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Tuesday, October 24

[Greensburg Campus] China Town Hall
Local Connections, National Reflections
Time:
6:45 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
Ambassador Susan Rice, Former National Security Advisor, and Beth Schwanke, Executive Director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security
Location:
Village Hall 118, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg Campus
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Phone:
412-383-3602
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

CYBERSECURITY:
OBSTACLES AND OPTIMISM IN US-CHINA RELATIONS
Beth Schwanke, will lay out the current state-of-play in US-China relations focusing on how the flashpoints in the US-China relationship—economic competitiveness, national security, and human rights—are each deeply affected by cybersecurity issues. She’ll address China’s new cybersecurity law and offer reflections on the implications beyond China’s borders. She’ll conclude by laying out opportunities for the United States and China to work constructively together on cybersecurity issues.

Wednesday, October 25

Career Toolkit Series: Applying for Graduate Studies Abroad (for Students)
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
4209 Posvar Hall
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
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Have you considered graduate school abroad? Learn the pros and cons and the tips and tricks to successfully apply for graduate programs abroad. Discuss ways to tailor your applications with admissions councilors and members of admissions committees.

Postwar Tokyo: Reality and Imagination through the Camera
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Presenter:
Prof. Yoshimi Shunya
Location:
630 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Daughter of the Cold War: George Kennan as Father and Architect of 20th Century Geopolitics
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Grace Kennan Warnecke
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Grace Kennan Warnecke will speak on her recently completed memoir "Daughter of the Cold War." Daughter of the leading Cold War strategist George Kennan, Grace Kennan Warnecke has had a lifelong association with Russia and the former Soviet Union. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and is outgoing chair of the National Advisory Council, Harriman Institute, at Columbia University, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the Kennan Institute. In 2013, she was named a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was founding executive director of the American-Soviet Youth Orchestra and associate producer of the prize-winning PBS documentary The First Fifty Years: Reflections on U.S.-Soviet Relations. As a professional photographer she was senior editor of A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union.

Nationality Rooms Scholarship Debriefing
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
2017 Scholarship Winners
Location:
Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Informal question and answer with our 2017 scholarship winners!

Reception will follow.

This event is free.

Thursday, October 26

"Stalin's Daughter" Screening
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies

It is a sensation in the midst of the Cold War. Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva flees to the West. During her childhood in the center of power, she was Joseph Stalin's favorite child. But death and violence overshadow her life. Her mother and brother die, relatives are killed, Stalin has her lover abducted. The Iron Curtain prevents her dream of family. She, like no other, jumps from one system to the other and loses herself in doing so. Svetlana Alliluyeva's desire for freedom makes her a plaything of power between communism and capitalism. This documentary shows Interviews with friends and family, exclusive photos and documents and especially Svetlana Alliluyeva’s final and never-before broadcast interview introduce us to the witness of a century. Stalin's daughter – a documentary about a legendary and unusual woman.

Corporate Power, Surveillance, and the Future of Open Access
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with University Library System (ULS), History Department and Department of Sociology

We live in an information economy, and the future of democracy and equity depend on everyone’s ability to access information. Yet, even as scholars and organizations work to make scholarly work openly available, the increased commercialization of information and technology, along with the enhanced capabilities for data collection and surveillance, threaten the ability for users to access that scholarly work. In addition, persistent racial, class, and gender divides exclude growing numbers of people from the internet and knowledge commons. Panelists will examine how the growing concentration of corporate control of internet service provision and content, including policies related to net neutrality, affect the ability of all people to have access to information. The broader implications of these developments for both democracy and inclusion and for the future of scientific inquiry will be discussed, and the panel will offer steps users can take to help protect internet freedom and the knowledge commons for all.

