CLAS@Pitt Weekly Newsletter -- November 7, 2018

CLAS@Pitt Weekly Newsletter -- November 7, 2018


In This Issue

CLAS Events

Pitt Other Events

Student Events, News, & Opportunities

Internships, Fellowships, & Funding Opportunities

Call for Papers & Conference Information

Community Events

Employment Opportunities


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Trivia Question
Which Latin American nation was the first in the world to give nature constitutional rights?

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CLAS Events
November 7, 2018

Robin Hood's
Criminal Groups:

Providing for the Community When the Government Cannot

Wednesday, November 7th
4217 Posvar Hall
4:30 p.m.

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.

For more information and to join the conversation, visit:

For other events sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, visit:

November 9, 2018

“Democracy for Social Emancipation: Lessons from Around the World”

Gianpaolo Baiocchi - New York University, We, the Sovereign: Radical Futures

12:30-2:00PM  Campus lecture & discussion
Alcoa Room, Barco Law School

What does it mean for the people to actually rule?  Gianpaolo Baiocchi, director of Urban Democracy Lab at New York University, speaks about his new book, We, the Sovereign: Radical Futures, which draws from his work with social movements from Latin America, Southern Europe, and other parts of the world to examine how popular struggles are creating new forms of democratic participation. He argues that the ‘people’ must build on this explosive, creative energy to become truly ‘sovereign’ and to form a collective ‘we’ that is capable of deepening democracy and expanding its boundaries.

2:30-3:30PM – Community-University Dialogue: Forging Effective Partnerships to Advance the Human Right to Housing in our City, an informal dialogue with Gianpaolo Baiocchi, director of the Urban Democracy Lab at New York University. (Co-sponsored by the Pitt Human Rights Working Group and Housing Summit Organizing Committee)

For more information:

This event is part of the Pittsburgh Housing Summit. To view other related events, visit:

November 9th and 10th, 2018

Comparative Governance in Europe
A Symposium in Honor of Alberta Sbragia

This symposium, Comparative Governance in Europe, is being held in honor of Dr. Alberta Sbragia, a leader in the field of EU studies in the U.S., and an admired scholar, teacher, and mentor at Pitt and around the world. Dr. Sbragia was integral to the establishment of EU Centers of Excellence in the U.S.  Dr. Sbragia will retire at the end of this academic year, and we hope you will join us for this symposium to celebrate the work she accomplished and inspired throughout here career. 

This event is free and open to the public, but you must register in advance.
Click to register.

If you are or were a colleague or student of Dr. Sbragia but are unable to attend, consider sharing a message or story on our message wall, which will be displayed at the symposium. Click here to share your message/story.

November 13, 2018

Protests in Nicaragua: A Voice of Resistance

Tuesday, November 13th
12 - 2 p.m.
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

Join Panoramas and the Center for Latin American Studies for a conversation on student protests in Nicaragua. 

John Soluri
 - Associate Professor, Director of Global Studies at Carnegie Mellon University
Michel Gobat - Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh

Douglas Castro
- Professor & Researcher, Universidad Centroamericana; Member of Alianza Cívica's Political Committee

Lesther Alemán - Student of Communications, Universidad Centroamericana; Member of Alianza Cívica's Political Committee

Jeancarlo López - Student of Engineering, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua; Member of Alianza Cívica's Political Committee

For more information and to join the conversation, visit:

For other events sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, visit:

November 15, 2018

"Let's Become Less": Networks and Nationalisms in the Feminist Challenge to 'Mass Sterilization' in Mexico and Brazil

Thursday, November 15th
602 Cathedral of Learning
4:00 p.m.

This presentation explores the history of feminist and other societal mobilization around population policy, particularly "mass sterilization," in Mexico and Brazil. Against the transnational backdrop of Cold War geopolitics, it traces the role of social movements, national governments, and transnational networks in these histories.

This event is free and open to the public!

For more information, visit:

For other events sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, visit:

Fall 2018

 CLAS Cinema Series  


November 27 ... The Candidate
December 4 ... The Queen of Spain

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
     6:30 p.m. -- Pizza
     7:00 p.m. -- Film

For more information on each film, click here. 

