Saturday, September 22

Johnstown Slavic Festival
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
pin Johnstown Area Heritage Association, 201 6th Ave, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15906
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies on behalf of

From 1880 until 1920, thousands of Slavic immigrants came to Johnstown, Pennsylvania to find employment in the area’s mills and mines. By 1920, 25 percent of Johnstown’s residents were of Slavic descent. They created a rich network of churches and social clubs to support their way of life and culture.

Johnstown went through tough economic times in the 1970s and 80s, and many people were forced to leave the community. Johnstown’s ethnic organizations suffered. Today, many young people want to know about their ethnic heritage, and the culture and history of their Slavic ancestors.

Come celebrate this heritage at the fourth annual Johnstown Slavic Festival, set for September 22, 2018! The festival is planned by a volunteer committee in cooperation with the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA), and is held one of JAHA’s museums, the Heritage Discovery Center.

We plan a full day of:

Authentic Slavic music
Slavic folk dance performances
Homemade Slavic food, as well as Slavic beer
Educational speakers, exhibits, and workshops
Cooking demonstrations
Ethnic vendors
The presenting sponsor for the Johnstown Slavic Festival is the Best Windows & Door Company.

Sunday, September 23

Silk Screen Film Festival: Mori, The Artist's Habitat
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
Seventh Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
Cost:
Admission is free for Pitt students and faculty
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

2018 | Japan | 99 minutes | Drama
Director: Shuichi Okita

SYNOPSIS: Painter Mori and his wife Hideko live surrounded by gardens and pastures away from the hustle and bustle of city life for their 52 years of marriage. For the last 30 years, Mori has scarcely left his home, preferring to lay among the critters around his home, painting while Hideko attends to visitors. But when developers decide to build a condominium next door, the small paradise the couple have created is at risk, so Mori and Hideko decide to take action to protect the garden that they cherish. Taking place in the more affable social atmosphere of the 1970's, Mori, the Artist's Habitat humorously depicts a summer-day-in-the-life of an elderly couple you'll grow to love and root for.

Silk Screen Film Festival: The Return
Time:
5:30 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
Cost:
Admission is free for Pitt students and faculty
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

2018 | Denmark/South Korea | 85 Minutes | Drama/Hybrid
Director: Malene Choi

SYNOPSIS: Based on director Malene Choi's personal experience and on stories shared by adoptees Malene encountered in Seoul while shooting the film, The Return tells the story of two Danish-Korean adoptees returning for the first time to the country where they were born. Intrigued by the spirit of their motherland and confronted with the personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet in Seoul, Karoline and Thomas are hurled into an emotionally disorienting journey that forces them both to question their own identity and destiny. Quirky, yet understated and touching, The Return asks us to consider the nature vs. nurture debate on a more personal level than ever before.

Silk Screen Film Festival: Marlina the Murder in Four Acts
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
Cost:
Free for Pitt Students, Faculty and Staff
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

2017 | Indonesia, France, Malaysia, Thailand | 93 minutes | Revenge Thriller
Director: Mouly Surya

SYNOPSIS: In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed of her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several men of the gang. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey of empowerment and redemption. But the road is long especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her. This gripping revenge thriller shows Marlina in a personified feminist rage like no other that will audiences talking about it for years to come.

Monday, September 24

On-the-ground Perspectives of Cuba
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

Join us for a roundtable/panel discussion on Cuba. This event features Osborne Hart, Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez, and community members including Grace Nelson, a Pitt undergraduate student studying Political Science, and Daniel Kornosky, a Social Studies & Spanish PK-12 Teacher and participant in CLAS-Cuba for Educators 2018.

September 24
4130 Posvar Hall
5 PM

For more information: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list

About the speakers:
Osborne Hart is a Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate and participated in May Day Brigade this past May.
Michele Reid-Vazquez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.
Daniel Kornosky is a Social Studies & Spanish PK-12 Teacher and participated in CLAS-Cuba for Educators during Summer 2018.
Grace Nelson is a Pitt undergraduate student studying Political Science. She participated in Dr. Reid-Vazquez's spring break trip to Cuba

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
Let's Talk Africa
War, Conflict and Hidden People: The Case of Uganda
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
Victoria Namusisi Nalongo
Location:
4130 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program

A presentation by Victoria Nalongo, Founder & CEO of Bright Kids Uganda Victoria will be discussing the war in northern Uganda and the impact the war has had on children and communities. Why has the war gone on for almost 20 years without any end in sight? Victoria will talk about the causes and contributing factor to the continuation of the war as well as identification of potential opportunities for bringing peace to the region.

Wednesday, September 26

Argentina in Turmoil
Corruption Scandals, Economic Crisis, and the Return of the IMF
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Rosa de Ferrari
Contact Email:
rod39@pitt.edu

Join Panoramas in a discussion about current events in Argentina. This roundtable will be moderated by Ignacio Mamone, a PhD candidate in Political Science.

Wednesday, September 26th
4217 Posvar Hall
12 PM

Panoramas provides a web-based venue for thoughtful dialogue of Latin American and Caribbean issues. By enabling a voice for scholars, students, policy makers and others to engage in constructive commentary on relevant current and historical topics, the forum also serves as an academic resource to worldwide educational audiences. Housed at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and maintained by CLAS faculty, students and alumni, Panoramas strives to be at the forefront of scholarly analysis of affairs in the Latin American region.

