Post-screening discussion with Sunnie Rucker-Chang, Assistant Professor of Slavic, Director of European Studies, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Week of October 1, 2017 in UCIS
Sunday, October 1
Roundtable, facilitated by Nancy Condee, Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
It is the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi, who was born in India on 2 October 1869. He fought with British imperialism using his acts of nonviolence. He is world known for his ideas of nonviolence, Martin Luther Jr. quoted him several times in his speeches.
Please join us for an afternoon of activities celebrating the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings. Enjoy tea and conversations with Pittsburgh organizations at 2:00 pm, followed by cultural performances, inter-faith presentations, and a panel discussion with authors, scholars, and educators.
Monday, October 2
Tuesday, October 3
The federal elections in Germany will be held on September 24, 2017. In this lecture we will take a look back on the German election campaign and try to explain the outcome of the election. Which topics did the parties highlight in their campaigns? What campaigning trends did we see in the 2017 German election? Which strategies did the candidates and the parties use to sell themselves to the voters and did their campaigns matter? How did the far-right do in the German election? Besides that, we will also discuss the ongoing coalition formation processes and the efforts of the German parties to now form a government after the election. Finally, we analyze what the result of the German election means for the European power play and Germany’s foreign policy towards their European neighbors as well as the US.
This lecture is part of German Campus Week and the ESC's Participation and Democracy Series.
Students for Justice in Palestine present an award-winning documentary showing what life is really like in the Israeli-Occupied West Bank, followed by a Panel Discussion. Come get a glimpse of the everyday lives of Palestinians living in the Israeli occupied West Bank. This is only meant to serve as an educational event and not a political rally. Anyone who wants to learn more about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in a friendly, inclusive, and respectful atmosphere. All Political affiliations welcome!
Wednesday, October 4
Our Special Guest is Dr. Michael Shifter,
President of the Inter-American Dialogue. He was previously vice president for policy and director of the Dialogue’s democratic governance program. Since 1994, Shifter has played a key role in shaping the Dialogue’s agenda, commissioning policy-relevant articles and reports.
Shifter writes and talks widely on US-Latin American relations and hemispheric affairs. His recent articles have appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, Current History, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Journal of Democracy, Harvard International Review and in newspapers and journals in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Chile, Panama, Argentina and Brazil. He is often interviewed by US, Latin American, European and Chinese media, and appears frequently on CNN and BBC. Shifter has lectured about hemispheric policy at leading universities in Latin America and Europe and has testified regularly before the US Congress about US policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean.
Thursday, October 5
Few historians have asked about 'development' as an idea unfolding within one specific historical space and representing three big socioeconomic regimes: capitalism, developing/post-colonial economy and socialism. Witnessing transformation of Poland from a supply hinterland of Western Europe (and a space of economic exploitation under Nazi rule), into a modernizing socialist nation-state, Polish economists studied these socio-economic systems comparatively and in a world perspective. But what is even more interesting, they also understood all three of them as overlapping and following each other in their own country's recent past and present. What lessons did Polish social scientists try to convey from this experience to the post-colonial world and how may their contributions change our understanding of history of international development?
Malgorzata Mazurek specializes in modern history of Poland and East Central Europe. Her interests include twentieth-century social sciences, international development, social history of communism and Polish-Jewish relations. Her lecture is based on a new book project that deals with the intellectual history of East Central European involvement in the making of the non-Western world between the late 19th century and 1960s. Dr. Mazurek is part of Socialism Goes Global, an international research project housed at the University of Exeter and funded by the British Arts and Humanities Council, http://socialismgoesglobal.exeter.ac.uk/. Dr. Mazurek's previous book, Society in Waiting Lines: On Experiences of Shortages in Postwar Poland (Warsaw: Trio 2010), has been shortlisted among the ten best books in contemporary Polish history in a 2011 nationwide contest. She is also the author of several articles on comparative and transnational history of labor and consumption in twentieth-century Poland.
This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.
During the 1910s and 1920s, a wave of Orientalism took root in Peru. Peruvian diplomatic officials dispatched to Eastern Asia turned their homes into self-fashioned Asian art museums, donned Kimonos and published travel narratives of their adventures in the “Orient.” Indigenista intellectuals imagined Japan and China as sites of revolutionary inspiration for a post-colonial global politics. Simultaneously, labor movements and state officials targeted Chinese and Japanese businesses and dwellings as sources of theft, contamination and social degradation. This talk explores how the 1930s global economic crisis and expansion of US hegemony shifted the politics of imagining Asia in the Americas.
ANA MARIA CANDELA is a historian of Modern China and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University. Her research focuses on Chinese migrations to Latin America and on the global dimensions of Chinese history and China’s social transformations. Her current book project Intimate Others: Peruvian Chinese Between Native Place, Nation and World examines the translocal histories and nationalist imaginaries forged by two generations of Cantonese migrant elites in Peru during an era of expanding industrial capitalism, settler colonialism and nation making