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Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25

Global Health Mini Course
1 Credit Mini Course
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

With each emerging infectious disease, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With a project-based focus, the course will assist students in engaging and impacting their local community though a global issue.

To register before January 26 (add/drop) PS 1903-1010 (10182). To register after January 26 please contact Veronica Dristas, Associate Director.

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
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Confucius Institute, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center, Department of History, World History Center, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, GSPIA and Carnegie Mellon University Department of History
Contact:
Patryk Reid
Contact Email:
par85@pitt.edu

For more information, please see: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/rivers-symposium.

La Tierra y el Agua en los Andes--The land and the water in the Andes
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:41 pm
Presenter:
Francisco Carranza Romero (Native Quechua speaker from Áncash, Peru)
Location:
Latin American Lecture Room 171B – Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with University Library Systems
Contact:
Martha Mantilla
Contact Email:
martham@pitt.edu

This talk is about the Andean conception about land, water, and the greater nature, from a realist approach and a fantastic realism based perspective.

The talk is in Spanish!
Lunch will be provided.

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
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Center for Health Equity
Contact:
Scott Morgenstern
Contact Email:
smorgens@pitt.edu

Networking Meeting
February 23, 1 – 2:30pm
Location A521 Crabtree Hall

We will discuss:
Variance in the Latino Voting Turnout: Education, Income, and Voting Restrictions
Dr. Scott Morgenstern, Political Science
This event is intended for all of us interested in Latino Studies to meet and start a conversation
Jointly presented by the Center for Health Equity and
the Center for Latin American Studies

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
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Confucius Institute, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center, Department of History, World History Center, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, GSPIA and Carnegie Mellon University Department of History
Contact:
Patryk Reid
Contact Email:
par85@pitt.edu

For more information, please see: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/rivers-symposium.

CERIS Book Discussion Beyond Timbuktu: an Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa by Ousmane Kane
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)

Faculty are invited to participate in the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) spring 2018 faculty book discussion at the University of Pittsburgh on February 23, 2018. Dinner at 5:00 PM, Book Discussion at 6:00 PM.

Amir Syed, Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of the Islamic World at the University of Pittsburgh will facilitate the book discussion.
The author, Ousmane Kane is the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Religion & Society at Harvard University.

“Beyond Timbuktu is part of the resurgent interest in African intellectual history. This book is an important contribution to the field, as it ties trends in Muslim West African thought to the development and role of Islamic education in precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial Muslim West African societies.” -Jennifer Lofkrantz, St. Mary’s College

To Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHS3vhlfZxbYujrkDq4ECEtGICJQ6C...

Film Screening: Tsunami Punx
Followed by Q&A with Kaala Founder Matthew Ketchum
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:
548 WPU
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Phone:
3-3062
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu
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
Announced by:
African Studies Program on behalf of Department of History
Contact Email:
amir.syed@pitt.edu

Beyond Timbuktu: an Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa, by Ousmane Kane. Faculty are invited to participate in the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) spring 2018 faculty book discussion at UPitt. Discussion at 6:00 PM. Amir Syed, Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of the Islamic World-UPitt will facilitate the book discussion. Ousmane Kane is the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Religion & Society at Harvard.

This is Africa: Gala!
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
0'Hara Ballroom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with African Student Organization (ASO); School of Medicine
Contact Email:
macrina@pitt.edu

Fri, 2/23: This is Africa: Gala!
Time: 6:00PM
Details: Join us at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the ASO, and ASP for ‘This is Africa: Gala’! " This is Africa" is a gala that aims to celebrate the achievements of people from the African diaspora as well as the people who have invested time in the continent and the people. This event also aims to bring together students, faculty and community members in a environment where they can network and get to know each other. This is a black tie/ traditional wear event so come looking nice, eat and enjoy great company, performances and music. Ballroom of the O’Hara Student Center, at 4042 O’Hara Street. Please RSVP and register your attendance tickets beforehand. Tickets limited for attendance...

Saturday, February 24

Teach Africa Workshop—K-16 Educators, Indigenous Wisdom and Culture
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Studies Center along with School of Education
Contact Email:
AWK19@pitt.edu

Saturday, February 24, 2017, 9am-3:30pm

Join us at the University of Pittsburgh for the Teach Africa Workshop – Indigenous Wisdom and Culture on February 24, 2017. Learn how to use free multi-media curriculum units to Strengthen the teaching of African Studies in your classroom.

Breakout sessions will include discussions and demonstrations on integrating African Studies material into your classroom. Several examples are listed: #Me too: Connecting gender issues from Ethiopia to America, Through an African Lens: Positive Racial Identity Development, Best Practices for Integrating Languages Spoken in Africa, and even Incorporating Indigenous Ways of Knowing into STEAM Classrooms.
Speakers include experts from the Carnegie Museum of History, Fulbright Hays Educators who designed cutting edge multi-media Ethiopian curriculum units, and in the field language teachers.
All teachers and administrators are welcome whether you are an expert on teaching Africa or this is the first time you have even considered it.
Act 48 credits will be available to interested attendees with
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please register with Anna-Maria.

Contact Anna-Maria Karnes at 412-624-8143 or awk19@pitt.edu if you have any questions.

Pittsburgh Asia Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference
Time:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location:
David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

The annual Pittsburgh Asia Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference is the largest undergraduate conference on Asian studies in Pennsylvania. Presentations come from many disciplines and on any part of geographical Asia, including the Middle East.

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
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Sponsored by PITT ARTS and co-sponsored by: The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Department of Africana Studies, Global Studies and and The Department of Music.

This is the culmination of a month of workshops with Pitt students exploring the creative process and utilizing autobiographical history as a vehicle for performance. Using movement, text, text-writing, vocalizations, theatre games, memory exercises, autobiographical musings, and storytelling, Rhodessa Jones will demonstrate her use of "art as social activism" to create social change.

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
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Confucius Institute, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center, Department of History, World History Center, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, GSPIA and Carnegie Mellon University Department of History
Contact:
Patryk Reid
Contact Email:
par85@pitt.edu

For more information, please see: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/rivers-symposium.

Monday, February 26

Narrating the 'Righteous in the Colombian Armed Conflict': A Civil Pedagogy of Solidarity for Highly Polarized and Deeply Divided Societies
Time:
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Carlo Tognato, Universidad Nacional, Colombia (Director, Center for Social Studies, National University of Colombia)
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Sociology
Contact:
clas
Contact Phone:
8-791
Contact Email:
clas@pitt.edu

Narrating the 'Righteous in the Colombian Armed Conflict': A Civil Pedagogy of Solidarity for Highly Polarized and Deeply Divided Societies
by Dr. Carlo Tognato, Universidad Nacional, Colombia (Director, Center for Social Studies, National University of Colombia)
5:30 p.m.
4130 Posvar Hall

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Carlo Tognato. Profesor Asociado del Departamento de Sociología de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Bogotá. Se desempeña  actualmente como director del Centro de Estudios Sociales. Es también Faculty Fellow del Center for Cultural Sociology en Yale University y Fellow del Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre de la University of Adelaide. Tiene un Ph.D. en Ciencia Política (UCLA) y en Economía Política (Universitá di Ancona, Italia), un MPhil en Relaciones Internacionales (University of Oxford) y un pregrado en Economía Política (Universitá Bocconi, Milán).