For more information and to join the conversation, visit:
https://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/

For other events sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list

Hot Topics/Global Perspectives
Time:
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Grab a coffee and join GSC for the first of our monthly series where we host an informal discussion about a pressing issue of the day. Get global insight and bring your thoughts to share or questions to have addressed. Cookies served!

Thursday, September 27 to Saturday, September 29

Transnational Social Movements amid Global Crisis and Change
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Jackie Smith
Contact Email:
jgsmith@pitt.edu

Transnational Social Movements amid Global Crisis and Change
On September 27-29 Professors Jackie Smith and Melanie Hughes and their collaborators will host a workshop with more than a dozen researchers from seven different countries where we will analyze new datasets they have compiled on transnational social movement organizations and networks. International scholars, including many junior researchers, will examine how social movements are responding to a variety of changes in the global system, including the end of the Cold War, climate change, and growing incidence of protests in locations around the world. The workshop will generate an edited volume and support ongoing international research collaboration.

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.

Communist Neverland: New Research on a Russian International Children's Home, 1933-1991
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Elizabeth McGuire, California State East Bay
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

From 1933 to 1991, Communist Party leaders from all over the world -- including Mao Zedong, Eugene Dennis, Josip Broz Tito, and many more from Latin America to Africa to the Middle East to the Far East -- sent their children to be educated in a single boarding school in Ivanovo, Russia. They were raised linguistically and culturally as Russians, often forgetting their native tongue. Many continue to feel enormous affection and nostalgia for the place they consider their true home, and travel across continents to attend reunions every five years. Based on archival documents, the school's own private archive, and dozens of interviews with alumni across the world, Communist Neverland is the tale of this remarkable school, which tells a new story about the people who dedicated their lives to world revolution.

Let's Talk Africa
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:20 pm
Presenter:
Victoria Namusisi Nalongo & Justin Forzano
Location:
4217 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program

Join us for a round table discussion with Victoria Namusisi Nalongo, Founder & CEO of Bright Kids Uganda and Justin Forzano, Founder & CEO of Cameroon Football Development Program (FDP). Both speakers are professionals in the field of international development who will be talking about internships and volunteer opportunities for students in Africa.

Marisa von Bülow: Civil Society, Transnational Networks and Global Change
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Marisa von Bülow
Location:
O’Hara SC Dining Room
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Studies Center along with Department of Sociology, World History Center, Office of Research-Research Diversity Initiative and Year of Pitt Global
Contact:
Jackie Smith
Contact Email:
jgsmith@pitt.edu

September 27, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
“Civil Society, Transnational Networks and Global Change” by Marisa Von Bülow, University of Brasilia
O’Hara SC Dining Room

Keynote address for Workshop on Transnational Social Movements and Global Change (Reception to follow)
University of Pittsburgh September 27-29, 2018
(Research Workshop: Keynote Addresses are open to the campus community and public)

For more information: http://www.sociology.pitt.edu/event/marisa-von-b-low-civil-society-trans...

Transnational networks of civil society have expanded and diversified in the past five decades, impacted by globalization as well as by activists’ efforts to foster collaborative ties across national borders. This talk presents an overview of the evolution of the field of transnational activist networks over recent decades and considers how digital technologies—and more specifically of social media—affect both activists and researchers of transnational networks. In the global South as well as in the global North, digital activist practices are reshaping the boundaries of transnational collective action and presenting new challenges for activists and researchers alike. Paradoxically, we have witnessed both the emergence of transnational campaigns that further the human rights agenda, and of initiatives that promote intolerance and antidemocratic practices. We have also seen the rise of transnational networks that promote fake news and other digital strategies that seek to manipulate and distort political debates. In this context, leaders and civil society organizations remain key actors in promoting sustained transnational collective action for democracy and human rights. Activist reliance on digital platforms, moreover, present important methodological challenges that are best addressed through collaborative initiatives among scholars from different regions.

Co-Sponsors: Department of Sociology, Global Studies Center, World History Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Office of Research-Research in Diversity Initiative, Year of Pitt Global

CLAS Welcome Back Reception
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Center for Latin American Studies
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Trimm
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
ket82@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) invites you to celebrate another year with us...
Meet the Center for Latin American Studies staff, affiliated faculty members, interns, and other students. This is a chance to learn about all that the Center offers, including opportunities available in the upcoming year.

CLAS Welcome Back Reception
September 27, 2018
5 PM
4130 Posvar Hall

For more information:
ket82@pitt.edu
https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/

Friday, September 28

Silk Screen Film Festival: Missing Johnny
Time:
6:30 pm
Location:
Seventh Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
Cost:
Admission is free for Pitt students and faculty
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

2017 | Taiwan | 104 Minutes | Drama
Director: Huang Xi

SYNOPSIS: Following Hsu's move to Taipei by herself, she starts receiving a series of wrong-number calls for the mysterious Johnny. As her emotions stir, Hsu attempts to put Johnny's life together piece by piece. Lee, her landlord's son, becomes increasingly obsessed with Hsu and her new bird. Feng is a wandering foreman hired by Lee's mother to start a renovation site nearby their apartment, who becomes overcome with paranoia when his car breaks down on the way to Lee's. The three Taipei residents' lives merge and intertwine due to Hsu's lost bird, and the transient beauty from the exchange blooms into serendipity and awe.

