Events in UCIS

Wednesday, December 7

(All day) Conference
19th Annual High School Model European Union
William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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The High School Model European Union is an annual event for area high school students. The goal of the Model EU is to give high school students a chance to learn about the workings of the European Union through a hands-on simulation. Playing the roles of presidents and prime ministers, students spend a day engaged in intense negotiations over conflicting issues about the EU. The objective is to simulate a specific European Council meeting that focuses on recent current events impacting the EU. Model EU enhances students’ understanding of classroom learning and gives them a real sense of the challenges involved in the decision-making process of the European Union.

12:30 pm Panel Discussion
The Politics of Sport: A Discussion of the World Cup in Qatar
4130 Posvar Hall and Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Urban Studies Program and Department of History
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As national teams join to compete in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, join the Global Studies Center to discuss the intersection of politics, global branding, human rights, and activism, and how they converge upon the most popular sport in the world. Panelists will discuss the historical context of sports and capitalism, the reconfiguration of urban spaces, and the -isms and phobias that exist within the sporting community. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Rob Ruck, Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh.

4:30 pm Career Counselling
Politics and First Jobs in REEES
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Yale MacMillan Center
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This 4:30 to 5:30 pm webinar (free and open to anyone who registers here) will focus on professions relating to and/or affected by U.S.-Russian relations and will highlight how graduates of Northeast U.S. institutions have navigated the start to their careers in the geopolitically troubled times of the past few years and of the Cold War’s escalation in the early 1980s. Our panel will feature recent graduates as well as the Honorable Roman Popadiuk, first U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, who entered the Foreign Service in 1981 after completing his advanced degrees at the CUNY Graduate Center.

This is a referred event.

5:00 pm Student Club Activity
Polish Conversation Table
1219 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
7:00 pm Cultural Event
Arabic Language Conversation Hour
Sponsored by:
Global Hub