Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 18

Conversations on Europe: 100 Years of Women's Suffrage: Women In Europe Today
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Friday, September 21

From Circular Economy to Circular Society
European Perspectives in Pittsburgh
Time:
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Aurora Sharrard
Location:
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Center for Sustainable Landscapes; 1 Schenley Drive, Special Events Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Pittsburgh Chapter of the German-American Chamber of Commerce
Cost:
Free for University of Pittsburgh Students; $20 Regular ticket; $40 Supporter Ticket
Contact Email:
office@eius.org

Part of the POCACITO in the US initiative, this workshop aims to create opportunities for citizen-led and community-oriented innovation for a sustainable circular economy, looking at lessons and examples from Europe and Pittsburgh, then engaging in a group design process.

POCACITO in the US is an initiative of Ecologic Institute in Washington, DC, and funded in large part by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States’s Getting to Know Europe program. This event is co-hosted by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 25

Did Prussia have an Atlantic History? The Partitions of Poland-Lithuania, French Guiana, and Climates in the Caribbean, 1760s-1790s
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Bernhard Struck, University of St. Andrews
Location:
3703 Posvar Hall, History Department Lounge
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of History and Early Modern World Intiative
Contact:
Gregor Thum
Contact Email:
thum@pitt.edu
Did Prussia have an Atlantic History? The Partitions of Poland-Lithuania, French Guiana, and Climates in the Caribbean, 1760s-1790s
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Bernhard Struck, University of St. Andrews
Location:
3703 Posvar Hall (History Department Lounge)
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center on behalf of

Thursday, September 27

WAKE UP!
Mixing Identities and Music with DJ Ipek
Time:
11:00 am to 12:15 pm
Presenter:
DJ Ipek
Location:
538 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with German Department, Year in Pitt Global and Office of the Associate Dean
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Anita Lukic
Contact Email:
alukic@pitt.edu

DJ Ipek – a German-Turkish music artist, and political
activist – will host a workshop on the art of DJing as
well as on issues of race, and gender in Germany and
Turkey. The workshop will be held in English and open
to all students and members of the Pitt community.
Both participants and observers are welcome.

Monday, October 1

Memory Conflicts as Barrier to Reconciliation: Post-Soviet Disputes between Baltic States and Russia
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Katja Wezel, Reseach Associate, University of Gottingen, Germany
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center

In 2009, the Estonian political scientists Pirat Shin and Wiki Berg argued that "the permafrost in Baltic-Russian relations shows no signs of melting." This talk will analyze why post-Soviet Baltic-Russian relations have been so difficult and how different interpretations of history play a key role.

Saturday, October 13

UCIS 50th Anniversary Celebration
Time:
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
UCIS
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 1st Floor Commons
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, International Week, Nationality Rooms, Office of International Services and Study Abroad Office
Contact:
Jeff Whitehead
Contact Email:
whitehead@pitt.edu

In 1968, the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) was created as the University of Pittsburgh’s encompassing framework for all its multidisciplinary international programs. To commemorate our 50th anniversary, we will be holding a celebration open to both the University and larger Pittsburgh community.

Join us for an afternoon of international performances, sweet treats from around the globe, children’s activities, and more!

Tuesday, October 16

Conversations on Europe: World's Fairs & International Expositions
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Thursday, October 25 to Sunday, October 28

Central Eurasian Studies Society
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley

Thursday, October 25

Mixing It: Multinternational, Multi-ethnic Britain in the Second World War
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Wendy Webster, University of Huddersfield
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Monday, November 5

Global Migration: The Case of the Volhynian Germans
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Jan Musekamp, DAAD Visiting Associate Professor
Location:
3703 Posvar Hall (History Department Lounge)
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center on behalf of

Friday, November 9 to Saturday, November 10

Comparative European Governance: A Symposium in Honor of Alberta Sbragia
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Various locations, see full program at: ucis.pitt.edu/esc/events/sbragia-symposium.

Tuesday, November 13

Conversations on Europe: Peace in Europe: 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Tuesday, December 4

Conversations on Europe: 25 Years of the European Single Market
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Tuesday, January 15

Conversations on Europe: The Finnish Education Model: What Can We Learn?
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Thursday, February 7

Terroir, Wine Culture, and Globalization: What Does Terroir Do to Wine?
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Marion Demoissier, Unviersity of Southampton
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Tuesday, February 12

Conversations on Europe: 40 Years of Democracy in Spain (in Spanish)
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Tuesday, March 19

Conversations on Europe: Brexit: A Europe Without the UK
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Tuesday, April 16

Conversations on Europe: EP Elections: What's at Stake?
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center