Sus intereses se enfocan principalmente en la sociología cultural, la sociología económica, y en particular sobre las relaciones entre sociedad civil y mercado, así como en la sociología cultural de la violencia.  Sus publicaciones más recientes incluyen un libro publicado en 2012 en Nueva York con Palgrave-Macmillan sobre la influencia de la cultura sobre el funcionamiento de las instituciones monetarias (Central Bank Independence: Cultural Codes and Symbolic Performance) y otro libro editado por él que saldrá en 2015 con Harvard University y con la Universidad Nacional de Colombia sobre el papel de las prácticas creativas en las políticas públicas (Rethinking Cultural Agency: The Significance of Antanas Mockus).

Wednesday, February 28

The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Screening
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Martin Votruba, Head of the Slovak Studies Program
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures; Film Studies Program
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Email:
kmw152@pitt.edu

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (171 min) is a 1988 American film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Milan Kundera, published in 1984. Director Philip Kaufman and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière portray the effect on Czechoslovak artistic and intellectual life during the 1968 Prague Spring of socialist liberalization preceding the invasion by the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact that ushered in a period of communist repression. It portrays the moral, political, and psycho-sexual consequences for three bohemian friends: a surgeon, and two female artists with whom he has a relationship.

Professor Martin Votruba, Head of the Slovak Studies Program at Pitt, will introduce the film.

Thursday, March 1

THE 7TH ANNUAL MODEL AFRICAN UNION SIMULATION
Pittsburgh High Schools
Time:
(All day)
Location:
WILLIAM PITT UNION ASSEMBLY ROOM & BALLROOM
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
Contact Email:
AWK19@pitt.edu

In 2011, a group of African Studies students at the University of Pittsburgh participated in the college level Model African Union at the Howard University in Washington DC. After their experience in the simulation, they felt the need to promote the study of Africa among high school students in the Pittsburgh and South-Western Pennsylvania region. With the assistance of The African Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, the Pitt High School Model African Union (MAU) was launched in 2012 as an experiential pedagogical method of teaching American students about Africa. The Pitt MAU serves as an educational simulation that provides opportunities for high school students to learn about Africa by studying the African Union and its inner workings. Students learn the role, structure, and performance of the African Union (AU) while searching for solutions to Africa’s key economic, social, and political problems. Agenda items and countries are assigned to the participating schools in advance, to allow for adequate preparations for the daylong conference. Under the guidance of their teachers, students study research issues facing the AU member states and prepare to hold debates and vote on resolutions that address these issues. This year, 2018, is the seventh year of the MAU hosted at the University of Pittsburgh.

Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures; Film Studies Program
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Email:
kmw152@pitt.edu

Dusan Makavejev’s Love Affair provides us with an example of cinematic reflexivity, which can be defined as any technique that reminds the viewer that he or she is watching a film. Reflexivity foregrounds the fact that film meaning is a function of a set of codes with ideological implications rather than a transparent reflection of reality. Reflexivity can be achieved through intertextuality, exaggeration of cinematic conventions or conspicuous narration that reminds us of the author’s mark on the text. These techniques are all in evidence in Love Affair, whose textual heterogeneity calls into question the earnestness of cinematic (including socialist) realism as well as the official ideologies of state communism. As Thomas Elsaesser notes, Love Affair juxtaposes three sites of meaning: “the liberating intimacy of a sexual relationship…, the public world of abstract didacticism and cold rationality…, [and] the memory of the Russian Revolution and Tito’s national liberation war”. (Elsaesser, European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood, p. 322) Our understanding of Makavejev’s view of 1960s Yugoslavian society depends on our interpretation of the ironic and tragic relationship between these three sites of meaning. (Alex Lykidis, "Love Affair," Critical Commons)

The film will be introduced Dr. Ljiljana Duraskovic, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

1968: Perspectives from Eastern Europe
Time:
4:45 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures; Film Studies Program
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Email:
kmw152@pitt.edu

This round-table is a follow-up event to the screening of the Unbearable Lightness of Being (February 28, 2 p.m.) and of Love Affair (March 1, 3 p.m.) and is part of the UCIS-wide anniversary series on 1968. The panel will explore (partly based on the films and the book) the question whether 1968 has a universal meaning across geographic space and time. The round-table's contribution to the UCIS-wide event will be to tease out some of the ways in which for 1968 a “kinship system” may exist (to use Wittgenstein’s analogy), but the implications are profoundly different (in the first and second worlds, or in a distribution system that is—essentially—domestic Serbian/film festival vs. US/box-office).

Moderator: Irina Livezeanu, Department of History

Discussants: Ljiljana Duraskovic, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Randall Halle, Director, Film Studies Program

Friday, March 2

Pitt/Penn State Global Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium
Call for Papers
Time:
(All day)
Location:
The Pennsylvania State University
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

The symposium will highlight student research on the complex array of social forces that characterize our increasingly interconnected world and will provide networking for students and faculty who are shaping how we approach these important topics and/or will provide leadership in the study of global issues in the future.

A wide variety of research topics on diverse areas including (but not limited to) the economy, gender, health, education, politics, media, nationalism, ethnicity, spirituality, and community are encouraged. We invite papers from various disciplines within humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional schools that address the theme of interconnectedness. Submissions that employ diverse theories, genres, and methodologies of research in a plurality of historical and geographical contexts are encouraged.
Once abstracts are submitted and approved, papers will be clustered according to general themes that emerge. While we are not giving our awards, notable papers from each cluster will be highlighted on the Center for Global Studies' website.

**Abstracts Due March 2nd**

Submit abstracts here: https://goo.gl/p6DiQR

Students should contact Elaine Linn at eel58@pitt.edu for more information or visit the GSC website.

High School Japanese Speech Contest
Time:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location:
Assembly Room, William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Japan America Society of Pennsylvania

Saturday, March 3

French Immersion Institute Workshop
Time:
8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Sébastien Dubriel, Université de Carnegie-Mellon
Location:
Posvar 4130, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:
$20 registratoin
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Samedi 3 mars 2018:
La situation linguistique et culturelle en Bretagne, Dr. Sébastien Dubriel, Université de Carnegie-Mellon

Samedi 21 avril 2018:
Françoise Giroud & Simone Veil: deux écrivaines politiques pour la couse des femmes
Conférencière: Bénédicte Barlat, Directrice - Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh

Program runs from 9:00-13:30, with an 8:30 breakfast and 12:30 lunch included.

