Events

DATE:
Sunday, August 25
TIME:
11:00 am
LOCATION:
Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
various

Join us for our annual EuroFest in celebration of all things Europe in the 'burgh! Food trucks, dancers, local artisans, and more! This is a family-friendly event fun for all ages. Special activities will be available for Pitt students.

DATE:
Friday, September 6
TIME:
9:00 am
LOCATION:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
PRESENTER:
Varies

The contemporary period has called forth a re-thinking of methods and approaches to the study of Europe's cultures in the present and the past. Participants at this workshop are at the forefront of considering Europe as a term of debate, analyzing it as a discourse,...

DATE:
Thursday, September 12
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Sonja D. Schmid, Department of Science, Technology, and Society, Virginia Tech.

The Chernobyl disaster immediately comes to mind when we think of the Soviet nuclear industry. What about the history of Soviet nuclear power in the four decades prior? This live interview with Sonja Schmid will explore the development of the Soviet nuclear industry from...

DATE:
Friday, September 13
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar
PRESENTER:
DATE:
Thursday, September 19
TIME:
10:00 am
LOCATION:
Posvar Hall, 2nd Floor (Provost Suites), University of Pittsburgh
PRESENTER:
various

On the eve of the Pittsburgh Global Town Hall hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Global Voice, World Workable Trust, and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the University Center for International Studies will host a workshop and town hall discussion specifically for area...

DATE:
Thursday, September 19
TIME:
5:30 pm
LOCATION:
Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh
PRESENTER:
various

The European Studies Center, the Global Studies Center, and the University Center for International Studies, with the support of the Office of the Provost and the Year of Pitt Global Initiative at the University of Pittsburgh, in partnership with Global Voice and the...

DATE:
Monday, September 23
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Global Hub, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) and the Study Abroad Office (SAO) in collaboration with the Pittsburgh-based global service-learning organization Amizade propose to bring together community organizers and nonprofit leaders with...

DATE:
Sunday, September 29
TIME:
12:00 pm
LOCATION:
Cathedral of Learning Commons Room
PRESENTER:

Festival Celebrating Eastern Europe and Slavic Cultures.

DATE:
Thursday, October 10
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Magdalena Edyta Stawkowski, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, North Carolina State University

From 1949 to 1989, the Soviet Union conducted 456 nuclear tests at Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in Kazakhstan. Despite decades of nuclear fallout, Kazakh rural communities inhabit the area around the site. How has living around a nuclear test site shaped those...

DATE:
Tuesday, October 15
TIME:
12:30 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Maria Todorova, University of Illinois
DATE:
Thursday, October 17
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Anindita Banerjee, Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell University

Since the mid-20th century, science fiction has shaped our view of the nuclear. The possibilities and horrors of the nuclear has had a comparable impact on utopian and dystopian science fiction. American science fiction fans are well versed in the tropes. What was the...

DATE:
Wednesday, October 30
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Dr. Mateja Habinc, Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Ljubljana

Based on Slovene/Yugoslav and Czechoslovak primary sources, Dr. Habinc will discuss socialist commission shops in comparison with other types of historically known second-hand retail channels. The lecture will examine the role such shops had in socialist consumption...

DATE:
Thursday, November 7
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Ed Geist, Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

The United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a decades-long nuclear race. Though the Cold War rivals achieved "Mutual assured destruction" in the 1960s, both powers made plans for their respective societies to survive nuclear holocaust. This live interview with...

DATE:
Thursday, November 14
TIME:
5:30 pm
LOCATION:
Auditorium 125, Frick Fine Arts
PRESENTER:
Marianna Yarovskaya, Director

Women of the Gulag tells the compelling and tragic stories of six women as last survivors of the Gulag. Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago largely tells of the men caught in Stalin's camps and special settlements for "crimes against the state." Women of the Gulag,...

DATE:
Wednesday, November 20
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
Simmons A, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
PRESENTER:
Dr. Stefano Bottoni, University of Florence, Italy

Thirty years after the democratic transition in 1989, hybrid political cultures and peculiar, neither Western nor fully Eastern power practices seem to have taken root in the European semi-peripheries. Regional experts speak of de-globalization as the outcome of the...

DATE:
Thursday, December 5
TIME:
3:00 pm
LOCATION:
540 William Pitt Union (WPU)
PRESENTER:
DATE:
Thursday, January 30
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Kate Brown, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, MIT

The hit HBO miniseries Chernobyl thrust the nuclear disaster back into public consciousness. What are its legacies in and around the "Exclusion zone"? This live interview with award-winning historian Kate Brown will discuss her book Chernobyl: A Manual for Survival and...