:
whitehead@pitt.edu

Immediately following An Evening with George Takei, Mr. Takei will meet 100 guests. Each guest will receive a signed copy of Mr. Takei's autobiography, To The Stars. Please check back on September 15 to purchase available tickets.

Wednesday, October 18

Microloans, Transitional Justice, and Reconciliation in Uganda
Time:
1:45 am
Presenter:
Victoria Nalongo Namusisi
Location:
RM 3911 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
Contact:
Macrina C Lelei
Contact Phone:
412-648-2058
Contact Email:
macrina@pitt.edu

Please join us for an informative presentation:
Microloans, Transitional Justice & Reconciliation in Uganda
By Victoria Nalongo Namusisi
On Wed. Oct. 18 @10:45am in 3911 Posvar Hall

Victoria Nalongo Namusisi has worked for 17 years to mend lives and social relations in Uganda after both political and personal violence.
Recently she has helped the community in Barlonyo in Northern Uganda reestablish itself after the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) ravaged that part of the country. Mentoring, training and providing microloans which are assisting residents to again call this town their home.
Ms. Namusisi also turned to microloans as a means to help survivors of acid attacks. Her involvement in founding the Center for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and Burns Violence (CERESAV) in 2012 led her to encourage independence and confidence in the survivors she came to know. Microloans have successfully enabled new beginnings for these survivors.
Victoria Nalongo Namusisi is the Founder and Director of Bright Kids Uganda, a children’s home founded in 2000. Namusisi worked as a presidential and parliamentary reporter until 1991, when the president of Uganda appointed her Resident District Commissioner. She later became Head of Administration and Logistics for the President of Uganda’s Office. In 2008, she was distinguished as the Woman Achiever of the Year, awarded for her community work with vulnerable children and youth. Today, she continues serving as the director of Bright Kids Uganda.

Victoria Nalongo Namusisi is the Founder and Director of Bright Kids Uganda, a children’s home founded in 2000. Namusisi worked as a presidential and parliamentary reporter until 1991, when the president of Uganda appointed her Resident District Commissioner. She later became Head of Administration and Logistics for the President of Uganda’s Office. In 2008, she was distinguished as the Woman Achiever of the Year, awarded for her community work with vulnerable children and youth. Today, she continues serving as the director of Bright Kids Uganda.

Opportunity: Since 2012, over 20 GSPIA students have traveled to Uganda to serve as interns for a variety of projects at Bright Kids. If you are interested in a 2018 summer internship, please attend the information session on Friday, Oct. 20 at Noon in 4217 Posvar Hall, hosted by African Studies, with free pizza!

Chutz-POW!: Stories of Survivors in Comics
Time:
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Presenter:
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
Location:
918 WPU
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Jewish Studies Program

In 2013 The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh launched an initiative to teach the Holocaust in a new way. Form this was bornn Chutz-POW!: Real Superheroes of the Holocaust, a comic book series telling the true life stories of survivors. Since that time two issues of the series have been released, featuring art and writing by Pittsburgh creators. The first issue focused on five survivors who settled in Pittsburgh while issue two told the stories of more internationally well-known figures. A third issue with the theme of Children of the Holocaust is currently in production. This panel will discuss the history of the project, its impact, as well as the artistic and educational goals envisioned.

Participants will include:
Lauren Bairnsfather, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Holocaust Center.
Zachary Zafris, Editor and Project Manager of issues 1 and 2.
Marcel Walker, Lead Artist, Editor, and Project Manager of issue 3.
Wayne Wise, Comics Scholar and Lead Writer.

International Food Trucks
Time:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
William Pitt Union Driveway
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Shannon O'Reilly
Contact Email:
shannon.oreilly@pitt.edu

Back by popular demand, the International Week Committee has invited several of the most popular food trucks in the city to share their innovative and delicious cuisines with you. They will be outside of the Union during the lunch hour on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Cultures from all over the world will be represented by several of the most popular food trucks in the city. Recipes and cuisine are one of the many things that migrant peoples can take with them and can serve as a reminder of that which has been left behind. Students can learn about the problems facing these communities while sampling their innovative and delicious cuisines.

Displacement in the Global Business Environment
Time:
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Presenter:
International Business Center and Katz Graduate School of Business MBA Office
Location:
270 Mervis Hall (Colloquium Room)
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jacqueline Saslawski
Contact Email:
jsaslawski@katz.pitt.edu

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

Artful Wednesday
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
PittArts
Location:
Nordy's - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Kati Von Lehman
Contact Email:
kyoungahlee@pitt.edu

Ricardo & Jose Guitar Duo Ole! Flamenco guitarist Ricardo Marlow and Flamenco singer and guitarist Jose Oretea will have you clapping and stomping. Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the performing arts happening in our city at Artful Wednesdays! All Pitt students, faculty and staff are welcome to enjoy a free noontime performance luncheon in Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union Lower Level. Valid Pitt ID required.

Conversations on Europe - Religion in Europe: 500 Years Since the Protestant Reformation
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Confronting & Overcoming Hate
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:
540 WPU
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Jewish Studies Program

Join Dr. Steven Luckert, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Historian and Curator and Louise Lawrence-Israels, Holocaust Survivor and Museum Volunteer, in a conversation about the power of hate speech during the Holocaust and its legacy in today's wired world.

Dr. Steven Luckert
Steven Luckert is Curator of the Permanent Exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dr. Luckert joined the Museum as a historian in the Wexner Learning Center in 1994. The following year he became the Curator of the Permanent Exhibition. In this capacity, he is responsible for selection and incorporation of artifacts, researching and writing exhibition text, and handling all issues and inquiries pertaining to the exhibition.

In addition to these duties, Dr. Luckert has curated other Museum exhibitions, such as Father Jacques, which dealt with a Catholic rescuer in France, and Kristallnacht: the November 1938 Pogroms. In 1999, he co-curated Voyage of the St. Louis and Life Reborn: Jewish Displaced Persons, 1945-1951 with Susan Goldstein Snyder. In 2002, Dr. Luckert co-curated The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk. Most recently, he and Susan Snyder curated Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust, which opened at the Museum in September 2003, and traveled to the Spertus Museum in Chicago, the Art Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, and the Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis. He curated the Museum’s latest exhibition, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, which opened on January 30, 2009.

