Celebration of Slavic Culture with food, performances, and more!
Week of October 29, 2017 in UCIS
Sunday, October 29
Annual dinner held to raise funds for the Chinese Room Committee Scholarship.
Monday, October 30
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
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
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 email@example.com.
Thursday, November 2 until Saturday, November 4
Friday, November 3 until Sunday, November 5
Friday 5-8 P.M.
Saturday 8-5 P.M.
Sunday 8-12 P.M.
Friday, November 3
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 2017!