Events

DATE:
Thursday, October 18
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:

A wild flower power ride on the footprints of the Soviet hippie movement take you into the psychedelic underground of 1970s.

DATE:
Thursday, October 18
TIME:
9:00 pm
LOCATION:
WPU Assembly Room
PRESENTER:
International Week

Come join us for our 4th annual Global Trivia Night! Compete with groups of up to five undergraduate students, and test your knowledge in global categories like Global Current Affairs, World Culture, World History, Geography, and more. Prizes include Apple Watches, Beats...

DATE:
Thursday, October 25
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
Varies
PRESENTER:

CESS 2018 : October 24-28, 2018 at the University of Pittsburgh

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Graduate School for Public and International Affairs are pleased to host the 19th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies...

DATE:
Thursday, October 25
TIME:
8:30 am
LOCATION:
Ground and Second Floors, Hillman Library
PRESENTER:

Free and Open to the Public during Hillman Library Hours

The term Silk Road, coined by 19th century German explorer Ferdinand von Richthofen, refers to a loose network of overland trade routes stretching from the Mediterranean to East Asia....

DATE:
Thursday, October 25
TIME:
5:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Peter Leonard

A special roundtable convened by EurasiaNet, https://www.eurasianet.org/.

Eurasianet is an independent news organization that covers news from and about the South Caucasus and Central Asia, providing on-the-ground...

DATE:
Friday, October 26
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
David Lawrence Hall 121
PRESENTER:
Dr. Orzala Nemat

Conference registration required (https://www.cess.pitt.edu/registration).

Dr. Orzala Nemat is an internationally known Afghan scholar and a life time activist recognized for being an expert in political...

DATE:
Friday, October 26
TIME:
7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Posvar Hall Galleria
PRESENTER:

Featuring music by Dutar Odeyev

MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE CESS CONFERENCE TO ATTEND (https://www.cess.pitt.edu/program).

DATE:
Saturday, October 27
TIME:
12:45 pm
LOCATION:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
PRESENTER:

The Majlis Podcast is Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's in-depth weekly current affairs talk show focusing on Central Asia.

Hosted and produced by Muhammad Tahir, RFE/RL's Media Relations Manager, every week the podcast...

DATE:
Saturday, October 27
TIME:
4:15 pm
LOCATION:
Frick Fine Arts Room 125
PRESENTER:
Ali Igmen (California State University, Long Beach)

Must be registered for the CESS conference to attend (https://www.cess.pitt.edu/program).

DATE:
Saturday, October 27
TIME:
5:30 pm
LOCATION:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
PRESENTER:

The conflict in the North Caucasus has echoed throughout the Middle East, Europe, and even in the USA (Boston bombing). The Russians claim it is just another page of the war on terror.

The general consensus is that the conflict has its origins in Muslim resistance...

DATE:
Saturday, October 27
TIME:
7:30 pm
LOCATION:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
PRESENTER:
Multiple

An initiative of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Not in Our Name is the first documentary project ever produced on counter-extremism in Central Asia. With the goal of empowering communities to stand up to violent extremist recruiters who claim to...

DATE:
Thursday, November 1
TIME:
12:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:

In response to Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s 2013 outlawing of “gay propaganda,” activist Elena Klimova created Children 404, an online forum for Russian-speaking LGBTQ teens.

DATE:
Monday, November 5
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
3703 Posvar Hall (History Department Lounge)
PRESENTER:
Jan Musekamp, DAAD Visiting Associate Professor
DATE:
Tuesday, November 6
TIME:
3:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:

The world's first documentary about Siberia's punk rock scene in the 1980s. It was a phenomenon of those times that this music existed thousands of miles away from the movement's epicenters in New York and London.

DATE:
Wednesday, November 14
TIME:
12:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Jennifer Wilson, Ohio State University

In “Oktyabr (October)” (1993) and “Rostov-Luanda” (1998), the Mauritanian film director Abderrahmane Sissako shines a light on the experiences of African students in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Sissako, like many young Africans at the time, studied in the...

DATE:
Tuesday, November 27
TIME:
3:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Sean Guillory and Olena Nikolayenko

At the turn of the twenty-first century, a tide of nonviolent youth movements swept across Eastern Europe demanding political change in repressive political regimes in Serbia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Ukraine that emerged since the collapse of communism. This...

DATE:
Friday, March 22
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
Varies
PRESENTER:
Varies

The Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary forum for exchanging work based on field research in postsocialist countries, including Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Africa, East and Southeast Asia, and Latin America....

DATE:
Thursday, April 4
TIME:
7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Varies
PRESENTER:
DATE:
Friday, April 12
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
TBA
PRESENTER:

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...