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Saturday, August 26

A Reading of The Shadow of Nanteos
Time:
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Presenter:
Jane Blank, Award-winning Welsh novelist
Location:
Welsh Room, 342 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center and Nationality Rooms on behalf of the St. David's Society and the Welsh Room Committee

The St. David's Society of Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome Welsh novelist Jane Blank, author of The Shadow of Nanteos, to Pittsburgh. As one of the most important houses in Cardiganshire, Nanteos has attracted people from around the world. The mansion is rich in mystery and legend: from lost treasure to the famous healing cup. With extracts from her latest novel, set in the 1750s during the notorious Cardiganshire lead wars, author Jane Blank will bring this fascinating house and its people to life. More information: www.stdavidesociety.org.

Tuesday, August 29

TBD
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Prof. Anand Pandian
Location:
4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

TBD

Wednesday, September 6

How Intra-Party Disagreement Determines Issue Salience and Diversity in Parties' Election Manifestos
Time:
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Zachary Greene, Department of Politics, University of Strathclyde
Location:
4430 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of Political Science

Despite incentives to present a unified front during elections, political parties are often rife with disagreements and differences in priorities. Yet, little is known about how parties negotiate between conflicting factions and intra-party groups. In this project, Dr. Greene considers competing perspectives that explain parties’ decision-making process. Do divided parties use campaign materials such as election platforms to detail carefully negotiated compromises or instead minimize policy disagreements by excluding discussion of these issues? Using evidence from Germany, Dr. Greene considers these perspectives by examining the content of speeches and election platforms from parties’ most important decision-making forum: the party national congress. The results suggest that different logics hold depending on the importance of the issue at hand.

Thursday, September 7

GSC Welcome Back Reception
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Join us, the Global Studies Center, for our annual welcome back reception!

Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 10

European Studies Center at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Various
Location:
Riverplex at Sandcastle, 1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead (Pittsburgh), PA 15120
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Cost:
Student admission (with ID) in advance $10. Adults $12 in advance; $15 at the gate. Use the discount code H2PITT for an additional $2 off advanced purchase rate.
Contact:
Eliana Callahan, Educational Engagement Coordinator
Contact Email:
elianacallahan@pitt.edu

The European Studies Center will host a tent at this year's Pittsburgh Irish Festival. This marks the 27th year of this celebration of Celtic culture and the ESC will highlight opportunities for Irish Studies going on around Pitt. Thanks to this partnership, we are pleased to be able to offer discounted admission to all Pitt students, faculty, and staff. Just go to pghirishfest.org and use the promo code H2PITT to receive $2 of discounted advance tickets.

Wondering how you'll get there and where to park? The ESC has also organized a shuttle to take Pitt students to and from the festival grounds... for FREE! The shuttle will run from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm Friday, and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday. Pick up is outside Posvar Hall on Schenley Drive.

We've partnered with Irish Festival organizers and will feature three presentations at the Hedge School stage:

• Friday’s Hedge School 6:00-6:30: Nic Barilar, Ph.D. Candidate, Theatre and Performance Studies
Title: Irish Theatre at Home... and the Diaspora: The Curious Case of the 1957 Dublin Theatre Festival
Summary: “In 1957, the Dublin Theatre Festival was postponed - indefinitely. The festival was to feature new plays by some of Ireland's literary giants: Sean O'Casey, Samuel Beckett, an adaptation of James Joyce's novel ULYSSES. What led to the Festival's cancellation and what became of these plays? Join Nic Barilar, a PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh’s Theatre and Performance Studies Department, to find out…”

• Saturday’s Hedge School 6:30-7:00: Dr. Janice Vance, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Summary: “Since 2006, over 260 undergraduate students from the School of Health and Rehabilitation have studied in Ireland on the SHRS in Ireland Study Abroad Program. Dr. Janice Vance, a native of Belfast, directs the program which involves visits to multiple schools, clinics, hospitals and support organizations in Belfast and Dublin. The focus of the program is on the development of inter-professional insights in health and rehabilitation within contexts were the students can also learn about the influence of economic, political and social factors on policy and practice. Dr. Vance will reflect on the challenges and rewards of developing this pre-professional learning experience and the unique opportunities offered in Ireland.”

• Sunday’s Hedge School 3:00-3:30: Dr. Paul S. Adams, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Summary: "Dr. Adams has led two Pitt study abroad courses to Ireland and Northern Ireland that focus on the development of the Irish state and the Troubles of Northern Ireland from the late 1960s to the 1990s. Dr. Adams' research and interests lie in the power-sharing arrangement that came about through the Good Friday Agreement of 1997 and brought peace to Northern Ireland. His presentation will focus on the current conditions in Northern Ireland and the unique opportunities Pitt students have had in their visits to Belfast that relate to the Troubles."

Friday, September 8

Welcome Reception
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

Saturday, September 9 to Sunday, September 10

Jalsa 2017
Dandiya Raas
Time:
6:00 pm to 12:00 am
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of
Cost:
$10
Contact:
Tarika Kumar
Contact Phone:
5138074518
Contact Email:
tarikak@yahoo.com

Navratri - A large scale festival celebrated all over India, a blend of music, dance, food and joy. This year come and join us in celebrating it with an unrivaled zest for Dandiya and Garba.
Come and showcase your old and new dance steps while listening to live music coming all the way from Mumbai (Musical Melodies)
Wear your finest traditional attire while participating for the best dressed youth, adult in the whole gathering.
There will be open dance floor to have Bollywood style music for dance masti. So no matter who you are and no matter how you dance there is something for everyone. And still if you feel that there is a need we will be conducting a dance workshop to teach you traditional steps.