Prior to coming to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Dr. Luckert taught European history at several campuses of the State University of New York and at George Mason University. He wrote the companion volume to the exhibition, The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk, and co-authored with Susan Bachrach, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda. In 1993, he received his Ph.D. in modern European history from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Louise Lawrence-Israels
Louise was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, in 1942. German forces had invaded the Netherlands in May 1940 and set up a German administration. The Nazi’s also confiscated the family business. By the time Louise was born antisemitic laws were enacted and Jews were forced to wear a yellow star. By July of 1942 deportations of Jews from the Netherlands to the extermination camps of Auschwitz and Sobibor had begun.
In January 1943 Louise and her family were ordered to move to Amsterdam, and shortly thereafter went into hiding to escape deportation. Louise’s father managed to rent a top floor apartment and acquired false identification papers for the family. Louise’s father had to leave the apartment after curfew to get food and medicine for the family; sometimes he brought home news about the war.

Louise’s parents tried to give the children a “normal” childhood in hiding; playing and learning colors, letters, and songs. It was in this apartment that Louise learned to walk. When air raid alarms sounded, the family took refuge on the steep staircase, the strongest and safest part of an Amsterdam row house. Louise’s mother had an emergency basket ready to take with them during air raids.

On May 5, 1945, Canadian forces liberated Amsterdam. Louise was three years old. Louise initially had difficulty adjusting to a world without walls, having never been outside for the duration of the hiding. After the war, the family did not talk about their life in hiding. Shortly thereafter Louise’s father found work in Stockholm, Sweden; Louise, her mother, brother and baby sister joined him during the winter of 1946. The Israels family moved back to the Netherlands in 1948. Louise earned a degree in physical therapy in the Netherlands, and in 1965 she married Sidney Z. Lawrence, an American medical student in Amsterdam. They moved to the US in 1967. After Sidney retired from the U.S. military in 1994, they settled in Bethesda, Maryland. Louise volunteers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Hidden Children of the Holocaust
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
O'Hara Ballroom
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Jewish Studies Program
Contact:
Jason Edward
Contact Email:
jasonkane@pitt.edu

Renée L. Sachs was part of the only 5% of Jewish children in Europe who survived the Holocaust. Her legacy is one of educating future generations against the mistakes of the past. Today, her husband and Pitt alum Keith Sachs continues this legacy by telling Renée's story.

Serving Abroad: Building Experiences and Careers in an Ethical and Meaningful Way
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
CDPA and PittServes
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

Passionate about helping others? Want to take that passion and help others on a global level? Then you’ll want to come to this exciting global service learning workshop co-sponsored by CDPA and PittServes where we’ll feature panelists and discuss “purposeful” travel abroad.

This session is part of the Global Careers Week during Pitt's International Education Week!

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Living and Working Together
Documentary: Living & Working Together: The Value and Meaning of Diversity
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Department of Linguistics
Location:
G17 (Robert Henderson Language Media Center) Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
International Week

Diversity may mean different things to different people. In this documentary, we have interviewed several people at Pitt about: (1) what diversity means to them, (2) the value of diversity in their life and work, and (3) their opinion about the most effective way to support diversity. This documentary was produced as part of the "Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Conference: Living and Working Together" which was held at the University of Pittsburgh in celebration of the Provost’s Year of Diversity initiative.
Light refreshments served.

Global Engagement Fair
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Ballroom - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Kyoungah Lee
Contact Email:
kyoungahlee@pitt.edu

Perhaps you were not able to study abroad during your time at the University. Or perhaps you did and are craving a connection to the global landscape within Pittsburgh. The Global Engagement Fair is a one-stop shop for a multitude of opportunities to interact with the world beyond Pittsburgh while still in Pittsburgh. Representatives will be present from student organizations, academic units, non-profit organizations, scholarship programs, and many more. Come and learn about the wonderful opportunities that Pitt and Pittsburgh have to offer to make the global local.

International Fashion Showcase
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Lower Lounge - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

This year during Pitt’s International Week, a Fashion Showcase will be featured to encourage exploration of culture through clothing. Everyone will have an opportunity to do a “walk-through” of native, cultural attire, while learning about the cultures of other countries! This event that’s not only going to be colorful but also educational!

Pittsburgh Perspectives
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg
Contact Email:
lrb62@pitt.edu

"Pittsburgh Perspectives" convenes a panel of community members who work with or are part of refugee groups in Pittsburgh. Topics of discussion include refugee resettlement services, adapting to Pittsburgh, daily life, and ways to help.

The Asian American Immigrant and Refugee Experience
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
Asian Student Alliance
Location:
548 WPU
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Albert Tanjaya
Contact Email:
aet32@pitt.edu

The topic will focus on the Asian American immigrant and refugee experience. ASA wants to highlight some of the regions where refugee and IDPs crises are happening but less known through a visual presentation. We will also explain the differences between refugees and IDPs and provide examples.

Pittsburgh Perspectives on Displacement
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and International Week

Join Pittsburgh professionals who work with refugees and immigrants to learn about refugee resettlement services, adapting to Pittsburgh, daily life, and ways to help. We will hear from representatives of Jewish Family and Children's Services, the Somali-Bantu Community Association, PRYSE Academy, and Northern Area Multi-Service Center, as well as from Syrian teens recently arrived in Pittsburgh. This is also part of the GSC Career Toolkit Series.

Thursday, October 19

Language Access for Migrants and Refugees
Time:
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Presenter:
Department of French & Italian
Location:
302 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Lina Insana
Contact Email:
insana@pitt.edu

This panel/workshop session will discuss language access for migrants and refugees in the Western Pa region, with guests from the Mayor's office, the Greater Pgh Literacy Council (ESL), and other agencies working on these issues in an official capacity in the region.

Global Drop-In Hours
Time:
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Presenter:
CDPA
Location:
2nd Floor - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

First-come, first serve 20-minute appointments with the designated career consultant for global careers. These drop-in hours are for students who want to learn how to live and work abroad, learn about gap year programs, find H1B employers [for international students], resources and more!

Bhutanese and Burmese Teenage Refugee Panel
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Moderator: Susan Dawkins
Location:
UCIS 4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Phone:
3-3062
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

A panel presentation of Bhutanese and Burmese young adults whose families were evicted from their countries. Most of the presenters have never seen their homelands, having been born in refugee camps after their parents' displacement. The presenters will speak briefly to the experience of living in refugee camp and also of the challenges of moving to the United States.

Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Information Session
Nationality Rooms Programs
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Cristina Lagnese
Location:
CL 501
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Information Session outlining eligibility and logistics of the Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.

International Fellowship Opportunities for U.S. Students
Time:
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Center for International Legal Education (School of Law)
Location:
G20 Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Austin Lebo
Contact Email:
AAL37@pitt.edu

The CILE will invite specialists to discuss the Fulbright, Boren, PeaceCorp fellowship opportunities that are available to domestic U.S. students. The audience will be School of Law students.