Contact us at:

For other events sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, visit:

Pitt Other Events
Let us know about events going on in the Pitt community! To submit events, click here.
November 9, 2018

Challenges to Indigenous Identity in Estercilia Simanca

Adriana Campos Umbarlia, Universidad de los Andes Colombia

129 Cathedral of Learning
2:00 p.m.

Estercilia Simanca Pushaina is one fo the most outstanding indigenous writers in Colombia. She belongs to the Wayuu ethnic group, whose territories lie in an extensive area that includes the Caribbean peninsula of La Guajira belonging to Colombia and Venezuela. Her voice has inspired collective legal struggles and films concerning the protection of natural resources and the experience of her people. She is also a lawyer and business entrepreneur. 

For more information:

November 12, 2018

Three Cinemas, Three Worlds:
Making Global History Appear in the Long 1960s

Dr. Luis Trindade - Birkbeck College, University of London

501 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Reception to follow

This presentation will explore the chronology and the geography of radical politics in the long 1960s by looking into two documentary films: La Hora de los Hornos, by Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino (Argentina, 1968), and Le Fond de L’Air est Rouge, by Chris Marker (France, 1977). A comparative analysis of the two films – two long, all-encompassing narratives of neocolonialism and global forms of anti-imperialist resistance – will allow us to not only revisit the periodization of the sixties, but also to rethink the spatial
hierarchies of its struggles. More specifically, it will be suggested that Latin American Third Cinema was in a particularly advantageous position to make history appear (Jameson), thus reversing the period’s Eurocentric narratives in a fundamental way. Moreover, the formal experiments of militant filmmakers will allow us to reflect on these films’ historical status and to suggest that political cinema can be deployed as a singular historiographical discourse.

For more information, visit:
Or e-mail Lana Sims at or Jerome Branche at

November 15, 2018

Legal Pathways to Starting Your Business: Basic Requirements for Immigrants and Foreign Nationals

University of Pittsburgh -
William Pitt Union, Dining Room B
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Abbie Alejandro Rosario, the managing attorney of Rosario Law, which specializes in immigration and business services in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Free & open to the public!

Confirm your attendance at:

For more information, e-mail:

November 29, 2018

Colloquium: "Staging the Movement: El Teatro Campesino's Participatory Democracy"

602 Cathedral (Humanities Center)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Featuring: Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder (English), with responses from Bill Scott (English) and Mike Sell (IUP, English)

During the 1960s and 1970s, American minority artists involved in social movement activism produced work that would seek to revolutionize the relationship between art and politics. My book tells the story of the artistic side of organizing during the civil rights movement, what I refer to as cultural activism. Through performance and experimental media, creative production offered ways for people to debate political ideologies while still maintaining solidarity with the movement. I argue that internal dissent, rather than unity, shaped creative expression emerging from civil-rights-era social movements. The chapter I will workshop centers on the early plays of El Teatro Campesino, a collective ensemble that developed from the strikes and protests that would lead to the creation of the United Farm Workers of America. What began on the picket lines as actos on flatbed trucks became a touchstone for Chicanx/Latinx theater and performance art. Scholars overlook these early performances as didactic and simplistic; however, I argue that the actos go beyond simply performing oppression and were meant to provoke questions and debates about Chicanx identity. I place the actos within a larger theater history: the avant-garde theater scene in San Francisco that influenced El Teatro’s founder, Luis Valdez; political theater that recalled the Federal Theater Project and Soviet Blue Blouse Living Newspaper performances; and Brecht’s epic theater. I look at how El Teatro used performativity to explore the uncomfortable spaces between ethnic or cultural expression and working class solidarity. Using material from El Teatro Campesino’s archives, this chapter intends to present new readings that connect the group to other performance troupes of civil-rights-era cultural activism.

For more information

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Student Events, News, & Opportunities
Certificate information for undergraduate and graduate students:

The number one priority of the Center for Latin American Studies is its students. CLAS seeks to expand and enrich resources on the Latin American and Caribbean region at the University of Pittsburgh in order to offer its students multidisciplinary academic training programs of the highest quality that complement a degree in a discipline or profession.