Part of a series of events for Open Access Week 2017 (Oct. 23-29)
Available online via webstream (http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/)

Friday, October 27

Scales of History: Japan in 500 Years of Global History
Time:
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Prof. Yoshimi Shunya
Location:
501 Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Dueling Market Power: The politics of stock exchange delisting in the transatlantic space
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Abe Newman, Director, Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University; Chair, European Union Studies Association
Location:
4500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of Political Science

Economic great powers export domestic regulatory policies and force the costs of adjustment onto foreign firms and governments. Such arguments about market power regularly examine economic great powers in isolation and, thus, have less to say about a world governed increasingly by economic multipolarity. In their paper, Dr. Newman and his associates argue that a great power’s ability to force foreign actors into adjusting is not only conditioned by their relative economic clout but also by the political institutions that govern their markets. Specifically, they expect that where states choose to draw their jurisdictional boundaries directly shapes a polity’s global influence. When a polity expands its jurisdiction, harmonizing rules across otherwise distinct sub-national, or national markets, it can curtail a rival’s authority. They test the theory by assessing foreign firm delisting decisions from US stock markets after the adoption of the Sarbanes-Oxley accounting legislation. The Act, which included an exogenous, extraterritorial shock, follows the harmonization of stock market governance across various European jurisdictions. Econometric analysis of firm-level data illustrates that EU-based companies, which benefited from jurisdictional expansion, were substantially more likely to leave the American market and avoid adjustment pressures. Their findings contribute to debates on extraterritorial governance and authority in a transnational economy, highlight the critical role played by institutions in economic statecraft, nuance arguments about Europe as an international actor and provide evidence in favor of more relational theorizing in International Relations that examines the nexus of market access, political authority and compliance.

Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Information Session
Nationality Rooms Programs
Time:
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Cristina Lagnese
Location:
CL 304
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Informational session outlining the eligibility and logistics for the Nationality Rooms Programs Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.

Critical Research on Africa Lecture Series
Cancer Treatment and Outcomes in Nigeria: Experiences from the Lakeshore Comprehensive Cancer Center in Lagos, Nigeria
Time:
2:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Abi Fapohunda
Location:
4130 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with Department of Africana Studies
Contact:
Macrina C Lelei
Contact Phone:
4126482058
Contact Email:
macrina@pitt.edu

Cancer in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is emerging as a public health problem and developing countries like Nigeria are not spared from this scourge. For many types of cancer in SSA, the risk of getting cancer or dying from the illness are similar due to late stage diagnosis, lack of treatment and the exorbitant cost of cancer care.

Despite the threat that cancer poses to public health in SSA, few countries in this region have data on cancer incidence. In Nigeria, until recently, information on cancer incidence, prevalence and mortality in Nigeria has been based on estimates from case series, medical records, mortality records, hospital based cancer registries and the cancer registry. We studied information on cancer treatment, outcome and experiences at Lakeshore, a comprehensive cancer center. Lakeshore cancer center is situated in Lagos a city of 8 million in Nigeria. It is the 1st operational facility in Nigeria solely dedicated to cancer prevention and treatment, it was launched on January 24, 2015.

Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Fapohunda who will share her research experience at the Lakeshore Comprehensive Cancer Center in Lagos, Nigeria. Pizza will be served.

Constructing the Terrorist Threat
Islamophobia, The Media & The War on Terror
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Deepa Kuman
Location:
332 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center, the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Cultural Studies, Department of Communication, Department of English, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Sociology and Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)

Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University and President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union. She is a leading scholar in communication, prominent public intellectual, and champion of the humanities on the national stage. The title of her lecture, “Constructing the Terrorist Threat: Islamophobia, the Media, and the War on Terror,” stems from her 2017 Media Education Foundation video, designed to support pedagogical efforts to teach critically about media discourse on Muslims.

CERIS Book Discussion: EXIT WEST
Book Discussion for Faculty and Graduate Students
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Rachel Sternfeld, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Facilitator)
Location:
Greensburg Room, Administration Building, Seton Hill University
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) and Seton Hill University
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Phone:
412 648-2113
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

Faculty, graduate students, K-16 educators and librarians are invited to attend the CERIS fall 2017 complimentary dinner and book discussion. The discussion will be facilitated by Rachel Sternfeld, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Participation via the Internet is also an option. Please register at https://cerisnet.secure.pitt.edu/resource/faculty-readers-forum. A limited number of free copies of the book are available. A dinner, hosted by Seton Hill University and CERIS will take place at 5:00 PM in the Greensburg Room of the Administration Building and the book discussion will follow in the Reeves Learning Commons to follow at 6:30 PM

Global Issues Through Literature: Authors Under Authoritarianism
Night Birds and Other Stories by Khet Mar
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg
Contact Phone:
412-624-3487
Contact Email:
lisarbromberg@pitt.edu

This year's Global Issues Through Literature series,a reading group designed for K-12 educators to learn and use new texts in the classroom, will travel the world through the eyes of authors writing under authoritarianism to try to understand the role of literature as document, commentator, and critic of restrictive regimes.

