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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

How the Populist Radical Right in Germany and Europe Responds to the Corona Pandemic
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Marcel Lewandowsky, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor at CES at UF
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Center for European Studies at the University of Florida

The ESC is pleased to announce the first event in its joint initiative with other Jean Monnet Chairs and Centers throughout the United States, the Jean Monnet in the USA Lecture Series. The first event is organized by our colleagues at the University of Florida, but is open to Pitt students, faculty, and friends. Stay tuned for more #JMintheUS events throughout the 2020-21 academic year!

The Corona crisis is the "hour of the executive": European countries are taking measures to regulate public life and prevent the spread of the disease. On the one hand, these seem to be unfavorable conditions for populist radical right parties. On the other, they present themselves in many countries as the voice of those who see the interventions as an inadequate restriction of their freedom or even believe in a conspiracy of the elites. This presentation will discuss how populist parties adjust their programs in the pandemic, shed light on common narratives, assess their electoral support, and pay special regard to the case of the AfD in Germany.

Friday, July 17th, 2020

POSTPONED: International Pittsburgh Trivia: Session 2
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:
Online: Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with Global Ties

Join the Pitt Global Hub and Global Ties for a fun trivia game that will test your knowledge on international aspects of Pittsburgh and Pitt!

Participants will be randomly assigned into teams to compete. This is a great chance for incoming international students to get to know one another and meet domestic students as well!

Further instructions on how to play will be announced during the event. Please be sure to have the Zoom application downloaded onto your device ahead of time. Registration will end on Thursday, July 16th at 5PM ET!

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMucuivqDotGtAFEMmBQ-7c_7A1PBJScVD3

If you can't make it to this session, we will be hosting Session 1 on Friday, July 17th at 8AM ET.

POSTPONED: International Pittsburgh Trivia: Session 1
Time:
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Location:
Online: Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with Global Ties

Join the Pitt Global Hub and Global Ties for a fun trivia game that will test your knowledge on international aspects of Pittsburgh and Pitt!

Participants will be randomly assigned into teams to compete. This is a great chance for incoming international students to get to know one another and meet domestic students as well!

Further instructions on how to play will be announced during the event. Please be sure to have the Zoom application downloaded onto your device ahead of time. Registration will end on Thursday, July 16th at 5PM ET!

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrcOiurD0rH9LS8EshVRGGXhTCmG1SR1yK

If you can't make it to this session, we will be hosting Session 2 on Friday, July 17th at 12PM ET.

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

VIRTUAL Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group: Session III
Time:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
Cost:
Free and Open to the Educators
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Email:
majab@pitt.edu

Have you wished for the opportunity to work with colleagues at your school to globalize a unit, lesson, or module?

Collaborate across disciplines with colleagues from your school to (re)design global curriculum! This program will provide educators with the time, (virtual) space, and material support to work with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lessons. We are accepting applications from teams of 2-4 educators (teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel are welcome to apply). Act 48 credits and a stipend provided to each participant as well as a mini-grant offered to each team for curricular materials.

Submit your application here by June 19, 2020: https://forms.gle/JLMzDuRxRmmR267T7

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

VIRTUAL Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group: Session II
Time:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
Cost:
Free and Open to the Educators
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Email:
majab@pitt.edu

Have you wished for the opportunity to work with colleagues at your school to globalize a unit, lesson, or module?

Collaborate across disciplines with colleagues from your school to (re)design global curriculum! This program will provide educators with the time, (virtual) space, and material support to work with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lessons. We are accepting applications from teams of 2-4 educators (teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel are welcome to apply). Act 48 credits and a stipend provided to each participant as well as a mini-grant offered to each team for curricular materials.

Submit your application here by June 19, 2020: https://forms.gle/JLMzDuRxRmmR267T7

Monday, June 29th, 2020

VIRTUAL Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group: Session I
Time:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
Cost:
Free and Open to the Educators
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Email:
majab@pitt.edu

Have you wished for the opportunity to work with colleagues at your school to globalize a unit, lesson, or module?

Collaborate across disciplines with colleagues from your school to (re)design global curriculum! This program will provide educators with the time, (virtual) space, and material support to work with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lessons. We are accepting applications from teams of 2-4 educators (teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel are welcome to apply). Act 48 credits and a stipend provided to each participant as well as a mini-grant offered to each team for curricular materials.