Come and enjoy the Dance competition by being a supporter or by being a competitor.

Jalsa 2017 Dance Competition - Lets raise the bar and add a flare of India to Pittsburgh. A time to get real and bring your dance and choreography skills to a whole new level and challenge. Let’s bring some heat to Pittsburgh and have a dance off.

contact: Tarika Kumar 513-807-4518 tarikak@yahoo.com
Nishat Kazi 412-478-2033 nishtkazi@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 13

Treacherous Love Stories
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Denis Provencher, Professor of French, Head of the Department of French and Italian, University of Arizona
Location:
144 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, Honors College and Humanities Center

Abstract for undergraduate lecture: Treachery? Treason? What exactly are these and how do they get woven together with love and romance in a context like the course here at Pitt called “French Kiss?” Not that anything French has anything to do with love, n’est-ce pas? Or does it? Are “all things French” related to kissing, romance, and love stories? Or can they turn treacherous when it involves strangers or enemies? This presentation is somewhat about a hook-up where the Frenchman sleeps with his (German) enemy during WW2 or perhaps with his North-African (Muslim) enemy in the post-9/11 or post-Charlie Hebdo attack era. Good French sexual citizens who collude, fall into bed with, and perhaps fall in love with their post-colonial counterparts. Treacherous love stories filled with trickery, exploitation, and even terrorism.

Queer Maghrebi French
Time:
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Denis Provencher, Professor of French, Head of the Department of French and Italian, University of Arizona
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, Honors College and Humanities Center

Professor Provencher's general lecture will draw from his forthcoming book Queer Maghrebi French, which investigates the lives and stories of queer Maghrebi and Maghrebi French men who moved to or grew up in contemporary France. It combines original French language data from ethnographic fieldwork in Paris, Lyon, and Marseille with a wide array of recent narratives and cultural productions including performance art and photography, films, novels, autobiographies, published letters, and other first-person essays to investigate how these queer men living in France and the diaspora stake claims to time and space, construct kinship, and imagine their own future. By closely examining empirical evidence from the lived experiences of queer Maghrebi French-speaking performance artists, religious thinkers, novelists, and directors, as well as “everyday” (i.e., “non-artistic or non-creative”) study participants, this book presents a variety of paths available to these men who articulate and pioneer their own sexual difference within their families of origin and contemporary French society.

Thursday, September 14

European Studies Center Opening Reception
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

The staff of the European Studies Center invites you to attend a reception to usher in the 2017-18 academic year. All interested faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the ESC community are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, September 15

A Covert History of Communications in the Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Professor Jenny Huangfu Day
Location:
4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

Dr. Jenny Day, assistant professor History at Skidmore College will present a paper that is part of a larger project aimed at re-examining the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 from the perspectives of cultural history and the history of communication. It looks at how the war itself enabled new patterns of mobilization and socialization around new information technology, political discourse and provincial agents.

REES Opening Reception
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
William Pitt Union Dining Room A
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Wednesday, September 20

Conversations on Europe - Germany's Elections: What's at Stake in 2017?
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
211 David L. Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of German

Thursday, September 21

Welcome Back Reception
A Celebration of the New Academic Year
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
African Studies Program
Location:
4130 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
Contact:
Macrina C. Lelei
Contact Phone:
4126482058
Contact Email:
africast@pitt.edu

We invite you to Join our ASP family for a welcome back reception and celebration of the new academic year. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to celebrate with us, reconnect with old friends and colleagues or make new connections and friends.

Friday, September 22

Modern History and the Reign of Questions
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Holly Case, Associate Professor of History, Brown University
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Humanities Center
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

The nineteenth century saw the explosion of questions: the Eastern, social, Jewish, Polish, worker and many other questions were hotly discussed in representative bodies, at treaty negotiations, and above all in the daily press. Over the course of the next century, these would be conglomerated into still bigger ones—the European, nationality, social, and agrarian questions—even as they fractured into countless smaller ones, like the Macedonian and Schleswig-Holstein questions, and made their way into various fields of human endeavor (there was cotton, oyster, and even a sugar question). What brought about the “age of questions,” and what does its trajectory reveal about Eastern Europe in the twentieth-century world?

Holly Case is a historian of modern Europe whose work focuses on the relationship between foreign policy, social policy, science, and literature in the European state system of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her first book, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during WWII, was published in May 2009. The book shows how the struggle for mastery among Europe’s Great Powers was affected by the perspectives of small states. Her lecture at the University of Pittsburgh is based on her current brook project that deals with the history of the “Age of Questions.” Case has written on European history, literature, politics and ideas for various magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian, The Chronicle Review, The Nation, Dissent, The Times Literary Supplement, and Boston Review, and is a regular columnist for 3 Quarks Daily.

