The annual Brussels-Lux Study Tour is a week-long opportunity for educators across the U.S. to learn more about the European Union. With funding from the EU Delegation and the U.S. Department of Education, K-12 educators and faculty teaching at community colleges and minority-serving institutions (Title III- or Title V-eligible) are able to gain first-hand knowledge and experiences to further their understanding of Europe and the European Union. Visits to EU institutions and other organizations provide an inside look at the issues facing Europe and the EU. Educators also participate in a day-trip to Luxembourg to visit the European Court of Justice.
- Charity Randall Theatre
The University Center for International Studies cordially invites students graduating in Spring and Summer 2023 to celebrate their academic achievements and receive their credentials at the University Center for International Studies’ Graduation Ceremony on Friday, April 28, 2-3pm in the Charity Randall Theater followed by a reception in the Cathedral Commons Room. Graduating students should look for their personal email invitations from the University Center for International Studies to RSVP and contact their UCIS academic advisor with any questions about the event. Reception to follow the ceremony.
- Muiris MacCarthaigh
- 4217 Posvar
Abstract: Brexit has had enormous implications for political relationships within and between Ireland, the UK and the EU respectively. In this presentation, Prof Muiris MacCarthaigh of Queen’s University Belfast examines developments in these relationships since the 2016 referendum that resulted in the UK’s departure from the European Union, the current impasse over the 'Protocol', and the future of governance arrangements across these jurisdictions. Bio: Prof Muiris MacCarthaigh is Professor of Politics and Public Policy and Fellow of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queens University Belfast. His research engages with a variety of debates within and between political science, public sector governance and public policy, and with a particular focus on the Irish case. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the European Group for Public Administration, visiting Full Professor at the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin, and Northern Ireland lead for the International Public Policy Observatory (www.theippo.co.uk)
- Global Hub
Join us and celebrate Hungarian culture through local history and food. Representatives of Hungary-related organizations and resources, both on and off campus, will provide remarks on the Hungarian Nationality Room, Hungary-related material in the Pitt archives, and the vibrant history of Pittsburgh’s Hungarian community. Remarks: Kati Csoman, Director, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs Jonathan Naser, Chair, Hungarian Nationality Room Committee Viktoria Batista, Associate Professor of Hungarian, LCTL Éva Lovra, Hungarian Fulbright Visiting Professor Clare Withers, University of Pittsburgh Library System Dan Pennell, University of Pittsburgh Library System Katherine Novak, Chair, Board of National Directors, William Penn Association Judy Torma, Owner, Huszar Restaurant
- Molly McSweeney
- Global Hub
Join us and celebrate Hungarian culture through local history and food. Representatives of Hungary related organizations and resources, both on and off campus, will provide remarks on the Hungarian Nationality Room, Hungary related material in the Pitt archives, and the vibrant history of Pittsburgh's Hungarian community. Remarks: Kati Csoman, Director, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs Jonathan Naser, Chair, Hungarian Nationality Room Committee Viktoria Batista, Associate Professor of Hungarian, LCTL Éva Lovra, Hungarian Fulbright Visiting Professor Clare Withers, University of Pittsburgh Library System Dan Pennell, University of Pittsburgh Library System Katherine Novak, Chair, Board of National Directors, William Penn Association Judy Torma, Owner, Huszar Restaurant
The University of Pittsburgh and the International Studies Consortium of Georgia (ISCOG) invite you to join the introductory session in an ongoing series focused on development, conservation, and sustainability contrasting dynamics and processes in different world regions. The sessions have been designed to help educators develop and enhance global content complementing their curricula. In addition to learning about thematic local/global intersections, educators will also explore Pitt’s Historical context, Ethics, Language proficiency, Media literacy, Social science methodologies (HELMS) framework for the area, and global studies. This series engages and promotes critical thinking about Amazonia’s current and future sustainability. We will work through approaches to the region’s role in water and food security, clean energy supplies, climate change, art, music, and cultural expressions. This collaborative series is funded through U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grants. Participants will be able to learn about issues related to Amazonia, particularly related to development, sustainability, and conservation. Improve understanding of diversely different and clearly interconnected dynamics that affect daily lives all over the planet. This will allow educators to have resources at hand to teach in their classroom as well as satisfy the requirement of teaching to the standards. For questions, please email email@example.com