Registration deadlines: February 26th for March 3rd workshop; April 16th for April 21st workshop.
Enclose a $20.00 check for each program ($40.00 for both). Fee includes ACT 48 credit-4 -hours for each program, breakfast and lunch.) Send check payable to the University of Pittsburgh. To facilitate our records, please write on check memo: (French Immersion)

Bonnie Adair-Hauck: adairhauck@gmail.com

Global Interdisciplinary Working Group
Time:
9:00 am
Presenter:
varies
Location:
varies
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg

What does it mean for a course, module, or lesson to be “global’? In part, it means looking at a question from multiple lenses—whether political, economic, social, cultural, ecological, or other. What better way to approach global curriculum planning (and to model collaborative learning for our students!) than to partner with colleagues from other disciplines in the same school? The University Center for International Studies at Pitt is offering a new program that will provide teachers with the time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson. Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

We are currently accepting applications from teams of 2-4 teachers. We will meet three Saturday mornings (3/3, 4/7, and 5/5) from 9-12noon, and new content must be taught in the 2018-2019 school year. At each meeting, you will work intensively with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.

Film Screening: Bridge
Followed by Q&A with Producer and Director Amit Ranjan Biswas
Time:
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Bengali Association of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, March 6

Global Issues Through Literature: Authors Under Authoritarianism
Authors Under Authoritarianism
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Jacques Bromberg
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists offer stimulating presentations of the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. After a successful partnership with City of Asylum and their authors-in-residence in the fall, our series continues this spring with the theme of literature and authoritarianism. At this session, Prof. Jacques Bromberg (Classics) will lead a discussion of Sophocles' Antigone.

Wednesday, March 7

Professional Development Webinars - Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institute
Location:
http://aseees.org/programs/webinars
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe
Cost:
0
Contact:
Zsuzsanna Magdo
Contact Phone:
4126487423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

This webinar is the second in a professional development series co-sponsored by the American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the European Studies Center. It will use the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe as an example to explore non-university research institutions prevalent in Europe. First, participants will receive information about the Institute's collections and holdings (including 5 million newspaper clippings, close to 700,000 images, 40,000 historical maps, a library with half a million items etc.). Participants will learn about the fellowship and partnership programs available, in addition to the Institute’s profile in the field of Digital Humanities. Using the Herder Institute as an example, Peter Haslinger will also elaborate on networking strategies on the global level and the forms of cooperation in German academia to foster strategic partnerships between non-university institutions and universities.

To register, visit http://aseees.org/programs/webinars.

Speaker's Bio: Peter Haslinger is Professor of East-Central European History at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and Director of the Herder Institute in Marburg, a research institution affiliated with the Leibniz Association and specializing in the history, art history and digital humanities of East Central Europe. Dr. Haslinger is Principal Investigator at the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies, the International Center for the Study of Culture, and the Center for Media and Interactivity, all located at the Justus Liebig University. He likewise functions as a spokesperson for the Herder Institute Research Academy, which aims to bridge the gap between scholarship in Eastern European Studies and the development of research infrastructures. His scholarly interest focuses on the history of the Habsburg Monarchy and successor states in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has published widely on Hungarian, Czech and Slovak history as well as on questions of nation, region and cultural diversity, on cartography and questions of security. Dr. Haslinger is the spokesperson for the project group that enhances the visibility of Eastern European Studies across disciplines within the Leibniz Association. He is likewise involved in activities for the enhancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences on the European level, among others as a member of the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Network board.

Next Webinar

April 11, 12 p.m. (EST)
Doing Research on Eastern Europe in the EU: Research Infrastructures, Grant Models, and Career Mobility

Saturday, March 10

Intersections of Colonialism and Medicine in East Asia
Time:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location:
Conference Room A, University Club
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with National Shimane University, Institute of Taiwan History and Academia Sinica

Sunday, March 11

Intersections of Colonialism and Medicine in East Asia
Time:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location:
Conference Room A, University Club
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with National Shimane University, Institute of Taiwan History and Academia Sinica

Monday, March 12

Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Grab a coffee and join the Global Studies Center for the first of our monthly series where we host an informal discussion about a pressing issue of the day. Get global insight and bring your thoughts to share or questions to have addressed. Cookies served!

Film Screening: “Confrontation: Paris 1968”
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Presenter:
Seymour Drescher, Pitt Emeritus Professor of History
Location:
Posvar 4130, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Join us for a screening of “Confrontation: Paris 1968” and a conversation with one of the filmmakers, Pitt’s own Emeritus Professor of History, Seymour Drescher.

Tuesday, March 13

The European Approach to Choice of Court Agreements
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Prof. Francesca Ragno, University of Verona, School of Law
Location:
Barco Building, Alcoa Room
Announced by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of Center for International Legal Education
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

In her presentation, Professor Ragno will discuss the special characteristics of choice of court agreements in the EU, and will touch on the impact on these agreements of Brexit. Prof. Ragno graduated in Law (J.D.) with honors at the University of Bologna and obtained her PhD degree from the University of Verona. Her teaching and scholarship span Private International Law, European Law International Commercial Law and International Arbitration.

She is a Visiting Distinguished Fulbright Chair at the University of Pittsburgh for spring 2018.

Digital Portfolio Drop-In Sessions
Time:
4:30 pm
Location:
3127 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Dr. Jared McCormick, Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues, will welcome students to drop by his office to discuss and share ideas on how to effectively create a digital portfolio required for all GSC undergraduate students, that adequately reflects their academic and co-curruicular experiences. Learn more about Dr. McCormick's experience with digital interface and methodologies: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/content/visiting-professor-contemporary-...

Wednesday, March 14

Conversations on Europe - May 1968 and the 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

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

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series: Site Visit To Global Switchboard
Time:
2:30 pm
Location:
The Global Switchboard
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

Having a global perspective is often taken to mean traveling to other countries, and keeping up with news around the world…and although that can be a part of developing a global lens, there are ways to develop a paradigm of global concern in Pittsburgh. Opportunities to foster diversity and inclusion are everywhere, and The Global Switchboard is a network organization that works to highlight some of those opportunities. Come visit and hear from The Global Switchboard at its co-working space in Lawrenceville, where you'll also get to interact with other global organizations that are part of the network.

Meet with Nathan Darity, Executive Director and Alaa Mohamed, Program Coordinator and with leaders of NGOs. Learn about internships opportunities at the Switchboard and more!

We will depart Pitt at 2:30 PM and return by 4:30 PM. Students should meet in the Global Studies Office, 4100 Posvar Hall by 2:25 PM on the 14th.

