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.

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Saturday, February 6

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach
Time:
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Mimi Stephens, Director of Professional Development, The Choices Program
Location:
Posvar
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

Workshop Flyer

Cost: $145 per person. First 15 people to register receive discounted rate of $95. Price includes two units ($78 value), lunch, 7-hour certificate of attendance, and all workshop materials. A limited number of scholarships are available for pre-service teachers (contact Mimi Stephens at maureen_stephens@brown.edu).

Who Should Attend: History, civics, geography, government and other social studies teachers, as well as Humanities teachers, are the target audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12.

During the workshop, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
  • Examine and work with the Choices units China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response and The Limits of Power: The United States in Vietnam (provided);
  • Network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the state.

This is a participatory workshop, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!

More information and registration is available on the Choices Program website.

Monday, February 8

Act of Resistance: Politics, Performance, and Gender in the Middle East
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Nora Fisher Onar
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free

In our hypermediatized era, the power of the image increasingly rivals the power of the sword and of the pen. Inspired by the drama of Middle Eastern politics in general and Turkey in particular, Nora Fisher Onar will examine how established and emerging actors like women’s activists use public spectacle to pursue political goals.

Nora Fisher Onar is a candidate for the 2016-1017 Visiting Professor for Contemporary International Issues. She received her PhD from Oxford in Politics and International Relations in 2015 and holds a Master’s from the School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins.

Friday, February 12

“Sacred Activism: Women’s Participation in Reformation of Islamic Family Law”
Time:
1:00 pm
Presenter:
Samaneh Oladi Ghadikolaei
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free

This talk will address whether women’s movements in the 21st century have impacted legal and ethical reform in Islamic family law. This talk will further explores the degree to which Muslim women, through religious activism, are bridging the gap between Islamic jurisprudence and gender justice in the realm of family law.

Samaneh Oladi Ghadikolaei is a candidate for the 2016-1017 Visiting Professor for Contemporary International Issues. She received her PhD in 2015 from the University of California Santa Barbara in Religious Studies and holds an M.A. degree in education from Tehran University in Iran.

Hot Topics Over Coffee: Where do U.S. Presidential candidates Stand on Global Issues?
Time:
3:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Dolly Prabhu
Contact Phone:
6107168381
Contact Email:
dop11@pitt.edu

- Meet and network with GSC students, staff and faculty
- Exchange views & ideas
- Also, learn about how to get involved in 2016 election on campus and in Pittsburgh
- Turkish coffee and snacks served!

Monday, February 15

Love in the Peace Corps
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and University of Pittsburgh Peace Corps Recruiter
Cost:
Free

Happy Valentines Day! Join us to hear stories of local returned Peace Corps volunteers who served with their partners or who met their partners in service.
All are welcome to attend.
Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, February 17

International Career Toolkit Series
Drafting Your Elevator Speech Workshop
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Phone:
(412) 648-2113
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

Students selected for the International Career Toolkit Series trip to Washington D.C. are required to attend a one-hour session on creating a 30-second elevator speech. This is an important skill to develop and will be utilized during the trip. There are two available sessions for the event:

Friday, 2/5/2016- 4217 Posvar Hall, 3:00 PM

Wednesday, 2/17/2016- 4130 Posvar Hall, 4:00 PM

To apply for International Career Toolkit Series trip to Washington D.C., please visit the following link:
http://goo.gl/forms/8cjOnVMeJO

Friday, February 19

CERIS 2016 Book Discussion
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

K-16 Educators and librarians are invited to participate in the bi-annual CERIS Faculty Readers' Forum.

NEXT MEETING: February 19 2016, University of Pittsburgh
Who is Allah? by Bruce B. Lawrence

Our Faculty Readers' Forum provides cross-disciplinary reading materials - including books, articles, and papers related to Islamic studies - and a venue for discussion and exchange of ideas. Our long term goal is to broaden current course curriculum at member institutions to include Islamic studies content in ongoing courses and/or the creation of new courses.

The February 19th meeting will take place the University of Pittsburgh.
Educators can participate via SKYPE or in person
We begin with a light dinner at 5:00 PM and the discussion follows, wrapping up around 8:00 PM. CERIS provides 15 free copies of the the book being discussed. Those who receive a free book should attend the discussion in person or via SKYPE.

