Events in UCIS
Monday, June 25 until Friday, July 20
Tuesday, July 3
Required for all SLI students
Friday, July 6
Monday, July 9
Tuesday, July 10
Required for all Russian SLI students
Wednesday, July 11
Thursday, July 12
Friday, July 13
Monday, July 16
Tuesday, July 17
Only required for Russian SLI students
Wednesday, July 18
Required for all Russian SLI students.
Thursday, July 19 until Friday, July 20
The computing and digital revolutions have created new tools and capabilities that are challenging the liberal world order. If the Cold War was an era of static state superpowers, modern computing gives not only developed states but even a moderately trained rebel group their own superpowers: to teleport their presence around the globe, move vast sums of money instantly, and make evidence vanish. From Wikileaks to the hacking of elections, headlines across the democratic world have highlighted transnational cyber-enabled crime, violence and polarization. The goal of this workshop is to bring scholars together from a variety of backgrounds to discuss whether current concepts and theories are sufficient to suggest solutions to these cyber dilemmas, particularly for open liberal democracies. Topics would include current and emerging cyber security challenges like hacking, election manipulation and disinformation, cyber crime, online radicalization, as well as topics related to domestic and international trust and distrust, including intelligence cooperation, surveillance, repression, leaking and whistle-blowing, evolving alliance commitments and rivalries. One cross-cutting theme that will be of particular interest is how the tools and technologies maintained by international cooperation and liberal societies, such as the internet, open source software and free social media, are being used to undercut governance and bipartisanship; and what can be done about it.
Monday, July 23
Tuesday, July 24
Wednesday, July 25
Dr. Maxine Wright-Walters and Dr. Abimbola Fapohunda warmly invite you to attend a presentation and panel discussion on “Black Immigrants: Exploring Disparities and Inequities that contribute to overall Health.” Results from a recent survey will be presented and the discussion will be focused on systemic and long-term determinants of health outcomes among Black immigrants in Southwestern PA. The discussion will focus on jobs, health, education and housing. The panel will feature distinguished members of the region, who have knowledge and experience in global, national and local community-based research, teaching, policy and community program development focused on the health disparities and inequities. They will critically examine regional challenges and opportunities of developing a reliable and cross-sector structure to minimize or eliminate disparities in jobs, health, education and housing—all areas that contribute to health in the Black immigrant population.
The panel is an extension of the Health Immigrant Community in Pittsburgh project funded by the ODI Mini-Grant, which is a study exploring factors that contribute to healthy communities for Black immigrants. The panel discussion is intended for academics, students, community members medical providers, social workers and human service providers.