Register to attend here: https://goo.gl/forms/ELywsm52SlgKRYSN2

Thursday, March 15

Whose Golden Door? The Global Challenge of Migration
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Michael White
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with and Humanities Center
Whose Golden Door? The Global Challenge of Migration
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Michael White, Professor of Population Studies, Brown University
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Michael White is the Robert E. Turner Distinguished Professor of Population Studies at Brown University, where he is also Professor of Sociology and Director of the initiative in Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences. White's research covers a wide array of topics within the broad area of migration and population distribution: from urban residential segregation, to rural-urban migration in developing societies, to contemporary international migration and immigrant assimilation. White's publications reflect his combination of sociology, demography, and public policy interests.

The Global Studies Center's support of the Faculty Development Seminar, "Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human," now in its third year, in partnership with Pitt's Year of the Humanities initiative, will continue, with three more events scheduled through the spring. The popular and provocative lecture series which began in the fall examines the global and humanistic themes of Migration.

8 Borders, 8 Days
Hello Neighbor Documentary Film Series
Time:
8:00 pm
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of The Ridgeway Center and Hello Neighbor

A single mother shows us the consequences of closing America’s doors to families fleeing war. With no answer to her application for resettlement in the US, and every other path to safety closed off, a smuggler’s raft to Europe was the only way out. 8 Borders, 8 Days is her story; the intimate details of why a fiercely-determined mother is willing to risk her children’s lives for a better future and an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.

Friday, March 16

Undergraduate Research Toolkit Series
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center Faculty and Staff
Location:
5400 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

This is the last installment of a 4-part Global Studies Center series to equip students to pursue research within the framework of the multidisciplinary field of global studies. The series is designed for students at any stage of their academic career. It's a must for students considering pursing a BPHIL, an honor's thesis, or enrolling in a graduate program in the future. Dr. Michael Goodhart, GSC Director and Professor of Political Science, along with GSC faculty will provide insight based on their experience on conceiving research ideas, formulating research questions, identifying methods to consider to collect and analyze data, ethically gathering data working within university research guidelines and lastly presenting and disseminating data using traditional methods and new forms of digital media. Each session will include ample time for discussion so bring your ideas and questions!

Saturday, March 17

Let's Explore Africa Quiz Competition!
Road to 2018 National Championship
Time:
10:30 am
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Studies Center
Contact Email:
AWK19@pitt.edu

Let's Explore Africa Quiz Competition for 4th-7th grade students! 4th-7th grade @10:30am, 8th to 12th grade @11:30am!

Register at www.letsexploreafrica.net!

Purpose and Mission-
Let's Explore Africa is a quiz competition about Africa. Africa, the second largest continent in the world and home to over a billion people is perhaps the most misunderstood region on the planet. To some it is a country, to many it is an area plagued with diseases, and to a few it is just a safari. Dr. Sandra Frempong, an accountant and educator wrote books and created the quiz competition to help broaden people's knowledge about the continent. The quiz competition started in 2014. Contestants have thoroughly enjoyed playing the fun trivia and learn more about Africa as they navigate the continent from Cape Town to Casablanca. Players answer multiple choice questions at various difficulty levels. Questions highlights geography, entertainment, people, literature, symbols, resources, etc.

Eligibility- The competition is open to the general public, admission is free and the minimum age to compete is ten (10). There are tournaments for K-12 and college students. We strongly encourage and welcome schools to participate. Eligible k-12 students will compete at grade levels as follows
Level 1 = (4th - 6th graders)
Level 2 = (7th - 9th graders)
Level 3 = (10th - 12th graders)

Quiz Rules
1) The competition will be offered in two rounds.
2) Student can compete as a team or as individual for the preliminary round.
3) In Round 1 (first 20-30 trivia questions) student/s with the most correct answers will advance to Round 2 (final).
4) In the final round, the match-up will be team versus team or individual versus individual. Therefore, if only one team remains, the group members from that team shall select a delegate who will compete against other 'individual' students. However, should the reverse be the case, that one student will have the option to compete alone against the remaining teams.
5) Round Two (second 40-60 trivia questions): Student/s with the most correct answers is the winner.
6) If there is a tie, a tiebreaker question will be offered.

How much do YOU know about Africa? You are invited to join us in this fun, educational quiz competition. Come and test your knowledge. Be a contestant!
Let’s Explore Africa!

Monday, March 19

Seminar on Cultures of the Lusosphere
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and European Studies Center along with University Center for Int'l Studies (UCIS), the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and The Brazilian Consulate in New York
Contact:
Luis Bravo
Contact Email:
Bravo@pitt.edu

For more information on event, please visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/lusosphere-seminar

Devouring South Asia: Appetites, Food and Health Speaker Series
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Presenter:
Emily Mendenhall
Location:
4217 WWPH
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Critical Research on Africa
China-Africa Railway Crossings: Building the TAZARA Railway
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Jamie Monson, PhD, Department of History, Michigan State University
Location:
3703 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Studies Center

China-Africa Railway Crossings: Building the TAZARA Railway

Jamie Monson, PhD, Department of History, Michigan State University

Professor Jamie Monson became interested in Africa when she served as an agriculture volunteer for the Peace Corps in rural Kenya in 1980. She then completed her PhD in African History at UCLA, and took her first teaching position at Carleton College in 1991. In 2015, she accepted a position as a Professor of African History in the Department of History and Director of African Studies at Michigan State University. Monson’s early research focus was on agricultural and environmental history of southern Tanzania, and she has also worked on anti-colonial warfare in German East Africa. In the late 1990s, she began a new research project on the history of the TAZARA railway, built with Chinese development aid in Tanzania and Zambia in the 1960s and 1970s. Her book, Africa’s Freedom Railway, was published by Indiana University Press in 2011.

Most recently, Monson has been studying the history of China-Africa relations (and learning Chinese), and frequently performs research in China. Her new project is a study of technology transfer in the history of Chinese development assistance to Africa. A second project that she is also engaged in uses records of visits made by African women’s delegations to China during the Cultural Revolution to examine gendered aspects of civil diplomacy.

Tuesday, March 20

La Tempestad (Mexico)
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
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

La Tempestad (Tatiana Huezo, Mexico, 2016)
English subtitles
G-23 Public Health Building
6:30 p.m. Pizza
7:00 p.m. Movie

The emotional journeys of two women victimized by corruption and injustice in Mexico and of the love, dignity and resistance that allowed them to survive.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPxXzolGr6Q

For more information, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list.
Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies and the Spanish Film Club by Pragda.

Salam Neighbor
Hello Neighbor Documentary Film Series
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Building, Room 125
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with The Ridgeway Center and Hello Neighbor
Contact:
Sandra Prigg-Monteverde
Contact Email:
sjp89@pitt.edu

In an effort to better understand refugee life, [the filmmakers] spent one month living alongside displaced families in the Za’atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers ever allowed by the United Nations to be given a tent and registered inside a refugee camp, [they] were able to get a never before seen look into the world’s most pressing crisis. [Their] experience uncovered overwhelming trauma but also the untapped potential our uprooted neighbors posses. With the right programs we can support healing, ease the burden on host countries and even empower the disenfranchised by unleashing people’s creativity.

Wednesday, March 21 to Friday, March 23

THE FUTURE OF BORGES STUDIES
Time:
10:00 am to 5:03 pm
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning--Humanities Center
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Humanities Center and and Honors College

Co-sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Faculty Research Support Program of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the Humanities Center and the University Honors College.

Alberto Manguel Director, National Library of Argentina
Daniel Balderston Director, Borges Center, University of Pittsburgh
Laura Rosato and Germán Álvarez Co-Directors, Centro Borges
de Documentación, National Library of Argentina
Mariela Blanco Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata-Conicet
Sylvia Saítta Universidad de Buenos Aires-Conicet
M aría Celeste Martín Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Nora Benedict • Alfredo Alonso Estenoz • María Julia Rossi
Leonardo Pitlevnik • Sebastián Urli • Martín Gaspar • David Mundie

A conference to celebrate the new formal agreement for cooperation between the Borges Center of the University of Pittsburgh and the Centro Borges de Documentación of the Biblioiteca Nacional Mariano Moreno, the National Library of Argentina Full information will be available on the websites of the Borges Center (borges.pitt.edu) and the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures (hispanic.pitt.edu).

Events will be held at the Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, except
for several workshops on Thursday March 22nd in the Digital Commons of the Hillman Library.

Wednesday, March 21

“Vanity, Laziness, and Skepticism Still Possess Me. But I Continue to Fight...”: Tolstoy’s Aesthetic Cure for Doubt
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Tatyana Gershkovich, Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies

From his earliest writing on art to his magisterial treatise What is Art? Tolstoy strenuously opposed the idea that aesthetic pleasure is merely sensuous pleasure, which might vary from person to person. He wanted to secure the objectivity and universality of aesthetic judgment, to identify not only what he or his milieu happened to consider true art, but what all people must consider true art. It was not enough for Tolstoy to say that the poems of the Decadents were not his cup of tea; he wished to say they were false and bad and anyone who liked them a corrupt, befuddled, opium-smoking fool—and to be justified in saying so. Why did Tolstoy object so strongly to the idea that our aesthetic response might be subjective? Why was he so zealous in his rejection of aesthetic subjectivism, when so many other artists, particularly in the later decades of the 19th century, accepted it? I will argue that resisting aesthetic subjectivism was not merely an artistic or political imperative for Tolstoy but an existential one. He saw objective aesthetic judgment as a bulwark against a kind of solipsism into which the very process of making art threatened to thrust him.

Thursday, March 22

Let's Talk Africa Series: Triumph through Adversity: The Tenacious Ethiopian Woman and Her Rise to Educational Success
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Anna-Maria Karnes
Location:
Room 4217 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program

Education in Ethiopia: Challenges Women Face in the Pursuit of Higher Education

Thursday March 22nd, 2018 - 12 – 1:30 pm Room 4217 WWPH

Triumph through Adversity: The Tenacious Ethiopian Woman and Her Rise to Educational Success
Some women will do anything to get an education. Embark on a journey of stories that will take you into the heart of a rural Ethiopian women who strives for an education. Stories that will make you laugh, cry, and be thankful for your own educational journey and appreciate the paths some women must create.Anna-Maria Karnes will share her research work in Ethiopia exploring the challenges women face in Higher Education. The numbers of women enrolled at the higher education level are very low compared to men. For example, in 2011, only 27% of all students enrolled in a university were women (Ministry of Education, 2011). In an attempt to increase access to higher education for women affirmative action provisions are being made to ensure equal rights in these universities. The government has also declared financial help to women who wish to pursue education (Prime Minister Office/women’s Affairs Sub Sector, 2004). Despite support from the UN and the Ethiopian government, women continue to face challenges of staying in school. According to Ethiopian academics. Anna-Maria will discuss her findings during her research tenure visiting Ethiopia and teaching in the university in the summer of 2016.

1968: Framing Radical Politics in Time and Space
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Elaine Carey, Purdue University, and Felix Germain, University of Pittsburgh
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and Open to the Public

Part of the UCIS series exploring the effects of the hallmark year 1968. More Information TBA.

Two Evenings at Pitt
Exploring the work of Mohsin Hamid
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Elizabeth Fielder, English doctoral students
Location:
171B Hillman
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures

As part of the Pittsburgh A&L "Ten Evenings" series, Mohsin Hamid (author of Exit West) and Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of the Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Sympathizer and, more recently, The Refugees) will be talking about their recent works and creative processes. Prior to their public lectures at the Carnegie Music Hall, the GSC is sponsoring more intimate gatherings with Pitt faculty and students to learn about and discuss how these works of fiction help us to understand global processes and the connections, disruptions, inequalities, and opportunities they create. We will be giving out a limited number of FREE tickets to the lecture to those who attend. Please save the dates and join us on campus Thursday evening before the lecture, and Monday at the music hall!

Friday, March 23 to Saturday, March 24

Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference

For more information about the conference and call for papers, visit: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp

Call for papers: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp/call-for-papers

Friday, March 23

Keynote Speaker
Part of the Latin American Social and Public Conference (March 23 &24)
Time:
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Carlos E. Ponce
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact Email:
laspp@pitt.edu

Dr. Carlos E. Ponce is the director for Latin America programs at Freedom House. Ponce previously worked as the General Coordinator for the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy, and has been a consultant for a variety of organizations focused on strengthening civil society, developing mechanisms to protect human rights defenders, and solidifying democratic institutions in the region.

Ponce is also a member of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy, the ISC of the Community of Democracies, and is the General Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy. He received a Ph.D in Law and Policy from Northeastern University, and also holds Master’s degree in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, a Master of Arts degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, a JD from the Andres Bello Catholic University.

www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas

Saturday, March 24

Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference
Creativity, Innovation, and Resilience: Rethinking Challenges and Opportunities in Africa
Time:
(All day)
Location:
University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and U.S. Department of Education
Contact Email:
ydc1@pitt.edu

The African Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its inaugural, regional one-day conference on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference creates a space for the sharing of ideas and broader intellectual engagement for Africanist faculty, researchers, and graduate students from across the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions. Seeing the need for opportunities for scholarly development and networking among educators and researchers in African Studies outside of the annual meeting of the African Studies Association, we invite Africanists from universities, community colleges, HBCUs, and other academic institutions in the neighboring states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and New York to participate in the conference. The larger goal is to stimulate a regional intellectual community for Africanist scholars and researchers across a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and institutions.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Moses Ochonu, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History in the Department of History at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of three books (including Colonialism by Proxy: Hausa Imperial Agents and Middle Belt Consciousness in Nigeria, which was a finalist for the 2015 Herskovits prize), numerous articles, and is a frequent public commentator on history and politics in Nigeria and the larger African continent. Co-sponsors for this conference also include the Department of Africana Studies, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Education.