Khet Mar is a Burmese writer and political activist who was persecuted, tortured, and imprisoned in her home country. She is currently living at City of Asylum in Ithaca, NY as an exiled writer-in-residence. Her short novel about two oppressed teenagers speaking to each other through their apartment windows was, in her words, "a fictional way to express what happened to me in jail." Yet, the Burmese censors read the plot as metaphor and banned the novel. Khet Mar will lead the discussion herself, in person. Books, dinner, parking, and Act 48 hours provided. Register by September 25th here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegVl2JpCzbwCuHswd6FSbzwDP9QOxI...

Global Issues Through Literature 2017-2018
Night Birds and Other Short Stories (1993) by Khet Mar
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Khet Mar is a Burmese writer and political activist who was persecuted, tortured, and imprisoned in her home country. She is currently living at City of Asylum in Ithaca, NY as an exiled writer-in-residence. Her short novel about two oppressed teenagers speaking to each other through their apartment windows was, in her words, “a fictional way to express what happened to me in jail.” Yet, the Burmese censors read the plot as metaphor and banned the novel. Khet Mar will lead the discussion herself, in person. We will conclude with ideas for using the texts in the classroom. Books, dinner, parking and Act 48 hours provided.

Sunday, October 29

Slavic Festival
Nationality Rooms Programs
Time:
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Commons Room Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Cristina Lagnese
Contact Phone:
46159
Contact Email:
mcl38@pitt.edu

Celebration of Slavic Culture with food, performances, and more!

Chinese Committee Scholarship Dinner
Nationality Rooms Programs
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Chinese Room Scholarship Winners
Location:
Station Square Sheraton Hotel
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms

Annual dinner held to raise funds for the Chinese Room Committee Scholarship.

Monday, October 30

Populism’s Rise in Europe and the U.S.
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Thomas Vitiello, Sciences Po Paris and IES Nice; Laura Cervi, Autonomous University of Barcelona and IES Barcelona; Jae-Jae Spoon, Department of Political Science
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Study Abroad Office along with IES Abroad
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

In partnership with the Study Abroad Office and our partners at IES Abroad, this colloquium will discuss and compare the trend towards populism in contemporary politics in Europe and the U.S.

One Scholar’s Half Century Affair with Nicaragua
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Thomas W. Walker
Location:
Amy Knapp Room - Hillman Library G74
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with University Library Systems
Contact:
Martha Mantilla
Contact Email:
MARTHAM@pitt.edu

Thomas W. Walker
One Scholar’s Half Century Affair with Nicaragua

Amy Knapp Room - Hillman Library G74
Monday, October 30, 2017 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Reception to follow

Thomas W. Walker is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Director Emeritus of Latin American Studies at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Before retiring, he taught courses on “The Government and Politics of Latin American,” “Revolution in Latin America,” and “Latin American Political Thought.”

Dr. Walker is both a Brazilianist and a Central Americanist. He did his dissertation research in Brazil and has published a couple of articles and one book about the politics in that country: (with Agnaldo Sousa Barbosa) Dos Coroneis a Metropole: Fios e Tramas da Sociedade e da Politica em Ribeirao Preto no Seculo 20(Palavra Magica, 2000)

Regarding Central America, he is the author, co-author or editor of ten books, two of which are now in their sixth editions: Nicaragua: Emerging the Shadow of the Eagle, co-authored with Christine Wade and Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion and Change, co-authored with John Booth and Christine Wade. In 1984, 1989/90, and 1996, Walker served on international delegations that observed Nicaragua’s national elections. With those experiences, he was later invited to be part of the Carter Center’s teams, which observed the 2004 presidential recall referendum in Venezuela and the 2006 National elections in Nicaragua. Walker has delivered over 185 guest lectures at
institutions of higher education around the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Special Thanks to Dr. Ariel Armony, Vice Provost for Globa Affairs

Tuesday, October 31

Peace Corps Story Slam
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Peace Corps
Location:
4131 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Peace Corps

Join us for the RPCV Story Slam! Hear stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Ask questions about service through a mix and mingle after the event.

