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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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Pitt Establishes New Relationship with Indian Council for Cultural Relations

The ICCR signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a new ICCR Chair of Indian Studies at Pitt for the next five years. 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 >

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Chinese Director of Pitt’s Confucius Institute Wins International Award

Ying Xiao, PhD, Chinese director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Confucius Institute, is a recipient of a 2017 Confucius Institute Excellence Award.  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

Tuesday, January 23

Fictional Narrations of Islamic Pasts
Inaugural Lecture of The Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Shahzad Bashir, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities, Brown University
Location:
Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602

Wednesday, January 24

Conversations on Europe - Wind, Water, Sun: Clean Energy in Europe
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Creative Pedagogies for Global Studies Series
Koyo Kouoh
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Koyo Kouoh
Location:
4801 Posvar

Thursday, January 25

Muslim Internationalism and Pan-Islamic Ideas During the Cold War
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Cemil Aydin, Professor of History, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Location:
Sociology Colloquium Room, Posvar Hall 2431
Uganda Field Seminar & Internship- summer 2018
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Louis Picard
Location:
TBD
EUSA Roundtable: “Will the EU Fall Apart?”
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
Posvar 4130, University of Pittsburgh
Topic: Temporary Protected Status: Origins, Policy, and Implications of Termination 
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Panoramas
Location:
CLAS Reception Area!
Biopolitics, Mobility, and the Politics of Migrant Dispersal
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Martina Tazzioli
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Institution Building as Curatorial Practice
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Koyo Kouoh; introduced by Carnegie International curator Ingrid Schaffner and followed by questions and discussion.
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Friday, January 26

Best Practices Showcasing Globalization Across the Curriculum
Time:
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Food fights at the WTO: political economy of India's focus on food security in international trade negotiations
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Surupa Gupta
Location:
4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall
ASO 6th Annual African King & Queen Pageant
Queens only edition
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
ASO
Location:
O'Hara Ballroom

Saturday, January 27

Mithai Indian Sweets Tasting
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Cloister, Frick Fine Arts Building

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.