Undergraduate Programs:   
Graduate Programs:

To set-up an advising meeting with the CLAS Advisor go to:    

Welcome to Brazil Nuts!

Brazil Nuts is an active student organization at the University of Pittsburgh. Since its creation in 1998, the group's primary goal has been to expose students to Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language, creating environments for the students to practice their Portuguese outside of the classroom and to interact within the Brazilian community.

The club's activities provide students with unique opportunities to learn more about Brazil and its people. Weekly dance classes are offered where participants can enjoy themselves while learning about axé, samba and other forms of Brazilian dance, while movie nights provide viewers with a chance to witness the art of Brazilian cinema. The club also offers Bate-Papo, a weekly conversation table where students of all levels can practice Portuguese with peers and native Portuguese speakers.

Membership is open to anyone who is interested in the Portuguese language and learning about the cultures where Portuguese is spoken. Take a look at our site, learn about some of our activities and find out about other events occuring in the Pittsburgh area!

Visit the Brazil Nuts Facebook:



Pitt Caribbean and Latin American Student Association (CLASA)

November 18th 

CLASA Fashion Show

8:00 p.m.

FREE for Pitt Students
$5 for non-Pitt - benefits Sow a Seed charity

For more information:

Our purpose at Pitt Spanish Club is to immerse students in the culture and language  of Spanish-speaking countries. We collaborate with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and other organizations to host many events. 

Visit our website: 


Also, follow our new instagram account for even more updates on club events:

Panther Tango Club

Free lessons on Tuesdays

Posvar Hall, First floor lobby by escalators

6:30 p.m. -- Beginner Tango
7:45 -- Experimental Tango & Practice

Beginners welcome! No partners needed.

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Internships, Fellowships, & Funding Opportunities
National Association of Latino and Arts and Cultural

Grant Opportunities:  

The Dialogue

The Dialogue is committed to the professional development of young leaders from around the world. Our internship program has provided students and recent graduates with the training and experience they need to kick-start their careers in the public and private sectors. Past interns have gone on to pursue jobs with a wide variety of international organizations, government bodies, think tanks, consulting firms, and private corporations. Interns have expansive duties and play a vital role in the organization’s daily function. In turn, they receive unique exposure to the Washington policy community and unprecedented access to influential leaders from across the Americas.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications for the Spring 2019 semester should be submitted by November 9th

For more information visit:

For questions, please e-mail: 

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)


The following listing of research and study opportunities is organized by deadline dates and are updated as information becomes available to us. To view more information on a particular entry click on its title.


LASA Internship Program- Communications and Marketing Department

The objective of the internship is to give students a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the LASA Secretariat. Students will get a chance to work with and be part of our team. As part of the internship, working directly with outstanding career professionals and senior management, students will participate in meetings, contribute to the analytical, logistical and managerial work as well as organizational policy of LASA. In addition, interns could experience being part of the communications and marketing team at LASA’s annual Congress.  

Internship location: Latin American Studies Association
416 Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Internship Program Description: The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) invites students in the last year of Communication and Media Studies and/or Photography and Film Studies to apply to the LASA Communications Internship Program. Interns must have a strong interest in photography and video storytelling for an online audience. Shooting and editing skills are required. Working hours and days of the week, as well as the specific projects will be negotiated with each intern and learning institution, in order to fit their academic schedule and specialization responsibilities within communication studies.

Internship Program Duration: The LASA internship program lasts for at least 3 months and can be as long as six months. LASA's next internship program begins January 2019 and ends in March or  June 2019, in accordance with the length of the program (3 or 6 months respectively). Once selected, the student must begin and complete his/her internship program prior to graduation day. Although LASA encourages the participation of students in the annual LASA Congress, which takes place around May of each year, no student is required to participate in this conference to finish his/her internship successfully.

Work Assignment and tasks: The tasks of each student will be previously discussed with the person in charge of their study program with the objective of complying with the regulations of the university and academic credits. In general terms, students must complete several tasks related to video production and photography. 

Click here for a full description of the LASA Internship Program.