Silk Screen Film Festival: Alifu Prince/ss
Time:
8:30 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

Alifu is a Taiwanese-indigenous, twenty-something man who works at a salon in the city. He has a dream—to fully transition into a woman. However, as an only "son" he is under pressure to succeed his father as chief of the tribe. Peizhan, a lesbian and Alifu's roommate and colleague, is always on his side. However, she gradually finds out her feelings toward Alifu are not so platonic after all.

Alice the Prince/ss treats our heroes as human beings yet still captures the struggles of the LGBT community with eloquence and poise.

Silk Screen Film Festival: Daha
Time:
9:00 pm
Location:
Seventh Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

2017 | Turkey | 115 minutes | Drama

In Onur Saylak's debut feature, fourteen-year-old Gaza helps his domineering father smuggle refugees from war-torn countries to Europe, giving them temporary lodgings and scant food until they attempt the crossing. Gaza dreams of escaping this life, but can't help being drawn into a dark world of immorality, exploitation, and human suffering. Gritty and disturbing, Daha asks the question: can you avoid becoming a monster when you've been raised by one?

Saturday, September 29

Latino Gathering
Time:
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:
Schenley Park (1 Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15213)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Casa San Jose, Latin American Cultural Union, Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation, Pittsburgh Stands with Puerto Rico, Latino Community Center and Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Cost:
Free!

Latino Picnic
September 29th, 2018
2 - 7 pm

SHENLEY PARK
(Shenley Oval)
1 Overlook Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bring your family and friends to enjoy food, music, games, raffles, and more. As always, bring something to share!

For more information: www.facebook.com/events/463818044133615/
www.lacunet.org

Silk Screen Film Festival: Mori, The Artist's Habitat
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
Cost:
Admission is free for Pitt students and faculty
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

2018 | Japan | 99 minutes | Drama
Director: Shuichi Okita

SYNOPSIS: Painter Mori and his wife Hideko live surrounded by gardens and pastures away from the hustle and bustle of city life for their 52 years of marriage. For the last 30 years, Mori has scarcely left his home, preferring to lay among the critters around his home, painting while Hideko attends to visitors. But when developers decide to build a condominium next door, the small paradise the couple have created is at risk, so Mori and Hideko decide to take action to protect the garden that they cherish. Taking place in the more affable social atmosphere of the 1970's, Mori, the Artist's Habitat humorously depicts a summer-day-in-the-life of an elderly couple you'll grow to love and root for.

Silk Screen Film Festival: Mayurakshi
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
Cost:
Admission is free for Pitt students and faculty
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

2017 | India | 100 Minutes | Drama
Director: Atanu Ghosh

SYNOPSIS: Mayurakshi follows Aryanil, who has traveled from Chicago to Kolkata to meet with and care for his aging father, Sushobhan, who is in poor health. With dementia phasing out his immediate past, Sushobhan tends to be silent, irritable, and fretful. The son, with his failed marriages behind him, faces life numbly and without hope. When Sushobhan starts asking for the mysterious Mayurakshi, Aryanil realizes he has more on his plate than he originally anticipated.

Silk Screen Film Festival: Ava
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

2017 | Canada and Iran | 103 Minutes | Drama/Thriller

SYNOPSIS: Sadaf Foroughi's semi-autobiographical film debut focuses on teenager Ava's coming of age in a strict, traditional society and an even more strict, traditional household. After committing an act of rebellion, Ava must navigate her relationship with her parents, peers and teachers as her rage grows against both the people in her life and social restrictions in Iran. Dark and riveting, Ava explores the youths' need to be heard and understood.

Silk Screen Film Festival: Dynamite Graffiti
Time:
9:00 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

2018 | Japan | 138 Minutes | Drama
Directed by: Masanori Tomonaga

SYNOPSIS: In the 1980's, Akira Suei achieved fame as the chief editor for several pornography magazines, although his reputation as a trendsetter was under constant scrutiny due to the magazines' taboo material. The film follows Suei from a traumatic event in his youth (involving his mother, the next door neighbor, and a bundle of dynamite) to Tokyo, where he climbed the ladder from lowly graphic designer to the chief editor of his own magazine due to his aggressive, raw style which attracted a variety of talented people who helped bring about a revolution in the Japanese magazine industry.

Sunday, September 30

Gandhi Day: International Day of Nonviolence
Time:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Ambassador Richard Verma
Location:
Cloister and Auditorium, Frick Fine Arts Building
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with AHINSA
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Phone:
412.383.3062
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

Join us for tea and conversation from 2-3 pm in the Cloister. Visit the information and activity tables from Pitt and local community groups. The program will start at 3 pm and include interfaith prayers, a keynote speech, and cultural performances in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

Chief Guest: Ambassador Richard Verma who is Vice Chairman and Partner at the Asia Group where he leads the firm's growth in South Asia. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to India from 2014-2017, where he is credited for the historic deepening of bilateral ties. A leading expert on trade and diplomacy in Asia, Ambassador Verma has 25 years of experience across the senior levels of business, law, diplomacy, and the military.

Chuseok Korean Thanksgiving Day
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Kurtzman Room & Ballroom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

Looking for an opportunity to learn more Korean culture and taste delicious food? Come and join us celebrating Korean Thanksgiving Day!!! Free food, activity booths and lots of games!!!!!

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.

