Week of April 15, 2018 in UCIS

Thursday, April 5 until Saturday, May 5

(All day) Festival/Film
Italian Film Festival 2018
Location:
University of Pittsburgh
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Heinz History Center Italian American Collection, Dante Alighieri Society of Pittsburgh, Mondo Italiano, Arancini House and John J. Suppa Insurance
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The local premieres of award-winning Italian film.

MOVIE SCHEDULE:
Thursday April 5th - 7pm FINCHE' C'E' PROSECCO @ Alumni Hall
Friday April 6th - 7pm EARS - ORECCHIE @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 7th - 7pm L'ORDINE DELLE COSE ​@ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Wednesday April 18th - 7pm FUNNE, LE RAGAZZE CHE SOGNAVANO IL MARE @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Thursday April 19th - 7pm EASY @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Friday April 20th - 7pm TUTTO QUELLO CHE VUOI @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 21st - 7pm IN GUERRA PER AMORE - @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Got questions? Email the Pittsburgh local Spotlight Sponsor at: mondoitaliano@earthlink.net.

Thursday, April 12 until Saturday, May 5

(All day) Festival/Film
Italian Film Festival 2018
Location:
University of Pittsburgh
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Heinz History Center Italian American Collection, Dante Alighieri Society of Pittsburgh, Mondo Italiano, Arancini House and John J. Suppa Insurance
See Details

The local premieres of award-winning Italian film.

MOVIE SCHEDULE:
Thursday April 5th - 7pm FINCHE' C'E' PROSECCO @ Alumni Hall
Friday April 6th - 7pm EARS - ORECCHIE @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 7th - 7pm L'ORDINE DELLE COSE ​@ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Wednesday April 18th - 7pm FUNNE, LE RAGAZZE CHE SOGNAVANO IL MARE @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Thursday April 19th - 7pm EASY @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Friday April 20th - 7pm TUTTO QUELLO CHE VUOI @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 21st - 7pm IN GUERRA PER AMORE - @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Got questions? Email the Pittsburgh local Spotlight Sponsor at: mondoitaliano@earthlink.net.

Monday, April 16

12:00 pm Lecture
Reasserting the center of the nation state: How supranational institutions reshape the public sector
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of Political Science
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In this talk, I will analyze the impact of institutionalization at the supranational level on reforms that integrate and/or coordinate existing policy sectors at the domestic level. More specifically, I argue that the ongoing agencification of the European Union, where European agencies have been established with the aim of providing policy advice and fostering cooperation, has crucially strengthened these reforms. To examine this hypothesis, I present the results of multilevel analyses that estimate reform activity concerning policy integration and administrative coordination using an original dataset that compares four policy fields – environment, immigration, public health, and unemployment – in thirteen countries (eight EU members and five non-EU members) covering the period from 1985-2014. Overall, the results point to varying patterns of integration and coordination at the nation-state level and to the differential importance of agencification at supranational level.

4:00 pm Information Session
Digital Portfolio Information Session
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Dr. Jared McCormick will present ideas on how to effectively create and present yourself using the digital portfolio, a required component of the undergraduate certificate and BPHIL/IAS/Global Studies. Dr. McCormick has been meeting with many students and several of the same issues have arisen. He will address these issues as well as suggest other creative ideas.

Tuesday, April 17

12:00 pm Lecture
Predestined to Act for a Greater Cause: The Sense of Mission in Russia’s Foreign Policy
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
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When stating their policies, states often talk about goals and tasks. Russia, apart from goals, also claims to have a “mission.” One often reads of a messianism deeply rooted in Russian tradition. Survey polls show that Russian society holds onto a popular belief that Russia, in order to develop and prosper, must strive for higher causes. Although Russian messianism is relatively well researched from the historical perspective, we are still lacking a substantial examination its contemporary form. The “messianic drive” is usually explained by the inner characteristics of the actor which claims to have mission. In the case of Russia, this characteristic is the impact of the Christian Orthodox tradition. Alicja Curanović, however, approaches messianism as a phenomenon triggered by external factors – dynamics within the international hierarchy of states. In her talk Dr. Curanović will present her findings about the mechanisms behind contemporary Russian messianism. She will talk about the content, context and functions of mission in Russia’s foreign policy after 1991 as well as changes and continuities in comparison to Russian messianism of XIX century.

