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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.


Find out more about the Center's daily operations from The Global Studies Center's first Annual Report.
Mark your calendar for our annual Global Studies Welcome Back Receptions on September 23rd!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 23

Reception -- Global Studies Center Reception for Students, Faculty and Staff
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Global Studies Center

Learn about the various events and programs the GSC offers through this opportunity to interact with various faculty, GSC students, and staff. Mingle with current and new Global Studies students, fellows, and faculty and learn about our new programming initiatives.

Thursday, September 25

Lecture -- Berlin Now: The City in the Years since 1989
Mr. Peter Schneider, Author and Journalist
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3431 Posvar Hall
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center
Center for Russian and East European Studies, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Department of German, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Film Studies Program and the World History Center

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the EUCE/ESC and the Department of German are pleased to present a group of events to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall. Author of the book “Berlin Now: The City After the Wall”, Peter Schneider, who moved to Berlin in 1962 and witnessed the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, visits the University of Pittsburgh to share his experiences as keen observer of Berlin. His novel Der Mauerspringer (The Wall Jumper) was first published in 1983, and has become a classic. In it he describes life in the shadow of the Wall. His new book, Berlin Now: The City after the Wall (translated by Sophie Schlondorff) is a collection of perceptive and witty essays about modern Berlin.

Friday, September 26

Panel Discussion -- International Business: Alumni and Professionals Panel
David Brand, Melissa Amler, Timothy Kraus
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
Sarah Angel Markwardt

University of Pittsburgh Alumni and local international business professionals will present about employment options and important skill development for those interested in careers in international business.

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