Tuesday, October 2

CLAS Cinema Series: On the Roof
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
clascinema@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies presents the CLAS Cinema Series Fall 2018:
September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... On the Roof
October 23 ... Eyes of the Journey
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Candidate
December 4 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:30 P.M. - Pizza
7:00 P.M. - Movie

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/
Free & Open to the Public!
English subtitles provided.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at Pitt, CLAS CINEMA Series, and Spanish Film Club by Pragda

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/

Wednesday, October 3

Cities, Human Rights, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Linking Grassroots & Global  
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Joshua Cooper
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Pitt Human Rights Working Group, Department of Sociology and University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies Program
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Joshua Cooper teaches political science at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu. He teaches advocacy at the International Training Center on Teaching Peace and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland as well as the University of New South Wales Diplomacy Training Program and the Oxford University Training Program for Unrepresented Diplomats at the United Nations. He is the U.S. Human Rights Network Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Task Force Co-Chair, coordinating the national campaign for the review of the U.S. human rights record between local and global forums.  He is currently focusing on implementation of the UPR recommendations and SDGs at the local and state levels to realize human rights at home in Hawaii.
 

Thursday, October 4

Innocent Weapons: Soviet and American Children in the Cold War
A Live Interview with Margaret Peacock, University of Alabama
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Sean Guillory and Margaret Peacock
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

In the 1950s and 1960s, images of children appeared everywhere, from movies to milk cartons, their smiling faces used to sell everything, including war. Soviet and American leaders too used emotionally charged images of children to create popular support for their policies at home and abroad. This live interview with Margaret Peacock will discuss her work on the deep symmetry in how Soviet and American propagandists mobilized similar images of children to similar ends, despite their differences.

La Biografia y las Formas Narrativas de la Ilusion
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Carlos Dominguez
Location:
327 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Contact:
Daniel Balderston
Contact Email:
daniel.balderston@pitt.edu

The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies are pleased to announce a talk:

La Biografia y las Formas Narrativas de la Ilusion
by Argentine writer, Carlos Dominguez

Thursday, October 4th
327 Cathedral of Learning
12:00 p.m.

For more information, contact: daniel.balderston@pitt.edu
Or visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list

Friday, October 5

Peace Circles training in conflict resolution for high school students
Annual meeting of the Association for Conflict Resolution
Time:
9:00 am
Presenter:
David J Smith
Location:
Doubletree by Hilton, Greentree
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of
Contact:
David Smith
Contact Email:
davidjsmith@davidjsmithconsulting.com

The Education, Research and Training (ERT) Section of ACR advances K-12 conflict resolution education. On Friday, October 5, 2018 ERT will sponsor an event designed to raise awareness with high school youth about ways of resolving conflict. Peace Circles Training is conducted by the Center for Community Dialogue based in Tucson, AZ. The training is designed for high-school age youth interested in learning how to resolve differences. Students will leave the training knowing how to facilitate a circle process.
The ERT Section is now looking for teachers and schools willing to commit to bringing their students to the program. ACR can cover transportation costs and will provide lunch. Because of space limitations, this program will be limited to about 40 students from Pittsburgh area schools.

Delmira Agustini y Marosa di Giorgio
El erotismo fuera de lugar
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Ana Ines Larre Borges
Location:
149 Cathedral of Learning (French Room)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Contact:
Daniel Balderston
Contact Email:
daniel.balderston@pitt.edu

The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies invite you to:

Delmira Agustini y Marosa di Giorgio: El erotismo fuera de lugar
Given by the Uruguayan critic, Ana Ines Larre Borges

Friday, October 5th
149 Cathedral of Learning (French Room)
2:00 p.m.

For more information, contact: daniel.balderston@pitt.edu
Or visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list

Monday, October 8

Immigration Talks- George Borjas
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
George Borjas
Location:
4940 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center

Tuesday, October 9

Digital Portfolio Information Sessions
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

The portfolio is an integrated element of the certificate experience. Students should begin their portfolio soon after enrollment in the GSC program. GSC in collaboration with other UCIS centers will hold three workshop sessions to help with aligning expectations and offering specific tips on how to traverse Wordpress to create a tailored portfolio. Mark your calendar for the following dates:
9/17/18, 6 pm, 4130 WWPH
10/9/18, 6 pm, 4217 WWPH
11/7/18, 6 pm, 4217 WWPH

Wednesday, October 10

Red Children’s Republics: Socialist Internationalism and Transnational Youth Exchanges During the Late Cold War
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Diana Georgescu, University College London
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

The talk examines the widespread practice of youth exchanges during the late Cold War through two seemingly peripheral actors: the Romanian Pioneers, the children’s organization of the Romanian Communist Party, and one of its most active partners in the west, the International Falcons Movement, a leftwing youth organization with national branches in Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, and France. Following Romanian and foreign teens who traveled as cultural ambassadors to youth camps organized in the Soviet bloc and Western Europe, the talk examines competing visions and practices of socialist internationalism in order to illuminate the role of “soft power” during the Cold War.

