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Global Health explores the risks and opportunities of globalization for the health of the world population, including the increased spread of diseases across borders and oceans, and the enhanced ability to alert populations and health organizations about epidemics. It also addresses international emergency response systems for health epidemics in different parts of the world.
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Global Economy
Global Economy explores the changing reach and nature of economic flows and political organization under conditions of globalization, raising issues such as international economic growth and crisis, global competition.
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Global Security
Global Security explores international, ethnic, and religious conflicts, and considers ways of preventing and resolving conflicts, including negotiation and fostering of deeper cross-cultural understanding. It raises issues such as the role of the United Nations, armed intervention, non-governmental organizations, humanitarian relief, terrorism, international law, and diplomacy.
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Global Society
Global Society explores how our understanding of who we are changes under globalization, exploring issues such as race, religion, nationality, history, and gender. It addresses the interchange of ideas between cultures, movements of people, international rights, and other factors impacting cultural development in different parts of the world.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 26

Sustainable Development Goals for a Better World: A Conversation with Jeffrey Sachs
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and why do they matter for the University of Pittsburgh? The world's best-known development economist and advocate, Jeffrey Sachs, will lead a wide-ranging discussion about the purpose and process of crafting a unified vision for the future at home and abroad. A central tenet of the SDGs is that development is a shared responsibility and that all states are responsible for achieving measurable progress toward them. In an international climate of growing inequality, growing populist nationalism, and growing controversy over migration and social solidarity, prospects for development in richer and poorer nations alike are uncertain. Please join Professor Sachs for a discussion with Pitt faculty experts about the purpose and process of Sustainable Development Goals, and discuss questions about the role the SDGs can play in the transformation of Pittsburgh and other cities and in the globalization of universities like Pitt.

Friday, September 29

Post-Socialist Women Filmmakers Festival Opening
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Room 125
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Film Studies Program, Humanities Center, Cultural Studies Program, Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, GOSECA and Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University

This keynote address will introduce the weekend's film festival, celebrating the amazing film work being done women in the Balkans and Central Asia. The keynote speaker for this event is Yana Hashamova, the chair of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University.

"Thirst" Screening
Post-Socialist Women Filmmakers Festival
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Room 125
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Film Studies Program, Humanities Center, Cultural Studies Program, Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, GOSECA and Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University

Post-screening discussion with Ingeborg Bratoeva-Daraktchieva, Film Critic, Bulgaria

Saturday, September 30

"Our Everyday Life" Screening
Post-Socialist Women Filmmakers Festival
Time:
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Room 125
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Film Studies Program, Humanities Center, Cultural Studies Program, Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, GOSECA and Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University

Post-screening discussion with the director, Ines Tanovic

"Nagima" Screening
Post-Socialist Women Filmmakers Festival
Time:
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 232
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Film Studies Program, Humanities Center, Cultural Studies Program, Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, GOSECA and Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University

Post-screening discussion with lead actress Dina Tukubayeva, Kazakhstan

Sunday, October 1

"Ryna" Screening
Post-Socialist Women Filmmakers Festival
Time:
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 232
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Film Studies Program, Humanities Center, Cultural Studies Program, Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, GOSECA and Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University

Post-screening discussion with Sunnie Rucker-Chang, Assistant Professor of Slavic, Director of European Studies, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

Post-Socialist Women Filmmakers Festival Closing Roundtable
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 232
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Film Studies Program, Humanities Center, Cultural Studies Program, Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, GOSECA and Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University

Roundtable, facilitated by Nancy Condee, Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Gandhi Day: International Day of Nonviolence
Gandhi Jayanti
Time:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Cloister and Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center

It is the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi, who was born in India on 2 October 1869. He fought with British imperialism using his acts of nonviolence. He is world known for his ideas of nonviolence, Martin Luther Jr. quoted him several times in his speeches.

Please join us for an afternoon of activities celebrating the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings. Enjoy tea and conversations with Pittsburgh organizations at 2:00 pm, followed by cultural performances, inter-faith presentations, and a panel discussion with authors, scholars, and educators.