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

Saturday, September 23

Teaching Foreign Language Across the Curriculum
Time:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Rob Anderson, LAC Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eliana Callahan, Educational Engagement Coordinator
Contact Phone:
624-3503
Contact Email:
elianacallahan@pitt.edu

Teaching foreign language across the curriculum is a means to internationalize courses commonly taught only in English. Students develop an enriched understanding of their chosen course of study while enhancing language skills in their second language. Educators bring world languages into areas of study beyond the typical foreign language and literature classes. This prepares educators and students for the cross-cultural and multilingual demands of global society.

Join UCIS for a one-day workshop for graduate students and faculty interested in teaching FLAC. Dr. Rob Anderson, LAC Coordinator from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will direct the workshop. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to attend the event, but pre-registration is required. Pre-register at http://flacworkshop.eventbrite.com/?s=77926837

Monday, September 25

The Russian-speaking Population in Post-Soviet Space: National Security and Minority Rights After Crimea
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Kristina Kallas, Director, University of Tartu Narva College, Estonia
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Humanities Center; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies; Ford Institute for Human Security
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

In the post-Crimea international arena, the Russian-speaking populations outside of the Russian Federation have once again become a central focus of journalistic enquiries and political analysis. Loyalties and identities of Russophones in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, where they are numerically the largest, and in Latvia and Estonia, where they make proportionally large share of the population, are under scrutiny. The lecture will focus on the conflictual interplay of regional security and stability strategies, Russia’s nation-building efforts and the questions of Russophone minority protection in post-Soviet space 25 years after the dissolution of USSR.

Kristina Kallas is the Director of Narva College at the University of Tartu. Her research and teaching focuses on nationalism studies, minority and fundamental rights, integration processes in multicultural societies, integration and migration policies, refugees and asylum seekers. Since 2015, she also heads the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Integration Foundation. Previously, she has been Senior Analyst at the Institute of Baltic Studies and Member of the Board for the Estonian Refugee Council.

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

Thursday, September 28

Welcome Back Reception--Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Phone:
412-648-7391
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

CLAS Welcome back reception
for more information: lavst12@pitt.edu
www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas

Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1

Film Festival: Balkan and Central Asian Women Filmmakers
Time:
4:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location:
See below
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Cultural Studies Program, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Faculty Research and Scholarship Program, Film Studies Program, Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies Program, Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia, Humanities Center, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures and Ohio State University
Contact:
Ljiljana Duraskovic
Contact Phone:
(412) 624-5906
Contact Email:
ljiljana@pitt.edu

Three decades after the fall of the socialist system in the Balkans and Eurasia, a wave of women filmmakers appeared as a moving force within national cinemas. With their particular standpoint on the socialist past and the developing capitalist present, female filmmakers have raised questions about previously omitted phenomena such as women at war, the aftermaths of national conflicts, and the fast changing category of womanhood across southeastern Europe and Eurasia. By bringing the works of culturally diverse women filmmakers to one festival and including them into academic discussions, this festival will open up new perspectives on the ways women coped with ideological breaks, complex pasts, and the uncertainties of the present in their everyday life.

Friday, September 29

4:00 pm, Frick Fine Arts 125: Opening remarks, Keynote speaker, Yana Hashamova, Chair, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Ohio State University

5:00 pm- 7.30 pm, Frick Fine Arts 125: Film screening, Svetla Tsotsorkov’s Thirst (Zhazhda, Bulgaria, 2016)
Post-screening discussion with Ingeborg Bratoeva-Daraktchieva, Film Critic, Bulgaria

7:30 pm: Opening reception

Saturday, September 30

10:00 am -1.00 pm, Frick Fine Arts 125: Film screening, Ines Tanovic’s Our Everyday Life (Naša svakodnevnica, Bosnia, 2015)
Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker

3:00-6.00 pm, Cathedral of Learning, room 232: Film screening, Zhanna Issabayeva’s Nagima (Kazakhstan, 2013)
Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker

Sunday, October 1

10:00 am-1.00 pm, CL 232: Film screening, Ruxandra Zenide, Ryna (Romania, 2006)
Post-screening discussion with Sunnie Rucker-Chang, Assistant Professor of Slavic, Director of European Studies, Ohio State University

1:00 pm-3:30 pm, CL 232: Roundtable, facilitated by Nancy Condee, Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Sunday, October 1

Gandhi Day: International Day of Nonviolence
Gandhi Jayanti
Time:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Cloister and Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center

It is the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi, who was born in India on 2 October 1869. He fought with British imperialism using his acts of nonviolence. He is world known for his ideas of nonviolence, Martin Luther Jr. quoted him several times in his speeches.

Please join us for an afternoon of activities celebrating the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings. Enjoy tea and conversations with Pittsburgh organizations at 2:00 pm, followed by cultural performances, inter-faith presentations, and a panel discussion with authors, scholars, and educators.

Tuesday, October 3

The Archive and the Colony: Critical Romani Studies as De-Colonial Practice
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Ethel Brooks, Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Humanities Center
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

The Roma have been the proverbial canaries in the coal mine as nationalism has pushed its way back into Europe, the United States, and the world. What are the insights that Critical Romani Studies can offer today? What connections can be forged between the study of Roma issues and the broader de-colonial turn in knowledge production? To answer these questions, Ethel Brooks offers a poignant and sensitive analysis of her discovery of Grannie Buckland, Gypsy Queen of Berkshire, catalogued among 18th and 19th century European queens in a British archive. To Brooks, images like Grannie Buckland's advanced Britain’s colonial and imperial project. She was but one example of the orientalist project to construct the subject over whom Europe would rule, and now over a century later, allows for “the creation of critical space for de-colonialization.

