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Returning the city of its inaugural International Congress—New York City—the Latin American Studies Association celebrated its 50th anniversary May 27 – 30, 2016. LASA also recognized its 30-year partnership with Pitt. Learn More >

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2016 Sheth International Awards

Pitt medical educator, John Mahoney, MD, and Willys de Andrade Santos (GSPIA 2006 alumnus) are the 2016 winners of the Sheth International Achievement Awards. learn More >

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Pitt Networking Day

International alumni in 16 countries--including Argentina, Macedonia, and South Africa--will show their Pitt spirit and strengthen the global Pitt alumni network by holding events during the annual Pitt Networking Day on June 9, 2016. For the full list of global events  click here.

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International Moot Competition Win

Pitt Law’s LLM student team beat out 24 US university teams to win the fifth annual LLM International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, held in Washington, DC, April 7-8, 2016. Learn More >


Long-term Associate Director of UCIS, John "Tom" McKechnie, died on July 6, 2016. He was 74. Tom joined UCIS in July 1981 under the directorship of Burkhart Holzner. He stepped down and returned to the Political Science department in September 1996. Learn More »
Assistant Professor Jennifer Murtazashvili from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs has been elected to the Executive Board of the Central Eurasian Studies Society. Murtazashvili, who is also an affiliated faculty member of Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, will assume her tenure as of the CEES annual conference in November 2016.  Learn More »
In a record for the University, nine students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study a critical language in countries as diverse as Tajikistan and Tanzania during summer 2016. The program, offered by the US Department of State, funds cultural immersion and language mastery while each student builds relationships with people in another country. Learn More »

UCIS This Week

Saturday, August 20

Panel Discussion: Ai Weiwei in Contemporary China
2:00 pm
John Wagner Givens, Cindy Lisica, Taliesin Thomas
Auditorium, The Andy Warhol Museum

ucis by the Numbers


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


Pitt Students participated in a study abroad experience in 2013-14. 


Students received international studies certificates in 2013-14.