Events

 

The following events draw interdisciplinary audiences and help forge networks relating to our center's six concentrations: Changing Identities in a Global World; Communication, Technology and Society; Conflict and Conflict Resolution; Global Health; Global Economy and Global Governance; and Sustainable Development.

Thursday, March 23 to Sunday, April 9

2017 CMU International Film Festival
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Varies
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center

The 11th annual CMU International Film Festival will run from Thursday, March 23 to Sunday, April 9. This year focuses on creating conversations about race, sexuality, gender, and ethnicity through the theme of "Faces of Identity." Opening night on Thursday, March 23 features a 2016 film "I, Daniel Blake" followed by a moderated Q&A session with Pitt Professor Roger Rouse.
Please see a brief version of the schedule below. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the website.

I, Daniel Blake
Thursday, March 23, 7:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU (Opening Night)

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Friday, March 24, 6:00pm, Harris Theater

Anthropocene
Friday, March 24, 7:00pm, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater

Afterimage
Saturday, March 25, 3:30pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Saturday, March 25, 7:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge
Sunday, March 26, 3:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Don't Call Me Son
Wednesday, March 29, 7:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Old Stone
Thursday, March 30, 7:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

When Two Worlds Collide
Friday, March 31, 7:00pm, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater

Baron Batch Exclusive Event
Friday, March 31, 7:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Short Film Competition
Saturday, April 1, 3:00pm, Melwood Screening Room

21 x New York
Saturday, April 1, 4:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

I, Olga Hepnarova
Saturday, April 1, 7:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Disturbing the Peace
Sunday, April 2, 5:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Home Care
Wednesday, April 5, 7:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

The Eagle Huntress
Thursday, April 6, 7:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

The Age of Consequences
Friday, April 7, 7:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Between Fences
Saturday, April 8, 7:00pm, Regent Square Theatre

El Futuro Perfecto
Sunday, April 9, 5:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Thursday, March 23

Model African Union
Time:
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location:
O'Hara Student Center and the University Club
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Student Participants are sponsored by the ASP
Contact:
Katherine Mooney
Contact Phone:
412-648-1802
Contact Email:
africanstudies@pitt.edu

We are proud to announce the 6th Annual Model African Union for high school students! This unique experiences provides students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to research and represent a given African country's interest in Parliamentary-style proceedings! This event is one of only a handful of high school African Union simulations in the country! Additionally, we provide a light breakfast and African lunch for all students. We also provide African entertainment during lunch. Finally, We do not charge any fees for schools to participate.

With 13 schools and over 165 students having participated last year, this event continues to grow and evolve. Join us!

If you are a teacher and have interested students, or if you are a university student and are interested in volunteering, please email africanstudies@pitt.edu.

Reframing Political Subjectivity:Inter-Imperial World, Interdisciplinary Method
As part of the Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human Lecture Series
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Laura Doyle
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with The Humanities Center

Laura Doyla is Professor of English at UMass Amherst. Her research explores the dynamic intercultural formation of literary texts: the ways that they are written and read within an uneven, volatile, geopolitical field of relations; the ways that literary genres and traditions often intimate the long history of these writing conditions; and the ways authors and readers imagine positions at odds with the geopolitical field.

Using Human Rights Law to Fight Racial Violence and Discrimination
Time:
7:00 pm
Presenter:
Standish Willis
Location:
107 Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Latin American Studies and Global Studies Center along with Sociology Department, School of Law Diversity Committee, Political Science Department, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance and Alliance for Police Accountability.

Chicago human rights lawyer Standish Willis, founder, Black People Against Torture, and chair of the Chicago Chapter of The National Conference of Black Lawyers, will discuss his recent successful defense of the rights of victims of police torture in Chicago and its implications for human rights. His work speaks to larger questions about the translation of international law to local contexts, about the use of law to fight institutionalized racism against communities of color, and about the practice of law and the realization of human rights in communities. In 2005, Willis led a group of lawyers and community activists to focus international attention on Chicago, presenting evidence on police torture before the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the UN Committee to Eliminate Racial Discrimination in Geneva. In 2015 he filed a Stakeholders’ Report with the UN Periodic Review of the United States, challenging the closure of predominantly Black schools and the privatization of public education.
This talk is a continuation of conversations begun at the University-Community Housing Summit hosted by the Global Studies Center last fall. The Housing Summit explored how urban planning and development policies displace disproportionate numbers of African Americans and disrupt the communities and lives of city residents. One aspect of urban housing policies that contributes to the processes of displacement and gentrification is discriminatory policing. Mr. Willis shows how the law can be used as a tool to fight such discrimination and considers how human rights advocacy relates to broader struggles for racial and social justice.
Cosponsors: Global Studies Center, Sociology Department, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Africana Studies, School of Law Diversity Committee, and the Political Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance and Alliance for Police Accountability.