For questions about this event, contact Kaitlin Powers at pcorps@pitt.edu.

Thursday, November 2 to Saturday, November 4

International Career Toolkit Series: Trans-Atlantic University Trip
Time:
(All day)
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
Contact:
Steve Lund
Contact Email:
slund@pitt.edu

Join the European Studies Center to UNC to learn about graduate studies abroad at Trans-Atlantic University. Contact slund@pitt.edu for more information.

Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5

Muslims and Migration Mini Course
Time:
5:40 pm to 8:41 pm
Location:
GSC
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Friday 5-8 P.M.
Saturday 8-5 P.M.
Sunday 8-12 P.M.

Friday, November 3

50 Years Maria Callas: A Musical Tribute
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
Alexandra Loutsion
Location:
7th Floor Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with The American-Hellenic Foundation of Western PA
Cost:
$50
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
46150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Fifty years after her passing, Maria Callas remains a towering and historic Diva of opera. With her vivid interpretations, Callas succeeded brilliantly at living for her art. Soprano Aprile Millo once said, "Listening to Callas is like reading Shakespeare: You're always going to be knocked senseless by some incredible insight into humanity."

The Greek Nationality Room Committee and The American-Hellenic Foundation of Western PA present "50 Years Maria Callas: A Musical Tribute," featuring soprano Ms. Alexandra Loutsion.

The Recital Auditorium
7th Floor Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

A reception together with a photo, video, and art tribute to Callas will precede the main program.

Adult tickets: $50
Student tickets: $20

Please contact Sage Levy (4-6150) to reserve tickets.

Saturday, November 4

Korean Music Festival
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with Korean Association of Pittsburgh
Contact:
Cristina Lagnese
Contact Phone:
46159
Contact Email:
mcl38@pitt.edu

Korean Music Festival 2017!

Monday, November 6

Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu
Social Media and Political Engagement: Conceptual and Empirical Challenges in the Study of Digitally-Enabled Participation
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Yannis Theocharis, Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication, University of Groningen
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Studies Association
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

The conceptualization and measurement of political participation has been a contentious issue vibrantly debated for more than 50 years. The arrival of digital, and in particular social, media came to add important parameters to the debate about the continuous expansion of forms of participation, complicating matters further. While interest on the use of social media for political purposes is growing, the lack of a clear conceptualization of forms and modes of participation emerging from their use is inhibiting the measurement of this type of participation. The talk will focus on the challenges posed by digitally-enabled forms of political participation and on how they can be turned into an opportunity for better understanding the impact of social media on democracy.

Sponsored by the ESC's Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant, this lecture is part of the Center's 2017-18 Participation and Democracy Series.

Global Issues Through Literature: Authors Under Authoritarianism
Teeth of the Comb by Osama Alomar
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg
Contact Phone:
412-624-3487
Contact Email:
lisarbromberg@pitt.edu

This year's Global Issues Through Literature series, a reading group designed for K-12 educators to learn and use new texts in the classroom, will travel the world through the eyes of authors writing under authoritarianism to try to understand the role of literature as document, commentator, and critic of restrictive regimes.

Osama Alomar is a prominent Syrian writer of al-quisa al-quasira jiddan, or what has been called "flash fiction." These extremely short stories (sometimes only one or two sentences) have the appeal of a fable. Prof. Uma Satyavolu (English) will introduce the text at City of Asylum (40 W. North Ave) from 6-7pm, and then we will hear from Alomar, currently an exiled writer-in-residence at City of Asylum, from 7-8pm. Books and Act 48 credit hours provided. Dinner TBA. Register by October 1 here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7kOKi1yCXGZsbY1niJ8u6fGPbrGgw...