The Geography of German Prisoner of War Camps in the Soviet Union
Industry, Infrastructure, and the Environment
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Susan Grunewald, CMU, Doctoral Student in History
Location:
6142 Scott Hall, Carnegie Mellon University
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Union Studies Association on behalf of Carnegie Mellon University
Cost:
Free and open to the public

The paper examines German prisoner of war (POW) camps in the Soviet Union from 1941-1956. The Germans were the largest and longest held group of POWs of any of the victor nations of the Second World War. The key research question is why were they held for so long? The paper argues that the POWs were primarily held for economic reasons related to the mass destruction of the war. To support this argument, the paper heavily relies on GIS mapping of the POW camp locations in relation to Soviet infrastructure and environmental resources. The paper provides a detailed methodological breakdown of the mapping process in addition to analysis of the maps.

Susan Grunewald (CMU, Doctoral Student in History), with a response from John Walsh (French and Italian)

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!

Sunday, October 14

Celtic Culture
A celebration of Welsh, Irish, and Scottish heritage
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
FRICK FINE ARTS BUILDING
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms

The Welsh, Irish, and Scottish Nationality Room committees invite you to enjoy Celtic songs, dance, storytelling, and much more!

Monday, October 15

6th Annual Sheth International Awards
Time:
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
UCIS
Location:
WPU Assembly Room
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jason Kane
Contact Email:
jasonkane@pitt.edu
Holiday Happy Hour
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:
WPU Assembly Room
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Brice Lynn
Contact Email:
brice.lynn@pitt.edu

Join your faculty, staff, and graduate student colleagues as we kick off International Week with a Holiday Happy Hour! Our colleagues from the Area Studies Centers at the University Center for International Studies will bring together holiday traditions from around the world to serve as a backdrop for this fun and libatious event. Drinks and light snacks will be served, so this is a 21+ event and closed to the undergraduate community.

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 and European Union Center of Excellence
You Say Potato...
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:
WPU Assembly Room
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Tiffany Martin
Contact Email:
tiffanymartin@pitt.edu

The potato has been a staple of South American cuisine since the time of the Incan Empire, but the story of its migration around the world is one of not just displacement, but conquest, exploitation, famine, intrigue, defamation, delicious dishes, and semantic confusion! At this event you can follow the path of the potato through history and learn about its impact on global cuisine, language, and culture. Plus, get a taste of different potato dishes!

International Speed Friending
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
WPU Kurtzman Room
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Rob Mucklo
Contact Email:
Rob.Mucklo@pitt.edu

Whether you’re an international student looking to make American friends in Pittsburgh or a native speaker of English interested in meeting people from different cultures, this FREE event is perfect for you! If you’ve ever heard of “Speed Dating,” this is similar. The only difference is that the objective here is to make friends. There will be structured time for short conversations, as well as time for mingling and to enjoy snacks and refreshments. Join us for an evening of lively conversation, celebrating diversity, and the start of new friendships. Seating is limited, so please register in advance to reserve a seat: https://tinyurl.com/ISF2191. For more information, contact ecu4@pitt.edu.

Brain Candy Podcast
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
WPU Assembly Room
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Rob Mucklo
Contact Email:
Rob.Mucklo@pitt.edu

Performance: FREE and open to the public.

Brain Candy Podcast is sugar rush for your intellectual side, and host Susie Meister joins International Week for the third year to muse about her experiences on reality television, travel abroad, and everything in-between. Though perhaps best known for her reality TV show stardom, Pitt alum Susie Meister is well-versed in the global and social issues surrounding displacement. She has felt this first hand while participating on the MTV television show Road Rules and the Challenge, where she was filmed outside her comfort zone experiencing people, places, and adventures she never would have otherwise. She completed her PhD in Religious Studies at Pitt in 2014, and now works as the co-owner of WAVE Podcast Network. Her guest co-host for this live taping is Pittsburgh icon, Sally Wiggin, who was the long-time WTAE news co-anchor. They will welcome Bill Isler, President of the Fred Rogers, Co. from 1987-2016, longtime educator, and advocate for children. They will be talking about the ways we can all celebrate the differences of people around the world and in our own neighborhoods.

Wednesday, October 17

International Food Trucks
Time:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
William Pitt Union Driveway
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Shannon O'Reilly
Contact Email:
shannon.oreilly@pitt.edu

Back by popular demand, the International Week Committee has invited several of the most popular food trucks in the city to share their innovative and delicious cuisines with you. Cultures from all over the world will be represented by several of the most popular food trucks in the city. Recipes and cuisine are one of the many things that migrant peoples can take with them and can serve as a reminder of that which has been left behind. Students can learn about the problems facing these communities while sampling their innovative and delicious cuisines.

City of Asylum Exiled Writers Residencies
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Nordy’s Place in the William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jeff Whitehead
Contact Email:
whitehead@pitt.edu

City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors by providing sanctuary to endangered literary writers, so that they can continue to write and their voices are not silenced. COA has hosted writers from China, Iran, Myanmar/Burma, Venezuela, and El Salvador.

On Wednesday, October 17th from 7-9pm in Nordy’s Place in the William Pitt Union, please join the International Week Committee in welcoming Tuhin Das from Bangladesh and Osama Alomar from Syria to the University of Pittsburgh's campus. Tuhin and Osama are the two current writers in residence at the City of Asylum, and both will be reading pieces of their work and then fielding your questions.

COA Pittsburgh is also the national headquarters for ICORN, the International Cities of Refuge Network based in Norway. COA works closely with ICORN in their common mission to provide shelter to writers and artists at risk, and to defend and advance freedom of expression.