Submit your application here by June 19, 2020: https://forms.gle/JLMzDuRxRmmR267T7

Sunday, June 14th, 2020 to Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Postponed: Brussels Study Tour 2020
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Postponed until 2021

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 to Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Online: European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Zoom (Register online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

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 event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.

After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics. The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.

Please register to attend here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkdeqpqzwqGtAzEUX1o93hQMl58NmZ6HjN

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Postponed: Dante and the Discourse of Race in Twentieth-Century America
Time:
5:30 pm
Presenter:
Dennis Looney
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Humanities Center and Department of French and Italian

In this presentation Dr. Looney examines how the reception of Dante Alighieri –his biography and the Divine Comedy–contributes to the productive literary entanglement of several key figures of American literary life in the middle of the 20th century.

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Online Session: Everyday Maoism in Revolutionary China
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Aminda Smith
Location:
Zoom (Register online)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center and World History Center
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Communist revolution in the 20th century was reliant on a profound change in individual consciousness. It is not surprising that communist ideology spoke forcefully and often about creating “new people.” Revolutionary China was no different. But how did Chinese communists at various levels, from Mao Zedong to village cadres, understand their work to transform individual consciousness? What did “Maoism” mean in the everyday? This live interview with Aminda Smith will explore the profound and personal changes in individual’s consciousness through multiple points of contact between individuals, the state, the Party, and its propaganda apparatuses.

This event is part of the UCIS pop-up course.

Register to attend here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Eoc-6gqDIobTfDZIYtgF7M51G4HMEOhQ

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Employment Beyond Undergraduate Careers
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Angela Illig
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Online: Conversations on Europe: The Importance of the Cathedral
Notre Dame One Year After the Fire and Other Stories of Disaster
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Remote
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

During this session, the European Studies Center’s year-long exploration of Memory and Politics in Europe focuses in on one building in the center of Paris: the Notre Dame Cathedral. On the one year anniversary of the devastating fire that destroyed its roof, this virtual discussion will highlight Notre Dame’s standing a lieux de mémoire for the French, as well as its significance outside of France. The Conversation will also address our current crises: what has been the importance of cathedrals as social gathering points throughout history? What is the role that such places have in shaping local and global communities? What is the impact of disasters/crises such as fire and the current pandemic on heritage sites and other cultural institutions? And what role do the arts and cultural heritage sites play during such disasters? Audience participation is encouraged. Please join us.

To register, please go to https://coe_notredame.eventbrite.com

Moderated by: Prof. Christopher Drew Armstrong, History of Art and Architecture.

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Online Session: Socialism for Realists
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Sam Gindin
Location:
Zoom (Register online)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center and World History Center
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Forty years ago, Margaret Thatcher declared that “there is no alternative.” State socialism was dying and capitalism, restructured as neoliberalism, was ascendant. The collapse of state socialism in 1991 seemed to hammer the last nail into socialism’s coffin and vindicate Thatcher’s prophecy. Fast forward to today—socialism is back. However, the road to socialism is not easy. Today’s socialists cannot simply be dreamers. They must also be realists. This live interview with Sam Gindin will discuss the need for socialists to establish popular confidence in the feasibility of a socialist society and the pragmatic steps we can take to get there.

This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up course.

Register to attend here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAud-qtrzsjL38CYsBguvwlN3uu8N6HJQ

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Employment Beyond Undergraduate Careers
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Angela Illig
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Postponed: The Communist Horizon
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Presenter:
Jodi Dean
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center and World History Center
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

There has been a resurgence of the Left since the 2008 Great Recession. A class-based politics, dormant for so long, has finally returned to mainstream political discourse. But what is this Left? What are its goals, possibilities and limitations? How will it organize itself for the politics of the 21st century? This live interview with Jodi Dean will discuss her book trilogy that provokes us to rethink and even revisit the Left with a renewed vision of communism, a efficacy of the political party, and the ethics and spirit of comradeship.

This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

Postponed: Francophone Pause Cafe
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
Language Media Center, G-17 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian

Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie.

Pause Cafe and Board Games in Language Media Center! There will also be delicious crêpes as well... And don't forget the raffle!

This event will be in French.

Online: The Silence of Others (2018) Film Screening
Time:
3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
Remote
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

As part of the ESC's Year of Memory and Politics Series, we will hold a screening of The Silence of Others. The film reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, it follows victims and survivors as they organize the groundbreaking “Argentine Lawsuit” and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, in a country still divided four decades into democracy.

