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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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 1

Teacher Training/Teacher Training--Area Studies/Workshop -- Breaking Down the Headlines: Palestinian Aspirations and Realities
Robert Ross Assistant Professor of Global Cultural Studies, Point Park University
5:30 pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Global Studies Center
$10.00 per session
Elaine Linn
412 648-2113
eel58@pitt.edu

The Breaking Down the Headlines is a five part series that will begin with a historical overview of the late 19th and 20th centuries; a time period which witnessed the demise of the Ottoman Empire, colonial land grabs, the rise of nation states and their struggles for power. With over one-third of the population now living as refugees, our readings and presentations will cover conflicts, power grabs, identity and citizenship. The series concludes with a literary perspective. Historical and current prose and poetry, written in the hand of people seeking a voice during times of shifts in power, we will learn through the lens of a citizen or refugee, king or peasant, young or old, woman or man.

A series of five workshops for educators.
You may attend in person or participate via the Internet.
Registration is required for everyone.
To attend in person tickets must be purchased at a cost of $10/session. The fee covers the cost of dinner, parking, and curriculum materials.

Tuesday, May 6

Workshop -- Global Issues Through Literature: Nepal
Michael-Ann Cerniglia
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4217 Posvar Hall
Global Studies Center, International Business Center
Free
Veronica Dristas
412 624-2918
dristas@pitt.edu

Sewickley Academy's Michael-Ann Cerniglia, will frame Conor Grennan's Little Princes in in the context of Human Security to discuss Nepal's child workers. She will share with our K-12 community on how she also used the book to look at globalization and how she incorporated the text into her Human Geography. Participants will receive a free copy of the book. To register: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGtrNGFva2JUQU9RN0x...

Thursday, May 8

Teacher Training/Teacher Training--Area Studies/Workshop -- Breaking Down the Headlines: The Syrian Civil War and the Impact on its Neighbors
Faten Ghosn Associate Professor, International Relations, School of Government & Public Policy and Faculty of the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, University of Arizona
5:30 pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Global Studies Center
$10.00 per session
Elaine Linn
412-648-2113
eel58@pitt.edu

The Breaking Down the Headlines is a five part series that will begin with a historical overview of the late 19th and 20th centuries; a time period which witnessed the demise of the Ottoman Empire, colonial land grabs, the rise of nation states and their struggles for power. With over one-third of the population now living as refugees, our readings and presentations will cover conflicts, power grabs, identity and citizenship. The series concludes with a literary perspective. Historical and current prose and poetry, written in the hand of people seeking a voice during times of shifts in power, we will learn through the lens of a citizen or refugee, king or peasant, young or old, woman or man.

A series of five workshops for educators.
You may attend in person or participate via the Internet.
Registration is required for everyone.
To attend in person tickets must be purchased at a cost of $10/session. The fee covers the cost of dinner, parking, and curriculum materials.

Also joining the discussion will be Ms. Mais Haddad, Syrian human rights lawyer, working in the field of women's rights and civil society

Thursday, May 22

Teacher Training/Teacher Training--Area Studies/Workshop -- Breaking Down the Headlines: Telling the Levant Experience. Lure, Longing, and Love
Julie Hakim Azzam, Lecturer, English Department, University of Pittsburgh, Book Reviewer for Pittsburgh Post Gazette
5:30 pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Global Studies Center
$10.00
Elaine Linn
412-648-2113
eel58@pitt.edu

The last session of the five part Breaking Down the Headlines series, where Dr. Hakim will present on the literature and poetry shedding light on the aspirations as well as daily life of the Arab populations past and present who reside in this region in spirit or in person.

Announcements

Mark your calendar for the Global Studies Center Graduation on Thursday, April 17, 2014!
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