Events

COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response: Learn how the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is working under the current operational posture at ucis.pitt.edu/creees/covid.

DATE:
Wednesday, March 3
TIME:
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom Discussion
PRESENTER:
Alyson Kavalukas

Mastering LinkedIn for Future Global Affairs Careers
Wednesday, March 3rd, 3:30-4:15pm

Alyson Kavalukas joins us from Career Services to discuss successful generation of a LinkedIn account in seeking positions, learning from professionals and alumni, and...

DATE:
Wednesday, March 3
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom Discussion
PRESENTER:
Ryan Stannard

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents:Peace Corps 60th Anniversary Alumni Panel

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from generations of returned Volunteers. Join us during Peace Corps 60th Anniversary Week to learn about the challenging,...

DATE:
Thursday, March 4
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Vimeo

From Academy Award-nominated director David France ("How to Survive a Plague," "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson") comes "Welcome to Chechnya," a powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ...

DATE:
Friday, March 5
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mC41a81tQVONz4oWoRt2Ig

In September 2020, Azerbaijan’s military advanced into the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and, by...

DATE:
Monday, March 8
TIME:
12:00 pm
LOCATION:

In recent years, the EU has adopted far-reaching legislation and policies to support LGBTIQ and women’s rights across a broad range of issues from the gender pay-gap through accession to the Istanbul Convention on violence against women to gender equality in culture and...

DATE:
Tuesday, March 9
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom
PRESENTER:
Elana Resnick and Viktor Pal

A live interview with Elana Resnick (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Viktor Pal (University of Helsinki). 

Register via Zoom here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/...

DATE:
Repeats every day every Thursday until Thu Mar 11 2021.
Thursday, March 11
TIME:
9:00 am to 10:30 am
LOCATION:
Zoom
PRESENTER:
Matthew Melvin-Koushki, University of South Carolina

We will examine a representative Safavid Persian miscellany of the mid-seventeenth century, MS Majlis 12575. Significant for the history of science, it comprises occult-scientific works by Iranian philosophers of various periods, including Suhravardi, Fakhr al-Din Razi...

DATE:
Monday, March 15
TIME:
10:00 am
LOCATION:

After a botched attempt to poison Alexei Navalny in August 2020, the Kremlin has decided to sentence him to over two years in prison upon the oppositionist’s return to Russia in January. Navalny responded with a bombshell video about the corruption around “Putin’s Palace...

DATE:
Tuesday, March 16
TIME:
11:30 am to 12:45 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom
PRESENTER:
Prof. Dr. Julia Obertreis, Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg
DATE:
Tuesday, March 16
TIME:
11:30 am
LOCATION:
Zoom
PRESENTER:
Dr. Julia Obertreis, Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg

Studying water infrastructure is an excellent entry point to examine the nexus between the utilization of natural resources and technologies on the one hand, and of politics and everyday life on the other. The talk will first address important findings of a study on...

DATE:
Thursday, March 18 to Saturday, March 20
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
DATE:
Monday, March 22
TIME:
10:00 am to 11:30 am
LOCATION:
Zoom
PRESENTER:
Huseyin Ilgaz (University of Pittsburgh)

The talk will present an American foreign policy model--capitalist liberal exceptionalism--that accounts for the US behaviors around the world. Most importantly, the model integrates multiple factors, including the international system and domestic politics, into the...

DATE:
Tuesday, March 23
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom
PRESENTER:
Konstantin Fokin and Angelina Davydova

A live interview with Konstantin Fokin (Extinction Rebellion, Russia) and Angelina Davydova (Bureau of Environmental Information, Russia). 

Register via Zoom here: https://pitt....

DATE:
Monday, March 29
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Register online via Zoom
PRESENTER:
Sera Passerini

Tea pets, samovars, tea boxes and tins, and more: Learn about the different material items that make drinking tea an aesthetic and cultural as well as culinary experience.

DATE:
Thursday, April 1
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Vimeo

Award-winning actress Samal Yeslyamova (Tulpan) plays the role of Ayka, a Kyrgyz illegal migrant in Moscow. Ayka has no money, no home, and she just gave birth. She is never still, so we follow her through wintry Moscow streets on her reckless pursuit to find work. An...

DATE:
Repeats every day every Friday 2 times.
Friday, April 2
TIME:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
LOCATION:

Within about twenty years, the United States will pass a monumental threshold: this country will have more citizens over 65 than it does under the age of 18. Part of a massive demographic transition that is taking place across the Global North, the aging of the boomer...

DATE:
Friday, April 9
TIME:
10:00 am
LOCATION:
Online
DATE:
Repeats every day every Friday 3 times.
Friday, April 9
TIME:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom
PRESENTER:
Devin Fitzgerald (UCLA)

What was the nature of 'the book' on the Silk Road? How can we move beyond Eurocentric terminology toward an organically Eurasian codicology? This workshop introduces scholars to the study of manuscripts, posing fundamental questions about what we can learn from this...

DATE:
Thursday, April 15
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom
PRESENTER:
Ulfat Abdurasulov (Austrian Academy of Science)

Among the abundant paperwork of 17th century Posol'skii prikaz, there were two main forms of record-keeping known as posol'skie knigi and stolptsy, which stand out due to their functionality. Apart from the sheer linguistic complexity, the records were bound together in...

DATE:
Thursday, April 22
TIME:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION:
Virtual - Register Online!

This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions...

DATE:
Repeats every day every Friday until Thu Apr 29 2021.
Friday, April 23
TIME:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
LOCATION:
Online
PRESENTER:
Ekaterina Kovaleva

Russian tutoring available for students by appointment.

Book your appointment here: https://calendly.com/katya-kovaleva/russian-language-tutoring

DATE:
Tuesday, May 11 to Thursday, May 13
TIME:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The...

DATE:
Monday, June 7
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom
PRESENTER:
Sunil Sharma (Boston University)

The Shahrashub (city disturber) and / Ekphrases genre of Persian poetry provides a window into the urban spaces of early modern Eurasia, revealing the relationship between people, their imaginaries, and the built environment around them. This workshop provides an...