The conference organizers have limited travel funds available to support conference participants who are more than three hours away from the University of Pittsburgh. If you are interested, please contact Yolanda Covington-Ward at ydc1@pitt.edu to request an application for travel funds.

Registration for the conference is free and breakfast and lunch will be provided. The deadline for conference abstracts is March 1, 2018. To present at the conference, please submit an abstract of 150 to 200 words through the online registration form. Participants will be notified of their acceptance within one week of the abstract deadline. A conference website with the full agenda will also be posted before the conference takes place.

Register and Submit Abstracts here: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8DrDS8WEoTbhm4d

You may also register on the website of the University of Pittsburgh African Studies program: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/africa/

Please direct any questions or concerns to Yolanda Covington-Ward at ydc1@pitt.edu.

Serbian Film Festival
Time:
2:00 pm
Location:
232 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies on behalf of Serb National Federation

2:00 PM: THE PROMISE
Release Year: 2016
Runtime: 74 minutes
Directed By: Zeljko Mirkovic

In a remote village in the southeast of Serbia something unexpected has happened. All of a sudden, a French family has moved to a poor place deserted by the young. They believe they have found a promised land for growing grapes and winemaking. But they have found only old people in the village, distrusting people with old habits. A new challenge awaited them back home in France – how to persuade sommeliers that superior wine can be made in an unknown region? Can they awake hope and breathe a new life into the old village? This marvelous documentary about winemaking in Serbia won nine international awards so far.

3:30 PM: SERBS ON CORFU
Release Year: 2016
Runtime: 99 minutes
Author: Sladjana Zaric

A documentary by Radio Television of Serbia describing one of the most tragic events faced by the Serbian people – the exile of the entire nation, army, and government of Serbia to the island Corfu, Greece during World War I. In order to avoid a capitulation of their country to the Austro-Hungary Empire, the Serbian Government and army (including the civilian population) decide to leave their own country and cross Albania during the dead of winter to reach the Allies at the Adriatic Sea. This was a unique case in world history that an entire nation immigrated to save their lives.

6:00 PM: SANTA MARIA della SALUTE
Release Year: 2016
Runtime: 117 minutes
Directed By: Zdravko Sotra

An enjoyable biographical story about the love between one of the most famous Serbian poets, Laza Kostic, renowned for his sublime poems, and an attractive, educated, charming, and rich young girl, Lenka Dundjerski. Lenka was the daughter of Kostic’s friend, Lazar Dundjerski. She had read Kostic’s poetry before she met him, and he was thirty years older than her. The love affair inspired one of the most beautiful love poems of Serbian and European poetry, Santa Maria della Salute. The movie was one of most popular movies in Serbia in 2016 and 2017.

Sunday, March 25

The Battle for Dukla Pass
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Bill Turkulich
Location:
1500 Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies on behalf of Pitt Student Slovak Club; Slovak Studies Program

A life-long expert on the Battle of Dukla Pass, Bill Tarkulich will discuss the breadth of the revered, crucial, protracted, and bloody chapter in Slovaks’ confrontation with Nazi control toward World War II, including in-tended strategy, unintended political and social results, personalities, local citizenry. He weighs in on the effects the disastrous battle had on the Slovak National Uprising. Mr. Tarkulich has published several papers on Rusyn family history, homeland history, and genealogy research methods for most families in Slovakia. Many of his methods have become de-facto standards for research in Slovakia in general and the Carpathian Mountains and border lands specifically. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology and went on to earn a grad-uate degree at Northeastern University.

Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, March 27

Conversations on Europe - Elections in Italy: A Next Wave for Populism?
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

In-person or remote participation in this virtual roundtable is possible, and audience questions are encouraged.

For information, contact adelnore@pitt.edu.

Connected Seas: the Baltic Sea in a wider Oceanic World
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Michael North, Professor of History, University of Greifswald, Germany
Location:
232 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of History

Wednesday, March 28

Rethinking South-South Cooperation: India and Brazil in the 21st Century
Time:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact Phone:
412-648-7371
Contact Email:
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to host the workshop "Rethinking South-South Cooperation: India and Brazil in the 21st Century" on March 28, 2018. Organized as a partnership between the Center for Latin American Studies and the Asian Studies Center, the workshop links with the successful international conference at Renmin University (China) that focused on the trilateral relationships between China, the United States, and Latin America. The "Rethinking South-South Cooperation" workshop will analyze the growing relationship between India and Brazil from a multidisciplinary perspective. More specifically, we are excited to focus on the issues of governance and population management, with specific sessions dedicated to South-South Governance, Mega-Events and Global Repercussions, Urbanization and Megacities, and Policing and Politics. Using India and Brazil as a model, the workshop hopes to consider how comparative politics along a south-south axis can elicit different concerns and tactics than a more traditional global or north/south, colonial comparative model.

Thursday, March 29 to Friday, March 30

John Beverley International Symposium
John Beverley and the Urgency of Latin Americanism in the Times of Conflicting Globalization
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
University of Pittsburgh: University Club
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

John Beverley: International Symposium
University of Pittsburgh – University Club

In recognition of Professor John Beverley’s retirement next year, the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures is hosting an international symposium titled, "JOHN BEVERLEY AND THE URGENCY OF LATIN AMERICANISM IN TIMES OF CONFLICTING GLOBALIZATION". This international symposium is scheduled for March 29-30, 2018, at the University of Pittsburgh – University Club.
http://www.hispanic.pitt.edu/news-story/john-beverley-international-symp...

Thursday, March 29

European Climate Politics and Activism from Local to Global
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

European climate and energy policies have been leading the world for several years, and climate activism has long been visible in many European cities and campuses. So what’s new in EU climate policy and activism? What’s next for EU climate politics in the age of the Trump Administration’s global gaslighting?

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.

Monday, April 2

Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Grab a coffee and join the Global Studies Center for the first of our monthly series where we host an informal discussion about a pressing issue of the day. Get global insight and bring your thoughts to share or questions to have addressed. Cookies served!

Tuesday, April 3

1968: The Year that Rocked Pittsburgh
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location:
4130 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 along with University Honors College

Presented by Emily Ruby or the Heinz History Center. Part of the Global Legacies of 1968 Series, sponsored by the University Honors College.

Red Gringo (Chile)
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
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

Red Gringo (Miguel Angel Vidaurre & Will Roberts, Chile, 2016)
English subtitles
G-23 Public Health Building
6:30 p.m. Pizza
7:00 p.m. Movie
Free and open to the public!

The North American singer Dean Reed travels to Chile in 1962, with the hope of making the most of the fame gained with a couple of radio hits. Deeply shocked by the political and social issues of the country, he decides to travel through Latin America giving concerts, shooting films and making photo stories. In the meantime he suffers an ideological transformation that will lead him to excentric ways of political commitment. 'Gringo Rojo' is a pop memory exercise that gathers all the pieces of his life in Chile and the rest of the world.

For more information, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list.
Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies and the Spanish Film Club by Pragda.

After Spring
Hello Neighbor Documentary Film Series
Time:
8:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Sandra Prigg-Monteverde
Contact Email:
sjp89@pitt.edu

With the Syrian conflict now in its seventh year, millions of people continue to be displaced. AFTER SPRING is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent.

Wednesday, April 4

Let's Talk Africa Series: Hang Them! Popular Music and the Politics of Participation and Belonging in Homophobic Uganda
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Charles Lwanga
Location:
4130 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
Contact Email:
AWK19@pitt.edu

Hang Them! Popular Music and the Politics of Participation and Belonging in Homophobic Uganda

Wednesday April 4, 2018 - 12 – 1:30pm - 4130 WWPH

Dr. Charles Lwanga is a recent graduate of the School of Music He holds a Ph.D in Composition and Theory (2012) and a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology (2018) from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently a visiting assistant professor of Music at Skidmore College in New York where he teaches theory and ethnomusicology. He will be sharing his research and work experience as a composer.

Global Issues Through Literature: Authors Under Authoritarianism
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Jeanette Jouili
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

What is life like under authoritarian regimes, especially for writers, artists, and other creative thinkers whose aim is to loosen, bend, and even break the rules? Do harsh regulations constrict or condone innovative artistic practices? How can authors subvert authoritarianism through writing? What happens if they get caught? 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.

For this session we will read Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie and hear from Pitt Prof. Jeanette Jouili (Religious Studies).

Thursday, April 5

XIV Undergraduate Research Symposium
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with and the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), Hispanic Languages and Literature and Literarure, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and and the Honors Collegue
Contact Email:
hllugrad@pitt.edu

April 5, 2018

Symposium

XVI Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Opportunity!
Call for Papers (Deadline for submissions: March 12, 2018)

Submit a 150-200 word abstract to the following address:
hllugrad@pitt.edu

Two Evenings at Pitt
Exploring the work of Viet Thanh Nguyen
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Gayle Rogers and English students
Location:
171B Hillman
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures

As part of the Pittsburgh A&L "Ten Evenings" series, Mohsin Hamid (author of Exit West) and Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of the Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Sympathizer and, more recently, The Refugees) will be talking about their recent works and creative processes. Prior to their public lectures at the Carnegie Music Hall, the GSC is sponsoring more intimate gatherings with Pitt faculty and students to learn about and discuss how these works of fiction help us to understand global processes and the connections, disruptions, inequalities, and opportunities they create. We will be giving out a limited number of FREE tickets to the lecture to those who attend. Please save the dates and join us on campus Thursday evening before the lecture, and Monday at the music hall!

Friday, April 6

Documenting Diasporas: Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos
Time:
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with University Center for Int'l Studies (UCIS), Africana Studies, the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and and The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

Documenting Diasporas: Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos
Symposium 04/06
1:00-6:00 p.m.
4130 Posvar Hall

Features Panelists:
Dr. Sherwin Bryant, African American Studies, Northwestern University
Dr. Kia Lilly Caldwell, African American Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Jennifer A. Jones, Sociology, Notre Dame University
Dr. Solsiree Del Moral, American Studies, Amherst College

African-descended populations in Latin America total over 150 million and nearly one quarter of the 57 million Latinos in the U.S. identify as Afro-Latino. This symposium highlights the range of sources – archival, literary, oral, digital, and visual – that researchers engage to analyze historical and contemporary diasporic experiences of Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos.

For more information, email: pittmrv@gmail.com or lavst12@pitt.edu

Saturday, April 7

Global Interdisciplinary Working Group
Time:
9:00 am
Presenter:
varies
Location:
varies
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg

What does it mean for a course, module, or lesson to be “global’? In part, it means looking at a question from multiple lenses—whether political, economic, social, cultural, ecological, or other. What better way to approach global curriculum planning (and to model collaborative learning for our students!) than to partner with colleagues from other disciplines in the same school? The University Center for International Studies at Pitt is offering a new program that will provide teachers with the time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson. Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

We are currently accepting applications from teams of 2-4 teachers. We will meet three Saturday mornings (3/3, 4/7, and 5/5) from 9-12noon, and new content must be taught in the 2018-2019 school year. At each meeting, you will work intensively with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.

Tuesday, April 10

Digital Portfolio Drop-In Sessions
Time:
4:30 pm
Location:
3127 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Dr. Jared McCormick, Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues, will welcome students to drop by his office to discuss and share ideas on how to effectively create a digital portfolio required for all GSC undergraduate students, that adequately reflects their academic and co-curruicular experiences. Learn more about Dr. McCormick's experience with digital interface and methodologies: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/content/visiting-professor-contemporary-...

Wednesday, April 11

Professional Development Webinars - Doing Research on Eastern Europe in the EU: Research Infrastructures, Grant Models, and Career Mobility
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institute
Location:
http://aseees.org/programs/webinars
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe
Cost:
0
Contact:
Zsuzsanna Magdo
Contact Phone:
4126487423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

This webinar is the third in a professional development series co-sponsored by the American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the European Studies Center. This webinar will focus on career patterns in academia as well as in the field of infrastructure development in EU-countries. Participants will learn about the formats, chances and challenges for developing a strategy for one’s transnational career path. Against this backdrop and providing significant examples, Peter Haslinger will explain about bilateral and cross-European funding programs - this will also include some thoughts about advancing transatlantic exchange in the field of Eastern European Studies.

Speaker's Bio: Peter Haslinger is Professor of East-Central European History at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and Director of the Herder Institute in Marburg, a research institution affiliated with the Leibniz Association and specializing in the history, art history and digital humanities of East Central Europe. Dr. Haslinger is Principal Investigator at the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies, the International Center for the Study of Culture, and the Center for Media and Interactivity, all located at the Justus Liebig University. He likewise functions as a spokesperson for the Herder Institute Research Academy, which aims to bridge the gap between scholarship in Eastern European Studies and the development of research infrastructures. His scholarly interest focuses on the history of the Habsburg Monarchy and successor states in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has published widely on Hungarian, Czech and Slovak history as well as on questions of nation, region and cultural diversity, on cartography and questions of security. Dr. Haslinger is the spokesperson for the project group that enhances the visibility of Eastern European Studies across disciplines within the Leibniz Association. He is likewise involved in activities for the enhancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences on the European level, among others as a member of the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Network board.

Webinars scheduled for Fall 2018:

August
How to Work in Archives in Eastern Europe and Germany

September
Archival Skills

October
Strategies for Career Building and Publishing in the EU versus the US

Friday, April 13

European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Various
Location:
527, 538, and 548 WPU
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.

