Events in UCIS

Tuesday, January 16

12:30 pm Lecture
Lex Mercatoria and Soft Law in International Commercial Arbitration
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of
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Marco Torsello is Professor of Comparative Law at the School of Law of the University of Verona, Italy. He is also a Global Professor of Law in NYU School of Law's La w Abroad program in Paris, and an Adjunct Professor at the School of management, MIP-Politecnico di Milano. His many publications include articles on international commercial arbitration, EUcommercial law, and the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). He is the co-author with Franco Ferrari of "International Sales Law-CISG in a Nutshell"

4:00 pm Lecture
Feminist Posthumanism and Life in the Abyss
Location:
501G Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Cultural Studies, Department of English, GSWS Program, The Humanities Center and the Literature Program
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Join Distinguished Teaching Professor Stacy Alaimo from the University of Texas Arlington for her talk this January at Pitt. Prof. Alaimo is an internationally recognized scholar of the environmental humanities and gender studies. She has published three monographs: Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (Cornell UP, 2000);
Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (Indiana UP, 2010); and Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pressures in Posthuman Times (U of Minnesota P, 2016). Bodily Natures won the ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment) Award for Ecocriticism in 2011 and was featured in a special book session at the International Association of Environmental Philosophy in 2013. Alaimo also coedited Material Feminisms (Indiana UP 2008), and her edited collection Matter is forthcoming in 2017 (Macmillan). She is known for developing the concept of "trans-corporeality," a concept widely in circulation and included as a key term in Rosi Braidotti's The Posthuman Glossary (2017). Her current book project is entitled "Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and the Creatures of the Abyss."

Graduate students may also attend a lunchtime colloquium with Professor Alaimo from 11:00am- 1:00pm in 501G in the Cathedral. Contact Nancy Glazener (glazener@pitt.edu) to RSVP, get access to readings, and to convey dietary restrictions.

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
A Roundtable Discussion on the Pitt World History Center’s World-Historical Gazetter Project
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of The World History Center and Department of History
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Featuring:
Anne Knowles (University of Maine), Ruth Mostern (History), Karl Grossner (Stanford), and Ryan Horne (World History Center)

Presented by the World History Center

4:00 pm Reception
Italian Fulbright Welcome Reception
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Center for International Legal Education and University of Pittsburgh School of Law
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Please join the European Studies Center and Center for International Legal Education in welcoming Francesca Ragno, this year’s Italian Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, to the University of Pittsburgh for a welcoming reception in the Alcoa Room at 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

Francesca Ragno is Researcher (tenure position) and Adjunct Professor of International Law at the School of Law of Verona University. She graduated in Law (J.D.) with honors at the University of Bologna, and obtained her PhD degree from the University of Verona. Throughout her career she spent several research stays abroad, including at the University of Hamburg, University of Heidelberg, and NYU. Her teaching and scholarship span Private International Law, European Law, International Commercial Law, and International Arbitration.

In her capacity as our 2018 Italian Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, Professor Ragno has left her home University (Verona) to spend a four-month period at the University of Pittsburgh for spring 2018, where she is teaching “EU from an International Law Perspective.” The overarching aim of her teaching project is to increase understanding in the US of EU law at a critical time for the very existence of the European Union and its role as a global actor. At the same time, she cherishes the opportunity to reflect with students on the raison d'être of the EU from an American perspective and on the benefits and the opportunities that the EU provides for the USA.

The University of Pittsburgh is proud to host one of only five Italian Fulbright Distinguished Chairs in the U.S., in partnership with the U.S. – Italy Fulbright Commission in Italy. The University of Pittsburgh Italian Fulbright Chair is administered by the European Studies Center in cooperation with the Departments of French & Italian, History, and History of Art and Architecture.

6:30 pm Film
Neruda (Chile)
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

NERUDA: Una Cacería Salvaje (Pablo Larraín, Chile, 2016)
*Subtitles provided in English
With commentary by Pedro Salas, Ph.D. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Instructor, Slippery Rock University

Come and join us for a great film and pizza!
Free and open to the public!

From A. O. Scott’s New York Times’ Review: “’Neruda,’ Pablo Larraín’s semifantastical biopic, is a warmhearted film about a hot-blooded man that is nonetheless troubled by a subtle, perceptible chill. Blending fact with invention, it tells the story of a confrontation between an artist (the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda) and an emerging dictatorship, and more generally illuminates the endless struggle between political authority and the creative imagination. For anyone who believes that poetry and democracy spring from the same source and provoke the same enemies, this movie provides both encouragement and warning.”

Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neUwXV_cSwM