Candidates must send their resume, a letter of motivation and provide examples of audiovisual works and / or photography to

For more information about LASA visit:  

Launching of Innovation Fund grant competition to create higher education institutional partnerships between Mexico and the United States

Mexico City, Mexico, October 9, 2018 — The U.S. Department of State, along with Partners of the Americas (Partners) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA), announce the launch today of a new Innovation Fund grant competition to create higher education institutional partnerships between Mexico and the United States.  The Mary Street Jenkins Foundation Innovation Competition is supported through a generous contribution from the Jenkins Foundation.  The Foundation’s grants have benefited Mexico’s youth establishing thousands of scholarships, schools, and sports centers, and the quality of life in the state of Puebla through the development of rural clinics and hospitals, as well as the provision of clean drinking water and public services in rural communities.
The purpose of the Mary Street Jenkins Foundation Innovation Competition is to provide more opportunities for higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United States and Mexico to work together to provide new student exchange and training programs between both countries. The HEIs that are eligible for this grant competition include universities (public and private), colleges, technical/vocation schools, and other post-secondary institutions with credit-bearing programs.
This grant competition seeks proposals from teams of HEIs in Mexico and the U.S. that will increase student exchange and training in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. Proposals in the following academic disciplines will be given special consideration: Archaeology, Anthropology, Education and exchange programs that include and will benefit economically-disadvantaged and/or racial/ethnic minority student populations in both countries.
Since January 2014, a total of 44 Innovation Fund grant-winning partnerships have been awarded to Mexican higher education institutions in partnerships with universities and colleges the United States. Mexico is the lead country to engage with and benefit from this signature hemispheric-wide education initiative, accounting for almost one-third of all grants. To date, a total of 18 Mexican states and 20 U.S. states benefit from Innovation Fund partnerships.
The competition will remain open for partnerships between Mexican and U.S. HEIs through January 31, 2019. Full details of the competition and application instructions can be found at


Nationality Rooms Scholarships

Available to both graduate and undergraduate students. 

The Nationality Rooms have awarded annual scholarships for summer study abroad to all parts of the world since 1948. The purpose of the awards is to give Pitt students the opportunity to experience in-depth immersion in another culture. It is critical that the applicants choose a program that will maximize their contact with the populace abroad and qualify for academic credit with the University. Applicants may apply for up to two scholarships, but can only receive one award. We welcome students of all majors and courses of study.

For more information or to sign up for a mandatory 60 minute scholarship information session, please visit: or call 412.624.6150

Upcoming Information Sessions in November:
Friday 11/16 @ 3:30 PM  -  CL 337
Monday 11/19 @ 10 AM  - CL 501



Humanities Unbounded Visiting Faculty Fellows Applications Now Being Accepted for 2019-20

Applications Are Now Being Accepted!

Interested faculty should contact Humanities Unbounded to begin a conversation about how to find a point of connection with the Duke scholarly community. Applications are due January 7, 2019 for the 2019-20 academic year. Selected Fellows will be notified in February 2019. Faculty may also begin looking for potential Duke partners by searching keywords for their research area in the “With all these words” box at Scholars@Duke.

For more information on the Humanities Unbounded Visiting Faculty Fellowship, click here.

City Internships 2018/19
Study and Intern Abroad Programs

For this academic year, we'll be offering Winter, Spring and Summer Programs in 9 locations: London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston & San Francisco.

All of our Programs feature a series of career-readiness classes, workshops and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company in an industry of interest to a student. 

Our programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

Students may be directed to apply now at:

Programs and Offerings Prospectus: City Internships 2018/19 Prospectus.


Hertog 2019 Fellowships
Call for Nominations & Applications

We offer a variety of seminars on topics in political thought and public policy – including on classical liberal thinkers and on democratic capitalism. Can you please share this email with faculty and students in your department? You can also download our flyers to share with your students.

For faculty: nominating students is easy. Simply share the candidate’s name and email with me, along with a brief description of the student’s abilities and interest in politics and public policy. I’ll then reach out to your nominee(s) to encourage them to apply.

All fellowships come with housing and stipends to offset living and travel costs. Our early application deadline is January 14, 2019, and our final deadline is February 11, 2019.

