Week of October 29, 2017 in UCIS

Sunday, October 29

12:00 pm Festival
Slavic Festival
Location:
Commons Room Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and Nationality Rooms
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Celebration of Slavic Culture with food, performances, and more!

6:00 pm Dinner
Chinese Committee Scholarship Dinner
Location:
Station Square Sheraton Hotel
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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Annual dinner held to raise funds for the Chinese Room Committee Scholarship.

Monday, October 30

4:00 pm Lecture
One Scholar’s Half Century Affair with Nicaragua
Location:
Amy Knapp Room - Hillman Library G74
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with University Library Systems
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Thomas W. Walker
One Scholar’s Half Century Affair with Nicaragua

Amy Knapp Room - Hillman Library G74
Monday, October 30, 2017 4:00pm – 5:15pm
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

4:00 pm Colloquium
Populism’s Rise in Europe and the U.S.
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Study Abroad Office along with IES Abroad
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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.

Tuesday, October 31

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Peace Corps Story Slam
Location:
4131 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Peace Corps
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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 until Saturday, November 4

(All day) Information Session
International Career Toolkit Series: Trans-Atlantic University Trip
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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Join the European Studies Center to UNC to learn about graduate studies abroad at Trans-Atlantic University. Contact slund@pitt.edu for more information.

Thursday, November 2

12:00 pm Lecture
Cities as Political Construction Sites: Building Just, Livable Urban Communities in an Era of Globalization
Location:
2432 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Sociology
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Join community leaders in human rights city organizing and Professor Emeritus Peter Evans of UC Berkeley, for a discussion on local-global links. Dr. Evans is a world-renowned expert on labor, states, social movements, globalization, and development.

Friday, November 3 until Sunday, November 5

5:40 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Muslims and Migration Mini Course
Location:
GSC
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Friday 5-8 P.M.
Saturday 8-5 P.M.
Sunday 8-12 P.M.

Friday, November 3

6:30 pm Performance
50 Years Maria Callas: A Musical Tribute
Location:
7th Floor Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with The American-Hellenic Foundation of Western PA
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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

7:00 pm Performance
Korean Music Festival
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with Korean Association of Pittsburgh
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Korean Music Festival 2017!