- Andrzej Ceglarz
For more than three decades, the European Union has been recognised as a world leader in the fight against global warming and climate change. Climate policy has become a dominant issue on the EU's environmental agenda and has gradually been integrated into other policy areas, most notably energy policy. In terms of climate and energy policy, the EU has developed the most advanced and comprehensive regulatory framework in the world, which includes both EU-wide policies and targets to be achieved by Member States. Taken together, these policies and targets serve to advance the energy transition – a process aimed at transforming Europe's energy sector from fossil fuel-based to zero-carbon, mainly through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. However, the process is uneven in the different Member States. This lecture will present the development of European climate and energy policy, in the context of global climate politics. It will also illustrate different trajectories for the development of renewable energy policies, comparing two different case studies: Poland and Germany. Finally, it will discuss the current challenges of further developing the energy transition in the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
- Professor Vivian Curran
- Zoom Webinar
- Nazi-looted art
During and before World War II the Nazis stole art from Jewish families and then from occupied countries during the war. After the war and continuing until now, there have been many efforts to recover the stolen art and return it to their rightful owners. In this panel, Lynn Nicholas, author of "The Rape of Europa", will provide a history of the looting and efforts to recover and return the art. Vivian Curran will discuss current cases in the United States. The panel will be moderated by Vivian Curran of the Pitt Law School Panelists are: Vivian Curran, Distinguished Professor of Law Lynn H. Nicholas, Author of "The Rape of Europe."
- Steve Lund
The Finnish Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, recently stated that “the American dream can be achieved best in the Nordic countries.” For many who consider the economic and social mobility of the American Dream to belong uniquely to the United States, it can be surprising and illustrative to learn that other countries may have found better strategies for helping their citizens realize them. Focusing on Norway as a representative example of the Nordic Model of economic development and welfare, this lecture will consider what opinion surveys reveal about American and Norwegian citizens’ attitudes towards their respective systems, and how “freedom and mobility” may be particularly defined in each country as a result.
- 4130 Posvar Hall
- Zita Toth-Shawgo
- Global Hub
As this an annual event since 2002 that is 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, takes place elsewhere at the University on March 31, breakfast & registration, lunch, and the closing ceremony will take place in the Global Hub.
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. 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. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/creees/urs. APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 8, 2023 Limited travel grants are available to help defray travel expenses for accepted participants located outside of the Pittsburgh region. SYMPOSIUM: March 31, 2023
- Daniela Fargione, Fulbright Fellow from Italy and Associate Professor of American Literature, University of Turin, Italy
- 501 Cathedral of Learning
Daniela Fargione, Fulbright Fellow from Italy and Associate Professor of American Literature, University of Turin, Italy. We are living at the cusp of extinction, an impending event marked by a baffling paradox: while it has mass-death proportions, it prodigiously escapes our gaze. In the backdrop of this dramatic (and seemingly invisible) contraction of bio- and cultural diversity, a whole repertoire of well-intended, even passionate narratives resort to the conventions of elegy and tragedy to foster a restoration ecology (Heise 2010). Not only do these narratives amplify the urgency to tell stories that imagine human rebirth, but they also imply potential escapes from loss and death. This complacent anthropocentric standpoint urgently calls for a reconfiguration of the ontological “exceptionality” of the human and solicits alternative, more inclusive perspectives. As a consequence, the traditional approaches to the humanities need to be reconsidered as well, including the questions that we ask about ourselves and the ways in which we explore the world to find adequate answers. What emerges is the need to rely on a novel interdisciplinarity, where scientific disciplines are in dialogue with the humanities in new and exciting ways. Reception to Follow.
- Samantha Moik
- Global Hub
As the European Studies Center welcomes high school students for this event, the Global Hub will serve as a space to welcome these students to the University of Pittsburgh, and to allow them to learn more about international and global opportunities at Pitt and interact with Pitt students. The award announcements will take place in the Global Hub starting at 11:30 am. Welcome, high schoolers, and Pitt students, please stop by to say hello!