Tuesday, November 27
Join for a panel discussion of U.S.-German economic relations and learn more about German economic policies and priorities.
Featured speakers will include:
Dr. Ursina Krumpholz, Head of Commercial and Economic Section, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Stephanie Baer, Commercial Officer, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Irene Braam, Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation
Michael McKeon, Manager, Economic and Legislative Affairs, Bertelsmann Foundation
Jacqueline Saslawski, International Business Center, Katz School of Business
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 live interview with Olena Nikolayenko will discuss these youth movements and their ability to mobilize citizens against the authoritarian governments on the eve of national elections.
Monday, December 3
The workplace has been neglected in the ever-expanding literature on the effect of ethnic diversity in social contexts on generalized social trust. Nevertheless, in the workplace individuals are continuously exposed to people of different ethnic backgrounds. In this paper the authors analyze the effect of workplace diversity on trust, using both surveys and administrative data from public registers on workplaces in Denmark. Consistent with theories positing negative effects of interethnic exposure, they find a negative effect of ethnic diversity in the workplace on social trust, an effect that is independent from the impact of diversity in residential settings.
Peter Thisted Dinesen, University of Copenhagen
Kim Mannemar Sønderskov, Aarhus University
Tuesday, December 4
Thursday, December 6
Saxophonist Juli Wood, who is a fixture on the
Chicago jazz scene and has appeared onstage
at Finland’s Pori Jazz Festival and Storyville club
in Helsinki, infuses traditional Finnish folk tunes with
her unique jazzy style.
The granddaughter of Finnish immigrants, Juli tapped
into her heritage for her CD Synkkä Metsä (Dark Forest),
which one reviewer called, “An outstanding set with a
compellingly beautiful cohesion.”
Juli studied jazz at the Wisconsin
Conservatory of Music and has been
mentored by noted jazz artists.
In addition to performing on sax,
she is a vocalist and composer.
Come and enjoy the jazz stylings of
Juli, described by various reviewers
as a “feisty saxist,” “a gutsy tenor
and baritone saxophonist,” and
one who “sings with great heart.”
Tuesday, January 15
Thursday, February 7
Tuesday, February 12
Tuesday, February 26
Tuesday, March 19
Friday, April 12
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.