Alicja Curanović is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw. Her main research interests are international relations in the post-Soviet area; Russian foreign policy; religious factor in international relations; perception, identity, image and status in politics. Her publications include the monograph The Religious Factor in Russia's Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2012) and numerous articles published in Politics and Religion, Nationalities Papers, and Religion, State and Society, among other journals. She has conducted research inter alia at the Columbia University, Stanford University, the Russian State University for Humanistic Studies and MGIMO and, currently, is a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

12:30 pm Lecture
Latin American Dictatorship and Italian Neo-Fascism
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and European Studies Center
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LATIN AMERICAN DICTATORSHIP AND ITALIAN NEO-FASCISM:
Transnational Anticommunist Networks in the Southern Cone, 1977-1981
By Vito Ruggerio

TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH
4217 POSVAR HALL
12:30 PM

Vito Ruggerio is a PhD student in Latin American History, University of Roma Tre. He was a research fellow at the National Security Archive within the Southern Cone Documentation Project, at George Washington University. In 2016, he was a history consultant for the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry

12:30 pm Lecture
LATIN AMERICAN DICTATORSHIP ITALIAN NEO-FASCISM
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and European Studies Center
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Vito Ruggerio is a PhD student in Latin American History, University of Roma Tre. He was a research fellow at the National Security Archive within the Southern Cone Documentation
Project, at George Washington University. In 2016, he was a history consultant for the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into the kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro.

2:00 pm Information Session
Digital Portfolio Information Session
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Dr. Jared McCormick will present ideas on how to effectively create and present yourself using the digital portfolio, a required component of the undergraduate certificate and BPHIL/IAS/Global Studies. Dr. McCormick has been meeting with many students and several of the same issues have arisen. He will address these issues as well as suggest other creative ideas.

4:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
1968: What Have We Learned
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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UCIS Center Directors will lead a discussion informed by the events in the series and their own research and reflections. Please join us and take part in this public conversation about the global legacies of 1968.

6:30 pm Film
Canal Stories (Panama)
Location:
G-23 Public Health Building
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

HISTORIAS DEL CANAL (Panama, 2014)
English subtitles
G-23 Public Health Building
6:30 p.m. Pizza
7:00 p.m. Movie
Free and open to the public!

Five shorts spanning a century on lives impacted by the Panama Canal.

For more information, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list
Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies and the Spanish Film Club by Pragda.

Wednesday, April 18

12:00 pm Lecture
Legendary Women: Gio and Hotoke in Japanese Cultural History
Location:
119 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Roberta Strippoli is an associate professor of Japanese literature at Binghamton University (SUNY) and author of Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess. The Legend of Gio and Hotoke in Japanese Literature, Theater, Visual Arts, and Cultural Heritage (Brill, 2017).

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
UKRAINIAN LEADERS EXAMINE ISSUES OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
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Open World Leadership Center, a legislative branch agency, will send a delegation of Crimean Tatars from Ukraine to Pittsburgh from April 13 - 21 2018. While in Pittsburgh, Open World delegates will be hosted by GlobalPittsburgh.
The 5 delegates comprising the delegation includes Mr. Khalil Khalilov, Head of the Crimeam Tatar Cultural Center “Crimean House in L’viv; Ms. Maryna Liakh, Head of “Smile of a Child” Charitable Foundation; Ms. Mariia Huliaieva , Coordinator of the Severodonetsk Office , Charitable Organization “Vostok-SOS;” Ms. Anastasiia Martynovska, Lawyer at Strategic Litigation Center, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union; and Ms. Elnara Abdullaieva, Postgraduate student at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. The group is accompanied by Mr. Viacheslav Zub, a bicultural facilitator, and Ms. Olga Shostachuk, a bilingual translator.

Prior to their arrival in Pittsburgh, the delegates will have completed an orientation in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill. A meeting has been requested for the group with the office of Representative Mike Doyle, Pennsylvania District 14. In Pittsburgh, delegates will collaborate on best practices for programs and services for immigrants and refugees. They will meet with representatives of the Offices of Mayor Bill Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. Additionally, they will have appointments with key organizations working in the region with immigrants and refugees including: Jewish Family and Community Services; Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center; the Community Assistance and Refugee Resettlement, Northern Area Multi-Service Center; and the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, among others. The group will participate in a roundtable discussion facilitated by the University Center for International Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. The delegation will stay in the homes of local residents, serving as hospitality hosts.