Following the screening, a panel discussion will be held featuring Pablo Fernandez-Vazquez (Department of Political Science), Cristina Blanco Sío-López (Marie Sklodowska Curie Senior Global Fellow), and Jae-Jae Spoon (Department of Political Science).

Postponed: French Cooking Workshop!
Time:
3:30 pm
Location:
The Food Science Lab, 4063 Forbes Tower
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian

Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie.

Come and make couscous and petits-choux at this Cooking Workshop! This event will be held in French.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Postponed: The Body of the Beasts Book Event
Time:
7:00 pm
Presenter:
Audrée Wilhelmy
Location:
The White Whale Bookstore in Bloomfield
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian

Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie.

A public book event on Wednesday, April 1 at The White Whale Bookstore in Bloomfield.

Hosted by the Dept. of French and Italian, with support from the Year of Creativity, the Honors College, and the Humanities Center.

Questions? Contact Prof. Kaliane Ung

Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Employment Beyond Undergraduate Careers
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Angela Illig
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents: Peace Corps Info Session
Time:
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Presenter:
Ryan Stannard
Location:
Online Web Chat - Zoom Application
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and University of Pittsburgh Peace Corps Recruiter
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series presents an online event:
Ryan Stannard - Regional Recruiter, Peace Corps​
Former Teacher Collaboration and Community Service Volunteer

Join in via Zoom:
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
3:00-3:50pm, Information Session

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/9238996364

Meeting ID: 923 899 6364

We are opening up the UCIS Professional Development Class to offer additional students to take part online and learn from Ryan. Ryan will discuss his current and prior work in the Peace Corps, requirements for future employees, and key strengths and skills he seeks in Peace Corps applicants. He'll also answer questions.

Please sign up online at:
https://signup.com/go/cTtOnmN

Questions?
Angela Illig
ami17@pitt.edu

Postponed: Modern Bestiary
Time:
10:00 am
Presenter:
Audrée Wilhelmy
Location:
David Lawrence 231
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of French and Italian

Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie. Come create a modern bestiary with Audrée Wilhelmy. This event will be in French.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Postponed: La Pirogue Fim Screening
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian

Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie. A screening of the Franco-Senegalese drama film. The film is in French w/ English subtitles.

Postponed: Body of the Beasts
The Territories of Womanhood
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Audree Wilhelmy
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian

Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie.

Quebecois Author Ms. Wilhelmy discusses The Body of the Beasts, her book on animality and humanness. The event will be in English.

Please join us!

There will also a public book event on Wednesday, April 1 at The White Whale Bookstore in Bloomfield. 7 pm.

Hosted by the Dept. of French and Italian, with support from the Year of Creativity, the Honors College, and the Humanities Center.

Questions? Contact Prof. Kaliane Ung

Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Employment Beyond Undergraduate Careers
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Angela Illig
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

Postponed: Scène Ouverte
Time:
9:30 am
Location:
O'Hara Ballroom
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian

Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie. Come see the students from the French Theatre Workshop rehearse L’Ecole des femmes.

This event will be in French.

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Postponed: Out of Time
The Politics of Fantasy in French Cinematic Romance of the 2010s
Time:
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Mary Harrod (Warwick, UK)
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian

Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie. A talk on French Rom-Coms by Dr. Mary Harrod.

Canceled: Brexit, the Far Left, and Populist Antisemitism in Britain
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
David Hirsch, Goldsmiths
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Jewish Studies Program

This event has been canceled

Friday, March 27th, 2020 to Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Transforming Cities: Smart Cities and Technology
Time:
5:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:
Online-Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University Office of the Provost for Education
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Phone:
412-624-2918
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

Due to economic development and globalization, cities continue to grow with predictions that 70 of the
world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. This course, then, will view cities as hubs
where patterns, connections, discussions, and the processes shape such issues as social justice, economic
development, technology, migration, the environment among others. By examining cities as a lens, this
sequence of weekend courses encourages students to examine cities as a system for discussing social
processes being built and rebuilt. With an interdisciplinary focus, the course invites experts from the
University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and relevant fields more broadly.
This iteration of the course will explore such topics as: the influence of multinational corporations on
cities; the rise of privacy issues in relation to adoption of technology within cities and homes; the
replacement of human labor and access to employment; the role of technology on urban planning,
among others.
One-credit for PITT students / 3 units