For more information and to nominate a student contact:
Cheryl Miller
Hertog Foundation
(202) 853-9440

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Call for Papers & Conference Information
For other conferences opportunities visit:


23rd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference

March 29-30, 2019




39th Annual ILASSA Conference
Latin America(s) at a Crossroads:
Rethinking Methods, Languages, and Generations

Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
University of Texas at Austin
February 28th-March 2nd, 2019

Submission Deadline: November 15th, 2018

Call for papers and submission details here.

Latin America is at a sociopolitical crossroads. To understand, resist, and produce change it becomes necessary to make connections between different disciplines, methodologies, and ways to produce knowledge and solidarity. Academics and artivists collectively introduce new powerful modes of thought and action, to cross borders of languages, methodologies, and generations. For this reason, we look forward to utilizing the space of this conference to question practices and discourses which we have learned regarding the production of knowledge and social intervention. The ILASSA student conference invites all worldviews, ways of thinking, disciplines, and experiences to challenge borders and boundaries of knowledge and action. “Latin America(s) at a Crossroads” aims to place an emphasis on non-traditional methods of approaching the diverse representations of Latin America, including research processes, narratives, formats and forms of collaboration.

Indiana University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Student Association:

"On Heritage and Struggle: Deconstructing Neoliberal Assumptions and Realities"

The conference will take place Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd, 2019 and the deadline to submit is November 25th, 2018. Now, the conference welcomes not only paper applications from graduate students, but also poster submissions from undergraduate and graduate students. Interdisciplinary in its nature, this conference aims to promote inventive discussions and intellectual re-conceptualizations that foster a novel approach to Latin American and Caribbean studies. This conference is designed to showcase research that examines and challenges presuppositions of the diverse social, political, cultural, economic, technological, and environmental themes present in the region. ​
To submit a poster or paper for this conference, please go to the conference webpage​.

For additional questions, please email



Latin America in Translation/En Traducción/Em Tradução

2018-19 Call for Proposals

In the English-speaking world, Latin Americans are more often written about than read.  As a result, the educated public in the United States continues to learn most of what it does know about the region from Latin Americanists who are themselves foreigners to the national realities they study. Since October 1990, the UNC and Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies has undertaken an effort to address this imbalance by establishing an ongoing editorial series, “Latin America in Translation/En Traducción/Em Tradução.”

The Latin America in Translation Series is a joint initiative of the UNC and Duke Consortium, Duke University Press (DUP), and the University of North Carolina Press (UNCP) and is directed by an editorial committee of faculty members and editors from the three sponsoring institutions. Since 1993, more than 40 books have been published in the series with more forthcoming regularly.

The Series translates and publishes in English outstanding books in a wide range of fields by important Latin American writers and scholars. It helps to further dialogue across academic communities in Latin America and the English-speaking world.  And it brings Latin American content to students and scholars in other fields of study.

The books must have already been published in the original language. While most topics in the social sciences and humanities are considered, the committee gives highest consideration to those works that, once translated, will be most likely to attract a significant readership in English. The committee does not normally select highly specialized works that will likely be of interest mostly to specialists who can already read the book in the original language. The committee is particularly eager to translate works that can be used effectively in the classroom.

Nonfiction has a much better chance of being selected than fiction or poetry. Those who submit works of literature, especially, should provide an explanation of potential classroom use.   

Nomination Procedures:

Interested scholars are encouraged to nominate a title for consideration in the series; self-submissions are not invited. Only complete submissions will be accepted. Please include:

  • A completed nomination form (attached).
  •  A nomination letter from one or more people, other than the author, that addresses the book’s importance within Latin America and for an English-language audience, as well as its need for translation.
  • (Recommended) One or two particularly significant published reviews of the book with complete references for the sources.
  • A copy of the book (a PDF version is fine).
  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 30, 2018. Incomplete submissions, or submissions postmarked after the deadline, will not be accepted.

    Please submit materials to: 

    Address to use if mailing through US Postal Service: Latin America in Translation Series, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Box 90254, Duke University, Durham, NC  27708-0254.