Friday, February 19 to Sunday, February 21

Teaching for Global Competence and Global Citizenship Seminar
Time:
5:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Marzia Cozzolino DiCicco
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Phone:
412-624-2918
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

This seminar is designed to teach practitioners working in the K-12 environment to strategically plan for educational opportunities that will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become not only competitive and successful workers in the global marketplace, but also informed and responsible citizens able to address complex global issues. Specifically course participants will: *Learn about international and global education as a field of study and its current status in U.S. public education *Learn about online, local, and national resources to help them plan curriculum that is more global in content and orientation
*Learn about possibilities and challenges for schools that want to integrate international and global education into their educational offerings
*Develop lesson plans, programs or strategic plans to use in their own practice
*Have the opportunity to network and learn from colleagues in other districts

The course is open to and welcomes teachers at all levels and from all departments. It is also highly recommended for office administrators. Upon completion of the course requirements participants can earn a total of 25 ACT 48 credits.

Dr. Marzia Cozzolino DiCicco Global Studies Center Associate will lead the course. Registration is required. To register click here. Dinner (Friday), breakfast, lunch (Saturday), parking and materials will be provided.

To register click here. For more information contact Veronica Dristas, Global Studies Center Assistant Director of Outreach at dristas@pitt.edu

Monday, February 22

Infrastructural Democracy? Collective Imaginaries for the 21st Century
Time:
5:30 pm
Location:
Please note ROOM CHANGE to 4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with The Humanities Center, the Provost's Year of the Humanitites Initiative, the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies, Department of English, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Department of Studio Arts and Global Studies at Carnegie Mellon University

A dialogue between Deborah Cowen, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Toronto, and Brian Holmes, internationally known art critic and cultural theorist.

Deborah Cowen has written extensively on militarism, violence, and security, cities and social justice, and geographies of citizenship and labor. Her most recent book is The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade.

Brian Holmes is a key contributor to Southwest Corridor Northwest Passage, a project on supply chains by Midwest artists/activists, and in 2014 co-organized a series of events in Chicago under the title, Foreign Trade Zone: A People’s Consultancy. His books include Escape the Overcode: Activist Art in the Control Society.

Tuesday, February 23

Peace Corps Application Workshop
Time:
9:00 am
Location:
Posvar 4130
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and University of Pittsburgh Peace Corps Recruiter
Cost:
Free

Learn how to strengthen your application. Bring your resume to receive personalized recommendations on how you can increase your competitiveness for your Peace Corps service.

Thursday, February 25 to Friday, February 26

International Career Toolkit Series- Washington D.C.
Time:
7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Phone:
(412) 648-2113
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

The Asian Studies Center, the African Studies Program, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the Global Studies Center are partnering to provide an exciting career development opportunity for students enrolled in one of the four certificate programs and for students enrolled in the Global Studies Living Learning Community. Students will travel to Washington, D.C. February 25 – 26, 2016 to meet with experts and alumni in various fields in order to learn about different career tracks, network with alumni, and gain an insider’s perspective on the different organizations in Washington, D.C. Meetings will be arranged into four different content areas. Students must participate in one of the four tracks:

• Security/Energy/Governance/Finance
• Development/Education/Human Rights/ Migration
• Media/Professional Writing/Arts
• Health and Environment

Forty students will be selected to go with representation from all the centers. First preference will go to seniors. Students must apply by noon January 25, 2016.

***A refundable $50.00 deposit is due with the application and will be refunded at the beginning of the trip. Please drop cash or check to Eric Swetts in 4138 Posvar Hall, and make checks payable to the University of Pittsburgh. ***

Those selected will be notified on January 29. All students going on the trip are expected to attend all events. Student are expected to attend a one-hour workshop on creating a 30-second elevator speech about their studies and career goals. The workshops will be held on two dates and students must attend ONE of them: Friday, February 5 at 3pm in 4217 Posvar; and Wednesday, February 17 at 4pm in 4130 Posvar.