Jumpstart Your Cultural Competency at Pitt
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Office of International Services
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Richard Sherman
Contact Email:
rds59@pitt.edu

We will examine how international students adjust to life in the United States. Then, we will incorporate these lessons into a broader discussion about improving our cultural competence in a global society.

Crossing Borders: Environmental Cooperation in Israel and Palestine
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee - Arava Institute
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Nazir Noori
Contact Email:
nazir.noori@pitt.edu

This event is focused on Israeli-Palestinian dialogue taking place at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Hosted during Pitt’s International Week, this event would feature two alumni of the Arava Institute – one from an Israeli background and one from an Arab background – who came together to study trans-boundary environmental issues at the Arava Institute.

About The Dialogue Project:

Every semester, two alumni of the Arava Institute visit U.S. college campuses to share their stories of regional cooperation. By working with student organizations, faculty members, study abroad offices, and other departments within the university, this tour raises awareness of the important cross-border environmental work taking place at the Arava Institute and in the region.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Dialogue Project visited 30 distinct university campuses throughout the United States and was featured in multiple student publications including those at the University of Colorado and Binghamton University.

About the Arava Institute:

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a leading environmental studies and research program in the Middle East. It houses academic programs in partnership with Ben Gurion University, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges.

With a student body comprised of Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and students from around the world, the Arava Institute offers students an exceptional opportunity to learn from leading professionals while forming friendships and developing skills that enable them to lead the region and the world in solving today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Osama Alomar Poetry Reading
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Nationality Rooms Program
Location:
156 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Cristina Lagnese
Contact Email:
mcl38@pitt.edu

Osama Alomar is a Syrian author turned taxi driver who is now returning back to his roots in writing! Mr. Alomar moved to Chicago, Illinois from Syria in 2008, and upon arrival, his occupation changed from author to taxicab driver. As a cab driver he had little to no time to write… Now he has moved to the city of Pittsburgh with the help of City of Asylum, where he focuses much of his time on writing again! From Syria to Chicago to Pittsburgh, Osama Alomar is now coming to the University of Pittsburgh to share some of his inspirational, world-renowned poetry with you!

Osama Alomar Poetry Reading
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Osama Alomar
Location:
Croghan-Schenley Room
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Osama Alomar is a Syrian author turned taxi driver who is now returning back to his roots in writing! Mr. Alomar moved to Chicago, Illinois from Syria in 2008, and upon arrival, his occupation changed from author to taxi driver. As a cab driver he had little to no time to write...Now he has moved to the city of Pittsburgh with the help of City of Asylum, where he focuses much of his time on writing again. From Syria to Chicago to Pittsburgh, Osama Alomar is now coming to the University of Pittsburgh to share some of his inspirational, world-renowned poetry with you!

Alomar will read excerpts from his latest book, "The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories."

This event is free.

Why Do Former First Ladies run for Office?
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Ignacio Arana
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas at Pitt
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487394
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

Why do former first ladies run for political office? Seventeen former first ladies ran for the presidency, vice presidency or Congress between 1990 and 2016, but the scholarly literature has failed to systematically analyze this phenomenon. We argue that former first ladies run for office when they have political ambitions and when the sociopolitical context offers them an opportunity to be competitive candidates. We analyze the 88 former first ladies who were available to run for office in 133 elections in 18 Latin American countries from 1990-2016. To test our argument, we conduct discrete-time duration models. The findings demonstrate that political ambition is the main factor that explains why former first ladies run for office. We also show that politically ambitious first ladies behave strategically, taking advantage of the opportunities they have to become candidates.

The Filipino Diaspora
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Filipino Students Association
Location:
630 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Philip Nebres
Contact Email:
pittfsa@gmail.com

The event's theme revolves around the Filipino diaspora. There will be students who will act as different people who have been affected by it. The background stories for the characters will come from "In the Country",novel by Filipina author Mia Alvar, and from Filipinos in the Pittsburgh community.

Julissa Arce: The American DREAMer - From Undocumented to Wall Street Immigration Advocate
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
William Pitt Union Ballroom
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Shannon O'Reilly
Contact Email:
shannon.oreilly@pitt.edu

Julissa Arce is a writer, CNBC contributor, and advocate for immigrant rights and education. She is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students, regardless of their status, ethnicity, or national origin. Julissa is also a board member for the National Immigration Law Center and College Spring. She is the former Director of Public Affairs at Define American, a media organization that uses the power of story to change the narrative surrounding immigration and citizenship. Prior to becoming an advocate, she built a successful career on Wall Street working for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, and had seemingly achieved the American Dream—yet she still did not feel like a true American.

Global Trivia Night
Time:
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
University Club, Ballroom B
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and International Week
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

Come join us for our 3rd annual Global Trivia Night! Compete with groups of up to five undergraduate students, and test your knowledge in global categories like Global Current Affairs, World Culture, World History, Geography, and more. Prizes include Apple Watches, Beats headphones, and Chipotle gift cards. Free food and beverages will be provided! Registration will close on Tuesday, October 17th at 11:59 PM, or once capacity is reached. Teams can register at https://goo.gl/forms/5FRcQYsInhiHEeBl1.

Friday, October 20 to Saturday, October 21

(des)articulaciones 2017--6th Graduate Student Conference
Deconceptualizations: Beyond Identy, Coloniality and the Subatern
Time:
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Location:
CL, University Club
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Office of the Provost, John Beverley, and the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Organization, Dean for Graduate Research and the Humanities Center and Cultural Studies
Contact Email:
http://www.hispanic.pitt.edu/graduate/international-grad-student-conference

http://www.hispanic.pitt.edu/graduate/international-grad-student-conference

(des)articulaciones 2017: (De)conceptualizations: Beyond Identity, Coloniality and the Subaltern

Date: October 20-21, 2017

Keynote Speakers: Lurgio Gavilán and Nelson Maldonado-Torres

Frederic Jameson proposed that third world texts should be read as national allegories, considering that politics and libidinal dynamics are equally involved in mapping out the whole. Behind this view lies the idea that these texts only function as displays of a collective reality by way of an individual and subjective reality. In addition, this notion reinforces the fact that national allegories are based on the idea of identity as a fixed and hereditary entity which does not change with time, when in reality, identities are cultural constructs which we define in our relations with others, i.e., fluid constructions which are ever changing and in progress. Identity interpreted contrary to a universalist and essentialist view, as Stuart Hall affirms, is a “structured representation which only achieves its positive through the narrow eye of the negative. It has to go through the eye of the needle of the other before it can construct itself.” Therefore, the matter here, following Levinas, is one of accepting alterity as a constitutive part of the subject while, on the other hand, not falling into a stereotyped vision of reality. Achille Mbembe says that, “in Foucault’s terms, racism is above all a technology aimed at permitting the exercise of biopower, that old sovereign right of death.” In other words, the form of looking at the other is defined by a peculiarity and legitimacy that stems from violence and murder.

