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Health & Well-Being
Health & Well-Being explores the relationship between global health, social suffering, & the processes that connect & divide people around the world. We explore how globalization affects people’s susceptibility to physical & mental illnesses, their access to appropriate kinds of care &, more broadly, their well-being & capacity for “living well.”
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Politics & Economy
Politics & Economy focuses on the organization & workings of power. It highlights the production, distribution, & consumption of goods & services & how these processes produce global connections & divisions, & how states and other actors attempt to manage these processes. It explores capitalism, sustainable development, interactions among states, empires, social movements, & systems of inequality.
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Peace, Conflict & Security
Peace, Conflict & Security explores possibilities for peace & security in the world by examining how major conflicts & emergencies arise, are addressed, & are sometimes averted. We examine relationships between state sovereignty, international law, & armed intervention, human rights & security, terrorism & counterterrorism, processes of peace building, peace keeping, & reconciliation.
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Cultural Dynamics
Cultural Dynamics explores how people understand, evaluate, & feel about the world around them, & how these shape & reflect people’s involvement in new forms of social interaction related to globalization. It explores the processes producing cultural sameness & difference, identity formation & challenges of intercultural communication, & engagement with these processes through the arts.
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Ecology & Sustainability
Ecology & Sustainability focuses on the way in which humans relate to nature and how those relations shape and reflect our relations with one another. It explores the interplay of globalization and the environment, how to address planetary environmental challenges and injustices, as well as questions of environmental governance.

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 25 to Friday, July 20

Pennsylvania Governor's School for Global and International Studies
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
varies
Location:
varies
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center

Friday, October 5

Peace Circles training in conflict resolution for high school students
Annual meeting of the Association for Conflict Resolution
Time:
9:00 am
Presenter:
David J Smith
Location:
Doubletree by Hilton, Greentree
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of
Contact:
David Smith
Contact Email:
davidjsmith@davidjsmithconsulting.com

The Education, Research and Training (ERT) Section of ACR advances K-12 conflict resolution education. On Friday, October 5, 2018 ERT will sponsor an event designed to raise awareness with high school youth about ways of resolving conflict.

Peace Circles Training will be conducted by the Center for Community Dialogue based in Tucson, AZ. The training will be designed for high-school age youth interested in learning how to resolve differences. Students will leave the training knowing how to factitiate a circle process. Peace Circles are an ancient and contemporary way to address conflict and tends to build community.

The ERT Section is now looking for teachers and schools willing to commit to bringing their students to the program. ACR can cover transportation costs and will provide lunch. Because of space limitations, this program will be limited to about 40 students from Pittsburgh area schools.

If you are interested, please contact David J. Smith at davidjsmith@davidjsmithconsulting.com before June 15, 2018. For more information about the ERT Section go to this site: http://acreducation.weebly.com

Career Toolkit with David J Smith
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
David Smith
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Elaine Linn

Here is a link to my book: http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Peace-Jobs

And I mentioned, I spend a lot of my time talking with groups about careers. Here is about my visits to UMass and Whittier. https://davidjsmithconsulting.com/2018/04/17/planning-a-career-in-confli...

https://davidjsmithconsulting.com/2018/03/06/career-day-at-whittier-coll...

And my NGO https://www.foragecenter.org (Forage Center)

Monday, November 5

Pitt Model UN
Time:
(All day)
Location:
William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Business Center
Contact Email:
PittModelUN@gmail.com

Pitt's Model UN Student Club will host the 22nd Annual University of Pittsburgh Model United Nations Conference on Monday, November 5th, 2018!

Model United Nations provides students the opportunity to learn about and discuss today's most relevant issues of international diplomacy through participation in an academic simulation. Pitt Model United Nations is a long-standing club at the University of Pittsburgh. The club prepares and competes in Model United Nations conferences throughout the year. Through the conferences, our club members have the opportunity to gain knowledge on current events, international relations, and countries' diplomacy.

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