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Global Health
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.

Announcements

Find out more about the Center's daily operations from The Global Studies Center's first Annual Report.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 2

Workshop -- How to Prepare for Graduate School
Jonathan Harris, Anna-Maria Wallis Karnes, Patrick Cornell
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WWPH 4217
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, Global Studies Center, International Business Center, Study Abroad Office
Free
Sarah Angel Markwardt
saa133@pitt.edu

Are you considering graduate school?

Join us at the workshop:
How to Prepare for Graduate School
Thursday, Oct. 2nd / 3pm / WWPH 4217

This workshop will cover the ins and outs of choosing a good program, completing an impressive application, establishing communication with an advisor, as well as advice from Professor Jonathan Harris and current PhD and Master's candidates.

Friday, October 3

Festival -- Hoverla Ukranian Film Festival
The Ukiranian Community of Western Pennsylvania
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Global Studies Center
UCOWPA
Full Access Festival Pass: $25. Regular Admission: $8 per screening. Two screenings [5:30 pm & 7 pm same day] - $10. Full time students with valid ID - Free
412.331.2362
http://ucowpa.org/

The Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania (UCOWPA), in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, cordially invites you to the “HOVERLA” Ukrainian American Film Festival – a multi-weekend event full of great films, interactive environment and all-encompassing experience!

OCTOBER 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014 5:30 PM
Festival Kick-Off: BABYLON'13 with Yuriy Gruzinov: "Winter that changed us" (Ukraine)

Sunday, October 12, 2014 5:30 PM
TBA

Sunday, October 12, 2014 7:00 PM
Letter From the Past by Andriy Rozhen
The Island of Crimea by Ihor Chajka

Sunday, October 19, 2014 5:30 PM
Women of the New Ukrainian Cinema: short films by Masha Kondakova, Alina Gorlova and Maryna Artemenko

Sunday, October 19, 2014 7:00 PM
Shadows of Unforgotten Ancestors by Lubomyr Levytsky

Sunday, October 26, 2014 5:30 PM
Expedition by Kostyantyn Konovalov

Sunday, October 26, 2014 7:00 PM
Ivan the Powerful by Victor Andriyenko

In addition, Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3:30 PM the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies of the University of Pittsburgh is sponsoring "A Cinema of Civil Protest" and discussion with Yurij Gruzinov, filmmaker and leading camera man of "Babylon '13 Studio at Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Room 1700S.

****To Purchase tickets go here, http://ucowpa.org/http%3A/%252Fucowpa.org/film%20festival%20tickets%2020...

Wednesday, October 15

Conference -- Middle East Dialogues
Dr. Luke Peterson
10:00 am
4217 Posvar Hall
Global Studies Center
Elaine Linn
eel58@pitt.edu

The Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh presents Middle East Dialogues, a 3-part series of video-conference discussions with college students at American University in Cairo.

You are invited to participate in the discussion. Come and exchange ideas about the pressing issues of our times from students whom may have a very different world view. Read the two brief articles and come engaged to dialogue!

Dr. Luke Peterson, UCIS Visiting Professor in Contemporary International Issues, University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Riham Bahi, Assistant Professor at American University in Cairo will moderate each session.

Topic: Democracy and Violence: Revolution and Change
Suggested Readings: TBA

Wednesday, October 22

Conference -- Middle East Dialogues
Dr. Luke Peterson
10:00 am
4217 Posvar Hall
Global Studies Center
Elaine Linn
eel58@pitt.edu

The Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh presents Middle East Dialogues, a 3-part series of video-conference discussions with college students at American University in Cairo.

You are invited to participate in the discussion. Come and exchange ideas about the pressing issues of our times from students whom may have a very different world view. Read the two brief articles and come engaged to dialogue!

Dr. Luke Peterson, UCIS Visiting Professor in Contemporary International Issues, University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Riham Bahi, Assistant Professor at American University in Cairo will moderate each session.

Topic for October 22 – Islam in the 21st Century: Views from East and West
Suggested Readings: TBA

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