Thursday, October 18

Critical Research On Africa
Re-imaging history in Africa and the role of technology
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Nisi Shawl
Location:
WWPH 4130
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program

Nisi Shawl will present on themes that surround her recent novel "Everfair" which is set in an alternative future of the Congo. Please join us for an interesting conversation!

Everfair is a wonderful Neo-Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium's disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier. Fabian Socialists from Great Britian join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo's "owner," King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated.

Soviet Hippies, dir. Terje Toomistu
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

A wild flower power ride on the footprints of the Soviet hippie movement take you into the psychedelic underground of 1970s.

Global Trivia Night
Time:
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
WPU Assembly Room
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Luz Hank
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

Come join us for our 4th annual Global Trivia Night! Compete with groups of up to five undergraduate students, and test your knowledge in global categories like Global Current Affairs, World Culture, World History, Geography, and more. Great prizes plus free food and beverages!

Register your team by October 17th: https://goo.gl/forms/zT5kPvHa8E2pYnWX2

Global Trivia
Time:
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Presenter:
International Week
Location:
WPU Assembly Room
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Week
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

Come join us for our 4th annual Global Trivia Night! Compete with groups of up to five undergraduate students, and test your knowledge in global categories like Global Current Affairs, World Culture, World History, Geography, and more. Prizes include Apple Watches, Beats headphones, and Chipotle gift cards. Free food and beverages will be provided! Registration will close on Wednesday, October 17th at 11:59 PM, or once capacity is reached.

To register your team: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqsn3oL2Hrg5eC09O7FTwY5DrSG_y8...

For more information on all things International Week: https://www.internationalweek.pitt.edu/

Friday, October 19

Global Company Tour
Time:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Room 540, WPU
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Oksana Stalczynski
Contact Email:
oksana.stalczynski@pitt.edu

Interested in having a global career? Are you wanting to either work abroad or work for a global company in the States? Then this is the opportunity for you! There will be five, 20-minute “meet and greets” with employers in designated rooms on the 5th floor of the William Pitt Union with the opportunity to rotate in and out of different ones to get the most information and advice possible in regard to launching your global career. Additionally, we will have a ‘networking room’ with alumni and other organizations/employers to get more one-on-one time to discuss possibilities and interest. This event is open to all international and domestic students. Career Passports will be distributed to students to get ‘stamped’ and raffled off to win exciting prizes!

Let's Talk Africa
ASP Student Panel on Summer Experiences in Africa
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
WWPH 4130
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program

Come here about your fellow ASP students' summer experiences in Africa. Whether it be in the Tanzania, Ghana or South Africa study abroad programs, the Uganda field-based internship program, or independent research and learning, your fellow students have some amazing stories to tell. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about options and logistics if you are contemplating studying or working abroad in Africa this coming summer!

International Talent Show
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Ballroom - O'Hara Student Center
Sponsored by:
International Week
Contact:
Jonathan Richards
Contact Email:
jonathan.richards@pitt.edu

For 50 years, the University of Pittsburgh has expanded it's global presence through several dynamic initiatives and partnerships. Now, you have the opportunity to celebrate those 50 years in just 1 night by displaying your worldwide talent to the entire Pitt Community during our International Talent Show on Friday, October 19th. Not only is this a celebration, but you will have the opportunity to win big prizes and eat some delicious food that represents the different cultures of our community. Please click here to register: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cuPrJ9kSBLcvVaZ

Tuesday, October 23

CLAS Cinema Series: Eyes of the Journey
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
clascinema@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies presents the CLAS Cinema Series Fall 2018:
September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... On the Roof
October 23 ... Eyes of the Journey
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Candidate
December 4 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:30 P.M. - Pizza
7:00 P.M. - Movie

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/
Free & Open to the Public!
English subtitles provided.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at Pitt, CLAS CINEMA Series, and Spanish Film Club by Pragda

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/

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
Non-Alcoholic Mix off
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Schenley Quad
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Resident Student Association
Contact:
Jonathan Richards
Contact Email:
jonathan.richards@pitt.edu

RSA's Non-Alcoholic Mix off (NAMO) is an event that occurs during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Students compete by creating non-alcoholic drinks and decorating their table and having others vote on the best one! This years theme is Fire and Ice with a focus on culture and diversity on and off Pitts campus. Come join us on October 25th from 7-9 P.M. for fun information and free drinks!

Friday, October 26

South Asia Initiative Speaker Series - Year 3
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Laura Kunreuther
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
The Power of Evidence-Based Research in Policy-Making: Lessons from Afghanistan
Keynote Address for the Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Orzala Nemat
Location:
David Lawrence Hall 121
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Confucius Institute along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), School of Education, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh Press and Central Eurasian Studies Society
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
4126477407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Conference registration required.

Dr. Orzala Nemat is an internationally known Afghan scholar and a life time activist recognized for being an expert in political ethnography. Her research focuses on the political economy of governance interventions in conflict affected settings highlighting local governance relations in Afghanistan’s villages resulting from the policies of transnational/international institutions and central government’s development and political interventions.

CERIS Meeting & Book Discussion
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
Seton Hill University
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu
Palenque!
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
Besame
Location:
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Dance at Slippery Rock University, Frederick Douglass Institute at Slippery Rock University and Latin American Cultural Union
Cost:
$15 General Admission, $10 for Students

Bésame is partnering with Melissa Teodoro, professor of dance at Slippery Rock University. This is an original production featuring the music, dance, poetry, and culture of the Colombian Atlantic Coast. This is an original production featuring the music, dance, poetry, and culture of the Colombian Atlantic Coast.

