Events

The following list includes events on and around campus that relate to Europe, many of which are not sponsored by the European Studies Center, but simply announced here as a courtesy listing. If you would like your event announced on our page, please contact our GSA, Michelle Ozaeta.

DATE:
Tuesday, October 15
TIME:
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Maria Todorova, University of Illinois
As part of our Year of Memory and Politics and 1989 Series, the ESC, in cooperation with REEES, is pleased to welcome Maria Todorova as a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence speaker. Based on her forthcoming book on the perceived “golden age” of the socialist idea, Dr....
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, October 17
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
5405 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Anindita Banerjee, Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell University
Since the mid-20th century, science fiction has shaped our view of the nuclear. The possibilities and horrors of the nuclear has had a comparable impact on utopian and dystopian science fiction. American science fiction fans are well versed in the tropes. What was the...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Friday, October 18 to Saturday, October 19
TIME:
5:30 pm to 3:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Could this happen again? The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history, so deadly that some countries ran out of coffins. The symptoms were horrible, giving it the name of “black flu.” Although there is no universal consensus regarding where the...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Wednesday, October 23
TIME:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LOCATION:
4157 WWPH
PRESENTER:
Pamela Ohene-Nyako, University of Geneva
Pamela Ohene-Nyako Afrolitt’ is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of General History at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Her dissertation explores Black-European women’s transnational activism between 1968 and 2001. Pamela is also the founder of Afrolitt,’ a...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Wednesday, October 23
TIME:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
John Stoner, Department of History and University Center for International Studies
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Wednesday, October 23
TIME:
5:00 pm
LOCATION:
Posvar 4130
PRESENTER:
Gregor Thum, PhD
Anne Nesbet's novel, Cloud and Wallfish, invites middle-school readers into Berlin in 1989. A limited number of books will be available free of charge to the first registrants for this book discussion. While the book target grades 5-9, all K-12 teachers are welcome!...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, October 24
TIME:
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
LOCATION:
625 Liberty Avenue, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA
PRESENTER:
Dr. Thomas Rawski, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh (Moderator)
Panelists Dr. Matthew Johnson, Principal, AltaSilva LLC and Associate Fellow, Global Diplomatic Forum Jonas Parello-Plesner, Executive Director, Alliance of Democracies, Copenhagen and non-resident Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund Michelle DeMoor, Senior Trade Advisor,...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, October 24
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
625 Liberty Avenue, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA
PRESENTER:
EU-China Roundtable The business of Trade, Investment, and Global Politics
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Friday, October 25
TIME:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
PRESENTER:
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Monday, October 28 to Wednesday, October 30
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
Phipps Conservatory & Gardens
PRESENTER:
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STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Wednesday, October 30
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
PRESENTER:
Philipp Oswalt
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, October 31
TIME:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
LOCATION:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
PRESENTER:
Lisa Jane Graham, The Frank A. Kafker Professor of History at Haverford College
Eighteenth-century France was renowned for having a high society and a philosophical movement that celebrated the pursuit of pleasure. Underneath this surface hedonism, however, one finds ambivalence about the capacity of human beings to regulate their desires without the...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, October 31
TIME:
4:30 pm to 6:15 pm
LOCATION:
Posvar Hall Rm 4130
PRESENTER:
Trained Facilitator Angela Illig
Students, are you seeking a career beyond college that you will love? Want to leverage your talents to land that future job overseas, in international affairs, govt, nonprofit, or business? Then attend the StrengthsFinder 2.0 Workshop. Designed by the nationally-known...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Monday, November 4
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Dr. William Brustein, West Virginia University
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Wednesday, November 6
TIME:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
LOCATION:
History Department Lounge, 3702 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Tobias Weger
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, November 7
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Ed Geist, Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
The United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a decades-long nuclear race. Though the Cold War rivals achieved "Mutual assured destruction" in the 1960s, both powers made plans for their respective societies to survive nuclear holocaust. This live interview with Ed...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, November 7
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Latin American Lecture Room, Hillman Library
PRESENTER:
Dr. Jacques Bromberg & Ellen Lee, Classics
In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, Global Studies Center is hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. Open to series subscribers and the Pitt...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Tuesday, November 12
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Monday, November 18
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Philipp Kröger, University of Augsburg
Philipp Kröger is a historian of Modern Central Europe and is completing his Ph.D. at the University of Augsburg, Germany. His presentation ties into his current work on the German state's statistics of nationality on its eastern border from the late-19th-century to WWII....
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Wednesday, November 20
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
Simmons A, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
PRESENTER:
Dr. Stefano Bottoni, University of Florence, Italy
Thirty years after the democratic transition in 1989, hybrid political cultures and peculiar, neither Western nor fully Eastern power practices seem to have taken root in the European semi-peripheries. Regional experts speak of de-globalization as the outcome of the...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Tuesday, December 3
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Wednesday, December 4
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
TBD
PRESENTER:
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Wednesday, December 4
TIME:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
LOCATION:
TBA
PRESENTER:
Dr. Donna Zuckerberg, Editor-in-Chief of EIDOLON
Recently, a surprising group has taken up the mantle of explaining why the study of the ancient Greeks and Romans remains vitally important: the alt-right. Alt-right thinkers present themselves as protectors of the Classics who are saving the cultural heritage of the West...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, December 5
TIME:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION:
540 William Pitt Union (WPU)
PRESENTER:
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, December 5
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Dr. Michael Goodhart, Professor, Political Science; Director, Global Studies Center
In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, Global Studies Center is hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. Open to series subscribers and the Pitt...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Wednesday, January 15
TIME:
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
LOCATION:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
PRESENTER:
Alberto Iozzia, Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian
In my presentation, I link contemporary expressions of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narrative to Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron, and I claim that the zombie-ridden landscapes of The Walking Dead lead back to Boccaccio’s masterpiece, to its structure, and to its main...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Tuesday, January 21
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, January 30
TIME:
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Peter Verovsek, University of Sheffield
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, January 30
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Kate Brown, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, MIT
The hit HBO miniseries Chernobyl thrust the nuclear disaster back into public consciousness. What are its legacies in and around the "Exclusion zone"? This live interview with award-winning historian Kate Brown will discuss her book Chernobyl: A Manual for Survival and the...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Wednesday, February 12
TIME:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
PRESENTER:
Dr. Manon Garcia, Harvard University
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, February 13
TIME:
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm
PRESENTER:
Dr. Manon Garcia, Harvard University
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Tuesday, February 18
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall (Remote Participation Possible)
PRESENTER:
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Saturday, February 22 to Sunday, February 23
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
TBD
PRESENTER:
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, February 27
TIME:
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
PRESENTER:
Dr. Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Pennsylvania
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Tuesday, March 3
TIME:
12:00 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
Dr. Paweł Machcewicz, DAAD Lecturer
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Tuesday, March 10
TIME:
8:00 am
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
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...
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Tuesday, March 17
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall
PRESENTER:
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Thursday, March 19
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
TBD
PRESENTER:
STATUS:
As Scheduled
DATE:
Sunday, June 14 to Saturday, June 20
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
Brussels, Belgium
PRESENTER:
STATUS:
As Scheduled