Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 23

Race, Science, and Technology in the Global African World: A lecture Series presented by the Department of Africana Studies

The Speaker is Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies and African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
In her book, Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with monopoly status of a relatively small number of internet search engines, leads to biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color.
The lecture is co-organized by the Information Ecosystems Series (a Sawyer Seminar supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Co-Sponsors include the African Studies Program, The African American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center, and the Pittsburgh Branch of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS).

4:00pm
109 Barco Law Building

Thursday, January 30

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series: ARYSE Info Session

ARYSE is a local organization that facilitates after school and summer programming for immigrant youth in Pittsburgh. They are currently recruiting for directors and counselors (paid positions) for their summer program, PRYSE Academy.
Through engaging academic curricula, creative expression workshops, team-building activities, field trips, and soccer programming, PRYSE is proven to help participants develop literacy skills, build personal confidence, prepare for the school year, and deepen their sense of belonging.
Come by the Pitt Global Hub to learn more about this incredible organization and how you can apply.

1:00pm
Pitt Global Hub

Thursday, February 6

Washington DC Career Networking Trip Workshop on Elevator Pitches

For those attending the Washington DC Trip on February 20 and 21, please plan on joining Erin Wheeler, Career Consultant in the Career Center for a presentation on best practices for creating an elevator pitch to have ready to connect with experts and alumni that you will meet while in DC.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
4217 Posvar Hall

Monday, February 10

Critical Research on Africa: Doctors, Termites and Princesses: Landscapes of Health and Medicine in East Africa

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Neil Kodesh, from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. More details to come!

4:30pm
3703 WWPH

Wednesday, February 12

Structurally Adjusting Socialism

This event is a live interview with Joanna Bockman (George Mason University). This event is a part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Alcoa Room, 209 Barco Law Building

Thursday, February 20 to Friday, February 21

Washington DC Career Networking Trip

Together the African Studies, Global Studies, and Russian/East European Studies Centers are organizing a career networking trip to Washington D.C. on February 20-21, 2020. Students will meet with experts and alumni in various fields in order to learn about different career opportunities and gain an insider’s perspective on the different organizations in Washington, D.C. Meetings will be arranged into four different content areas:
• Global Health
• Human Rights/Human Security
• International Security and Diplomacy
• International Development
Along with scheduled meetings at consulting firms, think tanks, non-profits, and government agencies there will be a reception to meet UCIS and Pitt alumni. Pending funding, up to forty students will be selected to go with representation from all the centers.

(All day)
Washington, DC

Thursday, February 20

Objects and Values of Labor in Socialist Hungary

This event is a live interview with Martha Lampland (UC San Diego). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

2:00pm to 3:30pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Thursday, February 27

Postcolonial Socialisms in Africa

This event is a live interview with Priya Lal (Boston College). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

4:00pm to 5:30pm
211 David Lawrence Hall

Thursday, March 5

Underground Entrepreneurs in the Soviet Union

This event is a live interview with James Heinzen (Rowan University). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present and Future Pop-Up Course.

2:00pm to 3:30pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Monday, March 16

Critical Research on Africa: Child Trafficking in the Aftermath of the 1929 Aba Women's War

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Robin Chapdelaine, from Duquesne University. More details to come!

4:30pm
3703 WWPH