October 26 at Kelly Strayhorn Theater
7 - 9 PM
5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

https://www.facebook.com/events/296907681087739/

$15 General admission
$10 Students -- cash at the door

Saturday, October 27

Majlis Podcast: Central Asia in Current Affairs
Time:
12:45 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Confucius Institute along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), The World History Center, the University of Pittsburgh Press, and the School of Education and Central Eurasian Studies Society
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
4126477407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

The Majlis Podcast is Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's in-depth weekly current affairs talk show focusing on Central Asia.

Hosted and produced by Muhammad Tahir, RFE/RL's Media Relations Manager, every week the podcast brings the most relevant experts to discuss the pressing issues of the day involving its target region.

As part of the Special Events Series of the 2018 conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, RFE/RL will record an episode on a current affairs topic with discussants and a live audience.

Conference registration is NOT required.

Premiere with Q&A: Ingushetia, the Speech of the Voiceless
CESS 2018 @ Pitt Special Events Series
Time:
5:30 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Confucius Institute along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), The World History Center, the University of Pittsburgh Press, and the School of Education and Central Eurasian Studies Society
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
4126477407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

The conflict in the North Caucasus has echoed throughout the Middle East, Europe, and even in the USA (Boston bombing). The Russians claim it is just another page of the war on terror.

The general consensus is that the conflict has its origins in Muslim resistance to Russian colonization in the 19th century, known as the Caucasian war. Is it actually that simple though? No one doubts that the Caucasian war took place, but was the resistance really Muslim?

For 200 years, one Caucasian nation has been denied the possibility to be heard: Ingushetia. Now, it is time to let them tell their story. Ingushetia: The Speech Of The Voiceless is a documentary produced on the basis over 10 years' worth of research. It presents the discovery of the evolution of Ingushetia from a democratic nation to the one put in a context of Russia's war on terror. The premiere of the documentary will be followed by a Q&A session with Mr. Magomet Albakov, one of the key figures behind this documentary.

While open to the broader public, this documentary will be of special interest to those studying Ingushetia and the Caucasus, the Caucasian War, the Crimean War, or Russia's war on terror.

Ingushetia: The Speech Of The Voiceless is part of the Special Events Series of the 2018 Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society. Registration at CESS 2018 is NOT required.

Screening and Panel Discussion: Not in Our Name
CESS 2018 @ Pitt Special Events Series
Time:
7:30 pm
Presenter:
Multiple
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Confucius Institute along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), World History Center, University of Pittsburgh Press, School of Education and Central Eurasian Studies Society
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
4126477407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

An initiative of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Not in Our Name is the first documentary project ever produced on counter-extremism in Central Asia. With the goal of empowering communities to stand up to violent extremist recruiters who claim to represent them, the RFE/RL team traveled to diverse regions and explored how residents can work together from the local to the national level to prevent the spread of violence. Not in Our Name features video portraits of those who lost family members in Syria and Irak and follows discussions among youth from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan as young people in these countries reflect on experiences from a nearby conflict in town hall meetings.

The challenge Central Asian communities face from extremist groups is real. According to recent estimates, countries of the former Soviet Union were the single largest source of foreign fighters in the Syria/Iraq conflict -- more than neighboring states in the Middle East. With over 4,200 Central Asians joining the conflict, communities across the region have been and will continue to be exposed to the horrors of war and extremist ideological tendencies. The documentary follows Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik, and Uzbek youth as they come to a deeper understanding of the challenges they face and consider what their options for collective action so that their communities can take a stand and declare "Not in Our Name."

This event is part of the Special Events Series of the 2018 Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with contributors. Conference registration is NOT required.

Moderator: Muhammad Tahir, Media Relations Manager, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Thursday, November 1

Children 404, dir. Pavel Loparev and Askold Kurov
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

In response to Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s 2013 outlawing of “gay propaganda,” activist Elena Klimova created Children 404, an online forum for Russian-speaking LGBTQ teens.

South Asia Initiative Speaker Series - Year 3
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Kavita Singh
Location:
4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4

Global Health Mini Course
Health and Well Being
Time:
5:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Please see schedule
Location:
2400 Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Global Health: Health and Well Being:PS 1903/29734
This course will examine food insecurity and malnutrition as a part of a larger discussion on how to ensure healthy lives and well-being for all ages. Sustainable Development goals 2 and 3 will be the primary focus of the course.The course is for 1 credit and will run Friday November 2- Sunday November 4 2018

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

Tuesday, November 6

Traces in the Snow, dir. Vladimir Kozlov
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

The world's first documentary about Siberia's punk rock scene in the 1980s. It was a phenomenon of those times that this music existed thousands of miles away from the movement's epicenters in New York and London.