    Address to use if mailing via Federal Express or another courier service:  Latin America in Translation Series, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Room 143 Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, NC  27705.

    For further information on the Series, please contact Jennifer Prather, Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,

    el 9º Instituto Internacional sobre Liderazgo y Discapacidad para Mujeres 

    del 13 de Julio al 3 de Agosto, 2019
    Eugene, Oregón, EEUU

    El Instituto Internacional de Liderazgo y Discapacidad para Mujeres (WILD) de MIUSA congregará alrededor de 20 mujeres líderes con discapacidad, de aproximadamente 20 países diferentes, para fortalecer su aptitud de liderazgo, crear nuevas visiones y generar redes de apoyo internacionales para la programación de un desarrollo internacional inclusivo.

    Durante las tres semanas que dura el programa, las participantes formarán parte de talleres, seminarios y discusiones, visitarán diferentes instalaciones, y participarán en actividades que fomenten el trabajo en equipo para explorar los retos e intercambiar estrategias para incrementar las oportunidades de liderazgo y la participación de las mujeres y niñas con discapacidad en los programas de desarrollo internacional.

    El programa WILD está supeditada a financiamiento basado en el donante. MIUSA se reserva el derecho de cancelar el programa por cualquier motivo que considere necesaria y volverá honorarios del programa en caso de que el programa se cancelada. 

    Fecha limite: Noviembre 30, 2018

    Correo electrónico:
    Fax: +1-541-343-6812
    Página de Internet:


    ICA 2019 Preconference:
    “Digital Journalism in Latin America”

    Organizers: Pablo J. Boczkowski (Northwestern University, USA) & Eugenia Mitchelstein (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina)

    Preconference Date and Time: May 23th, 2019, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Location: School of Media & Public Affairs, George Washington University

    Submission Deadline: December 15, 2018

    Information about submission: Authors should submit an extended abstract of no more than 750 words (excluding references). Abstracts should be submitted no later than 16:00 UTC, December 15th, 2018. Please email your submission to the preconference organizers ( and Authors will be notified about whether their abstract has been selected on January 15th, 2019. Presenters will be encouraged to submit a full manuscript for the pre-conference. Full manuscripts should be sent to both of the pre-conference organizers via email by May 15th, 2019, for presentation and discussion during the pre-conference. Papers should be between 6,500 and 7,000 words in length. Attendance to the preconference has a USD 25.00 fee. Please contact the organizers ( and if you have any questions and/or need any additional information.

    To read the full Call for Papers, click here.

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    Community Events
    Let us know about events going on in the community! 
    To submit events, visit:

    Spanish for Beginners

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Squirrel Hill Branch

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 
    6:00 PM–7:00 PM 

    5801 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh  PA 15217

    Spanish for Beginners is an introduction for those who are new to Spanish or consider themselves a little bit rusty. This group meets on second and fourth Wednesdays. This class session runs from September to December.

    These classes are for adult learners and are FREE.
    You do not have to register for the classes or bring anything.
    New participants are welcome at any time.

    For more information:

    Spanish Conversation

    Meets the second & fourth
    Thursday of each month: 

    November 8, 2018
    November 29, 2018

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Downtown and Business
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Whether your Spanish skills are intermediate or fluent, join us for lively and engaging conversation in Spanish.

    To sign up for for more information, call 412-281-7141


    November 17, 2018

    The Global Switchboard | Hub + Spoke Event
    Energy Innovation Center

    1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Event MC:
    Kenny Chen-
    Director of Innovation, Ascender

    Speakers Include:
    Belkys Torres- Executive Director of Global Engagement, University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
    Wasi Mohamed- Executive Director, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

    Through interactive experiences, guests will hear and interact with stories that demonstrate the impact that organizations in The Global Switchboard’s network are having both globally and locally. Stories will also feature personal narratives of Pittsburghers, drawn from the social media challenge #BurghMeetsWorld.

    As guests mingle over food and drink, enjoying views of the city, and taking in the montage of stories around them, they will also learn specific ways that they can have a significant impact on the collective concerns of The Global Switchboard’s network, and will be invited to contribute their own stories.