Monday, October 2

Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Thursday, October 5

From Habsburg Galicia to Cocoaland: History of Development and Polish Social Scientists from 1880s to 1960s
Time:
1:30 pm
Presenter:
Malgorzata Mazurek, Associate Professor of Polish Studies, Columbia University
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies; Ford Institute for Human Security
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Few historians have asked about 'development' as an idea unfolding within one specific historical space and representing three big socioeconomic regimes: capitalism, developing/post-colonial economy and socialism. Witnessing transformation of Poland from a supply hinterland of Western Europe (and a space of economic exploitation under Nazi rule), into a modernizing socialist nation-state, Polish economists studied these socio-economic systems comparatively and in a world perspective. But what is even more interesting, they also understood all three of them as overlapping and following each other in their own country's recent past and present. What lessons did Polish social scientists try to convey from this experience to the post-colonial world and how may their contributions change our understanding of history of international development?

Malgorzata Mazurek specializes in modern history of Poland and East Central Europe. Her interests include twentieth-century social sciences, international development, social history of communism and Polish-Jewish relations. Her lecture is based on a new book project that deals with the intellectual history of East Central European involvement in the making of the non-Western world between the late 19th century and 1960s. Dr. Mazurek is part of Socialism Goes Global, an international research project housed at the University of Exeter and funded by the British Arts and Humanities Council, http://socialismgoesglobal.exeter.ac.uk/. Dr. Mazurek's previous book, Society in Waiting Lines: On Experiences of Shortages in Postwar Poland (Warsaw: Trio 2010), has been shortlisted among the ten best books in contemporary Polish history in a 2011 nationwide contest. She is also the author of several articles on comparative and transnational history of labor and consumption in twentieth-century Poland.

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

Wednesday, October 11

Culture and Security
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institut, Germany
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies; Ford Institute for Human Security and Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
Contact:
Zsuzsánna Magdó
Contact Phone:
412-648-7423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

Security studies have given surprisingly little attention to cultural diversity as a constituent factor in the overall dynamics of security management. A case in point is that securitization theory still refers to cultural differences mainly as a source for conflict and therefore as an object of securitization. So far, cultural codes, linguistic barriers, and processes of self-identification did not constitute an important aspect of analysis. Culture as a value based concept and as a group marker, however, is not per se a primary source of conflict. Rather, culture appears as a symbol over and through which security concerns are articulated. Therefore, in multi-cultural societies cultural affiliation plays a crucial role in pre-structuring audiences and security agendas.

Addressing this emerging field of interdisciplinary security studies, this lecture is a lead-up to a day-long Graduate Student Workshop on Thursday, October 12. While the workshop is especially intended to Master's and Ph.D. students in GSPIA, History, and Political Science, all are welcome. To sign up, please contact Zsuzsánna Magdó, Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programs by September 29.

Since 2007, Peter Haslinger has been the Director of the Herder Institut for Historical Research on East-Central Europe in Marburg, Professor of East-Central European History at the Historical Institute of the Justus Liebig University and the Interdisciplinary Center for Eastern Europe in Gießen (GiZo). His research and teaching focuses on forced migrations and expulsions; the minority question; nationalism, regionalism, language policies; memory, museification, and the politics of history; security and violence studies; the spatial turn and the history of cartography; and the history of discourse and scientific communication. For a list of publications and awards, see https://www.herder-institut.de/en/institute-staff/staff/personen/ansehen....

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

Thursday, October 12

Graduate Student Workshop in Security Studies
Time:
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institut, Germany
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies; Ford Institute for Human Security, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe and Germany
Contact:
Zsuzsánna Magdó
Contact Phone:
412-648-7423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

This Graduate Student Workshop follows on the previous day's lecture on Culture and Security. Master's and Ph.D. students in GSPIA, History, and Political Science researching security issues are especially welcome. Participants will explore the emerging interdisciplinary field of culture and security studies through a set of readings distributed in advance and will discuss research projects. To sign up, please contact Zsuzsánna Magdó, Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programs by September 29th.

Wednesday, October 25

Career Toolkit Series: Applying for Graduate Studies Abroad (for Students)
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
4209 Posvar Hall
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
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Have you considered graduate school abroad? Learn the pros and cons and the tips and tricks to successfully apply for graduate programs abroad. Discuss ways to tailor your applications with admissions councilors and members of admissions committees.