Proposed Schedule:
Thursday, February 25
7:00 AM Depart Pitt (1st Floor WWPH)
12:00 PM Arrive and check in HI Washington Hostel
2:30 PM Site visit
5:30 PM Alumni Meet & Greet
8:00 PM Dinner

Friday, February 26
7:30 AM Breakfast at HI Washington Hostel
9:00 AM Site Visit
11:00 AM Site Visit
1:00 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Site visit
4-7PM Free Time
7:00 PM Depart for Pittsburgh from HI Washington Hostel
11:00 PM Arrive in Pittsburgh

PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING TO APPLY:
http://goo.gl/forms/w4X7AF634v

Monday, February 29

Coevality: Ethical Being in a Time of Total Change
"Our Present Contemporaneity: Divisive Difference and the Emergent Commons"
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Terry Smith
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Lecture Theatre
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Office of the Provost's Year of the Humanitites Initiative
Cost:
Free

Does the Framework Convention on Climate Change, formally affirmed by 195 nations in Paris on December 12, 2015, signal a turning point in our ability to work in the common interests of all sentient beings and of the worlds in which we live? The negotiators acknowledged the inequalities evident between and within nations, the differences between cultures, individual and group diversity, and the uneven development of institutions, while at the same time presumed the equal value of all parties, places, and polities. The Convention creates a framework for a process for addressing the global problem of climate change that, if followed closely, will be pursued in the same spirit in which it was conceived--one that affirmed, rather than denied, coevalness in all relationships.

How generalizable is this spirit in our closely connected yet highly differentiated, rapidly expanding yet deeply inequitable, global (dis)order? What does coevality have to offer as a basis for a truly contemporary politics, sociality, economic exchange, or aesthetic creativity? Coevality: Global Ethics in a Time of Total Change is a research project, a graduate seminar, and a series of public lectures and symposia offered by University of Pittsburgh faculty, students, and a number of distinguished visitors. We will pursue a carefully focused reconceptualization of the concept of coevality, and of the host of ideas with which it is associated, situating them within a realistic read of the settings--social, economic, political, artistic--in which coevalness must operate today.

The event will be led by the inaugural Global Studies Faculty Fellow, Terry Smith, who is Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory. They are presented in cooperation with relevant departments, and will be offered as contributions to the Year of the Humanities in the University.

Wednesday, March 2

Peace Corps Week: Service Panel
Time:
1:30 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and University of Pittsburgh Peace Corps Recruiter
Cost:
Free

Come to the Service Panel and listen to different experiences from various organizations of work done overseas.

Thursday, March 3

Global Issues Through Literature: Migration, Gentrification, and Displacement
Time:
(All day)
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

How do people deal with the challenges of moving across borders, seeing others move into the places where they live, and perhaps having to move elsewhere as a result? What is the relationship between these different kinds of moving and the ways that people experience them? And what factors are most significant in shaping such relationships and experiences?

In our workshop, we will explore these questions and others that they generate while reading the following novels: Hopes and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Enrique's Journey, Americanah, and Them. Books will be provided for free.

Peace Corps Week: Tour the World with the Peace Corps
Time:
1:30 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and University of Pittsburgh Peace Corps Recruiter
Cost:
Free

Learn about different cultures from a variety of countries around the globe.

Tuesday, March 15

5th Annual Model African Union
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Student Participants are sponsored by the ASP
Contact Phone:
(412) 648-1802
Contact Email:
africanstudies@pitt.edu

We are proud to announce the 5th 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.

This year's event will feature a keynote address by Dr. Raymond Atuguba, Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, who will set the tone for the day's activities.

With 13 schools and over 130 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.

Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20

Muslims in a Global Context Mini-Course
Muslims in America
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Room 2400, Sennot Square, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Political Science and Carnegie Mellon University's Office of the Provost and Division of Student Affairs

Friday, March 18 6:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday, March 19 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday, March 20, 9:00am - 12:00pm

This one credit mini-course is part of a series organized by regions around the world based on their role on the world stage, their importance within the Muslim world, and the critical influence they play in the global community. The series and seeks to illuminate the various perspectives of the Muslim community around the world, and this course focuses on the Musilm communities in America. Drawing upon the expertise and research of participating faculty from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh and our partners at institutions around the world, the mini course series seeks to have students gain understanding of the religious, cultural, economical and political influences of Muslims in a global context.

This is a great way to learn more about a fascinating topic without over-stressing your course load!
This mini-course is FREE to all students but registration is required.