Global Issues Through Literature 2017-2018
The Teeth of the Comb (2017) by Osama Alomar
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
City of Asylum (40 W. North Ave)
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Osama Alomar is a prominent Syrian writer of al-quisa al-quasira jiddan, or what has been called “flash fiction.” These extremely short stories (sometimes only one or two sentences) have the appeal of a fable. Currently an exiled writer-in-residence at City of Asylum in Pittsburgh, Alomar will be conducting this session himself at City of Asylum (40 W. North Ave). Participants are asked to watch a 45-minute long dialogue between Prof. Uma Satyavolu (English) and Lisa Bromberg (Global Studies Center) prior to attending, to glean interesting background information on Alomar's innovative form and ideas for classroom use. Books and Act 48 credit hours provided. Dinner TBA.

Tuesday, November 7

Pittsburgh's World Language Connections Day
Time:
8:59 am to 2:00 pm
Location:
Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Fox Chapel Area High School is proud to announce this year's Pittsburgh World Language Connection Day, with Keynote speaker Professor Richard Donato. This is a great opportunity for world language teachers to learn about new pedagogies. Bring along your principals, curriculum directors, and administrators to learn about how to enhance your school's international programs through meaningful and fun community connections.

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Anne Garrels
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contains beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious closed cities, and some of the most polluted places on earth. Based on her recent book Putin Country (Farrar, Straus&Giroux, 2016), Garrels charts the aftershocks of the U.S.S.R.’s collapse. Having returned again and again to Chelyabinsk, Garrels argues that the area’s new freedoms and opportunities were exciting but also traumatic. As the economic collapse of the early 1990s abated, the city of Chelyabinsk became richer and more cosmopolitan, even as official corruption and intolerance for minorities grew more entrenched. Today, as Vladimir Putin tightens his grip on power and Western sanctions continue to lower the standard of living, the local population mingles belligerent nationalism with a deep ambivalence about their country’s direction. Through it all, Garrels sympathetically charts an ongoing identity crisis. In the aftermath of the Soviet Union, what is Russia? What kind of pride and cohesion can it offer? And why does Putin command the loyalty of so many Russians, even those who decry the abuses of power they regularly encounter?

Anne Garrels has been honored with numerous journalism awards, including the Peabody and the Polk. Garrels is on the board of Oxfam America and the Committee to Protect Journalists. For almost 25 years Anne Garrels was the senior foreign correspondent for NPR, reporting from Russia and the other former Soviet republics, the former Yugoslavia, the Middle East, China, Mongolia, and Iraq. She arrived in Baghdad six months before the 2003 U.S. invasion, stayed during the U.S. bombing campaign and continued to cover Iraq for the next six years. Before joining NPR in 1986 she was chief correspondent in Moscow and Central America for ABC, and the State Department correspondent for NBC.

Putin Country (Farrar, Straus&Giroux, 2016) will be available for purchase and signing.

Thursday, November 9

Career Toolkit Series: UCIS Alumni Networking Reception (for Students)
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
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
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Friday, November 10

Career Toolkit Series: UCIS Alumni Panels
Time:
(All day)
Location:
GSC
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
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Career path discussions, insights on working overseas, & more!

Wednesday, November 15

Conversations on Europe - European Integration through Study Abroad? 30 Years of the Erasmus Program
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Photographing Russia's Orient
Local and Colonial Images in Central Asia, 1890-1940
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Helena Holzberger, PhD Candidate in History at LMU Munich
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Center for Russian and East European Studies

With the Russian conquest of Central Asia, new techniques were introduced in the region- one of them was photography. Being a medium of modernity it was responsible for the establishment of a new visual culture, the overcoming of space and new feeling of time. Especially in an imperial context photography became important to connect the Asian periphery with the Moscow center. With an iconographic/iconological approach it is possible to analyze the genesis of the motifs that produced the knowledge of Central Asia since the first published travel logs, and their shift after the 1917 Revolution.

