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Global Legacies of 1968

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the 'year that changed the world.' UCIS is commemorating this with our Global Legacies of 1968 series, which kicks off on Feb. 8th with a lecture by Todd Gitlin titled “The Ambiguous Consequences of a Failed Revolution.” Learn More >

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Race, Gender & Leadership Series

Join us for a conversation with Samir Lakhani, Pitt alumnus and CNN Top 10 Hero of 2017. See the full schedule of events >

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Coming of Age Ceremony Brings Japanese Tradition, Pittsburgh Community Together

Pitt hosts a Coming of Age ceremony for visiting students from Yasuda Women’s University. Read more >

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Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers

In June 2018, high school teachers have the opportunity to globalize their classrooms while making college more affordable for their students. Applications are due by March 1, 2018.  Read More >

Announcements

The University of Pittsburgh and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a new ICCR Chair of Indian Studies at Pitt for the next five years. Learn More »
Assistant Professor Marcela Gonzalez Rivas, PhD, from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs is partnering with the Nine Mile Run Watershed Authority to provide a real-life learning laboratory for students and international visitors. Learn More »
Three recent recipients of Certificates in Latin American Studies, John McGovern, Daniel Snyder, and Sophia Winston,  will serve as Fulbright English teaching assistants in Brazil. Learn More »

UCIS This Week

Sunday, February 18

A New Korean War?
A panel discussion on the Current Nuclear Crisis
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Elise Antel, Ryan Grauer, Seung-Hwan Shin, Samuel Stanton
Location:
Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15217

Monday, February 19

Bichurin's Journeys: Russian Encounters with Asia in the Tsarist Era
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Willard Sunderland
Location:
3703 WWPH

Tuesday, February 20

Karuppi
The Dark Woman
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Ponni Arasu
Location:
Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial
El Amparo (Venezuela)
CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:
G-23 Public Health Building

Wednesday, February 21

Conversations on Europe - European Cities in the 21st Century
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Thursday, February 22 to Saturday, February 24

Modern Rivers of Eurasia: Potential, Control, Change
Time:
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning

Thursday, February 22

Justice and the Global City
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Joe Hoover
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Rebellious Youth and the Global 1960s: Politics, Punk Rock, and Propaganda in Cold War Japan
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Christopher Gerteis
Location:
4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Gendered Language: Tradition or Barrier to Equality?
Panoramas Round Table Discussion
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
CLAS Panoramas
Location:
4200 Posvar Hall- CLAS Reception Area
Rivers and History, Rivers of History- Symposium Keynote Lecture
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Terje Tvedt
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
A Discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal with Former Ambassador Dennis Jett
Presented by the Global Affairs Club
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Dennis Jett, Professor and Former Ambassador
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Black History Month Performance
Performance Music: Theater for the 21st Century
Time:
7:00 pm
Presenter:
Rhodess Jones, Idris Acakamoor and the Pyramids
Location:
Charity Randall Theater

Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25

Global Health Mini Course
1 Credit Mini Course
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, February 23

What’s in a River? Teaching River Studies in Eurasian and Global Contexts
Time:
9:30 am
Presenter:
Ruth Mostern (University of Pittsburgh) and Abigail Owen (Carnegie Mellon University)
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Variance in the Latino Voting Turnout: Education, Income, and Voting Restrictions
Networking Meeting
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Presenter:
Scott Morgenstern, Political Science
Location:
A521 Crabtree Hall
Living on the Margins—Burlaki Culture and Identity on the Volga River
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted (Eastern Washington University)
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
CERIS Book Discussion Beyond Timbuktu: an Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa by Ousmane Kane
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Film Screening: Tsunami Punx
Followed by Q&A with Kaala Founder Matthew Ketchum
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:
548 WPU
CERIS Book Discussion, 2/23
Beyond Timbuktu: an Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa, by Ousmane Kane
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Amir Syed, Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of the Islamic World-UPitt
This is Africa: Gala!
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
0'Hara Ballroom

Saturday, February 24

Teach Africa Workshop—K-16 Educators, Indigenous Wisdom and Culture
Time:
(All day)
Pittsburgh Asia Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference
Time:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location:
David Lawrence Hall
Creative Survival, Creative Performance: Perusing the New Narrative
Student Performance
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Rhodessa Jones and Pitt students
Location:
Alumni Hall 7th Floor Auditorium
Rivers Symposium Discussants’ Roundtable
Time:
3:45 pm
Presenter:
Nicholas Breyfogle (Ohio State University), Terje Tvedt (University of Bergen), and Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted (Eastern Washington University)
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning

ucis by the Numbers

4

The University of Pittsburgh is home to four federally funded international studies centers under Title VI of the Department of Education. 

1,903

Pitt Students participated in a study abroad experience in 2015-16. 

183

International studies certificates conferred in 2015-16.