Friday, March 27th, 2020 to Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Online: Smart Cities and Technology Mini-Course
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Veronica Dristas & Korryn Mozisek
Location:
Online Format
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University
Cost:
Free and Open to the Public
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

Due to economic development and globalization, cities continue to grow with predictions that 70 of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. This course, then, will view cities as hubs where patterns, connections, discussions, and the processes shape such issues as social justice, economic development, technology, migration, the environment among others. By examining cities as a lens, this sequence of weekend courses encourages students to examine cities as a system for discussing social processes being built and rebuilt. With an interdisciplinary focus, the course invites experts from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and relevant fields more broadly.

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Online Session: China's New Red Guards
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Jude Blanchette
Location:
Zoom (Register online)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center and World History Center

Ever since Deng Xiaoping effectively de-radicalized China in the 1980s, debates have swirled around which path China would follow. Would it democratize? Would it embrace capitalism? Would the Communist Party's rule be able to withstand globalization and the internet? One thing few seriously considered: Mao Zedong would make a political comeback. This live interview with Jude Blanchette will discuss the return of the populist enthusiasm for the Great Helmsman's policies, and what it means for the present and future of Chinese communism.

This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

Register to attend here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/upQlf-yqpjgqOn6gS4WXNDTFXM_H0kVbOg

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Employment Beyond Undergraduate Careers
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Angela Illig
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Canceled: John Hume in America - In the Name of Peace Screening and Talk
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Maurice Fitzpatrick
Location:
Giant Eagle Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Center for Arts at Carnegie Mellon University

IN LIGHT OF DECISIONS BY THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

John Hume’s political vision and innate sense of diplomacy persuaded key players in U.S. Politics to merge their concerns with his own. Ted Kennedy, Tip O’Neill, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Hugh Carey – together known as the ‘Four Horsemen’ - were won over to his cause, lending the campaign for equality in Northern Ireland worldwide credibility and putting considerable pressure on the British and Irish governments to strive for peace.

John Hume in America illustrates how John Hume engaged every American President from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton. Maurice Fitzpatrick’s film explores Hume’s philosophy of non-violence during the Civil Rights Movement through to his indispensable work with friends in the U.S. to create a new political framework in Northern Ireland.

Maurice Fitzpatrick was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He is a lecturer at Villa Nova University, a film-maker and author. He has worked with John Hume in the past on a book and BBC/RTE film, The Boys of St. Coumb’s, published and broadcast in 2010. In 2013, he wrote and directed a documentary film for the BBC on Brian Friel’s Translations. He also writes journalism, primarily on Irish affairs.

Online: Conversations on Europe: Borders and Contested Memory in Northern Ireland
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

This event was originally scheduled for March 17th, but has been rescheduled to March 24th.

As part of the ESC’s 2019-2020 Year of Memory and Politics, this month we explore borders and contested memory in Northern Ireland.  Our panel of experts will explore the conflict over territory and identity in Northern Ireland and how that has played out at the border and in other spaces. We will discuss what has changed since the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement and what may happen as a result of Brexit and the recent elections in the Republic of Ireland. Audience participation is encouraged.

To participate remotely, [information to be provided].

Panelists:
- Jonathan Blake, RAND
- Katy Hayward, Queen's University Belfast
- Jennifer Keating, Carnegie Mellon University
- Connal Parr, Northumbria University

Moderator:
Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 to Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Canceled: The Role of Universities in Sustainable, Just & Inclusive Cities
Time:
8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Presenter:
International Place-Based University Network
Location:
Various
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Office of the Provost; Office of the Chancellor, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and UK
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
John Stoner
Contact Phone:
+14126487360
Contact Email:
stonerjc@pitt.edu

DUE TO CONCERNS SURROUNDING COVID-19, NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THIS EVENT. AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW DATES WILL BE MADE WHEN AVAILABLE.

An Initiative of the International Place-Based University Network
International Place-Based University Network: Academically Based, Globally Minded Community Engagement

Post-industrial cities are crucibles of reinvention and innovation. Those that have successfully navigated the sunsetting of industrial production have creatively reoriented to intellectual technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, and life science innovations. And yet, the challenges that followed industrial decline—loss of population, unemployment, and destructive urban redevelopment strategies—continue to reverberate.