Monday, March 27 to Wednesday, March 29

Taking Refugee
Time:
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact Email:
lisarbromberg@pitt.edu

Monday, March 27 - World Theatre Day

12PM - Presentation and Talk with Photo-journalist Maranie Rae and Human Refuge(e): a platform providing first-hand stories from refugees around the world.
602 Cathedral of Learning, lunch provided

6PM - Reading of the play Oh My Sweet Land by Amir Nizar Zuabi, performed by Lameece Issaq, Founding Director of Noor Theatre, dedicated to the work of theatre artists of Middle Eastern decent. 602 Cathedral of Learning, evening reception

Tuesday, March 28

12PM - Screenings of "Mare Nostrum" and "Searching for the Translat or " - two short films by Syrian filmmakers Anas Khalaf and Rana Kazkaz, followed by Skype discussion with the artists. 602 Cathedral of Learning, lunch provided

6PM - Screening of Queens of Syria performing their adaptation of Euripides' Trojan Women, followed by discussion with Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology). 1601 Cathedral of Learning, evening reception

Wednesday, March 29

12PM - Screening of documentary "Making of the Queens of Syria"
602 Cathedral of Learning, lunch provided

6pm - Reading of selections from Trojan Women by Euripides followed by community discussion facilitated by Cynthia Croot (Theatre Arts) and Jacques Bromberg (Classics).

Monday, March 27

Global Human Trafficking Today
A Workshop for Regional College Faculty and Students
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
Community College of Beaver County, LRC 9103
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 along with Community College of Beaver County
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
4126482290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

This workshop on global human trafficking for regional college faculty and students is presented by the international and area studies programs of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), University of Pittsburgh. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is part of an annual series of curriculum development workshops connected with the US Department of Education-sponsored Title VI National Resource Center project to internationalize 2-year and 4-year college campuses throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Pre-registration is required to attend this event. Please register by March 22 at https://goo.gl/forms/n7gWbKAK1zppYjmx1.

Wednesday, April 5

Global Issues though Literature
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings, A Memoir
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact Email:
lisarbromberg@pitt.edu

This reading group gathers globally-minded educators to discuss works of fiction that can be used in the classroom to teach global competency skills. Registration for the last two sessions of the year is open; previous attendance is not necessary. This program is supported by Pitt’s Year of Diversity. Contact Lisa Bromberg with questions.
April 5, 5-8pm, 4130 Posvar: Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings, A Memoir by Margarita Engle, discussion led by Dr. Kenya Dworkin of CMU. Register at the website.

Friday, April 7

Diversity in Global Business
As part of the Year in Diversity
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:
270 Mervis Hall (Colloquium Room)
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with International Business Center
Contact:
Jacqueline Saslawski
Contact Email:
jsaslawski@katz.pitt.edu

What is Diversity in Global Business?
The International Business Center and the Global Studies Center are hosting a panel series for the Year of Diversity at Pitt. This series is supported by a grant from Pitt's Provost Office. This is the last of the three panels and will focus on “Diversity and Multiculturalism Beyond the US.”
This panel will feature student and alumni discussants who will share their experiences based on their diverse and "non-diverse" backgrounds, including their national, religious, and gender affiliations. The panelists will explore issues such as whether diverse teams perform better, what expectations and understanding international students hold concerning diversity in the U.S., as well as how studying and working with diverse students and colleagues enriches the "non-diverse" person.
Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, April 14

The Islamic Practices that Shape Uyghur Nationalism
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Rian Thum, Associate Professor of History at Loyola University
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Rian Thum’s research and teaching are generally concerned with the overlap of China and the Muslim World. He argues that the Uyghurs - and their place in China today - can only be understood in the light of longstanding traditions of local pilgrimage and manuscript culture.

Friday, April 28

UCIS Graduation Ceremony
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Ballroom A, University Club
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
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