We propose to think about theory from various angles, which take into account crises of national allegory, failures of identity and thinking about Latin America as a homogenous block. By revising the core ideas proposed, we allow ourselves to reflect on the extent to which the production of knowledge can be realized inside, and outside of, the theoretical, political and social debate. To this end, we call for interdisciplinary approaches that, by means of alternative theories and/or empirical practices, try to place themselves outside of the established theoretical frameworks in order to enrich them with new reflections and hypotheses. Concepts of identities, coloniality, and the subaltern, amongst others, are standard in the Academy. Thus, our proposal is not only to rethink them, but also to furnish them with new meaning or unveil their methodological gaps.

Abstracts can focus on the following topics (although other related topics are welcome):

The transformation of local, national and international identities (transpacific and transatlantic studies)
The recent political developments and their effect on the perceptions of the Other and the sense of self-identity
Questions of race, discrimination and racism in the global stage
“Frontier” literature and related works
Latino writers in the United States of America
Indigenismo and political struggles
Theories of decolonization, the establishment of identity labels and the process of identity formation itself
Dictatorship, dirty war, forced disappearance and necropolitics
Ayahuasca tourism and its emerging market
Borders, drug trafficking and identity
Popular music and identities

Friday, October 20

Global Company Tour
Time:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
CDPA
Location:
5th Floor - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

Interested in having a global career? Are you wanting to either work abroad or work for a global company in the States? Then this is the opportunity for you! There will be five, 20-minute “meet and greets” with employers in designated rooms on the 5th floor of the William Pitt Union with the opportunity to rotate in and out of different ones to get the most information and advice possible in regard to launching your global career. Additionally, we will have a ‘networking room’ with alumni and other organizations/employers to get more one-on-one time to discuss possibilities and interest. This event is open to all international and domestic students. Career Passports will be distributed to students to get ‘stamped’ and raffled off to win exciting prizes!

This is a part of the Global Career Week during Pitt's International Week!

internships in Africa
A Roundtable Discussion on Internships and Volunteer in Africa
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Victoria Nalongo, Bright Kids Uganda: Hanifa Nakiryowa, CERESAV Uganda; Jenny Roach & Maggie Wambui, Hekima Place Kenya, Justin Forsano, Cameroon FDP
Location:
4217
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
Contact:
Anna-Maria Karnes
Contact Phone:
4126481802
Contact Email:
awk19@pitt.edu

This event features practitioners in the field both in the United States and Africa

Victoria Nalongo, Bright Kids, Uganda
Hanifa Nakiryowa, Center for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and Burns Violence (CERESAV), Uganda
Jenny Roach & Margaret Wambui, Hekima Place, Kenya
Justin Forzano, Founder & CEO, Cameroon FDP

Date: October 20, 2017
Venue: 4217 WWPH
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This roundtable discussion forum will be an opportunity for students to learn about community-based development organizations in Cameroon, Kenya & Uganda. The round-table discussants will talk about the various roles of their organizations as service providers and change agents. Students will learn and find out ways they can participate through internship or volunteer opportunities. The guests will be happy to answer any questions from the audience and share personal stories

The Magic of K-Pop
A Cultural Consumption Perspective
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Yun-Oh Whang, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Katz Graduate School of Business
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Dr. Mi-Hyun Kim
Contact Phone:
412-624-5562
Contact Email:
kimmh@pitt.edu

The rise of Korean music (K-Pop) around the world in the last two decades has been a mystery to many industry experts. Some compares it to the explosion of British rock and roll in 1960s (“The British Invasion”), calling it “The Korean Wave (Han-Ryu)”. Even though it is not a part of the main stream music worldwide, it definitely deserves our attention as a cultural sensation. What is the magic ingredient of K-Pop for its worldwide popularity? How has a tiny country such as South Korea become a major exporter of a cultural product? We will first discuss the history of the rise of K-Pop and try to identify the answers to these questions. Our focus will be on K-Pop as a cultural product and examine the market forces including the consumers who adopted K-Pop as their music of choice.

Study Abroad Re-Entry and Career Integration Workshop
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Study Abroad Office and Career Development and Placement Assistance Office
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

This workshop is for students who have studied abroad and have now returned. In collaboration with the study abroad office and CDPA, rotation stations with table topics will feature how to market your skills learned from your international experience, your elevator pitch, resume reviews, fun activities, resources and much more!

This workshop will be a part of Global Careers Week during Pitt's International Week!

The Dynamics of the Interrelationship Between Language and Thought in Processing Motion: What Eye Movements Can Show Us
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Presenter:
Victoria Hasko, University of Georgia
Location:
Cathedral of Learning G13
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Department of Linguistics

Does the language that we speak influence the way we think, perceive reality or remember certain aspects of it? The so-called "linguistic relativity" debate has been recently reinvigorated by a new generation of technology-assisted cross-linguistic and bilingual studies suggesting that both linguistic and non-linguistic cognitive behavior (attention, memory, etc.) are influenced by our native and additional languages. In her talk, Dr. Victoria Hasko analyzes the domain of motion to investigate the differences in how native speakers of English and Russian talk about motion and space and how they interrogate motion events visually and verbally. Her work is motivated by the evidence of significant acquisitional difficulties in the ability of English-speaking American learners of Russian to verbalize motion events in Russian in a native-like manner, suggesting resistance to to cognitive restructuring.