Thursday, April 19 until Saturday, May 5

(All day) Festival/Film
Italian Film Festival 2018
Location:
University of Pittsburgh
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Heinz History Center Italian American Collection, Dante Alighieri Society of Pittsburgh, Mondo Italiano, Arancini House and John J. Suppa Insurance
See Details

The local premieres of award-winning Italian film.

MOVIE SCHEDULE:
Thursday April 5th - 7pm FINCHE' C'E' PROSECCO @ Alumni Hall
Friday April 6th - 7pm EARS - ORECCHIE @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 7th - 7pm L'ORDINE DELLE COSE ​@ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Wednesday April 18th - 7pm FUNNE, LE RAGAZZE CHE SOGNAVANO IL MARE @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Thursday April 19th - 7pm EASY @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Friday April 20th - 7pm TUTTO QUELLO CHE VUOI @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 21st - 7pm IN GUERRA PER AMORE - @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Got questions? Email the Pittsburgh local Spotlight Sponsor at: mondoitaliano@earthlink.net.

Thursday, April 19

4:00 pm Lecture
Political Integration as a Strategy of Conflict Resolution: The FARC in Colombian Elections
Location:
CLAS Reception Area--4200 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas (CLAS)
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The CLAS Round Table Discussions are monthly Panoramas-sponsored events meant to facilitate meaningful dialogues on current issues in Latin America.

PIZZA WILL BE PROVIDED!!

5:30 pm Lecture
Capitalism, Poverty, & Praxis
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of Cultural Studies Program
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Professor Patnaik is a world-renowned Marxist economist, critic of neoliberalism, and political commentator. He is the author of Excursus in History: Essays on Some Ideas of Irfan Habib (Tulika Books 2011), Re-Envisioning Socialism (Tulika Books 2011), The Value of Money (Columbia UP 2009), The Retreat to Unfreedom: Essays on the Emerging World Order (Tulika 2003), Accumulation and Stability Under Capitalism (Clarendon Press, 1997), and Macroeconomics (Oxford UP 1995), Economics and Egalitarianism (Oxford UP 1991), Lenin and Imperialism: An Appraisal of Theories and Contemporary Reality (Sangam Books 1986), and co-author of several volumes, including A Theory of Imperialism (Columbia UP 2017). As executive head of the state of Kerala’s planning board from 2006 to 2011, he over saw a significant expansion in welfare measures. In 2008, he joined three other prominent economists on Interactive Panel of the United Nations General Assembly on the Global Financial Crisis.

Friday, April 20 until Saturday, April 21

9:00 am Workshop
Moot ICC
Location:
Pitt Law School
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for International Legal Education
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This competition introduces high school students to international law. Students read a case written by law students, write memorials, and argue before judges.

Friday, April 20

11:30 am Colloquium/Lecture Series / Brown Bag
European Colloquium Session
Location:
4209 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of German, Department of Anthropology, Department of History and Carnegie-Mellon University Department of History

Saturday, April 21

8:30 am Workshop/Teacher Training--Area Studies/Teacher Training--Language
French Immersion Institute Workshop
Location:
Posvar 4130, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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Samedi 3 mars 2018:
La situation linguistique et culturelle en Bretagne, Dr. Sébastien Dubriel, Université de Carnegie-Mellon

Samedi 21 avril 2018:
Françoise Giroud & Simone Veil: deux écrivaines politiques pour la couse des femmes
Conférencière: Bénédicte Barlat, Directrice - Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh

Program runs from 9:00-13:30, with an 8:30 breakfast and 12:30 lunch included.

Registration deadlines: February 26th for March 3rd workshop; April 16th for April 21st workshop.
Enclose a $20.00 check for each program ($40.00 for both). Fee includes ACT 48 credit-4 -hours for each program, breakfast and lunch.) Send check payable to the University of Pittsburgh. To facilitate our records, please write on check memo: (French Immersion)

Bonnie Adair-Hauck: adairhauck@gmail.com