CLAS Cinema Series: Spider Thieves
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
clascinema@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies presents the CLAS Cinema Series Fall 2018:
September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... On the Roof
October 23 ... Eyes of the Journey
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Candidate
December 4 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:30 P.M. - Pizza
7:00 P.M. - Movie

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/
Free & Open to the Public!
English subtitles provided.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at Pitt, CLAS CINEMA Series, and Spanish Film Club by Pragda

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/

Wednesday, November 7

Digital Portfolio Information Sessions
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

The portfolio is an integrated element of the certificate experience. Students should begin their portfolio soon after enrollment in the GSC program. GSC in collaboration with other UCIS centers will hold three workshop sessions to help with aligning expectations and offering specific tips on how to traverse Wordpress to create a tailored portfolio. Mark your calendar for the following dates:
9/17/18, 6 pm, 4130 WWPH
10/9/18, 6 pm, 4217 WWPH
11/7/18, 6 pm, 4217 WWPH

Thursday, November 8

Let's Talk Africa
Multi-cultural Education in Africa
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Adesoji Adeolu Oni
Location:
WWPH 4130
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program

Dr. Oni is a visiting professor at Robert Morris University this fall. He specializes in Sociology of Education. His area of research focus includes; social problems in education, Social change in education, social deviances/social disorganizations in education with particular focus on students’ secret cult in Nigeria.

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

Wednesday, November 14

An Education in Diaspora: African Students in the USSR and the Queer Contours of Socialist Friendship in Sissako's "October" and "Rostov-Luanda
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Jennifer Wilson, Ohio State University
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

In “Oktyabr (October)” (1993) and “Rostov-Luanda” (1998), the Mauritanian film director Abderrahmane Sissako shines a light on the experiences of African students in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Sissako, like many young Africans at the time, studied in the Soviet Union in the 1980s on a “Socialist Friendship” scholarship, making these two very different films, one a work of fiction, the other a pseudo-documentary, divergent experiments in documenting the displaced self. Working within the frameworks of diasporic intimacy and queer diaspora, this talk explores “Oktyabr” and “Rostov-Luanda” as meditations on the uniquely constructed intinerancy of black communities in the Soviet Union, a distinctly "queer" transience all the more intensified by the peripatetic nature of student life.

Tuesday, November 27

Youth's Revolt against the Non-Democratic Regimes
A Live Interview with Olena Nikolayenko, Fordham University
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Sean Guillory and Olena Nikolayenko
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

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.

CLAS Cinema Series: The Candidate
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
clascinema@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies presents the CLAS Cinema Series Fall 2018:
September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... On the Roof
October 23 ... Eyes of the Journey
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Candidate
December 4 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:30 P.M. - Pizza
7:00 P.M. - Movie

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/
Free & Open to the Public!
English subtitles provided.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at Pitt, CLAS CINEMA Series, and Spanish Film Club by Pragda

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/

Thursday, November 29

Humanizing the Global; Globalizing the Human
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Laura Brueck, Chair, Asian Languages and Cultures Department; Associate Professor of South Asian Literature and Culture
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Laura Brueck, Chair, Asian Languages and Cultures Department; Associate Professor of South Asian Literature and Culture at Northwestern University

Will be presenting to the University of Pittsburgh, Global Studies Center.

Dr. Brueck specializes in modern and contemporary Hindi literature, with a particular focus on literatures of resistance, popular literatures, and translation studies.

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
CLAS Cinema Series: The Queen of Spain
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
clascinema@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies presents the CLAS Cinema Series Fall 2018:
September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... On the Roof
October 23 ... Eyes of the Journey
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Candidate
December 4 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:30 P.M. - Pizza
7:00 P.M. - Movie

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/
Free & Open to the Public!
English subtitles provided.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at Pitt, CLAS CINEMA Series, and Spanish Film Club by Pragda

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/

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, January 17

Humanizing the Global; Globalizing the Human
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Salmaan A. Keshavjee, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Salmaan A. Keshavjee, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Presenting to University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Keshavjee's research spans four areas: (1) multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment and policy; (2) health-sector reform and access to health care and medical technology in transitional societies, with a special focus on countries of the former Soviet Union (Central Asia and the Russian Federation); (3) the role of non-governmental organizations in globalization and the formation of trans-border civil society; and (4) modernity, social institutions, civil society, and health in the Middle East and Central Asia. In addition to being an active clinician, his methodological expertise is in ethnography, participant-observation, and qualitative interview techniques.

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

Friday, February 15

Gallery Talk: Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Sylvaine Diouf and Ken Robbins
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Email:
asia@pitt.edu

Thursday, February 28

Humanizing the Global; Globalizing the Human
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Patricia Ehrkamp, University of Kentucky Department of Geography
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Patricia Ehrkamp, University of Kentucky Department of Geography
Presenting to University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Ehrkamp's research considers how immigration changes contemporary European and U.S. American cities and polities. She has argued that in order to understand immigrant geographies research needs to consider how immigrants and non-immigrant residents in cities of the United States and of Europe create spaces of everyday life, and how these new spaces of everyday life shape wider debates about citizenship, belonging, inclusion and exclusion. Her recent work on debates about minarets and mosque construction projects in Germany and Switzerland examines how understandings of secularism, religion, and gender shape contemporary liberal democracies in Europe.

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

Friday, March 22 to Saturday, March 23

Symposium | Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Varies
Location:
Varies
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley

The Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary forum for exchanging work based on field research in postsocialist countries, including Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Africa, East and Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Soyuz is an interest group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and an official unit of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). The Soyuz symposium has met annually since 1991 and offers an opportunity for scholars to interact in a more personal setting. More information on the Soyuz Research Network can be found at http://soyuz.americananthro.org/symposium/.

Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6

American Hungarian Educators Association - 44th Annual Conference
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Varies
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies

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