As the founding members of the International Place-Based University Network, Newcastle University and the University of Pittsburgh are hosting this conference. The goal is to share best practices for community and civic engagement as well as to explore potential international collaborations for academically based community engagement.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
University Club | Ballroom A, First Floor | University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Community Engagement Center of Homewood

For the agenda or to register, go to
pi.tt/InPlace2020

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Canceled: Brexit: What’s Happened, and What Happens Next?
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Anand Menon, King's College London
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

DUE TO CONCERNS RELATED TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS CAUSES.

Professor Anand Menon is director of The UK in a Changing Europe an award winning academic think tank on Brexit. He is also professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London.

He has held positions at Sciences Po, Columbia University and NYU. He has written on many aspects of contemporary Europe and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of the European Union. He is co-author of ‘Brexit and British Politics’ and author of ‘Europe: The State of the Union’.

He has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Times, the Independent, New Statesman and Spectator. He is a frequent commentator on local, national and international media and has made several radio documentaries on contemporary politics.

He is a member of the Council of the European Council on Foreign Relations and an associate fellow of Chatham House.

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Canceled: The Scottish and the Jacobites
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Paul Thompson, President of the St. Andrew's Society of Pittsburgh
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Scottish Nationality Room

Refreshments will be served from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

For more information contact scottishroom@gmail.com

Friday, March 20th, 2020

ONLINE: 2020 Global Studies Research Toolkit for Students
Time:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Michael Goodhart
Location:
3415 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Global Hub and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
Cost:
Free and Open to Students
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

Are you interested in turning your academic interests into research projects? Dr. Michael Goodhart, Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies Center, will lead this session with interested students on the how-to’s of research in the social sciences and humanities, formulate and apply concepts to their own research, and engage with junior faculty about their research experiences.

Registration:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFh10mYs7DyyeHqDtzcvDSqX7hHRfh...

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Canceled: UCIS Pre-Registration Tabling
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub

As students consider what they will register for in the fall, advisors and students from the University Center for International Studies will be available throughout the week to answer questions about international studies certificates, study abroad, and resources to support research and career development.

Canceled: EUSA Roundtable: Discussion on the Issues Currently Impacting the EU
Time:
(All day)
Location:
WPU Ballroom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association

DUE TO A NUMBER OF OUR PANELISTS BEING UNABLE TO TRAVEL, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

Spotlight: Researching the EU at Pitt

Featuring – Dan Pennell, University Library Services on the Barbara Sloan Collection and the Archive of European Integration

European Union Studies Association Roundtable on the State of the EU Today: “Bigger Fish to Fry? The EU after Brexit”

The ESC is pleased to welcome members of the EUSA Executive Committee for a roundtable discussion of migration and citizenship, democratic deficit and backsliding, security concerns, Euroskepticism and public opinion. Moderated by the Chair of EUSA, Matthias Matthijs, Johns Hopkins University.

Panelists:

Christina Schneider, University of California-San Diego

Stephanie Hofmann, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva)

Sara Goodman, University of California-Irvine

Catherine De Vries, Bocconi University

Milada Vachudova, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Book Launch: The European Union and Beyond: Multi-Level Governance, Institutions, and Policy-Making (ECPR Press, 2020). Co-edited by Jae-Jae Spoon and Nils Ringe.

Featuring: Jae-Jae Spoon, Co-Editor and Director of the European Studies Center at Pitt

This edited volume resulted from a November 2019 Symposium at Pitt in honor of the ESC’s founding director, Prof. Alberta Sbragia (retired) and features contributions from scholars at Pitt and from other parts of the world. Together, the chapters seek to examine current debates and issues in the study of regional integration, multilevel governance, and European Union studies.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Employment Beyond Undergraduate Careers
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Angela Illig
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

Canceled: UCIS Pre-Registration Tabling
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub

As students consider what they will register for in the fall, advisors and students from the University Center for International Studies will be available throughout the week to answer questions about international studies certificates, study abroad, and resources to support research and career development.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Canceled: UCIS Pre-Registration Tabling
Time:
9:00 am
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub

As students consider what they will register for in the fall, advisors and students from the University Center for International Studies will be available throughout the week to answer questions about international studies certificates, study abroad, and resources to support research and career development.