Ethel Brooks is the author of Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women’s Work (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) which received the award for Outstanding Book for 2010 from the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the co-editor of the special issue of WSQ on "Activisms." Her lecture at the University of Pittsburgh has emerged from her two book projects: Disrupting the Nation: Land Tenure, Productivity and the Possibilities of a Romani Post-Coloniality, and (Mis)Recognitions and (Un)Acknowledgements: Visualities, Productivities and the Contours of Romani Feminism, both of which focus on political economy and cultural production and the increasing violence against Romani (Gypsy) citizens worldwide. She has been a Tate-TrAIN Transnational Fellow at the University of the Arts London since 2012, where she was also US-UK Fulbright Distinguished Chair from 2011 to 2012. Dr. Brooks serves as a member of numerous boards and commissions, including the USC Shoah Foundation, the European Roma Rights Center, and the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. She also served as a Public Member of the United States Delegation to the Human Dimension Implementation meetings of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and is a member of the United States Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and its Roma Genocide Working Group. In 2016, President Obama appointed her to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

Looking back at the German General Election
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Mona Krewell, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Thursday, October 5

From Habsburg Galicia to Cocoaland: History of Development and Polish Social Scientists from 1880s to 1960s
Time:
1:30 pm
Presenter:
Malgorzata Mazurek, Associate Professor of Polish Studies, Columbia University
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Few historians have asked about 'development' as an idea unfolding within one specific historical space and representing three big socioeconomic regimes: capitalism, developing/post-colonial economy and socialism. Witnessing transformation of Poland from a supply hinterland of Western Europe (and a space of economic exploitation under Nazi rule), into a modernizing socialist nation-state, Polish economists studied these socio-economic systems comparatively and in a world perspective. But what is even more interesting, they also understood all three of them as overlapping and following each other in their own country's recent past and present. What lessons did Polish social scientists try to convey from this experience to the post-colonial world and how may their contributions change our understanding of history of international development?

Malgorzata Mazurek specializes in modern history of Poland and East Central Europe. Her interests include twentieth-century social sciences, international development, social history of communism and Polish-Jewish relations. Her lecture is based on a new book project that deals with the intellectual history of East Central European involvement in the making of the non-Western world between the late 19th century and 1960s. Dr. Mazurek is part of Socialism Goes Global, an international research project housed at the University of Exeter and funded by the British Arts and Humanities Council, http://socialismgoesglobal.exeter.ac.uk/. Dr. Mazurek's previous book, Society in Waiting Lines: On Experiences of Shortages in Postwar Poland (Warsaw: Trio 2010), has been shortlisted among the ten best books in contemporary Polish history in a 2011 nationwide contest. She is also the author of several articles on comparative and transnational history of labor and consumption in twentieth-century Poland.

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

Wednesday, October 11

Culture and Security
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institut, Germany
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Ford Institute for Human Security, Humanities Center and Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
Contact:
Zsuzsánna Magdó
Contact Phone:
412-648-7423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

Security studies have given surprisingly little attention to cultural diversity as a constituent factor in the overall dynamics of security management. A case in point is that securitization theory still refers to cultural differences mainly as a source for conflict and therefore as an object of securitization. So far, cultural codes, linguistic barriers, and processes of self-identification did not constitute an important aspect of analysis. Culture as a value based concept and as a group marker, however, is not per se a primary source of conflict. Rather, culture appears as a symbol over and through which security concerns are articulated. Therefore, in multi-cultural societies cultural affiliation plays a crucial role in pre-structuring audiences and security agendas.

Addressing this emerging field of interdisciplinary security studies, this lecture is a lead-up to a day-long Graduate Student Workshop on Thursday, October 12. While the workshop is especially intended to Master's and Ph.D. students in GSPIA, History, and Political Science, all are welcome. To sign up, please contact Zsuzsánna Magdó, Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programs by September 22, 5 p.m.

Since 2007, Peter Haslinger has been the Director of the Herder Institut for Historical Research on East-Central Europe in Marburg, Professor of East-Central European History at the Historical Institute of the Justus Liebig University and the Interdisciplinary Center for Eastern Europe in Gießen (GiZo). His research and teaching focuses on forced migrations and expulsions; the minority question; nationalism, regionalism, language policies; memory, museification, and the politics of history; security and violence studies; the spatial turn and the history of cartography; and the history of discourse and scientific communication. For a list of publications and awards, see https://www.herder-institut.de/en/institute-staff/staff/personen/ansehen....

This lecture is part of the REES Fall Series: Eastern Europe in the World.

Thursday, October 12

Graduate Student Workshop in Security Studies
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institut, Germany
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Ford Institute for Human Security, Humanities Center, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe and Germany
Contact:
Zsuzsánna Magdó
Contact Phone:
412-648-7423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

This Graduate Student Workshop follows on the previous day's lecture on Culture and Security. Master's and Ph.D. students in GSPIA, History, and Political Science researching security issues are especially welcome. Participants will explore the emerging interdisciplinary field of culture and security studies through a set of readings distributed in advance and will discuss research projects. To sign up, please contact Zsuzsánna Magdó, Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programs by September 22, 5 p.m.