Opening Reception for Displacement(s) Film Series
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Cloisters
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani,
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

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

Menstrual Practices and Displacement in Far-West Nepal: A Series of Short, Collaborative Documentary Films Highlighting Menstrual Practices (80 minutes)
Displacement(s) Film Series
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:20 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Global Health Student Association
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

Menstrual Practices and Displacement in Far-West Nepal: A Series of Short, Collaborative Documentary Films Highlighting Menstrual Practices (60 minutes)
Menstruation is a monthly, natural, biological process for healthy girls and women 1. The onset of menstruation often signals girls into womanhood 2, and is a fundamental factor of human reproduction 1. Though this natural phenomenon is a sign of good health, and celebrates women’s ability to reproduce, it often comes with challenges for billions of women and girls around the globe 3. In Nepal, a country with over 28.5 million people 4 and 125 caste/ethnic groups 5, menstrual practices can be particularly hazardous 6. In the far-western region of the country, many women practice a century-old Hindu tradition called chhaupadi that views menstruating women as impure and displaces them from their homes to a small shed during their period and after childbirth 6,7. Women have experienced incidents of violence, snakebites, rape and even death while practicing chhaupadi 6,7. Though Nepal’s supreme court banned chhaupadi in 2005 7,8, evidence reveals that it is still widely practiced in the mid and far-western parts of the country 6,9. This film project aimed to develop a deeper, visual understanding of menstrual practices in Far-West Nepal. The research team equipped seven girls with cameras to film their menstrual practices, and engaged participants as community-based researchers. The films revealed that there are in fact a variety of practices, and a range of beliefs regarding menstruation in the community; and using collaborative film-making allowed the team to uncover important nuances. The films were filmed and directed by the seven girls themselves.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/230438677

Discussion with Filmmaker Sara Liza Baumann (20 minutes)

Mare Nostrum (14 minutes) & On the Bride’s Side (89 minutes)
Displacement(s) Film Series
Time:
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and International Week along with CMU IFF
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani,
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

Mare Nostrum (14 minutes)
On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybh4czwN6YE

On the Bride’s Side (89 minutes)
A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden – and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers – by faking a wedding. With a Palestinian friend dressed up as the bride and a dozen or so Italian and Syrian friends as wedding guests, they cross halfway over Europe on a four-day journey of three thousand kilometers.
Trailer: http://www.iostoconlasposa.com/en/#trailer

Discussion with Pitt Professor Heath Cabot

Saturday, October 21

Pitt Make a Difference Day 2017
Time:
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location:
University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union, 3959 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Announced by:
Director's Office on behalf of Student Affairs (Office of PittServes)
Contact Email:
Pmadd@pitt.edu

Description
10th ANNUAL PITT MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
This link is for University of Pittsburgh STUDENTS, STAFF, and FACULTY from the Pittsburgh campus to register for Pittsburgh's largest day of service! Alumni and regional campus attendees should contact pmadd@pitt.edu to obtain the registration link for your participation in PMADD!

All student participants have the opportunity to register with their residence hall, student organization, or can sign up as an individual to serve. By registering, you agree to participate in Pitt's largest day of service to the community at a Pittsburgh regional site to make a difference in a local community!

What are the requirements?
Attend assigned service project on 10/21/17. All students are required to report to buses at 9am and will serve until 2pm. Buses will return to campus by 3pm.
Wear appropriate attire and close toe shoes. PMADD is rain or shine.
Bring a water bottle.
Do not print your eventbrite ticket - save paper!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitt-make-a-difference-day-2017-registratio...

The Colors of the Mountain (93 minutes)
Displacement(s) Film Series
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Center for Latin American Studies
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani,
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

LOS COLORES DE LA MONTAÑA
(90 minutes, Colombian film)

Come and enjoy a great film and some delicious Colombian empanadas!

Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, gives him a new ball. But an unexpected accident sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure... He convinces Julián and Poca Luz, his two friends, to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids' games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of 'La Pradera'.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VzFHEcU070

English subtitles

Discussion of the film (10 minutes)

Zoology (97 minutes)
Displacement(s) Film Series
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani,
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

Zoology (97 minutes)
Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. As she struggles for independence, she has to endure the absurd reality of her life filled with gossip spread by the women around her. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day… she grows a tail.
Embarrassed at first, Natasha decides to go further with the transformation and use it as an opportunity to redefine herself as a person and as a woman. With the new “accessory” she gets access to the life that she has never experienced before – she starts a relationship with a man, who finds her attractive, she goes out and allows herself to be foolish for the first time in her life. But her second puberty eventually comes to an end and Natasha has to make a choice between reality and illusion.
Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5133392/videoplayer/vi581219865?ref_=tt_ov_vi

Discussion of the film (10 minutes)

CHAR The No-Man’s Island (97 minutes)
Displacement(s) Film Series
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Asian Studies Center
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani,
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

CHAR The No-Man’s Island (97 minutes)
The film revolves around Rubel, a young boy who wants to attend school, but whose financial circumstances force him to become a smuggler from India to Bangladesh. Every day, he has to cross a river that forms the border between the two countries. He stays at an island named Char which is a no-man's land and is patrolled by the border security force of both countries.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWW_5lIbk2k

Discussion with Shashank Srivastava (10 minutes)

Jugalbandi: Hinduastani and Carnatic Concert
Indian Classical Style Music
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Pitt Sangeet Presents: Vikram Mukherjee (Tabla), Eishan Ashwat (Vocal), Vighnesh Viswanathan (Violin), Vivek Shankar (Vocal), and Michael Griska (Sitar)
Location:
326 Indian Nationality Room, Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of

Jugalbandi is a performance in Indian classical music, especially the Hindustani classical music, that features a duet of two solo musicians. The word jugalbandi means, literally, "entwined twins."

Please join us in Pitt Sangeet's first Jugalbandi

Journey across Indian Classical Music featuring

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (85 minutes)
Displacement(s) Film Series
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
African Studies Program
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani,
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (85 minutes)
In 2010, theatre director Ros Horin took a monumental task: to take the remarkable, intense and sometimes horrifying stories of four African refugee women and transform them into stories a transcendent work of theatre, starring the women themselves. But in Yarrie, Aminata, Yordy and Rosemary, Horin was to discover women of uncommon courage and charisma, who had passed through the worst that life could throw at them and were still determined to make their mark on the world. The women are given the power to voice the tremendous violence done to them, and transform their trauma into something cleansing, forceful and awe-inspiring. We believe this film can be an important tool to help change attitudes, deepen understanding and build empathy amongst all of us towards people who have experienced violence and trauma.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHLvWMn4N0A

Discussion of the film (15 minutes)

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
African Studies
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and International Week

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (85 minutes)

In 2010, theatre director Ros Horin took a monumental task: to take the remarkable, intense and sometimes horrifying stories of four African refugee women and transform them into stories a transcendent work of theatre, starring the women themselves. But in Yarrie, Aminata, Yordy and Rosemary, Horin was to discover women of uncommon courage and charisma, who had passed through the worst that life could throw at them and were still determined to make their mark on the world. The women are given the power to voice the tremendous violence done to them, and transform their trauma into something cleansing, forceful and awe-inspiring. We believe this film can be an important tool to help change attitudes, deepen understanding and build empathy amongst all of us towards people who have experienced violence and trauma.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHLvWMn4N0A

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

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

Discussion of the film (10 minutes)

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

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

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

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

For questions, please contact adelnore@pitt.edu.