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Canceled: UCIS Pre-Registration Tabling
Time:
9:00 am
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub

As students consider what they will register for in the fall, advisors and students from the University Center for International Studies will be available throughout the week to answer questions about international studies certificates, study abroad, and resources to support research and career development.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

2020 Euro Challenge
Regional Competition
Time:
8:00 am
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Samantha Moik
Contact Phone:
412-624-3503
Contact Email:
smm302@pitt.edu

The Euro Challenge is a national competition for cash prizes where 9th and 10th grade high school students test their knowledge and understanding of the European economy and the Euro, the currency shared by many of the 28 countries of the European Union. The European Studies Center is proud to host the Western Pennsylvania regional competition for Euro Challenge at the University of Pittsburgh.

Participation can be in-person or remote. The top team(s) from the regional competition will advance to the national competition in New York City, scheduled for April 28, 2020.

To learn more about Euro Challenge and register for the 2020 competition, please visit www.euro-challenge.org.

Friday, March 6th, 2020

UCIS E-Portfolio Session
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub

Do you have questions about completing your e-portfolio for your UCIS certificate? Advisors and students will be available to introduce you to the template, help you brainstorm what to say, and answer any tech questions you may have.

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Underground Entrepreneurs in the Soviet Union
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
James Heinzen
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center and World History Center
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Shortages, bottlenecks, and over-centralization in the Soviet economy made the distribution of goods uneven, limited, and, to some extent, non-existent. But it would be a mistake to see the Soviet economy as only a planned, top-down system. Interwoven within it were shadow economies with illegal schemes that the innovative and corrupt exploited. What do these shadow economies say about Soviet everyday life, informal networks, and corruption, and how did their proliferation reflect and shape the realities of Soviet socialism? This live interview with James Heinzen will explore these questions and more through the culture, practices and morays of underground entrepreneurs in the Soviet Union from the 1960s to the 1980s.

This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present and Future Pop-Up Course.

UCIS E-Portfolio Session
Time:
2:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub

Do you have questions about completing your e-portfolio for your UCIS certificate? Advisors and students will be available to introduce you to the template, help you brainstorm what to say, and answer any tech questions you may have.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Employment Beyond Undergraduate Careers
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Angela Illig
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Historical Memory and Politics in Poland: The Story of the Gdańsk Museum of the Second World War
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Paweł Machcewicz, DAAD Lecturer
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
UCIS E-Portfolio Session
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub

Do you have questions about completing your e-portfolio for your UCIS certificate? Advisors and students will be available to introduce you to the template, help you brainstorm what to say, and answer any tech questions you may have.

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

UCIS E-Portfolio Session
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub

Do you have questions about completing your e-portfolio for your UCIS certificate? Advisors and students will be available to introduce you to the template, help you brainstorm what to say, and answer any tech questions you may have.

Friday, February 28th, 2020

UCIS Career Toolkit: Aly Yingst '16
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Aly Yingst '16
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Global Hub and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
Cost:
Free and Open to the Students
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

Join Aly Yingst, Biological Sciences and BPhil/IAS/Global Studies and current PhD student at the University of Iceland, in a discussion about how to prepare for graduate school and life abroad.

Since graduating, Yingst has completed a Fulbright-funded Master's degree in Iceland, traveled the world working as a lecturer on expedition cruise ships. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Global Studies.

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The Crisis of Truth
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Pennsylvania
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Pundits everywhere claim that, in the age of Trump and Brexit, political life no longer depends on any shared sense of truth. This talk will consider the validity of this claim, exploring the role of truth in democracies going back to the eighteenth century, but also the changed circumstances of the present in Europe and much of the world.

Free lunch will be available to all attendees.

Postcolonial Socialisms in Africa
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Priya Lal
Location:
211 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center and World History Center
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Shortly after independence, Julius Nyerere, the first President of Tanzania, embarked on a socialist experiment: the ujamaa, the villagization initiative of 1967-1975. Ujamaa, or "familyhood" in Swahili, both invoked established socialist themes and departed from the existing global repertoire of development policy by seeking to reorganize the Tanzanian countryside into communal village to achieve national development. This live interview with Priya Lal will discuss how ujamaa was envisioned and unfolded in Tanzania and how that experience spoke to particularities of African socialisms, nation building and development in the 1960s and 1970s.

This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

UCIS Career Toolkit Series: Viveka Mandava '14
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Viveka Mandava '14
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
Cost:
Free and Open to the Students
Contact:
Elaine Linn
Contact Email:
eel58@pitt.edu

Join Viveka Mandava, Religious Studies with honors/Global Studies/Political Science at University of Pittsburgh, for a Q&A session to learn about what they are doing and how they go there following their time at Pitt.