Friday, October 13

The Russian Revolution as Utopian "Leap in the Open Air of History"
Time:
10:00 am
Presenter:
Mark Steinberg, Professor of Russian History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location:
3911 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

In the days before the centenary of the October Revolution, this lecture revisits the question of “utopianism” in the Russian revolution - conventionally a negative charge of fanciful desire, wishful illusion, or worse - from the perspective of the streets and diverse lives. Mark Steinberg's newest book, The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 (Oxford University Press, 2017), will be featured at the Book Table following the lecture.

Mark Steinberg specializes on the cultural, intellectual, and social history of Russia and the Soviet Union in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His recent and current research focuses on urban history, revolutions, emotions, religion, violence, and utopias. From 2006 to 2013, he was editor of the interdisciplinary journal Slavic Review. He is currently completing the 9th edition of A History of Russia and beginning a new project on “the straight and the crooked” in urban spaces in Leningrad, Odessa, and Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s. At the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, he recently concluded his term as coordinator of the Department of History’s Center for Historical Interpretation, which focused for three years on the them of on Global Utopias (http://globalutopias.weebly.com).

Shakuhachi and Ichigenkin: Discovery in a Single Tone
Time:
7:30 pm
Presenter:
Elizabeth Brown and Ralph Samuelson
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week

With roots in the principles of Zen Buddhism and in spiritual practice, these traditional Japanese instruments share and underlying aesthetic concept: the discovery of the world that lies within one note, one sound. The program includes traditional music and new compositions by Japanese and American composers.

This program is supported through the Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi endowments at the University of Pittsburgh.

Saturday, October 14

Tracing Remembrance
Featuring Judy Shintani
Time:
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Cloister
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

The community is invited to participate in an art installation for remembering and honoring those who are gone. No art experience necessary, just come with your heart.

Sunday, October 15

Displacement Storytelling & Walking Meditation Circle
Featuring Judy Shintani
Time:
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Frick Fine Arts cloister
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani,
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

We will be creating a space for people of different backgrounds to interact and connect. Through sharing and listening, learn about each other’s experiences of family, immigration, displacement, and diversity. Share your stories, and bring offerings and photos for the altar.

Italian Food & Displacement
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Pitt Italian Club
Location:
538 WPU
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Mark D'Alesio
Contact Email:
mark.dalesio@pitt.edu

This event aims to demonstrate how Italian displacement has impacted food by comparing popular Italian-American dishes (chicken parm, New York pizza, etc.) to the original Italian versions (melanzane alla parmigiana, pizza Napolitano, etc.) & the cultural reasoning behind this. Free samples offered!

Allegiance Musical
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jeff Whitehead
Contact Email:
whitehead@pitt.edu

Everyone who attends will be eligible to win raffle prizes such as CDs signed by Mr. Thione and Mr. Tanabe, tickets to An Evening with George Takei, and 1 VIP seat to meet Mr. Takei after his address on Tuesday, October 17.

General Public $20, CMOA Members: $18, Students: $15.

Event Details:

Inspired by true events, Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events at Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. Legendary performer George Takei ("Star Trek," “Heroes”), who was himself an internee as a child, stars alongside Tony® winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Mulan) in this enthralling and epic new musical.

Lorenzo Thione, lead producer of Allegiance, as well as one of the cast members, Sam Tanabe, will join us for the screening. Mr. Thione is an experienced entrepreneur, a product and marketing expert, and is the co-founder and Chief Executive of The Social Edge, an innovative media & digital marketing company that spearheaded the marketing and social media reach for both George Takei’s brand and Allegiance. Mr. Tanabe is an actor, dancer, and performer who has starred in Red Eye for Love in New York and has appeared on CBS’s "The Good Wife." He is a graduate of Point Park University, so he will be rejoining us to celebrate both the Allegiance musical and The University of Pittsburgh’s International Week festivities.

The University of Pittsburgh’s International Week celebration runs from October 15-21. The theme for the 2017 International Week is displacement, and as such, we have invited Mr. George Takei to discuss his experiences as internally displaced person as well as his career since his internment during World War II. And don't miss an Evening with George Takei on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00pm at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Tickets and International Week sponsorship opportunities are available by visiting the International Week website: www.IWeek.pitt.edu.

Monday, October 16 to Friday, October 20

Study Abroad Photo Contest
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Study Abroad Office
Location:
Kimbo Arts Gallery
Sponsored by:
International Week and Study Abroad Office
Contact:
Nazir Noori
Contact Email:
nazir.noori@pitt.edu

From 300+ photos submitted by students who have recently studied abroad, 30 amazing shots in six categories have been selected for display in the Kimbo Art Gallery.

Come and vote for your favorite image!

International Cuisine at Market Central
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Sodexo
Location:
Market Central Cafeteria
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Shannon O'Reilly
Contact Email:
shannon.oreilly@pitt.edu

Join us each day during International Week for a celebration of international cuisine at Market Central cafeteria.

Study Abroad and International Certificates Information Sessions for Freshman Studies Classes
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Study Abroad Office
Location:
837 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Nazir Noori
Contact Email:
nazir.noori@pitt.edu

Each year during International Week, all Freshman Studies Program classes are invited to attend a 1-hour orientation to the many study abroad, certificate, and scholarship options available through the University Center for International Studies.