Friday, October 27

CERIS Book Discussion: EXIT WEST
Book Discussion for Faculty and Graduate Students
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Rachel Sternfeld, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Facilitator)
Location:
Greensburg Room, Administration Building, Seton Hill University
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) and Seton Hill University
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Phone:
412 648-2113
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

Faculty, graduate students, K-16 educators and librarians are invited to attend the CERIS fall 2017 complimentary dinner and book discussion. The discussion will be facilitated by Rachel Sternfeld, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Participation via the Internet is also an option. Please register at https://cerisnet.secure.pitt.edu/resource/faculty-readers-forum. A limited number of free copies of the book are available. A dinner, hosted by Seton Hill University and CERIS will take place at 5:00 PM in the Greensburg Room of the Administration Building and the book discussion will follow in the Reeves Learning Commons to follow at 6:30 PM

Global Issues Through Literature: Authors Under Authoritarianism
Night Birds and Other Stories by Khet Mar
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg
Contact Phone:
412-624-3487
Contact Email:
lisarbromberg@pitt.edu

This year's Global Issues Through Literature series,a reading group designed for K-12 educators to learn and use new texts in the classroom, will travel the world through the eyes of authors writing under authoritarianism to try to understand the role of literature as document, commentator, and critic of restrictive regimes.

Khet Mar is a Burmese writer and political activist who was persecuted, tortured, and imprisoned in her home country. She is currently living at City of Asylum in Ithaca, NY as an exiled writer-in-residence. Her short novel about two oppressed teenagers speaking to each other through their apartment windows was, in her words, "a fictional way to express what happened to me in jail." Yet, the Burmese censors read the plot as metaphor and banned the novel. Khet Mar will lead the discussion herself, in person. Books, dinner, parking, and Act 48 hours provided. Register by September 25th here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegVl2JpCzbwCuHswd6FSbzwDP9QOxI...

Thursday, November 2 to Saturday, November 4

International Career Toolkit Series: Trans-Atlantic University Trip
Time:
(All day)
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
Contact:
Steve Lund
Contact Email:
slund@pitt.edu

Join the European Studies Center to UNC to learn about graduate studies abroad at Trans-Atlantic University. Contact slund@pitt.edu for more information.

Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5

Muslims and Migration Mini Course
Time:
5:40 pm to 8:41 pm
Location:
GSC
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Friday 5-8 P.M.
Saturday 8-5 P.M.
Sunday 8-12 P.M.

Monday, November 6

Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu
Global Issues Through Literature: Authors Under Authoritarianism
Teeth of the Comb by Osama Alomar
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg
Contact Phone:
412-624-3487
Contact Email:
lisarbromberg@pitt.edu

This year's Global Issues Through Literature series, a reading group designed for K-12 educators to learn and use new texts in the classroom, will travel the world through the eyes of authors writing under authoritarianism to try to understand the role of literature as document, commentator, and critic of restrictive regimes.

Osama Alomar is a prominent Syrian writer of al-quisa al-quasira jiddan, or what has been called "flash fiction." These extremely short stories (sometimes only one or two sentences) have the appeal of a fable. Prof. Uma Satyavolu (English) will introduce the text at City of Asylum (40 W. North Ave) from 6-7pm, and then we will hear from Alomar, currently an exiled writer-in-residence at City of Asylum, from 7-8pm. Books and Act 48 credit hours provided. Dinner TBA. Register by October 1 here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7kOKi1yCXGZsbY1niJ8u6fGPbrGgw...

Thursday, November 9

Career Toolkit Series: UCIS Alumni Networking Reception (for Students)
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
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
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Friday, November 10

Career Toolkit Series: UCIS Alumni Panels
Time:
(All day)
Location:
GSC
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
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Career path discussions, insights on working overseas, & more!

Thursday, November 16

Daniel Beaty visit
Time:
(All day)
Location:
GSC
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu
Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human Migration: a faculty development seminar
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:
601 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Friday, November 17

International Career Toolkit Series: Boston Career Forum 2017
Time:
(All day)
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
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact Email:
rookoepsel@pitt.edu

Join the Asian Studies Center at the largest career fair for Japanese-English bilinguals in Boston. Contact rookoepsel@pitt.edu for information.

Monday, December 4

Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Thursday, February 8

Legacies of 1968 (tentative)
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Todd Gitlin, Columbia University
Location:
Location to be announced
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and open to the public
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