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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.


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Upcoming Events

Friday, November 21

Panel Discussion -- Alumni & Professionals Panel: Careers in International Law
Michael Zuck, Kimberly Bennett
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Posvar Hall 4217
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for International Legal Education, 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
Sarah Angel Markwardt

Interested in global issues? Join us for an Alumni & Professionals Panel on Careers in International Law. Discover career opportunities for all fields of study and network with alumni and professionals working globally. Our diverse panel will discuss a variety of career options and share insights about how to make yourself more competitive in the job market.

Monday, December 1

Panel Discussion -- ISIS and US Intervention in the Middle East
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3703 Posvar Hall
Global Studies Center

What is ISIS and what is the impact of this radical Sunni insurgent group in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria? Can continued US involvement in the region bring sustained peace or will it propel continued inter-sectarian bloodshed?
Three experts will share their opinions along with time for Q&A.

Lunch is provided.

Expert Panel includes:

Ross Harrison is on the faculty of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he teaches strategy. He also teaches Middle East Politics at the University of Pittsburgh, and is a frequent contributor of articles on strategic issues facing the Middle East. He is the author of Strategic Thinking in 3D: A Guide for National Security, Foreign Policy and Business Professionals (Potomac Books, 2013), which is a required text at the U.S. National War College.

Dr. Luke Peterson is the AY2014-15 Visiting Professor in Contemporary International Issues. Broadly, Dr. Peterson’s work has focused on contemporary representations of Palestine-Israel in print media in Great Britain and the United States. He is the author of Palestine-Israel in the Print News Media (Rutledge Press, 2014). Dr. Peterson’s research interests are reflected in the courses he is teaching at Pitt including “The US in the Middle East,” both as an undergraduate history course and as a graduate course in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His spring 2015 course offerings are expected to include a history course on “The History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict” and a graduate seminar focusing on Modern Iran.

Dan Simpson is a retired, 35-year, career diplomat who served as U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His Middle East assignments included Lebanon and Libya. He is currently Associate Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, writing daily editorials and a weekly column on international affairs.

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