Events in UCIS

Friday, November 1

1:00 pm Lecture
Let's Talk Africa Lecture Series: Ghana
Location:
The Global Hub, First Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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Dr. Jennifer Petrie-Wyman is the Assistant Director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, and Adjunct Faculty at Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration. Join us for another session of "Let's Talk Africa Lecture Series" in The Global Hub, First Floor, Posvar Hall, and she presents "Defending Business Ethics: The Power of Ghanaian Women’s Leadership in Combating Corruption and Promoting Democratic Business." Dr. Petrie-Wyman's presentation describes the power of ethics in women’s business leadership in Ghana. While previous research concentrates on women as small business owners and the glass-ceiling challenges confronting women’s leadership development in Africa, Dr. Petrie-Wyman's research examines the important role of ethics in Ghanaian women’s leadership particularly in mid to senior level management and the ways in which the inclusion of ethics in women’s leadership combats corruption, reduces sexual discrimination, and promotes democratic workplaces. The next steps required to strengthen ethical business leadership in Ghana and Africa are also discussed. Dr. Petrie-Wyman has been conducting research on education and leadership in Ghana since 2010.

1:00 pm Film
Film Screening: Yi Yi
Location:
3911 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Yi Yi (一 一) is a 2000 Taiwanese film written and directed by Edward Yang. The film's theme centers around the emotional struggles of an engineer named NJ and three generations of his middle-class Taiwanese family in Taipei.
The title in Chinese means "one by one" (meaning "one after another"). When written in vertical alignment, the two strokes resemble the character for "two": (二). Yi Yi premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, where Yang won the Best Director Award. It is now generally regarded as one of the major films of the 21st century.
- Q and A with film scholar Chris Lupke.

2:00 pm Workshop
First Time Traveler
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office
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Will this be your first time traveling overseas? We’ve all been there, so we’ve put together a guide to help you get ready for your first trip abroad. From airports and baggage to money and cell phones, learn everything you need to know about traveling abroad.

3:00 pm Lecture
Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
3:00 pm Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 313
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3

5:00 pm Seminar
Global Health and Gender Equality- SDG 5
Location:
2400 Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Office of the Vice Provost Carnegie Mellon University
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With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.

Monday, November 4

(All day) Conference
High School Model UN
Location:
William Pitt Union and O'Hara Center
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Pitt MUN Student Club
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High school Model UN clubs from Pittsburgh and tri-state areas participated in mock UN sessions.

12:00 pm Lecture
People and Culture in Traditional Japanese Art
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Please join us to explore Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints, in a variety of genres including Kabuki actors, beautiful women and landscapes from the Rosensteel Collection in the Archives and Special Collections at the University Library System.

3:00 pm Workshop
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
4:00 pm Lecture
1989 and All That: Transnational Political Upheaval and the Origins of Global Studies
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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The year 1989 witnessed momentous changes in global politics: the end of the Cold War, the acceleration of global neoliberal capitalism, and the start of a long decade of internationalism and interventionism -- G.H.W Bush's famous "New World Order."

In this conversation with Dr. William Brustein, Vice President for Global Strategies and International Affairs and Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Sociology at West Virginia University and former Director of Pitt's University Center for International Studies, we explore how the events of 1989 and their aftermath contributed to the creation of Global Studies as a Field and as an academic enterprise.

4:30 pm Cultural Event
English-Arabic Language Social Hour
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with English Language Institute
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Come to the Hub to practice your English or Arabic skills with native speakers! There will be games and other activities to facilitate language practice.

6:00 pm Information Session
Global Distinction Info Session
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and Global Hub
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The Global Distinction is a new Pitt credential that supports your growth in learning more about the world inside and outside the classroom. It's a great way to demonstrate your cross-cultural exposure and awareness to potential employers. 

Interested in learning more about this new credential and its requirements? Come by the Hub for an informal info session presented by Dr. Belkys Torres, Executive Director of Global Engagement.

Tuesday, November 5

12:00 pm Information Session
Global Wordsmiths Info Session
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Global Wordsmiths, a local Social Enterprise focused on advancing language access, will be holding an informal internship info session Tuesday, November 5th from 12PM-1PM. Global Wordsmiths provides language translation and interpretation services, as well as language access consulting and training. Their goal is to create and advance a culture of language access awareness, so that translations and interpreters will become more widely available for individuals who need them in order to access services, to integrate and to thrive.

Any students fluent in a second language and/or are interested in language access and interpretation/translation work are encouraged to attend!

4:00 pm Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 313
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

6:00 pm Lecture
Conversations on 1619 Series: "Post-Traumatic Cultural Disorder"
Location:
1501 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Africana Studies
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In 1619 a ship carrying 20-some enslaved Africans arrived in British North America. In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of that history-shaping event, the Department of Africana Studies and the Global Studies Center will host Conversations on 1619. Too many Americans are ignorant or ill-informed about the history of slavery and enslavement, and there are too few opportunities to have frank conversations about it. Events, aimed at Pitt undergrads but open to all members of the Pitt community, provide a space for informed, moderated discussion of topics related to slavery, whiteness, racism, and the making of our country.

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
9:00 pm Symposium
Global Citizens Lab
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Global Citizen Lab is a student organization aiming at bridging students from different cultural backgrounds, and bringing global, inclusive perspectives towards social and political issues through multifaceted observation and civic engagement.

We are also dedicated to maintaining an intellectual, inclusive platform for cultural exchange and social interactions among students of all backgrounds, connecting US students with international students via cultural exchange to create a more inclusive and open-minded campus.

Wednesday, November 6

12:00 pm Lecture
DAAD Lecture: A European Borderland between Localism and Globalization. The Multiethnic Region of Dobrudja/Dobrogea in the 19th/20th Century
Location:
History Department Lounge, 3702 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
12:00 pm Lecture
Nuclear Energy 2.0
Location:
4130 WWPH
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Formerly Distinguished Professor and Dean of the College of Energy, Xiamen University, Dr. Ning Li is the co-founder and senior advisor of Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, a US-based company dedicated to the development and commercialization of advanced nuclear energy based on innovations on fuel and micro modular reactor. His expertise addresses a key dimension of global environmental issues: how to alleviate the danger of global warming while meeting rising demands for reliable 24-hour energy. Questions? email us at asia@pitt.edu

12:30 pm Information Session
Go Abroad Again
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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The well-known quote by Michael Palin says, “Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote.” In addition to studying abroad again, there are many other international opportunities to explore including internships, fellowships and even graduate school. We’ll be happy to share our knowledge and resources on what is out there.

4:30 pm Teacher Training
Tracing Cultural Exchanges in World History through Primary Sources: Beyond what WE got from THEM
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
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In this workshop, participants will gain access to resources on teaching about cultural interactions as a topic of study. Using examples from the arts, technology and trade, we will explore primary sources that illustrate how to teach about these interactions through documents, objects, and artworks that represent modes of interaction. They will explore the story of classical knowledge and its transfer to Europe, as well as material culture such as foods and fabrics that moved across the eras to become global consumer products. Finally, we will discuss frameworks for teaching about the world that put the "global" into world history.

Dinner, parking, and Act 48 credit are provided. Register at https://forms.gle/bcMEw8qbPMDTS5zi7.

6:00 pm Reception
Women's International Cub Meet and Mingle
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Come by the Pitt Global Hub to meet members of the Women's International Club, an organization founded in 1938 comprised of members of the Nationality Rooms committees. Food and drink will be served, and a brief talk will be given by Sally Wiggin.

6:00 pm Workshop
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Location:
Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

Thursday, November 7

4:00 pm Lecture
Panoramas Round Table: The Destruction of the Amazon: USA-China Trade War Escalation Thread
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas
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Topic: The Destruction Of The Amazon: US-China Trade War Escalation Threat

4:00 pm Lecture
Soviet and American Plans to Survive Nuclear Armageddon
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office and European Studies Center along with Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Department of Communication, Department of History, Cultural Studies Program and World History Center
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The United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a decades-long nuclear race. Though the Cold War rivals achieved "Mutual assured destruction" in the 1960s, both powers made plans for their respective societies to survive nuclear holocaust. This live interview with Ed Geist will examine the American and Soviet political and cultural context that influenced their civil defense efforts to withstand the ultimate catastrophe.

4:00 pm Lecture
Dialect and the Making of Modern China
Location:
3703 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Taking aim at the conventional narrative that standard, national languages transform 'peasants' into citizens, Gina Anne Tam centers the history of the Chinese nation and national identity on fangyan--languages like Shanghainese, Cantonese, and dozens of others that are categorically different from the Chinese national language, Mandarin. She traces how linguists, policy-makers, bureaucrats, and workaday educators framed fangyan as non-standard 'variants' of the Chinese language, while simultaneously highlighting, on the other hand, the 1920s folksong collectors, communist-period playwrights, contemporary hip-hop artists and popular protestors who argued that fangyan were more authentic and representative of China's national culture and its history. These intertwined visions of the Chinese nation--one spoken in one voice, one spoken in many-interacted and shaped one another, and in the process, shaped the basis for national identity itself.

Dr. Gina Anne Tam is an Assistant Professor of Chinese History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford in 2016, and has had her research funded by the Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, and Blakemore. Her book, Dialect and Nationalism in China, 1860-1960, will be published by Cambridge University Press in early 2020.

6:00 pm Seminar
Madeline Miller's Circe - Four Evenings -- Global Literary Encounters
Location:
Latin American Lecture Room, Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with University Library System (ULS) and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
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In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, Global Studies Center is hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. Open to series subscribers and the Pitt Community, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues. A limited number of tickets to the author's lectures will be available to those who attend the discussions.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
9:00 pm Student Club Activity
Club Cúla Búla
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, November 8

12:00 pm Reception
There is Something Girly About Me
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Hispanic Language and Literature, University Honors College, Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
6:00 pm Performance
ADDverse+Poesia Presents: Cristiane Sobral
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures
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Join us for a roundtable conversation celebrating Black poetry followed by a recital with the special participation of the musicians John Bagnato and Mathew Tembo!

Sunday, November 10

12:00 pm Festival
Polish Fest
Location:
Cathedral of Learning Commons Room
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Polish Nationality Room/Lithuanian Nationality Room/Quo Vadis
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Celebrate Polish Fest with us by enjoying the folk dancing, music and cultural displays. Sample foods from an old world bakery, Myrna's Catering of pierogies, haluski, sauerbraten and much more. Children and adults will love the crafts and kids' activity corner.

Monday, November 11

12:00 pm Information Session
Global Distinction Info Session
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and Global Hub
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Join us for an info session on the new Global Distinction credential, presented by Executive Director of Global Engagement, Dr. Belkys Torres.

By completing course work across disciplines and participating in global activities and experiences at home or abroad, you can earn official recognition for your work. The credential also brings milestone rewards and, upon completion, a personal Global Distinction URL for use on your résumé and networking sites.

Learn about the requirements and benefits of earning the Global Distinction on 11/11 from 12PM-1PM!

3:00 pm Workshop
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Tuesday, November 12

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Conversations on Europe: Migration in the Mediterranean: A Historical Perspective
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
12:00 pm Information Session
History of Art & Architecture/Architectural Studies Spring 2020 Courses & Programs Info Session
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of History of Art & Architecture
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Advisors from the History of Art & Architecture and Architectural Studies programs will be holding an informal info session on their Spring 2020 course offerings and programs with global or international content! If you are working towards a major, minor, or certificate in either of these programs, OR are interested in these topics and earning a Global Distinction, come out to learn more!

9:00 pm Symposium
Global Citizens Lab
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Global Citizen Lab is a student organization aiming at bridging students from different cultural backgrounds, and bringing global, inclusive perspectives towards social and political issues through multifaceted observation and civic engagement.

We are also dedicated to maintaining an intellectual, inclusive platform for cultural exchange and social interactions among students of all backgrounds, connecting US students with international students via cultural exchange to create a more inclusive and open-minded campus.

Wednesday, November 13

10:00 am Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

12:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in/Global Business Institute Buenos Aires
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Interested in studying abroad and/or interning in Buenos Aires? Come out to this info session to learn more.

4:30 pm Lecture
Mapping Ancient Texts: Digital Visualizations in Classics Teaching and Research
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Classics
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This presentation explores some applications of digital mapping technology for pedagogy and research. It discusses Mapping Ancient Texts: Visualizing Greek and Roman Travel Narratives (MAT) (http://mappingancienttexts.net), a queryable web-based geospatial interface capable of visualizing multiple ancient Mediterranean travel narratives simultaneously. It was created by a team of Kenyon College faculty, staff, and students. MAT is inspired by the many excellent research and pedagogical projects that apply GIS technology to the study of the ancient Mediterranean, especially the Ancient World Mapping Center, Pleiades, and Pelagios. Our project is distinguished by its special focus on not just visualizing geographical coordinates, but also representing movement between places. The first part of the talk presents the methods through which the project team is developing the MAT interface and looks at a case study in which MAT’s visualization of all travel narratives that mention the town of Cassiope on Corcyra is used to inform the interpretation of Propertius 1.17. The second part of the talk discusses a project undertaken in an undergraduate Classics course in which students create visualizations from geo-spatial information in Cicero’s letters.

5:00 pm Cultural Event
Film Screening: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
Location:
The Global Hub, First Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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Join us for a Watch Party in the Global Hub, as we share a brand-new film about Pitt Alumna and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai of Kenya. Kenyan tea, snacks and free t-shirts provided for the first 20 attendees. We'll also share the Planting Ideas Action Guide, a booklet based on the documentary and the mission of The Green Belt Movement created by Wangari in Kenya. Wangari lived a life of planting both ideas and trees. Her legacy is best reflected in her own words:"It is the people who must save the environment. It is the people who must make their leaders change. And we cannot be intimidated. So we must stand up for what we believe in."

