CLAS Sponsored Events

CLAS Sponsored Events

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POSTPONED--Film Series: El Silencio del Viento

Tuesday April, 7 6:00PM

Postponed until the Fall!

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights, and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.

Online Session: Socialism for Realists

Thursday April, 9 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Forty years ago, Margaret Thatcher declared that “there is no alternative.” State socialism was dying and capitalism, restructured as neoliberalism, was ascendant. The collapse of state socialism in 1991 seemed to hammer the last nail into socialism’s coffin and vindicate Thatcher’s prophecy. Fast forward to today—socialism is back. However, the road to socialism is not easy. Today’s socialists cannot simply be dreamers. They must also be realists.


Wednesday April, 15 3:00PM

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral

Online Session: Everyday Maoism in Revolutionary China

Thursday April, 16 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Communist revolution in the 20th century was reliant on a profound change in individual consciousness. It is not surprising that communist ideology spoke forcefully and often about creating “new people.” Revolutionary China was no different. But how did Chinese communists at various levels, from Mao Zedong to village cadres, understand their work to transform individual consciousness? What did “Maoism” mean in the everyday?

40th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival

Saturday September, 26 3:00PM

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh has celebrated Latin American and Caribbean cultures with a full-day festival on our Oakland campus since 1979. On Saturday, April 4, 2020, we will celebrate the 40th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival!

24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference

Thursday October, 15 6:00PM - 4:00PM

Postponed until October 15-17, 2020

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference on October 15-17, 2020. At the conference, researchers can present their scholarly work related to social and public policy in Latin America.