While at Pitt, Mandava was a founding member of Pitt's chapter of United Studients Against Sweatshops (USAS) and a research fellow in the Honors College. Since graduating, Mandava has been a Boren scholar, worked for 270 Strategies, the 2016 Hilary for America Campaign, and 21st Century Fox. Currently, Mandava works in New York City as the Social Impact Manager for General Assembly.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Employment Beyond Undergraduate Careers
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Angela Illig
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents: Crafting Your Brand, Nonprofit vs Federal Careers
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Cyndee Pelt
Location:
Posvar Hall, Rm 4130
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
4127267230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Join Cyndee Pelt, seasoned management and policy leadership professional, as she shares her experience of serving in nonprofits and the U.S. government overseas and in Washington, D.C. Topics will include the benefits of a nonprofit vs a government career, crafting a federal resume, managing USAJOBS.gov, and professionalism tips for each setting.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
3-4pm
4130 Posvar Hall

Please sign up for the event below:
https://signup.com/go/EdghNxu

Sponsored by: The African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, and the Global Studies Center.

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 to Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Undergraduate Model European Union
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Objects and Values of Labor in Socialist Hungary
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Martha Lampland
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center and World History Center
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Income inequality and what to do about it is a hot button political issue throughout our world. Much this disparity is the result of how the value of labor is calculated. How much is a worker's labor worth? How is it measured? Namely, how is it commodified? This live interview with Martha Lampland will discuss these questions from an unlikely place--socialist Hungary--to shed light on how economists in a society without a labor market nonetheless determined the value of labor and what this says about socialism and capitalism.

This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Employment Beyond Undergraduate Careers
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Angela Illig
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Conversations on Europe: Monuments and Contested Memory in Europe
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall (Remote Participation Possible)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Monday, February 17th, 2020

How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture
A Talk with Shachar Pinsker
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Shachar Pinsker, University of Michigan
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Jewish Studies Program, Urban Studies, Humanities Center and Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University

Please join us for coffee, pastries, and an immersive discussion of Jewish cafe culture at the turn of the twentieth century. Dr. Shachar Pinsker, professor of Judaic and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Michigan, will talk about the convergence of cafés, their urban milieu, and Jewish creativity. Pinsker’s research uncovers a network of interconnected cafés that were central to the modern Jewish experience in a time of migration and urbanization, from Odessa, Warsaw, Vienna, and Berlin to New York City and Tel Aviv.

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Language Coffeehouse
Time:
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location:
Assembly Room, William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Summer Language Institute, Jewish Studies Program, Department of Religious Studies, Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center, Kafa Buna and Ikea

Take a break from studying to order and enjoy kaffe and kanelbullar in Swedish, chai and chakli in Hindi, or gazoz and kuru pasta in Turkish! Instructors and students from the LCTL Center will teach you how to place your order in Swahili, Quechua, Irish, Greek, Amharic, Vietnamese, or one of the 15 languages we offer. Then you can place your order at the LCTL Coffeehouse and enjoy free drinks and snacks from around the world. This is the international study break you have been waiting for! Stop by the LCTL Coffeehouse in the WPU Assembly Room on Friday 2/14 between 11am and 1pm to try it out.

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

What is a Woman?
Beauvoir’s Understanding of Sex as Situation
Time:
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Manon Garcia, Harvard University
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's ground-breaking The Second Sex, Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will offer a lecture for undergraduates titled 'What is a Woman?: Beauvoir’s Understanding of Sex as Situation.' All students are welcome! Talk in English!

Dr. Garcia (Harvard) recently published the well-received book On ne naît pas soumise, on le devient (“One is not born, but rather becomes, submissive”) (Flammarion, October 2018), which is part of a recent reconsideration of the legacy of Simone de Beauvoir.

Cosponsored by Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, the European Studies Center, the Honors College, and the Humanities Center.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

From Abdication to Independence
Beauvoir’s Philosophy of Love as Emancipatory Analysis
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Manon Garcia, Harvard University
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of French & Italian

Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will deliver the lecture to commemorate the memory of Professor Philip Watts and the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex:"

"From Abdication to Independence: Beauvoir's Philosophy of Love as Emancipatory Analysis", Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 5-6:30 pm, 602 CL

Join us for the Watts lecture in French studies. Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will deliver the lecture to commemorate the memory of Prof. Phil Watts and the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. All are welcome!