Tuesday, October 24

[Greensburg Campus] China Town Hall
Local Connections, National Reflections
Time:
6:45 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
Ambassador Susan Rice, Former National Security Advisor, and Beth Schwanke, Executive Director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security
Location:
Village Hall 118, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg Campus
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Phone:
412-383-3602
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

CYBERSECURITY:
OBSTACLES AND OPTIMISM IN US-CHINA RELATIONS
Beth Schwanke, will lay out the current state-of-play in US-China relations focusing on how the flashpoints in the US-China relationship—economic competitiveness, national security, and human rights—are each deeply affected by cybersecurity issues. She’ll address China’s new cybersecurity law and offer reflections on the implications beyond China’s borders. She’ll conclude by laying out opportunities for the United States and China to work constructively together on cybersecurity issues.

Wednesday, October 25

The Multicultural Turn, the New Latin American Constitutionalism, and Black Social Movements in the Andean Sub-Region
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of History
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487394
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

With the Andean sub-region in mind, I first discuss the particular significance of what authors have called “the Latin American multicultural turn” as it relates to Andean ideologies of national identity, and Afro-Andean lives and political strategies. I then explore the new Latin American constitutionalism that emerged out of, and has defined the Latin American multicultural turn by focusing on specific articles of Andean constitutions and special laws that deal with collective rights and legal protections against racial and other discriminations. Acknowledging the lack of uniformity among the Andean sub-region’s multiculturalisms, and the concomitant diversity of Afro-Andean political strategies, I call for a comparative assessment of the usefulness (or lack thereof) of these more or less recently adopted “multicultural legal instruments” to remedy wrongs Afrodescendants experience.

Career Toolkit Series: Applying for Graduate Studies Abroad (for Students)
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
4209 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Have you considered graduate school abroad? Learn the pros and cons and the tips and tricks to successfully apply for graduate programs abroad. Discuss ways to tailor your applications with admissions councilors and members of admissions committees.

Daughter of the Cold War: George Kennan as Father and Architect of 20th Century Geopolitics
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Grace Kennan Warnecke
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Grace Kennan Warnecke will speak on her recently completed memoir "Daughter of the Cold War." Daughter of the leading Cold War strategist George Kennan, Grace Kennan Warnecke has had a lifelong association with Russia and the former Soviet Union. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and is outgoing chair of the National Advisory Council, Harriman Institute, at Columbia University, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the Kennan Institute. In 2013, she was named a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was founding executive director of the American-Soviet Youth Orchestra and associate producer of the prize-winning PBS documentary The First Fifty Years: Reflections on U.S.-Soviet Relations. As a professional photographer she was senior editor of A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union.

Nationality Rooms Scholarship Debriefing
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
2017 Scholarship Winners
Location:
Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Informal question and answer with our 2017 scholarship winners!

Reception will follow.

This event is free.

Thursday, October 26

"Stalin's Daughter" Screening
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies

It is a sensation in the midst of the Cold War. Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva flees to the West. During her childhood in the center of power, she was Joseph Stalin's favorite child. But death and violence overshadow her life. Her mother and brother die, relatives are killed, Stalin has her lover abducted. The Iron Curtain prevents her dream of family. She, like no other, jumps from one system to the other and loses herself in doing so. Svetlana Alliluyeva's desire for freedom makes her a plaything of power between communism and capitalism. This documentary shows Interviews with friends and family, exclusive photos and documents and especially Svetlana Alliluyeva’s final and never-before broadcast interview introduce us to the witness of a century. Stalin's daughter – a documentary about a legendary and unusual woman.

Corporate Power, Surveillance, and the Future of Open Access
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with University Library System (ULS), History Department and Department of Sociology

We live in an information economy, and the future of democracy and equity depend on everyone’s ability to access information. Yet, even as scholars and organizations work to make scholarly work openly available, the increased commercialization of information and technology, along with the enhanced capabilities for data collection and surveillance, threaten the ability for users to access that scholarly work. In addition, persistent racial, class, and gender divides exclude growing numbers of people from the internet and knowledge commons. Panelists will examine how the growing concentration of corporate control of internet service provision and content, including policies related to net neutrality, affect the ability of all people to have access to information. The broader implications of these developments for both democracy and inclusion and for the future of scientific inquiry will be discussed, and the panel will offer steps users can take to help protect internet freedom and the knowledge commons for all.

Part of a series of events for Open Access Week 2017 (Oct. 23-29)
Available online via webstream (http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/)

Friday, October 27

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

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

Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Information Session
Nationality Rooms Programs
Time:
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Cristina Lagnese
Location:
CL 304
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Informational session outlining the eligibility and logistics for the Nationality Rooms Programs Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.

Constructing the Terrorist Threat
Islamophobia, The Media & The War on Terror
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Deepa Kuman
Location:
332 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center, the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Cultural Studies, Department of Communication, Department of English, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Sociology and Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)

Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University and President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union. She is a leading scholar in communication, prominent public intellectual, and champion of the humanities on the national stage. The title of her lecture, “Constructing the Terrorist Threat: Islamophobia, the Media, and the War on Terror,” stems from her 2017 Media Education Foundation video, designed to support pedagogical efforts to teach critically about media discourse on Muslims.

CERIS Book Discussion: EXIT WEST
Book Discussion for Faculty and Graduate Students
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Rachel Sternfeld, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Facilitator)
Location:
Greensburg Room, Administration Building, Seton Hill University
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) and Seton Hill University
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Phone:
412 648-2113
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

Faculty, graduate students, K-16 educators and librarians are invited to attend the CERIS fall 2017 complimentary dinner and book discussion. The discussion will be facilitated by Rachel Sternfeld, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Participation via the Internet is also an option. Please register at https://cerisnet.secure.pitt.edu/resource/faculty-readers-forum. A limited number of free copies of the book are available. A dinner, hosted by Seton Hill University and CERIS will take place at 5:00 PM in the Greensburg Room of the Administration Building and the book discussion will follow in the Reeves Learning Commons to follow at 6:30 PM

Global Issues Through Literature: Authors Under Authoritarianism
Night Birds and Other Stories by Khet Mar
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg
Contact Phone:
412-624-3487
Contact Email:
lisarbromberg@pitt.edu

This year's Global Issues Through Literature series,a reading group designed for K-12 educators to learn and use new texts in the classroom, will travel the world through the eyes of authors writing under authoritarianism to try to understand the role of literature as document, commentator, and critic of restrictive regimes.