Monday, October 16 to Saturday, October 21

International Week Service Project
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Kati Von Lehman
Contact Email:
kvonlehman@pitt.edu

In collaboration with PittServes, the International Week Committee is planning to conduct a service project to benefit the Pittsburgh community. Please check back in the weeks leading up to International Week for additional details about how you can be involved!

Monday, October 16

Music Performance of Julius Eastman’s Works
Time:
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Music Department
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jeff Weston
Contact Email:
mr.jeffweston@gmail.com

Performing Julius Eastman's (1940-1990) works for three pianos Gay Guerilla (1980) and Evil N***** (1979). Displacement, race, and visibility distinguish Eastman's life and work. To be performed by Ph.D. music composition and theory candidates Ramteen Sazegari, Luhan Li, and Jeff Weston.

World History Center Open House
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
World History Center
Location:
3900 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
David Ruvolo
Contact Email:
dar133@pitt.edu

Please join us as we open our newly renovated space, introduce the new Center leadership, and talk about the year's plans. Light refreshments will be served.

Kick-Start Your Global Career with Passport Career
Time:
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
CDPA
Location:
224 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

Interested in having an international career? Want to learn about living and working abroad or H1B employers? Come learn about this great resource on Passport Career and learn strategies and information on launching a great [global] career! This information session is open to all Pitt students, domestic and international. Snacks provided.

*This information session is part of Global Career Week during Pitt's International Week!

Speedfriending Event
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Kurtzman Room - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Rob Mucklo
Contact Email:
Rob.Mucklo@pitt.edu

Whether you’re an international student looking to make American friends in Pittsburgh or a native speaker of English interested in meeting people from different cultures, this FREE event is perfect for you! If you’ve ever heard of “Speed Dating,” this is similar. The only difference is that the objective here is to make friends. There will be structured time for short conversations, as well as time for mingling and to enjoy refreshments. Join us for an evening of lively conversation, celebrating diversity, and the start of new friendships!

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants International Panel
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
CDPA
Location:
Lower Lounge - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

Hear from a dynamic panel of students about their enriching educational opportunities, both domestically and abroad, with the support of fellowships, scholarships, and grants! In collaboration with CDPA and the National Scholarships Office, this program will feature diverse opportunities for students from research, foreign language study, and global opportunities [and many more!!] all while building up tremendous skills and experiences. Snacks and refreshments provided!

Brain Candy Podcast
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Assembly Room - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Rob Mucklo
Contact Email:
Rob.Mucklo@pitt.edu

A Sugar Rush for your intellectual side, the ladies from Brain Candy, Sarah Rice and Susie Meister muse about their experiences with reality television, travel abroad, and everything in-between. Though perhaps best known for her reality TV show stardom, Pitt alum Susie Meister is well-versed in the global and social issues surrounding displacement . She has felt this first hand while participating on the MTV television show, Road Rules, where she spent months outside of her normal life and confined to adventures with strangers a Winnebago. She completed her PhD in Religious Studies at Pitt in 2014, and now works as a diversity trainer and activist against prejudice. She brings that expertise to her podcast with fellow reality star Sarah Rice, as they explore themes ranging from global travel to social media and everything in between.

Tuesday, October 17

Intercultural Competency Workshop
Time:
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Presenter:
OIS
Location:
Craig Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Kati Von Lehman
Contact Email:
kvonlehman@pitt.edu
International Fair for Business Students
Time:
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Pitt Business
Location:
College of Business Administration - 2nd Floor - Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Brad Miner
Contact Email:
bmm86@pitt.edu

The College of Business Administration's International Programs Office will host an International Fair in the College of Business Administration to promote study abroad and other international opportunities to business students, and encourage study abroad alumni, faculty, and staff to get involved.

Global Drop-In Hours
Time:
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
CDPA
Location:
2nd Floor - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

First-come, first serve 20-minute appointments with the designated career consultant for global careers. These drop-in hours are for students who want to learn how to live and work abroad, learn about gap year programs, find H1B employers [for international students], resources and more!

You Say Potato…
Time:
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Assembly Room - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Tiffany Martin
Contact Email:
tiffanymartin@pitt.edu

The potato has been a staple of South American cuisine since the time of the Incan Empire, but the story of its migration around the world is one of not just displacement, but conquest, exploitation, famine, intrigue, defamation, delicious dishes, and semantic confusion! Follow the path of the potato through history and learn about its impact on global cuisine, language, and culture.

International Internship and Study Abroad Panel
Time:
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
CDPA
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

Are you interested in studying or interning abroad? Are you in or thinking about joining the OCC? Then you'll want to attend this informative session that'll feature OCC Pitt Advantage Grant recipients who've been all over the world this past summer!! Snacks and refreshments provided.

*This program is part of CDPA's Global Careers Week in conjunction with Pitt's International Week*

An Evening with George Takei
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Soldiers and Sailors Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jeff Whitehead
Contact Email:
whitehead@pitt.edu

The keynote speaker for this year’s International Week, George Takei, was interred in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. This experience became a touchstone for his life and work. Takei rose to preeminence in the television series Star Trek and its first six feature films. However, that only scratches the surface of his storied career as an actor, author, and social media pioneer. Come hear him speak about his experience as an internally displace person during World War II, his life as an actor, and the work for which he is now arguably best known, his social media presence.