Co-sponsored by Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, the European Studies Center, and the Humanities Center.

Structurally Adjusting Socialism
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Joanna Bockman
Location:
Alcoa Room, 209 Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center and World History Center
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Socialism is often discussed as a singular, proper noun devoid of ideological, regional, political, or economic difference. Several types of socialism were operative in the twentieth century--from Soviet state socialism to Yugoslav worker self-management. What were some of the transnational movements of socialist experimentation and how, in the later decades of the twentieth century, intersect with, offer alternatives, and even shape neoliberalism? The first interview for REEES Series "Socialism: Past, Present, and Future" with Johanna Bockman will examine her work on second and third world perspectives on globalization, neoliberalism, and socialism.

This event is a part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Employment Beyond Undergraduate Careers
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Angela Illig
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Imagined Commemorations: EU Unremembering of the Great War, 2014
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Robert Hayden
Location:
2431 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
How Judges and Lawyers Behaved During the Holocaust in Europe, and the Aftermath in US Federal Courts
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Richard Weisberg, Yeshiva University
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Center for International Legal Education

Friday, February 7th, 2020

The Politics of Race in the European Middle Ages
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Geraldine Heng, University of Texas Austin
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

Prof. Heng is the author of The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages (Cambridge, 2018). This book is a major intervention in Medieval Studies and has sparked conversations across a number of disciplines. We are excited to be able to discuss that project with her. This lecture will be followed by informal responses from a number of members of the Pitt community - some from MRST, some not.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preparing Juniors and Seniors for Employment Beyond Undergraduate Careers
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Angela Illig
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Angela Illig
Contact Phone:
412-726-7230
Contact Email:
ami17@pitt.edu

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

ADDEV Materials Internship & Employment Info Session
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Addev Materials
Location:
Global Hub - Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

As a fast-growing, privately-owned company, Addev Materials is regularly changing, growing and responding to trends in its sector. Starting as a distributor, they have since become a converter of high-performance materials, strengthening their strategic partnerships, investing in manufacturing capacities, developing converting technologies, and widening the services they offer. Undergraduates from any discipline are welcome to come and learn about opportunities through Addev Materials in the US and abroad. Information will also be presented regarding their summer 2020 internship opportunity (which can be viewed in the Career Center's database).

Please RSVP with Steve Lund at slund@pitt.edu

ADDEV Company Info Session
A fast-growing company with locations in Pittsburgh and Europe
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
ADDEV Associates
Location:
Posvar Hall, Global Hub
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Steve Lund
Contact Phone:
412-648-7422
Contact Email:
slund@pitt.edu

Students, considering career options or a paid summer internship in Europe? Attend the upcoming info session with ADDEV, a fast-growing company with multiple opportunities and locations in Pittsburgh and throughout Europe, to learn more about how you can grow in their company. ADDEV provides high performance materials for aerospace, defense, and transportation industries. They also serve energy, electronics, and the healthcare field. ADDEV is seeking students with backgrounds in business, engineering, finance, project management, economics, and HR.

ADDEV Info Session
Tuesday, February 4th
4:30-6:00pm
Posvar Hall, Global Hub

A Deadly Conflict
Irregular Migration and the Politics of Saving Lives in the Central Mediterranean
Time:
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Gemma Marolda
Location:
Posvar Hall 3800
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Ford Institute for Human Security

Search and Rescue (SAR) missions in the Central Mediterranean continue to be the subject of extensive debate in Italy and in Europe, even as the number of sea arrivals have significantly declined. A multitude of actors engaged in rescuing migrants and refugees at sea has created an increasingly complex situation in the waters south of Sicily all the way to the Libyan coast. Based on previous and on-going research by Dr. Marolda and her Ford Institute working group, this lecture addresses the following questions: 1) What is the migration challenge Europe is facing in the Central Mediterranean? How have state and non-state actors responded to this challenge? 2) How have the EU’s and Italy’s migration policies and practices changed since October 3, 2013, when 368 migrants tragically lost their lives at sea off the coast of Lampedusa? 3) Why have NGOs rescuing migrants at sea been recently forbidden to dock to Italian ports? What has driven the EU and its member states to restrict NGOs’ operations at sea?

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