Khet Mar is a Burmese writer and political activist who was persecuted, tortured, and imprisoned in her home country. She is currently living at City of Asylum in Ithaca, NY as an exiled writer-in-residence. Her short novel about two oppressed teenagers speaking to each other through their apartment windows was, in her words, "a fictional way to express what happened to me in jail." Yet, the Burmese censors read the plot as metaphor and banned the novel. Khet Mar will lead the discussion herself, in person. Books, dinner, parking, and Act 48 hours provided. Register by September 25th here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegVl2JpCzbwCuHswd6FSbzwDP9QOxI...

Global Issues Through Literature 2017-2018
Night Birds and Other Short Stories (1993) by Khet Mar
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Khet Mar is a Burmese writer and political activist who was persecuted, tortured, and imprisoned in her home country. She is currently living at City of Asylum in Ithaca, NY as an exiled writer-in-residence. Her short novel about two oppressed teenagers speaking to each other through their apartment windows was, in her words, “a fictional way to express what happened to me in jail.” Yet, the Burmese censors read the plot as metaphor and banned the novel. Khet Mar will lead the discussion herself, in person. We will conclude with ideas for using the texts in the classroom. Books, dinner, parking and Act 48 hours provided.

Sunday, October 29

Slavic Festival
Nationality Rooms Programs
Time:
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Commons Room Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Cristina Lagnese
Contact Phone:
46159
Contact Email:
mcl38@pitt.edu

Celebration of Slavic Culture with food, performances, and more!

Chinese Committee Scholarship Dinner
Nationality Rooms Programs
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Chinese Room Scholarship Winners
Location:
Station Square Sheraton Hotel
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms

Annual dinner held to raise funds for the Chinese Room Committee Scholarship.

Monday, October 30

Populism in Europe and the U.S.
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Thomas Vitiello, Sciences Po Paris and IES Nice; Laura Cervi, Autonomous University of Barcelona and IES Barcelona; Jae-Jae Spoon, Department of Political Science
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Study Abroad Office along with IES Abroad
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

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

One Scholar’s Half Century Affair with Nicaragua
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Thomas W. Walker
Location:
Amy Knapp Room, Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with University Library Systems
Contact Email:
MARTHAM@pitt.edu

Thomas W. Walker
One Scholar’s Half Century Affair with Nicaragua

Amy Knapp Room - Hillman Library G74
Monday, October 30, 2017 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Reception to follow

Thomas W. Walker is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Director Emeritus of Latin American Studies at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Before retiring, he taught courses on “The Government and Politics of Latin American,” “Revolution in Latin America,” and “Latin American Political Thought.”

Dr. Walker is both a Brazilianist and a Central Americanist. He did his dissertation research in Brazil and has published a couple of articles and one book about the politics in that country: (with Agnaldo Sousa Barbosa) Dos Coroneis a Metropole: Fios e Tramas da Sociedade e da Politica em Ribeirao Preto no Seculo 20 (Palavra Magica, 2000).

Regarding Central America, he is the author, co-author or editor of ten books, two of which are now in their sixth editions: Nicaragua: Emerging the Shadow of the Eagle, co-authored with Christine Wade and Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion and Change, co-authored with John Booth and Christine Wade. In 1984, 1989/90, and 1996, Walker served on international delegations that observed Nicaragua’s national elections. With those experiences, he was later invited to be part of the Carter Center’s teams, which observed the 2004 presidential recall referendum in Venezuela and the 2006 National elections in Nicaragua. Walker has delivered over 185 guest lectures at
institutions of higher education around the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Special Thanks to Dr. Ariel Armony, Vice Provost for Globa Affairs

Tuesday, October 31

Peace Corps Story Slam
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Peace Corps
Location:
4131 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Peace Corps

Join us for the RPCV Story Slam! Hear stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Ask questions about service through a mix and mingle after the event.

For questions about this event, contact Kaitlin Powers at pcorps@pitt.edu.

Thursday, November 2 to Saturday, November 4

International Career Toolkit Series: Trans-Atlantic University Trip
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Steve Lund
Contact Email:
slund@pitt.edu

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

Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5

Muslims and Migration Mini Course
Time:
5:40 pm to 8:41 pm
Location:
GSC
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Friday 5-8 P.M.
Saturday 8-5 P.M.
Sunday 8-12 P.M.

Friday, November 3

50 Years Maria Callas: A Musical Tribute
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
Alexandra Loutsion
Location:
7th Floor Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with The American-Hellenic Foundation of Western PA
Cost:
$50
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
46150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Fifty years after her passing, Maria Callas remains a towering and historic Diva of opera. With her vivid interpretations, Callas succeeded brilliantly at living for her art. Soprano Aprile Millo once said, "Listening to Callas is like reading Shakespeare: You're always going to be knocked senseless by some incredible insight into humanity."

The Greek Nationality Room Committee and The American-Hellenic Foundation of Western PA present "50 Years Maria Callas: A Musical Tribute," featuring soprano Ms. Alexandra Loutsion.

The Recital Auditorium
7th Floor Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

A reception together with a photo, video, and art tribute to Callas will precede the main program.

Adult tickets: $50
Student tickets: $20

Please contact Sage Levy (4-6150) to reserve tickets.

Saturday, November 4

Korean Music Festival
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with Korean Association of Pittsburgh
Contact:
Cristina Lagnese
Contact Phone:
46159
Contact Email:
mcl38@pitt.edu

Korean Music Festival 2017!

Monday, November 6

Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu
Social Media and Political Engagement: Conceptual and Empirical Challenges in the Study of Digitally-Enabled Participation
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Yannis Theocharis, Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication, University of Groningen
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Studies Association
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

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

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

Global Issues Through Literature: Authors Under Authoritarianism
Teeth of the Comb by Osama Alomar
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg
Contact Phone:
412-624-3487
Contact Email:
lisarbromberg@pitt.edu

This year's Global Issues Through Literature series, a reading group designed for K-12 educators to learn and use new texts in the classroom, will travel the world through the eyes of authors writing under authoritarianism to try to understand the role of literature as document, commentator, and critic of restrictive regimes.

Osama Alomar is a prominent Syrian writer of al-quisa al-quasira jiddan, or what has been called "flash fiction." These extremely short stories (sometimes only one or two sentences) have the appeal of a fable. Prof. Uma Satyavolu (English) will introduce the text at City of Asylum (40 W. North Ave) from 6-7pm, and then we will hear from Alomar, currently an exiled writer-in-residence at City of Asylum, from 7-8pm. Books and Act 48 credit hours provided. Dinner TBA. Register by October 1 here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7kOKi1yCXGZsbY1niJ8u6fGPbrGgw...

Global Issues Through Literature 2017-2018
The Teeth of the Comb (2017) by Osama Alomar
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
City of Asylum (40 W. North Ave)
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Osama Alomar is a prominent Syrian writer of al-quisa al-quasira jiddan, or what has been called “flash fiction.” These extremely short stories (sometimes only one or two sentences) have the appeal of a fable. Currently an exiled writer-in-residence at City of Asylum in Pittsburgh, Alomar will be conducting this session himself at City of Asylum (40 W. North Ave). Participants are asked to watch a 45-minute long dialogue between Prof. Uma Satyavolu (English) and Lisa Bromberg (Global Studies Center) prior to attending, to glean interesting background information on Alomar's innovative form and ideas for classroom use. Books and Act 48 credit hours provided. Dinner TBA.

Tuesday, November 7

Pittsburgh's World Language Connections Day
Time:
8:59 am to 2:00 pm
Location:
Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

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

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Anne Garrels
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contains beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious closed cities, and some of the most polluted places on earth. Based on her recent book Putin Country (Farrar, Straus&Giroux, 2016), Garrels charts the aftershocks of the U.S.S.R.’s collapse. Having returned again and again to Chelyabinsk, Garrels argues that the area’s new freedoms and opportunities were exciting but also traumatic. As the economic collapse of the early 1990s abated, the city of Chelyabinsk became richer and more cosmopolitan, even as official corruption and intolerance for minorities grew more entrenched. Today, as Vladimir Putin tightens his grip on power and Western sanctions continue to lower the standard of living, the local population mingles belligerent nationalism with a deep ambivalence about their country’s direction. Through it all, Garrels sympathetically charts an ongoing identity crisis. In the aftermath of the Soviet Union, what is Russia? What kind of pride and cohesion can it offer? And why does Putin command the loyalty of so many Russians, even those who decry the abuses of power they regularly encounter?

Anne Garrels has been honored with numerous journalism awards, including the Peabody and the Polk. Garrels is on the board of Oxfam America and the Committee to Protect Journalists. For almost 25 years Anne Garrels was the senior foreign correspondent for NPR, reporting from Russia and the other former Soviet republics, the former Yugoslavia, the Middle East, China, Mongolia, and Iraq. She arrived in Baghdad six months before the 2003 U.S. invasion, stayed during the U.S. bombing campaign and continued to cover Iraq for the next six years. Before joining NPR in 1986 she was chief correspondent in Moscow and Central America for ABC, and the State Department correspondent for NBC.

Putin Country (Farrar, Straus&Giroux, 2016) will be available for purchase and signing.

Thursday, November 9

Career Toolkit Series: UCIS Alumni Networking Reception (for Students)
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Friday, November 10

Career Toolkit Series: UCIS Alumni Panels
Time:
(All day)
Location:
GSC
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

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

Wednesday, November 15

Conversations on Europe - European Integration through Study Abroad? 30 Years of the Erasmus Program
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Thursday, November 16

Daniel Beaty Visit
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
O'Hara Student Center Ballroom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Actor, singer, writer, activist, and advocate of arts-based social justice education, Daniel Beaty is best known for his performance of “Knock Knock,” which has received over 17 million views on YouTube. His other work includes the one-man play Emergency (in which he performs over 40 characters), a film about Beaty’s relationship with his incarcerated father, and a collaborative project involving people affected by gangs. Exploring criminal justice reform, the struggles of incarcerated people and their families, of African-Americans across the country, and more broadly of all those affected by trauma, Beaty’s work has been acclaimed for its richness of characterization, voice, and range of emotion.
He has performed at venues from the Lincoln Center to the White House; has received several NAACP awards as well as an Obie award for writing and performance. His performances and workshops use the tools of the arts, storytelling, and trauma recovery to inspire reflection, agency, and healing. The performance is open to the public.

Following his performance, we invite faculty and other educators to join us for a workshop and discussion with the launch of a new GSC initiative, Creative Pedagogies for Global Studies. Advance registration for the discussion is required; please email Lisa Bromberg at lisarbromberg@pitt.edu to register.

Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human Migration: a faculty development seminar
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
601 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Friday, November 17

International Career Toolkit Series: Boston Career Forum 2017
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact Email:
rookoepsel@pitt.edu

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

Monday, December 4

Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Wednesday, December 6

Conversations on Europe - Brexit Update: Negotiating Exit
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Thursday, January 18

Consistently Invisible? Women's News Media Coverage during the European Elections, 1999-2014"
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Maarja Luhiste, Newcastle University
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

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

Conversations on Europe - Wind, Water, Sun: Clean Energy in Europe
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Thursday, February 8

Legacies of 1968 (tentative)
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Todd Gitlin, Columbia University
Location:
Location to be announced
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, February 21

Conversations on Europe - European Cities in the 21st Century
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Friday, February 23 to Saturday, February 24

Modern Rivers of Eurasia: Potential, Control, Change
Time:
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact:
Patryk Reid
Contact Email:
par85@pitt.edu

The inland rivers of Central Eurasia intersect vast regions, sustain diverse communities, and inform social identities. This symposium will explore how efforts to control and exploit the various potentials of these waterways reflect economic, political, and cultural histories that continue to shape local relationships of aquatic and anthropoid life. The speakers are part of a growing international and interdisciplinary group of scholars who focus on water and society in Central Eurasia and engage conversations of urgent concern and global relevance. Central Eurasia has become known for the ways in which multiple countries have for decades contested the natural resources of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya although these rivers feed hydroelectric power production and agriculture at the expense of ecology—tragically shrinking the Aral Sea. Symposium participants will consider cross-cutting issues that center on cases of navigation, flood control, channel management, irrigation, and dam construction. This emphasis will promote a broad discussion with our audience about water-society relationships within globalizing contexts of the modern world.

Wednesday, March 14

Conversations on Europe - Elections in Italy: A Next Wave for Populism?
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Part of the ESC Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series and its series of Virtual Roundtables, Conversations on Europe.

Thursday, March 29

Climate Change and Protest (tentative)
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Stacy VanDeveer, University of Massachusetts Boston
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

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

European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Various
Location:
Location to be announced
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and International Business Center along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
4126482290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

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

Conversations on Europe - May 1968: Legacies of Protest in France
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

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.

Tuesday, May 1

CCA International Marketing Competition
Time:
12:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

The Global Studies Center and the International Business Center work with high school language and social sciences teachers to introduce international business concepts to students through an international marketing competition. It culminates in an interscholastic competition hosted by the Global Studies Center and the IBC at Pitt, where students present their marketing plans in front of fellow competitors and a panel of judges from the academic and business communities, as well as answer audience questions. The teams that win first, second and third place in the final each receive awards recognizing their hard work.