    Throughout the evening there will be short presentations that include screenings of short video stories highlighting how global issues impact local individuals everyday, and speakers highlighting The Global Switchboard’s collective impact work in the following areas: equity in global education and workforce development in the immigrant and refugee communities. Guests will be given opportunities to get involved with and support this work! Appetizers and an open bar will be provided at the event!

    Ticket Prices: Standard Plus: $75; Standard: $45; Students: $20

    For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:

    November 17, 2018

    Estrellas ~ Songs

    Planetarium, Saint Vincent College

    The Sis and Herman Dupre Science Pavilion

    300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650

    3:00 p.m.

    Free event -- Registration Required!
    RSVP before November 10th:

    Familia & Comunidad Westmoreland and Saint Vincent College will invite you and your children to enjoy "The Powerhouses of the Universe: Stars" narrated by Mark Hamill. We will be singing "Estrellas" songs in Spanish too.

    Casa San Jose 

    Extended Office Hours

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Casa San Jose esta extendiendo sus horas de oficina en nuestro segundo local en East Liberty.

    Si quiere hacer cita o comunicarse con esa oficina por favor llame al (502) 682-4540.

    For more information on Casa San Jose, visit:



    Clínicas Pediátricas Gratuitas
    Segundo Sábado de Cada Mes - Vacunación Gratuita
    No se necesita cita o seguro de salud

    Sábados (3er Sábado del mes): Noviembre 10
    8:30 AM to 12 PM*

    Cuarto Martes de Cada Mes
    Se necesita cita – No se requiere seguro de salud

    Martes Noviembre 27
    2 PM to 3:40 PM

    Para hacer cita y para confirmar que la clínica no ha sido cambiada de fecha
    llamar al 412-692-6000 opción 8
    Salvation Army
    Carson Street y Calle 9na (54 S. 9th Street) South Side Pittsburgh, PA
    412-692-6000 opción 8
    *Para ser atendido sin cita, por favor llegar antes del medio día (12 PM)
    Si tiene registro de vacunas u otros documentos médicos favor traerlos a la visita.

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    Employment Opportunities
    Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

    For job listings through LASA, visit:

    University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
    at the University of Pittsburgh

    Director of Global Partnerships & Partner Engagement:

    Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS):

    Congressional Budget Office

    Assistant Analyst - National Security:

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    NOTE: These are organizations based locally, nationally, and internationally. We recommend that you visit each website for more detailed information about each organization and its services.
    Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA)
    Americas Society (AS)

    Is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States and the first global think tank. For updates and information about events and topics visit:

    Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh

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    Council Hemispheric Affairs

    Founded in 1975, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a nonprofit, tax-exempt independent research and information organization, was established to promote the common interests of the hemisphere, raise the visibility of regional affairs and increase the importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America. In 1982, COHA’s board of trustees voted to expand its mandate to include monitoring Canadian/Latin American relations.

    Since its inception, COHA has been one of the most active and broadest-based U.S. private bodies dealing with the entire spectrum of political, economic and diplomatic issues, as well as responding to the economic and political challenges confronting the nations of this hemisphere. From its beginnings, COHA’s board consisted of the leadership of some of this country’s most important trade unions, professional organizations and religious groups, as well as distinguished civic and academic figures, who joined together to advance their common belief in support of representative government and pluralistic institutions throughout the hemisphere.
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    Global Links

    Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and improving health in resource-poor communities, primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our two-fold mission provides hospitals with a socially and environmentally beneficial alternative to sending hundreds of tons of still-useful surplus materials to landfills.

    Hospitals and clinics in under-served communities often lack the supplies and equipment necessary to provide even basic care to their patients, resulting in needless suffering and deaths. At the same time, the US healthcare industry generates a staggering amount of medical surplus which, without intervention, is destined to pile up in our landfills.

    Global Links' innovative model of recovery and reuse connects these two social problems in a way that helps to solve both, creating a "virtuous circle" that converts an environmental burden to a life-saving purpose. For information about events and programs visit:

    Latin American Council of Social Science

    The Latin American Council of Social Science (CLACSO is a non-govermental international organization with UNESCO associate status, established in 1967. We currently bring together 394 research centers and graduate school in the field of social sciences and humanities n 26 Latin American countries, North America and Europe.