Thursday, November 16

Daniel Beaty Visit
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
O'Hara Student Center Ballroom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Actor, singer, writer, activist, and advocate of arts-based social justice education, Daniel Beaty is best known for his performance of “Knock Knock,” which has received over 17 million views on YouTube. His other work includes the one-man play Emergency (in which he performs over 40 characters), a film about Beaty’s relationship with his incarcerated father, and a collaborative project involving people affected by gangs. Exploring criminal justice reform, the struggles of incarcerated people and their families, of African-Americans across the country, and more broadly of all those affected by trauma, Beaty’s work has been acclaimed for its richness of characterization, voice, and range of emotion.
He has performed at venues from the Lincoln Center to the White House; has received several NAACP awards as well as an Obie award for writing and performance. His performances and workshops use the tools of the arts, storytelling, and trauma recovery to inspire reflection, agency, and healing. The performance is open to the public.

Following his performance, we invite faculty and other educators to join us for a workshop and discussion with the launch of a new GSC initiative, Creative Pedagogies for Global Studies. Advance registration for the discussion is required; please email Lisa Bromberg at lisarbromberg@pitt.edu to register.

Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human: Migration
Sergio Delgado: The Labors in Landscape, or the False Protagonism of Globalization
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
601 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Sergio Delgado, Harvard University, Romance Language & Literature

Friday, November 17

International Career Toolkit Series: Boston Career Forum 2017
Time:
(All day)
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
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact Email:
rookoepsel@pitt.edu

Join the Asian Studies Center at the largest career fair for Japanese-English bilinguals in Boston. Contact rookoepsel@pitt.edu for information.

Monday, December 4

Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Wednesday, December 6

Conversations on Europe - Brexit Update: Negotiating Exit
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Thursday, January 18

Consistently Invisible? Women's News Media Coverage during the European Elections, 1999-2014"
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Maarja Luhiste, Newcastle University
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

Funded by the ESC's Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant, this lecture is part of the Center's Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series.

Wednesday, January 24

Conversations on Europe - Wind, Water, Sun: Clean Energy in Europe
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Thursday, February 8

Legacies of 1968 (tentative)
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Todd Gitlin, Columbia University
Location:
Location to be announced
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, February 21

Conversations on Europe - European Cities in the 21st Century
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Friday, February 23 to Saturday, February 24

Modern Rivers of Eurasia: Potential, Control, Change
Time:
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact:
Patryk Reid
Contact Email:
par85@pitt.edu

The inland rivers of Central Eurasia intersect vast regions, sustain diverse communities, and inform social identities. This symposium will explore how efforts to control and exploit the various potentials of these waterways reflect economic, political, and cultural histories that continue to shape local relationships of aquatic and anthropoid life. The speakers are part of a growing international and interdisciplinary group of scholars who focus on water and society in Central Eurasia and engage conversations of urgent concern and global relevance. Central Eurasia has become known for the ways in which multiple countries have for decades contested the natural resources of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya although these rivers feed hydroelectric power production and agriculture at the expense of ecology—tragically shrinking the Aral Sea. Symposium participants will consider cross-cutting issues that center on cases of navigation, flood control, channel management, irrigation, and dam construction. This emphasis will promote a broad discussion with our audience about water-society relationships within globalizing contexts of the modern world.

Wednesday, March 14

Conversations on Europe - Elections in Italy: A Next Wave for Populism?
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Part of the ESC Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series and its series of Virtual Roundtables, Conversations on Europe.

Thursday, March 29

Climate Change and Protest (tentative)
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Stacy VanDeveer, University of Massachusetts Boston
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact Email:
europeanstudies@pitt.edu

Funded through the ESC's Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant, this lecture is part of the Center's Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series.

Friday, April 13

European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Various
Location:
Location to be announced
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and International Business Center along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
4126482290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

The European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. Selected participants will give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.

Wednesday, April 18

Conversations on Europe - May 1968: Legacies of Protest in France
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

The Conversation on Europe virtual roundtable is part of the UCIS Series on the Anniversary of 1968 and the ESC Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series.

Tuesday, May 1

CCA International Marketing Competition
Time:
12:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

The Global Studies Center and the International Business Center work with high school language and social sciences teachers to introduce international business concepts to students through an international marketing competition. It culminates in an interscholastic competition hosted by the Global Studies Center and the IBC at Pitt, where students present their marketing plans in front of fellow competitors and a panel of judges from the academic and business communities, as well as answer audience questions. The teams that win first, second and third place in the final each receive awards recognizing their hard work.