Non-Alcoholic Mix Off
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
Residence Life
Location:
Quad
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Gwen Gorski
Contact Email:
gwen.gorski@pitt.edu
VIP Meet and Greet with George Takei
Time:
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Gettysburg Room - Soldiers and Sailors
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jeff Whitehead
Contact Email:
whitehead@pitt.edu

Immediately following An Evening with George Takei, Mr. Takei will meet 100 guests. Each guest will receive a signed copy of Mr. Takei's autobiography, To The Stars. Please check back on September 15 to purchase available tickets.

Wednesday, October 18

International Food Trucks
Time:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
William Pitt Union Driveway
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Shannon O'Reilly
Contact Email:
shannon.oreilly@pitt.edu

Back by popular demand, the International Week Committee has invited several of the most popular food trucks in the city to share their innovative and delicious cuisines with you. They will be outside of the Union during the lunch hour on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Cultures from all over the world will be represented by several of the most popular food trucks in the city. Recipes and cuisine are one of the many things that migrant peoples can take with them and can serve as a reminder of that which has been left behind. Students can learn about the problems facing these communities while sampling their innovative and delicious cuisines.

Displacement in the Global Business Environment
Time:
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Presenter:
International Business Center and Katz Graduate School of Business MBA Office
Location:
270 Mervis Hall (Colloquium Room)
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jacqueline Saslawski
Contact Email:
jsaslawski@katz.pitt.edu

This interactive panel will discuss how displacement has affected employees and industries locally and globally. It will cover reasons for displacement and how different industries, regions, or countries tackle these issues.

Artful Wednesday
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
PittArts
Location:
Nordy's - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Kati Von Lehman
Contact Email:
kyoungahlee@pitt.edu
Conversations on Europe - Religion in Europe: 500 Years Since the Protestant Reformation
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Alumni Panel Discussion
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
O'Hara Ballroom
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jason Edward
Contact Email:
jasonkane@pitt.edu

Come and get a chance to hear from several Pitt alumni living all over the world. Hear about their experiences at Pitt, during study abroad and the course of their careers. The alumni panelists will not only share their insights, but the session will also be interactive with the audience. Come and get a chance to learn about and meet new friends.

Serving Abroad: Building Experiences and Careers in an Ethical and Meaningful Way
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
CDPA and PittServes
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

Passionate about helping others? Want to take that passion and help others on a global level? Then you’ll want to come to this exciting global service learning workshop co-sponsored by CDPA and PittServes where we’ll feature panelists and discuss “purposeful” travel abroad.

This session is part of the Global Careers Week during Pitt's International Education Week!

Global Engagement Fair
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Ballroom - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Kyoungah Lee
Contact Email:
kyoungahlee@pitt.edu

Perhaps you were not able to study abroad during your time at the University. Or perhaps you did and are craving a connection to the global landscape within Pittsburgh. The Global Engagement Fair is a one-stop shop for a multitude of opportunities to interact with the world beyond Pittsburgh while still in Pittsburgh. Representatives will be present from student organizations, academic units, non-profit organizations, scholarship programs, and many more. Come and learn about the wonderful opportunities that Pitt and Pittsburgh have to offer to make the global local.

Pittsburgh Perspectives
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Sponsored by:
International Business Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg
Contact Email:
lrb62@pitt.edu

"Pittsburgh Perspectives" convenes a panel of community members who work with or are part of refugee groups in Pittsburgh. Topics of discussion include refugee resettlement services, adapting to Pittsburgh, daily life, and ways to help.

The Asian American Immigrant and Refugee Experience
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
Asian Student Alliance
Location:
548 WPU
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Albert Tanjaya
Contact Email:
aet32@pitt.edu

The topic will focus on the Asian American immigrant and refugee experience. ASA wants to highlight some of the regions where refugee and IDPs crises are happening but less known through a visual presentation. We will also explain the differences between refugees and IDPs and provide examples.

International Fashion Showcase
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Lower Lounge - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

This year during Pitt’s International Week, a Fashion Showcase will be featured to encourage exploration of culture through clothing. Everyone will have an opportunity to do a “walk-through” of native, cultural attire, while learning about the cultures of other countries! This event that’s not only going to be colorful but also educational!

Thursday, October 19

Language Access for Migrants and Refugees
Time:
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Presenter:
Department of French & Italian
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Lina Insana
Contact Email:
insana@pitt.edu

This panel/workshop session will discuss language access for migrants and refugees in the Western Pa region, with guests from the Mayor's office, the Greater Pgh Literacy Council (ESL), and other agencies working on these issues in an official capacity in the region.

Global Drop-In Hours
Time:
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
CDPA
Location:
2nd Floor - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

First-come, first serve 20-minute appointments with the designated career consultant for global careers. These drop-in hours are for students who want to learn how to live and work abroad, learn about gap year programs, find H1B employers [for international students], resources and more!

International Fellowship Opportunities for U.S. Students
Time:
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Center for International Legal Education (School of Law)
Location:
G20 Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Austin Lebo
Contact Email:
AAL37@pitt.edu

The CILE will invite specialists to discuss the Fulbright, Boren, PeaceCorp fellowship opportunities that are available to domestic U.S. students. The audience will be School of Law students.