Critical Research on Africa
Healing Communities: The Convergence of Environment, Slavery, and Spirituality in the African-Atlantic World
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Ras Michael Brown
Location:
3800 WWPH, Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Studies Center
Contact Email:
AWK19@pitt.edu

Healing Communities: The Convergence of Environment, Slavery, and Spirituality in the African-Atlantic World

Friday April 13, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, 4130 WWPH

Ras Michael Brown, PhD, Department of History, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Ras Michael Brown holds a joint appointment in History and Africana Studies and teaches courses on World History, the African Diaspora, the Atlantic World, and Religion. He researches the religious and environmental cultures of African-descended people throughout the African-Atlantic Diaspora with particular attention given to the cultures of West-Central Africans and their descendants in the United States South. His book, African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry (Cambridge University Press, 2012), examines perceptions of the natural world in the religious ideas and practices of African-descended communities in the Lowcountry from the colonial period into the twentieth century. African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry has been awarded the 2013 Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions by the Journal of Africana Religions. Professor Brown's current projects include articles on the diverse kinds of encounters maintained by African-descended people with Catholic and Protestant Christianity, the contested and convergent meanings of the natural environment among enslaved people and enslavers in the South Carolina Lowcountry, and the special--though often overlooked--significance of nature spirits in African-Atlantic religious cultures. Additionally, his new book project explores the relationships between people and nature spirits in expanding the cultivation of "Atlantic" crops in Africa and the Diaspora and in developing ties to the spiritual landscapes of the Americas from the seventeenth century through the nineteenth century.

Saturday, April 14

2018 Islamic Studies Research Symposium
Historical & Modern Experiences of Muslims in the World
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Duquesne University
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of 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

CERIS is hosting a symposium to highlight faculty and student research and to celebrate 15 years since inception. The day will include both faculty and student panels along with a keynote speaker. Presentations will be organized along the following themes:
Social Change
Cultural & Artist Representation
Policies and International Politics
Theology, Doctrine, and Practice
Emerging Economies and Technologies

Latin American & Caribbean Festival
Time:
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Wesley W. Posvar Hall: Galleria, First Floor
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies: Latin American & Caribbean Festival

Latin American & Caribbean Festival (CLAS)
April 14, 2018
Noon-8 pm
Free and open to the public.

Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Galleria, First Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
University of Pittsburgh

http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/festival

Tuesday, April 17

1968: What Have We Learned
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Louis Picard, James Cook, Jae-Jae Spoon, Michael Goodhart, Scott Morgenstern, Nancy Condee
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Jae-Jae Spoon
Contact Email:
spoonj@pitt.edu
Canal Stories (Panama)
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
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

HISTORIAS DEL CANAL (Panama, 2014)
English subtitles
G-23 Public Health Building
6:30 p.m. Pizza
7:00 p.m. Movie
Free and open to the public!

Five shorts spanning a century on lives impacted by the Panama Canal.

For more information, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list
Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies and the Spanish Film Club by Pragda.

Friday, April 20 to Saturday, April 21

Moot ICC
Time:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Law School
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for International Legal Education

This competition introduces high school students to international law. Students read a case written by law students, write memorials, and argue before judges.

Saturday, April 21

French Immersion Institute Workshop
Time:
8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Bénédicte Barlat, Directrice - Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh
Location:
Posvar 4130, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:
$20 registratoin
Contact:
Allyson Delnore
Contact Email:
adelnore@pitt.edu

Samedi 3 mars 2018:
La situation linguistique et culturelle en Bretagne, Dr. Sébastien Dubriel, Université de Carnegie-Mellon

Samedi 21 avril 2018:
Françoise Giroud & Simone Veil: deux écrivaines politiques pour la couse des femmes
Conférencière: Bénédicte Barlat, Directrice - Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh

Program runs from 9:00-13:30, with an 8:30 breakfast and 12:30 lunch included.

Registration deadlines: February 26th for March 3rd workshop; April 16th for April 21st workshop.
Enclose a $20.00 check for each program ($40.00 for both). Fee includes ACT 48 credit-4 -hours for each program, breakfast and lunch.) Send check payable to the University of Pittsburgh. To facilitate our records, please write on check memo: (French Immersion)

Bonnie Adair-Hauck: adairhauck@gmail.com

Friday, April 27

UCIS Graduation Celebration
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Ballroom, O'Hara Student Center
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

Students from all UCIS centers graduating in Spring and Summer 2018 are invited with their families to join this UCIS wide ceremony celebrating their completion of the certificate or BPHIL/IAS.

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.

Saturday, May 5

Global Interdisciplinary Working Group
Time:
9:00 am
Presenter:
varies
Location:
varies
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg

What does it mean for a course, module, or lesson to be “global’? In part, it means looking at a question from multiple lenses—whether political, economic, social, cultural, ecological, or other. What better way to approach global curriculum planning (and to model collaborative learning for our students!) than to partner with colleagues from other disciplines in the same school? The University Center for International Studies at Pitt is offering a new program that will provide teachers with the time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson. Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

We are currently accepting applications from teams of 2-4 teachers. We will meet three Saturday mornings (3/3, 4/7, and 5/5) from 9-12noon, and new content must be taught in the 2018-2019 school year. At each meeting, you will work intensively with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.

Thursday, May 31

The Historical Background of The Pittsburgh Agreement of 1918
Time:
1:30 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with American Friends of the Czech Republic; Friends of Slovakia

The signing of the Pittsburgh Agreement on May 31, 1918, was a milestone leading to the establishment of an independent Czechoslovak state after World War I. The catalyst for the event was the visit to Pittsburgh of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937), who led the Slovak and Czech independence movement and later became the first President of Czechoslovakia. By the agreement, Czechs and Slovaks in the United States, acting on behalf of their compatriots in Europe, sanctioned the endeavor to bring about a union of the Czechs and Slovaks in an independent state.

Panelists discussing the historical setting of the Pittsburgh Agreement will be:
• Dr. Hugh Agnew - Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington
• Dr. Matej Hanula - Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava
• Dr. Milada Polišenská - Anglo-American University, Prague

Admission free and open to the public

Monday, June 25 to Friday, July 20

Pennsylvania Governor's School for Global and International Studies
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
varies
Location:
varies
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center

Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29

2018 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers
Time:
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Varies
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Business Center
Contact:
Zsuzsanna Magdo
Contact Phone:
4176487423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

Make college more affordable for your high school students—and help them grow as global citizens and 21st century professional—while earning ACT 48 professional development credits.

The College in High School program and the University Center for International Studies will host a summer institute for secondary educators interested in teaching globally focused courses that offer transferable college credit to students at their high school. Courses in which you can obtain certification and training may include:

Intermediate French I-II
Intermediate German I-II
Intermediate Spanish I-II
Latin Intermediate Prose and Verse
Western Civilization II
World Politics
Imperial Russia

Courses will be aligned with Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards (for social studies) or ACTFL performance standards (for world languages).

The 2018 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers is funded through generous support from the Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding (https://longviewfdn.org/).

For more information and to apply, visit chs.pitt.edu/sipt.

Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6

American Hungarian Educators Association - 44th Annual Conference
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Varies
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies