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.
Events in UCIS
Wednesday, October 17
Italian instructor Cinzia Delfini will present one of her favorite films, the dramatic-comedy Perfetti sconosciuti. A seemingly normal dinner party goes awry when everyone decides to leave their phones out on the dinner table. Texts messages and secrets emerge as the evening descends into chaos.
The Global Affairs Club is going to present "What is the deal with our National Intelligence Agencies?" Come learn about the increasing divide between our national intelligence agencies and our Executive government. The discussion will be led by Julia M. Santucci, Senior Lecturer in Intelligence Studies, who has over a decade of experience in national security and foreign policy positions. Come to discuss the implications and future of our intelligence agencies in a system that does not necessarily give them presidential support. Snacks and refreshments provided.
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.
Italian instructor Matteo Talotta will present one of the most acclaimed Italian comedies in recent years. A group of thirty-something ex-academics and professionals finds themselves out of work and down on their luck in a post-financial-crisis Italy. Together, they decide to turn their luck around by forming their own crime ring – with interesting consequences.