Week of March 25, 2018 in UCIS

Sunday, March 25

2:00 pm Lecture
The Battle for Dukla Pass
Location:
1500 Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies on behalf of Pitt Student Slovak Club; Slovak Studies Program
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A life-long expert on the Battle of Dukla Pass, Bill Tarkulich will discuss the breadth of the revered, crucial, protracted, and bloody chapter in Slovaks’ confrontation with Nazi control toward World War II, including in-tended strategy, unintended political and social results, personalities, local citizenry. He weighs in on the effects the disastrous battle had on the Slovak National Uprising. Mr. Tarkulich has published several papers on Rusyn family history, homeland history, and genealogy research methods for most families in Slovakia. Many of his methods have become de-facto standards for research in Slovakia in general and the Carpathian Mountains and border lands specifically. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology and went on to earn a grad-uate degree at Northeastern University.

Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, March 27

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag/Panel Discussion
Conversations on Europe - Elections in Italy: A Next Wave for Populism?
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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In-person or remote participation in this virtual roundtable is possible, and audience questions are encouraged.

For information, contact adelnore@pitt.edu.

4:00 pm Lecture
Connected Seas: the Baltic Sea in a wider Oceanic World
Location:
232 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of History

Wednesday, March 28

9:00 am Workshop
Rethinking South-South Cooperation: India and Brazil in the 21st Century
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Center for Latin American Studies
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The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to host the workshop "Rethinking South-South Cooperation: India and Brazil in the 21st Century" on March 28, 2018. Organized as a partnership between the Center for Latin American Studies and the Asian Studies Center, the workshop links with the successful international conference at Renmin University (China) that focused on the trilateral relationships between China, the United States, and Latin America. The "Rethinking South-South Cooperation" workshop will analyze the growing relationship between India and Brazil from a multidisciplinary perspective. More specifically, we are excited to focus on the issues of governance and population management, with specific sessions dedicated to South-South Governance, Mega-Events and Global Repercussions, Urbanization and Megacities, and Policing and Politics. Using India and Brazil as a model, the workshop hopes to consider how comparative politics along a south-south axis can elicit different concerns and tactics than a more traditional global or north/south, colonial comparative model.

Thursday, March 29 until Friday, March 30

10:00 am Symposium
John Beverley International Symposium
Location:
University of Pittsburgh: University Club
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
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John Beverley: International Symposium
University of Pittsburgh – University Club

In recognition of Professor John Beverley’s retirement next year, the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures is hosting an international symposium titled, "JOHN BEVERLEY AND THE URGENCY OF LATIN AMERICANISM IN TIMES OF CONFLICTING GLOBALIZATION". This international symposium is scheduled for March 29-30, 2018, at the University of Pittsburgh – University Club.
http://www.hispanic.pitt.edu/news-story/john-beverley-international-symp...

Thursday, March 29

2:00 pm Lecture
European Climate Politics and Activism from Local to Global
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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European climate and energy policies have been leading the world for several years, and climate activism has long been visible in many European cities and campuses. So what’s new in EU climate policy and activism? What’s next for EU climate politics in the age of the Trump Administration’s global gaslighting?

Funded through the ESC's Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant, this lecture is part of the Center's Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series.