For more information and to register:
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/mini-course/america

Thursday, March 24

Coevality: Ethical Being in a Time of Total Change
"Global Climate Justice and World Art"
Time:
4:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Terry Smith and T.J. Demos
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Lecture Theatre
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Office of the Provost's Year of the Humanitites Initiative
Cost:
Free

This symposium will have three sessions:
- session one (Smith) on "World Picturing by Contemporary Artists;"
- session two (Demos) on "The Post-Natural Condition: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology;"
- session three Panel (Smith and Demos).

There will be a 6:00PM Reception in the Frick Fine Arts Cloister.

This symposium is part of the Coevality: Ethical Being in a Time of Total Change series.

Does the Framework Convention on Climate Change, formally affirmed by 195 nations in Paris on December 12, 2015, signal a turning point in our ability to work in the common interests of all sentient beings and of the worlds in which we live? The negotiators acknowledged the inequalities evident between and within nations, the differences between cultures, individual and group diversity, and the uneven development of institutions, while at the same time presumed the equal value of all parties, places, and polities. The Convention creates a framework for a process for addressing the global problem of climate change that, if followed closely, will be pursued in the same spirit in which it was conceived--one that affirmed, rather than denied, coevalness in all relationships.

How generalizable is this spirit in our closely connected yet highly differentiated, rapidly expanding yet deeply inequitable, global (dis)order? What does coevality have to offer as a basis for a truly contemporary politics, sociality, economic exchange, or aesthetic creativity? Coevality: Global Ethics in a Time of Total Change is a research project, a graduate seminar, and a series of public lectures and symposia offered by University of Pittsburgh faculty, students, and a number of distinguished visitors. We will pursue a carefully focused reconceptualization of the concept of coevality, and of the host of ideas with which it is associated, situating them within a realistic read of the settings--social, economic, political, artistic--in which coevalness must operate today.

The events will be led by the inaugural Global Studies Faculty Fellow, Terry Smith, who is Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory. They are presented in cooperation with relevant departments, and will be offered as contributions to the Year of the Humanities in the University.

Friday, April 1

Coevality: Ethical Being in a Time of Total Change
"Planetarity: Reframing Global Coevalness"
Time:
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Amy J. Elias and Christian Moraru,
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Office of the Provost's Year of the Humanitites Initiative
Cost:
Free

The session schedule is as followed:

session one (Elias and Moraru) on "The Planetary Turn;"
session two (Elias) on “The Temporality of Dialogue”;
and session three (Moraru) on "Coevalness and Critical Chronography."

This symposium is part of the Coevality: Ethical Being in a Time of Total Change series.

Does the Framework Convention on Climate Change, formally affirmed by 195 nations in Paris on December 12, 2015, signal a turning point in our ability to work in the common interests of all sentient beings and of the worlds in which we live? The negotiators acknowledged the inequalities evident between and within nations, the differences between cultures, individual and group diversity, and the uneven development of institutions, while at the same time presumed the equal value of all parties, places, and polities. The Convention creates a framework for a process for addressing the global problem of climate change that, if followed closely, will be pursued in the same spirit in which it was conceived--one that affirmed, rather than denied, coevalness in all relationships.

How generalizable is this spirit in our closely connected yet highly differentiated, rapidly expanding yet deeply inequitable, global (dis)order? What does coevality have to offer as a basis for a truly contemporary politics, sociality, economic exchange, or aesthetic creativity? Coevality: Global Ethics in a Time of Total Change is a research project, a graduate seminar, and a series of public lectures and symposia offered by University of Pittsburgh faculty, students, and a number of distinguished visitors. We will pursue a carefully focused reconceptualization of the concept of coevality, and of the host of ideas with which it is associated, situating them within a realistic read of the settings--social, economic, political, artistic--in which coevalness must operate today.

The event will be led by the inaugural Global Studies Faculty Fellow, Terry Smith, who is Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory. They are presented in cooperation with relevant departments, and will be offered as contributions to the Year of the Humanities in the University.

Thursday, April 7

Global Issues Through Literature: Migration, Gentrification, and Displacement
Time:
(All day)
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

How do people deal with the challenges of moving across borders, seeing others move into the places where they live, and perhaps having to move elsewhere as a result? What is the relationship between these different kinds of moving and the ways that people experience them? And what factors are most significant in shaping such relationships and experiences?

In our workshop, we will explore these questions and others that they generate while reading the following novels: Hopes and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Enrique's Journey, Americanah, and Them. Books will be provided for free.