    Latin American Perspectives

    is a theoretical and scholarly journal for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. For more than forty years, it has published timely, progressive analyses of the social forces shaping contemporary Latin America.

    Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

    The fall 2018 issue of the LASA Forum is now available for viewing online at:

    This issue features timely articles on the current situation in Nicaragua, collected by Juliet Hooker, and an update from Wayne Cornelius on the US administration’s actions to restrict entry of migrants fleeing violence in Central America.

    From the 2018 LASA Congress in Barcelona, we offer presentations given at the presidential session “Revisiting 1968 in Latin America: 50 Years Later,” as well as an account of the pre-Congress program of the Otros Saberes Section by Adriana Pou Hernández.

    Latin American Research Review (LARR)

    The Latin American Research Review (LARR) is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
    The Latin American Research Review now has a blog, hosted by the information platform Panoramas at the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, highlighting recent and forthcoming articles: see the LARR blog.
    LARR was founded in 1965 by a consortium of U.S. universities. When the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) was established the following year, LARR and LASA merged, with the journal becoming the association's official scholarly journal.

    Starting at University of Texas at Austin in 1965, the editorship moved to the University of North Carolina in 1974, and then to the University of New Mexico in 1982 before returning to the University of Texas at Austin in 2003.Dr. Philip Oxhorn at McGill University was editor in chief from 2006 to 2016. The new editor in chief, starting in 2017, is Professor Aníbal Pérez-Liñán at the University of Pittsburgh.
    Beginning in 2017, LARR is open access and online-only at No subscription is needed to access new content.

    OLA (Observatory in Latin America—Observatorio Latino Americano)
    The broad objectives of OLA are to:
    •Improve academic and public understanding by observing and studying the processes of political and economic change underway in Latin America.

    •Foster a public dialogue between and within the United States and Latin America about the challenges of building social democracy in a globalized world, including creating opportunities for Latin American leaders to directly express their views to audiences in the United States.

    •Collaborate with Latin American institutions to further these objectives within countries across the Hemisphere by linking and mobilizing ideas and institutions.
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    The Economic Commission for Latin America CEPAL (news)

    The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) -the Spanish acronym is CEPAL- was established by Economic and Social Council resolution 106(VI) of 25 February 1948 and began to function that same year. The scope of the Commission's work was later broadened to include the countries of the Caribbean, and by resolution 1984/67 of 27 July 1984, the Economic Council decided to change its name to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); the Spanish acronym, CEPAL, remains unchanged.
    ECLAC, which is headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world. The promotion of the region's social development was later included among its primary objectives.
    In June 1951, the Commission established the ECLAC subregional headquarters in Mexico City, which serves the needs of the Central American subregion, and in December 1966, the ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean was founded in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, ECLAC maintains country offices in Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo and Bogotá, as well as a liaison office in Washington, D.C. 


    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents.

    The Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh

    The Humanities Center has been running for seven years.  Its vitality derives from the energy of Pitt’s faculty and students in the humanities and associated departments. Thanks to all the hundreds whose scholarly and intellectual passions generate the proposals and fuel the participation that together make a flourishing center. For more information:

    The World History Center, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

    The World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh emphasizes research, teaching, and international collaboration on the global past, with attention to policies for the global future. The Center, directed by Patrick Manning, is located in the Department of History and is affiliated with the Global Studies Center and the University Center for International Studies.


    World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

    The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key contemporary international issues throughout Western Pennsylvania. Established in 1931, the Council is committed to informing opinion leaders and decision-makers about developments around the world as they unfold, and to educating them about the relevance of such developments to the region.

    The Council also has a special focus on secondary schools throughout the region, and works to give students and teachers a more nuanced understanding of the global issues of our time.

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    Trivia Answer
    Which Latin American nation was the first in the world to give nature constitutional rights?

    Ecuador. In 2008, Ecuador became the first nation to grant constitutional rights to nature, or pachamama (Mother Earth to many indigenous Ecuadorians). 


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