Events

DATE:
Sunday, February 24
TIME:
12:00 pm
LOCATION:
Cathedral of Learning, Commons Room
PRESENTER:

Join the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies for the annual East European Festival on Sunday, February 24, from noon until 4:00pm in the Cathedral of Learning. Enjoy regional cuisine, a Russian tea ceremony, and other entertainment. We’ll also have...

DATE:
Tuesday, February 26
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
William Pitt Union, Assembly Room
PRESENTER:

Take a break from studying and enjoy kaffe and a kanelbullar in Swedish, njugu paak in Swahili, or gazoz in Turkish! Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center will teach you how to place your order in Hindi, Quechua, Irish, Persian, Greece, Hungary, Haiti, Vietnam, or...

DATE:
Thursday, February 28
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
PRESENTER:

Global Studies is partnering with the African Studies Program and the Center for Russian and East European Studies to host the fourth annual career networking trip to Washington, D.C. Students meet with experts and alumni from government, non-profit, and for profit...

DATE:
Friday, March 1
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
PRESENTER:

The nations of the Eurasian landmass have been on both the receiving and giving ends of kinetic and non-kinetic coercion long before fear spread of Russian Twitter bots. Powers both great and small in Eurasia have for centuries attempted to exert control over their...

DATE:
Thursday, March 7
TIME:
12:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Natalia Telepneva

A live interview with Natalia Telepneva, University of Warwick

The Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact satellites were ideologically, materially, and geopolitically committed to aiding national liberation struggles in Africa during the Cold War. Communist states gave...

DATE:
Friday, March 22
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
University of Pittsburgh
PRESENTER:
Dr. Katelyn Knox, Asst. Professor of French at the University of Central Arkansas

Share your research with other undergraduate students! Get real feedback on a paper! Gain conference experience for work or graduate school! Interested? Then send an abstract to a biannual undergraduate research conference hosted by the Modern Languages Departments at...

DATE:
Thursday, March 28
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Mark Galeotti, Maxim Trukolyubov, Kevin Rothrock

Mark Galeotti, Senior Associate Fellow at Royal United Services Institute

Maxim Trudolyubov, Vedomosti, Kennan Institute

Kevin Rothrock, Meduza

A popular meme about Russian politics is that it’s like “bulldogs fighting under a rug.” Namely, it’s...

DATE:
Friday, March 29
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:
Tuesday, April 2
TIME:
12:00 pm
LOCATION:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building
PRESENTER:
Jared McBride

Jared McBride, University of California, Los Angeles

Following the Maidan Revolution, the Ukrainian government opened the former KGB archives after years of ambiguous policies. The impetus was mostly political: to show the Ukrainian nation as a victim of Russian/...

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...

DATE:
Thursday, April 18
TIME:
12:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Anna Krakus

Anna Krakus, University of Southern California

Police files tend to catalog a suspect’s crime. Police files in communist countries, however, go much further and document a suspect’s biography. This was the case in Polish police files where genres of biography and...

DATE:
Friday, April 26
TIME:
12:00 pm
LOCATION:
229 Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building
PRESENTER:

Students graduating in Spring and Summer 2019 from the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures are invited with their families to join this ceremony celebrating the completion of their various degrees...

DATE:
Friday, April 26
TIME:
3:00 pm
LOCATION:
O'Hara Student Center Ballroom/Dining Room
PRESENTER: