Events in UCIS

Friday, January 26

8:30 am Conference
Best Practices Showcasing Globalization Across the Curriculum
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Nine University and College International Studies Consortium of Georgia
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This conference will bring together Pennsylvania faculty with peers affiliated with the Nine University and College International Studies Consortium of Georgia for a workshop on innovative ways to internationalize curricula at community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

To attend, please register by January 19, 2018 via

1:00 pm Lecture
ADP/LSAP Colloquium 1/26/18, 1pm- International Education
Posvar Colloquium Room (5604)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with School of Education
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You are invited to our first ADP/LSAP colloquium for Spring 2018.
Our focus will be on International Education. We will be hearing from graduate students in the School of Education who participated in an immersive, Fulbright-funded trip to Ethiopia last summer that was co-sponsored by Pitt’s African Studies program and the Wolaita Sodo University.
Friday January 26th
12noon – 1pm
Posvar Colloquium Room (5604)
All faculty and students are welcome!
Light refreshments will be provided.

3:00 pm Lecture
Food fights at the WTO: political economy of India's focus on food security in international trade negotiations
4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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India is both a major agricultural producer and exporter. Therefore, its steadfast focus on food security and defensive position at the agricultural negotiations surprises observers. In my work I analyze the socio-economic constraints and the political processes that have shaped this focus on food security since the beginning of the Doha Round of negotiations in 2001. Even though Indian agriculture has gone through notable changes since then, India faces substantial challenges in its attempt at structural transformation from an agrarian to a non-agrarian state. These domestic challenges shape India's position on agriculture at the multilateral trade negotiations.

This event is open for public and some Indian refreshments will be served.

6:00 pm Festival
ASO 6th Annual African King & Queen Pageant
O'Hara Ballroom
Announced by:
African Studies Program on behalf of African Student Organization (ASO)
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The African students organization (ASO) is a student led organization on campus that is dedicated to spreading awareness about the different cultures within Africa and teaching the student body about the political and social issues that effect the continent and its diaspora. The organization does this by engaging students in biweekly general body meetings, monthly large scale events and other student gatherings. ASO also aims to engage students in community service around Pittsburgh through volunteering activities and is dedicated to giving back to the continent through Charity. Currently, ASO is partnered up with Duduzile Academy in Kenya in an effort to highlight the importance of education. Lastly, ASO wishes to create a strong community where students of African descent and any other students who are interested in learning more about African culture may come together.
We meet every other Tuesday starting January 16th in the William Pitt Union room 548 at 8:30 pm. All students interested are welcome to join ASO.

ASO will be hosting the 6th Annual African King and Queen Pageant to showcase the rich cultures, beauty and history of various African nations. The contestants will discuss different aspects ranging from traditional African society to the modern age. They will discuss the systems of politics, social and economic for the respective countries that will be represented at the pageant. This year contestant will be representing Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya.

Food will be provided. Proceeds from the event will go to charity to support a school in Kenya