Jumpstart Your Cultural Competency at Pitt
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Office of International Services
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Richard Sherman
Contact Email:
rds59@pitt.edu

We will examine how international students adjust to life in the United States. Then, we will incorporate these lessons into a broader discussion about improving our cultural competence in a global society.

Crossing Borders: Environmental Cooperation in Israel and Palestine
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee - Arava Institute
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Nazir Noori
Contact Email:
nazir.noori@pitt.edu

This event is focused on Israeli-Palestinian dialogue taking place at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Hosted during Pitt’s International Week, this event would feature two alumni of the Arava Institute – one from an Israeli background and one from an Arab background – who came together to study trans-boundary environmental issues at the Arava Institute.

About The Dialogue Project:

Every semester, two alumni of the Arava Institute visit U.S. college campuses to share their stories of regional cooperation. By working with student organizations, faculty members, study abroad offices, and other departments within the university, this tour raises awareness of the important cross-border environmental work taking place at the Arava Institute and in the region.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Dialogue Project visited 30 distinct university campuses throughout the United States and was featured in multiple student publications including those at the University of Colorado and Binghamton University.

About the Arava Institute:

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a leading environmental studies and research program in the Middle East. It houses academic programs in partnership with Ben Gurion University, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges.

With a student body comprised of Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and students from around the world, the Arava Institute offers students an exceptional opportunity to learn from leading professionals while forming friendships and developing skills that enable them to lead the region and the world in solving today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Osama Alomar Speaker Program
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Nationality Rooms Program
Location:
156 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Cristina Lagnese
Contact Email:
mcl38@pitt.edu

Osama Alomar has published several books of short stories and poetry in Arabic. His stories reflect displacement and poignancy. He will speak about his stories.

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The Filipino Diaspora
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Filipino Students Association
Location:
630 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Philip Nebres
Contact Email:
pittfsa@gmail.com

The event's theme revolves around the Filipino diaspora. There will be students who will act as different people who have been affected by it. The background stories for the characters will come from "In the Country",novel by Filipina author Mia Alvar, and from Filipinos in the Pittsburgh community.

Julissa Arce: The American DREAMer - From Undocumented to Wall Street Immigration Advocate
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Kurtzman Room - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Shannon O'Reilly
Contact Email:
shannon.oreilly@pitt.edu

Julissa Arce is a writer, CNBC contributor, and advocate for immigrant rights and education. She is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students, regardless of their status, ethnicity, or national origin. Julissa is also a board member for the National Immigration Law Center and College Spring. She is the former Director of Public Affairs at Define American, a media organization that uses the power of story to change the narrative surrounding immigration and citizenship. Prior to becoming an advocate, she built a successful career on Wall Street working for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, and had seemingly achieved the American Dream—yet she still did not feel like a true American.

Global Studies Trivia Night
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
University Club
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

Coming soon...

Friday, October 20

Global Company Tour
Time:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
CDPA
Location:
5th Floor - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

Interested in having a global career? Are you wanting to either work abroad or work for a global company in the States? Then this is the opportunity for you! There will be five, 20-minute “meet and greets” with employers in designated rooms on the 5th floor of the William Pitt Union with the opportunity to rotate in and out of different ones to get the most information and advice possible in regard to launching your global career. Additionally, we will have a ‘networking room’ with alumni and other organizations/employers to get more one-on-one time to discuss possibilities and interest. This event is open to all international and domestic students. Career Passports will be distributed to students to get ‘stamped’ and raffled off to win exciting prizes!

This is a part of the Global Career Week during Pitt's International Week!

Study Abroad Re-Entry and Career Integration Workshop
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Study Abroad Office and CDPA
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Stasia Lopez
Contact Email:
stasia.lopez@pitt.edu

This workshop is for students who have studied abroad and have now returned. In collaboration with the study abroad office and CDPA, rotation stations with table topics will feature how to market your skills learned from your international experience, your elevator pitch, resume reviews, fun activities, resources and much more!

This workshop will be a part of Global Careers Week during Pitt's International Week!

Opening Reception for Displacement (s) Film Series
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Cloisters - Frick Fine Arts
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani,
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

Please join the International Week Committee and University Center for International Studies for the opening reception of the Displacement (s) film series. Refreshments will be provided prior to the first films in the series beginning at 6pm.

Displacement (s) Film Series
Time:
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani,
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

Centering on the overarching theme for the week, displacement, the University Center for International Studies is pleased to present a carefully curated series of films. The films will focus on displacement from a variety of different angles and will include commentary, a lecturette, and/or question and answer session immediately following the screening. The film series will take place Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday in the Frick Fine Arts Theater.

Saturday, October 21

Displacement (s) Film Series
Time:
10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

Centering on the overarching theme for the week, displacement, the University Center for International Studies is pleased to present a carefully curated series of films. The films will focus on displacement from a variety of different angles and will include commentary, a lecturette, and/or question and answer session immediately following the screening. The film series will take place Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday in the Frick Fine Arts Theater.

Wednesday, October 25

Daughter of the Cold War
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Grace Kennan Warnecke
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Friday, October 27

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.

Tuesday, November 7

Putin Country
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Anne Garrels
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 14

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

Wednesday, April 18

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