Events in UCIS

Wednesday, October 25

3:00 pm Lecture
Postwar Tokyo: Reality and Imagination through the Camera
Location:
630 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
3:00 pm Lecture
The Unkindest Cut of All;
Location:
602 CL
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and and The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
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The lecture will explore how different theoretical approaches to the narrative, performative and cultural aspects of trials, particularly show trials, can illuminate the sexual and racial politics that underpinned the public’s fascination with the Lorena Bobbitt case. Firstly, addressing the location of Latinos in the trans-American social imaginary, profoundly marked by the
“coloniality of power.” Followed by inquiring how narrative and performative analyses can fruitfully recast the study of show trials to better appreciate their cultural and political implications.

And finally analyzing the stories put forward by both the defense and the prosecution and how they reenacted highly problematic racial and sexual tropes characteristic of the coloniality of power.

3:00 pm Information Session
Career Toolkit Series: Applying for Graduate Studies Abroad (for Students)
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
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Have you considered graduate school abroad? Does is cost more or less than studying in the USA? How does the overseas credential transfer back to PhD programs, or make sense to US employers? Hear directly from Pitt alumni who have received a graduate credential from overseas. Discuss ways to tailor your applications with admissions councilors and members of admissions committees. Learn the pros and cons and the tips and tricks to successfully apply for graduate programs abroad.

5:00 pm Lecture
Daughter of the Cold War: George Kennan as Father and Architect of 20th Century Geopolitics
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
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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.

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Nationality Rooms Scholarship Debriefing
Location:
Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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Informal question and answer with our 2017 scholarship winners!

Reception will follow.

This event is free.