Events

Events

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 22

The 'Security Trap' in Latin America
Using the State to Fight Violence with Violence
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas (CLAS)
Cost:
Free!
Contact:
Rosa de Ferrari
Contact Email:
rod39@pitt.edu

Join Panoramas in a discussion on the 'Security Trap' in Latin America: Using the State to Fight Violence with Violence

Friday, February 22, 2019
4217 Posvar Hall
1:00 p.m.

Pizza provided! Free & open to the public!

Panoramas provides a web-based venue for thoughtful dialogue of Latin American and Caribbean issues. By enabling a voice for scholars, students, policy makers and others to engage in constructive commentary on relevant current and historical topics, the forum also serves as an academic resource to worldwide educational audiences. Housed at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and maintained by CLAS faculty, students and alumni, Panoramas strives to be at the forefront of scholarly analysis of affairs in the Latin American region.

For more information and to join the conversation, visit:
https://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/

For more information on the Center for Latin American Studies, visit:
https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/

Tuesday, February 26

Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Coffeehouse
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Location:
William Pitt Union, Assembly Room
Announced by:
African Studies Program, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office and European Studies Center on behalf of Year of Pitt Global and Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Take a break from studying and enjoy kaffe and a kanelbullar in Swedish, njugu paak in Swahili, or gazoz in Turkish! Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center will teach you how to place your order in Hindi, Quechua, Irish, Persian, Greece, Hungary, Haiti, Vietnam, or Ethiopia and more! You will have chance to place your order at the Coffeehouse and enjoy drinks and snacks from around the world.

Check out the event on Facebook!

Friday, March 8

Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Time:
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Location:
1154 Public Health
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Center for Health Equity
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chantel Durrant
Contact Email:
cjd13@pitt.edu

Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group

1154 Public Health
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

March 8  |  April 12

The Center for Health Equity, with the support of the Center for Latin American Studies, invites you to explore 1) the problems Latinos in small yet rapidly growing populations face, and 2) how to solve those problems. We will read articles and offer feedback to those who are writing manuscripts. We hope to get new writing and research collaborations going!

Open to all interested: students, faculty, staff, and practitioners from Pitt and beyond. We will meet over coffee and light snacks in a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to get extra network time, we will be there 30 before and after the meeting time.

For more information, visit healthequity.pitt.edu or e-mail Chantel Durrant cjd13@pitt.edu

Friday, March 29 to Saturday, March 30

Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference
Time:
(All day)
Location:
University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Cost:
Free
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
laspp@pitt.edu

23rd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference
March 29 - 30, 2019

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 23rd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference. At the conference, researchers can present their scholarly work related to social and public policy in Latin America.
Our team is focused on assuring a high-quality and open environment for the exchange of ideas and the improvement of works in progress. Following the multidisciplinary tradition of CLAS, we are interested in facilitating dialogue across disciplines, theoretical perspectives, and methodologies. In that spirit, we encourage the organization of panels around problems, rather than disciplines, and welcome submissions from the social sciences, arts, humanities, and cultural studies.

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Friday, March 29th, 2019
11:00 a.m., Location TBA
The Seventeenth Carmelo Mesa-Lago Distinguished Latin American Social and Public Policy Keynote Speaker for this year is:
Dr. Aníbal Pérez-Liñán (Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame; Editor-in-Chief, Latin American Research Review; and Co-editor, Kellogg Series in Democracy and Development)

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Saturday, March 30th, 2019
12:30 p.m., Location TBA
Special Roundtable: The Challenges of the Policy Cycle in Brazilian Politics
Carlos Pereira: Full Professor at the Brazilian Public and Business Administration School, Getulio Vargas Foundation
Barry Ames: Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Pittsburgh
B. Guy Peters: Maurice Falk Professor of American Government at the University of Pittsburgh

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Relevant dates:
Deadline for abstract submission: January 18, 2019 - click here to submit abstracts
Deadline for full paper submission: March 1, 2019
Conference: March 29 and 30, 2019

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For more information, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp

Friday, April 12

Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Time:
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Location:
1154 Public Health
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Center for Health Equity
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chantel Durrant
Contact Email:
cjd13@pitt.edu

Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group

1154 Public Health
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

April 12

The Center for Health Equity, with the support of the Center for Latin American Studies, invites you to explore 1) the problems Latinos in small yet rapidly growing populations face, and 2) how to solve those problems. We will read articles and offer feedback to those who are writing manuscripts. We hope to get new writing and research collaborations going!

Open to all interested: students, faculty, staff, and practitioners from Pitt and beyond. We will meet over coffee and light snacks in a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to get extra network time, we will be there 30 before and after the meeting time.

For more information, visit healthequity.pitt.edu or e-mail Chantel Durrant cjd13@pitt.edu

Saturday, April 13

The 39th Latin American & Caribbean Festival
Time:
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
Location:
Wesley W. Posvar Hall, galleria and patio
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Director's Office
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemesnki
Contact Phone:
4126487394
Contact Email:
clasfestival@pitt.edu

PITTSBURGH—The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for International Studies will be hosting the 39th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in the Galleria, and Patio of Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213.

Beginning at noon, the festival will feature Latin American and Caribbean food, arts, crafts, and information on local and regional organizations. Latin American vendors also will offer handmade and authentic Latin American products. Music and dance performances from Latin America and the Caribbean will take place throughout the day.

Since its inception, the festival has showcased the diversity of Latin American and Caribbean cultures by combining the resources of CLAS with people of Latin American heritage. The growth of Pittsburgh's Latin American and Latino populations has made the festival one of the largest gatherings of these communities in Western Pennsylvania.

Friday, April 26

UCIS Graduation
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location:
O'Hara Student Center Ballroom/Dining Room
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Nationality Rooms, Office of International Services and Study Abroad Office