Events

 

The following events draw interdisciplinary audiences and help forge networks relating to our center's five concentrations: Ecology and Sustainability, Politics and Economy, Cultural Dynamics, Peace, Conflict & Security and Heath & Well-being.

Tuesday, November 28

Michelle Kirby & my Agro: Helping Farmers Find Financing
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Posvar 4217
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

Are you interested in international development? Do you have a passion for impactful social enterprise? If so, don't miss the opportunity to hear from Michelle Kirby! Michelle has spent a decade working across the globe: from Mali to Madagascar, Brazil to Indonesia, DC to the DRC. She spent three years working for One Acre Fund in Rwanda, she consulted for the World Bank and Madagascar's Office of National Nutrition. She currently serves as the Senegal Country Director for myAgro, an innovative social enterprise that provides financing to small-hold farmers who lack access from traditional banks and Microfinance institutions. myAgro's innovative bank-less savings scheme has helped increase average harvests for myAgro farmers 50-100% over traditional farms, and net farming income increases $150-$300 per farmer.

UCIS International Career Toolkit Site Visit: WholeRen
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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:
Joel Garceau
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Pittsburgh is exploding as an education destination with students from across the globe! Join UCIS and the Asian Studies Center on this month's site visit to WholeRen to learn about their work on integrating and promoting Chinese-American educational opportunities and potential ways that you can get involved.

WholeRen, headquartered in Pittsburgh, was founded by Chinese and American professional educators in 2010 to create and promote cross cultural educational opportunities. WholeRen integrates a range of educational services geared towards assisting international students succeed in Pittsburgh including high school and college academic application consulting, college transfer services, skills training workshops, on-going academic counseling, immersion classrooms, and Chinese-American cultural exchanges, and executive education.

Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/bvt2C8FKIkD2wZk93 Space is limited to 10 students so sign up early! Preference is given to Junior and Senior students. You must finalize your registration with a refundable $10 cash deposit to Elaine Linn in the Global Studies Center (Posvar 4100).

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, March 1

Early Works - Screening
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures; Film Studies Program
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Email:
kmw152@pitt.edu

Early Works (Serbian: Rani radovi, 90 min) is a 1969 Yugoslavian film by Serbian director Želimir Žilnik. It critically depicts the aftermath of the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. It won the Golden Bear at the 19th Berlin International Film Festival in 1969. The title was borrowed from the popular anthology of the early work by Marx and Engels published first in Yugoslavia in 1953. These early texts had a significant influence on the development of the Yugoslav Praxis School of philosophy. The title was chosen ironically as a comment on the discrepancy between the theory, as expressed by Marx and Engels in their work, and practice, as implemented by the Soviet Union and other countries of real socialism.

The film will be introduced Dr. Ljiljana Duraskovic, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

1968: Perspectives from Eastern Europe
Time:
4:45 pm
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures; Film Studies Program
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Email:
kmw152@pitt.edu

This round-table is a follow-up event to the screening of the Unbearable Lightness of Being (February 28, 2 p.m.) and of Early Works (March 1, 3 p.m.) and is part of the UCIS-wide anniversary series on 1968. The panel will explore (partly based on the films and the book) the question whether 1968 has a universal meaning across geographic space and time. The round-table's contribution to the UCIS-wide event will be to tease out some of the ways in which for 1968 a “kinship system” may exist (to use Wittgenstein’s analogy), but the implications are profoundly different (in the first and second worlds, or in a distribution system that is—essentially—domestic Serbian/film festival vs. US/box-office).

Moderator: Vladimir Padunov, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Discussants: Martin Votruba, Head of the Slovak Studies Program, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ljiljana Duraskovic, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Randall Halle, Director, Film Studies Program

Tuesday, May 1

CCA International Marketing Competition
Time:
12:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

The Global Studies Center and the International Business Center work with high school language and social sciences teachers to introduce international business concepts to students through an international marketing competition. It culminates in an interscholastic competition hosted by the Global Studies Center and the IBC at Pitt, where students present their marketing plans in front of fellow competitors and a panel of judges from the academic and business communities, as well as answer audience questions. The teams that win first, second and third place in the final each receive awards recognizing their hard work.

Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29

2018 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers
Time:
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Business Center
Contact:
Zsuzsanna Magdo
Contact Phone:
4176487423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

Make college more affordable for your high school students—and help them grow as global citizens and 21st century professional—while earning ACT 48 professional development credits.

The College in High School program and the University Center for International Studies will host a summer institute for secondary educators interested in teaching globally focused courses that offer transferable college credit to students at their high school. Courses in which you can obtain certification and training may include:

Intermediate French I-II
Intermediate German I-II
Intermediate Spanish I-II
Intro to Global Studies
Latin Intermediate Prose and Verse
Western Civilization II
World History
World Politics
Imperial Russia

Courses will be aligned with Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards (for social studies) or ACTFL performance standards (for world languages).

The 2018 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers is funded through generous support from the Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding (https://longviewfdn.org/).

For more information and to apply, visit chs.pitt.edu/sipt.

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