Friday, April 8 to Saturday, April 9

MOVING: Gendered Experiences of Migration, Gentrification, and Displacement
Time:
9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center

Join us for a two-day workshop co-sponsored by the Kabak Endowment Fund and the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh that focuses on gendered experiences of moving, especially the changes, challenges, and conflicts that women encounter and the ways that they address them. Bringing together scholars from out of town with local academics and activists, the event will go beyond the tendency to treat cross-border migration and refugee resettlement in relative isolation from gentrification and displacement and will relate developments in North America and the wider world to the particular ways people in Pittsburgh are experiencing these varied kinds of moving and the relationships among them.

Saturday, April 9

Insight and Perspectives of Muslims Societies and Communities
Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with The Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) and Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue (CCMD) at Duquesne University
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

ABSTRACT DUE MARCH 23, 2016

The Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) will hold their annual student focused research symposium on April 9, 2016 in collaboration with the Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue (CCMD) at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. This annual event encourages undergraduate university students and high school students to advance their research experience and to develop presentation skills. It also fosters networking with faculty and students with interest in historical and/or contemporary issues related to Muslims or the Islamic world.
Students are invited to submit papers they have written for a course that may cover the arts, sciences, humanities, social sciences or professional disciplines and can relate to people, politics, policy, religion, theology, philosophy, culture and society....in historical or contemporary contexts.
Students give a 15 minute presentation and receive constructive feedback on their papers from faculty discussants. Also, there is a keynote address and lunch is served. The presentations are open to the public

Teacher Forum on Internationalizing the K-12 Classroom
Enter your project or lesson(s) and show us how you engage students in global awareness, inspire cross-cultural competence, and prepare students for the 21st century.
Time:
8:30 am
Location:
William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center and International Business Center along with The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia
Contact:
Kathy Ayers
Contact Phone:
412-624-3503
Contact Email:
kma69@pitt.edu

The University Center for International Studies will host a Teacher Forum on Internationalizing the K-12 Classroom on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the William Pitt Union on the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus.

The forum will provide educators, either as an individual participant or as a team of two, with the opportunity to present a project or lesson with a regional or global focus that they have used in the classroom. The project or lesson should focus on one or more of the following items: build understanding and awareness of other cultures, analyze multiple perspectives, communicate effectively across diverse groups, or take action on an international or global issue. Teams consisting of an in-service and a pre-service teacher are particularly encouraged to attend.

Educators will participate in a carousel poster presentation competition in the morning session. During this time educators will have the opportunity to learn from one another’s lessons, while also engaging in a judged competition. Each team will be allowed two to three minutes to present their lesson to a set of judges.

Following the morning presentations, educators will participate in a number of workshops that focus on internationalizing the K-12 classroom led by University of Pittsburgh faculty as well as highly qualified teachers from the region.

At the end of the day, all participants will gather together for the awards ceremony. One winner will be selected from each division – elementary, middle, and high school. Each winner will be awarded $500.00.

Saturday, April 9 to Sunday, April 10

MOVING: Gendered Experiences of Migration, Gentrification, and Displacement
Time:
9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center

Join us for a two-day workshop co-sponsored by the Kabak Endowment Fund and the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh that focuses on gendered experiences of moving, especially the changes, challenges, and conflicts that women encounter and the ways that they address them. Bringing together scholars from out of town with local academics and activists, the event will go beyond the tendency to treat cross-border migration and refugee resettlement in relative isolation from gentrification and displacement and will relate developments in North America and the wider world to the particular ways people in Pittsburgh are experiencing these varied kinds of moving and the relationships among them.

Friday, April 22 to Saturday, April 23

Moot International Criminal Court (ICC) Competition
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Barco Law School
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for International Legal Education and University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

The High School Moot International Criminal Court (ICC) Competition is designed to introduce high school students to the work of the ICC and how important international human rights issues are dealt with in an international criminal justice context. The Moot ICC is a simulation of case presented to the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court. This is different than what is common in mock trial, in which the penalty phase of a trial is commonly simulated. For Moot ICC participants will be focused exclusively on the legal issues raised by the case.

Friday, May 6 to Saturday, May 7

Globalizing Human(ities)
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Mark Juergensmeyer
Location:
University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Religious Studies and American Academy of Religion
Contact Email:
EIRAAR16@PITT.EDU

American Academy of Religion Eastern International Region's Annual Meeting.

Submissions due by February 15, 2016.

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