Be sure to stop by pay homage to Dr. Maathai's memorial plaque, garden and greenspace featured on the front lawn of the Cathedral of Learning, Fifth Avenue Entrance.

6:15 pm Workshop
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Location:
329 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

7:30 pm Cultural Event
International Game Night
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Office of International Services
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Come by the Hub to play table and card games and make a new friend! International students will have the opportunity to teach different games from their home countries. This is a great opportunity to find a potential language partner, or meet someone from another culture.

Thursday, November 14

12:30 pm Symposium
Institute for International Studies in Education Symposium Series
Location:
4318 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with School of Education
4:00 pm Lecture
Panoramas Round: The Use of Democracy as a Justification for Anti-Democratic Actions: How the Nature of Powerful Authoritarian Governments have Changed Over Time
Location:
4219 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas
4:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
The Visibility of Perception. On the Experience of Urban Environments
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Andrea Mubi Brighenti is Aggregate Professor of Social Theory and Space & Culture at the Department of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy. Research topics focus on space, power and society. He has published The Ambiguous Multiplicities: Materials, episteme and politics of some cluttered social formations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Visibility in Social Theory and Social Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Territori migranti [Migrant Territories. Space and Control of Global Mobility] (ombre corte, 2009). Has edited Urban Interstices. The Aesthetics and Politics of Spatial In-betweens(Ashgate, 2013), Uma Cidade de Imagens (Mundos Sociais, 2012 – with Ricardo Campos and Luciano Spinelli), and The Wall and the City (professionaldreamers, 2009). Urban Walls. Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Surfaces (Routledge, 2018, co-edited with Mattias Kärrholm).

4:30 pm Lecture
The Visibility of Perception. On the Experience of Urban Environments
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Andrea Mubi Brighenti is Aggregate Professor of Social Theory and Space & Culture at the Department of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy. Research topics focus on space, power and society. He has published The Ambiguous Multiplicities: Materials, episteme and politics of some cluttered social formations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Visibility in Social Theory and Social Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Territori migranti [Migrant Territories. Space and Control of Global Mobility] (ombre corte, 2009). Has edited Urban Interstices. The Aesthetics and Politics of Spatial In-betweens(Ashgate, 2013), Uma Cidade de Imagens (Mundos Sociais, 2012 – with Ricardo Campos and Luciano Spinelli), and The Wall and the City (professionaldreamers, 2009). Urban Walls. Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Surfaces (Routledge, 2018, co-edited with Mattias Kärrholm).

5:00 pm Lecture
Japan Speaker Series: Animal Stories
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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A surprising number of animals appear in the fictional representations of the March 11, 2011 disasters in Japan. Why? My hunch is that the portrayal of animal inferiorities and portrayal of disaster are linked by narrative challenges and techniques: they both are "impossible." Furukawa Hideo has been writing through animals for some time, and with added poignancy after the Tohoku disasters; this presentation focuses on his fiction of Furukawa Hideo to examine his exploration of the fictional possibilities, and limits, of portraying animal inferiorities in fiction.

5:30 pm Film
Women of the Gulag: Film Screening & Discussion with the Director
Location:
Auditorium 125, Frick Fine Arts
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Mellon Department of History and Carnegie Mellon Department of Modern Languages
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Women of the Gulag tells the compelling and tragic stories of six women as last survivors of the Gulag. Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago largely tells of the men caught in Stalin's camps and special settlements for "crimes against the state." Women of the Gulag, features six women in their eighties and nineties as they tell their stories while going about their daily lives in remote Urals villages, in break-away Sukhumi, or in Moscow suburbs. Their only hesitancy to speak out relates to sexual violence, about which they would only hint. Sadly, three died shortly after their interviews.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, November 15

8:30 am Award Ceremony
Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership 2019 Emerging Leader Award
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
Director's Office along with Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
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The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership is pleased to announce this year's Emerging Leader Award recipient, Samir Lakhani, founder of the nonprofit Eco-Soap Bank a global soap-recycling organization which operates in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

This annual celebration recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who, relatively early in their professional careers, have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and high promise of future contributions.

Friday, November 15, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building (2nd Floor)
The award ceremony is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
RSVP gspiaji@pitt.edu

Samir Lakhani is a social entrepreneur dedicated to restoring health and dignity to developing countries through environmental initiatives. Prior to founding Eco-Soap Bank in 2014, Lakhani was deeply involved in climate-resilient aquaculture and nutrition projects in northern Cambodian villages. To date, Eco-Soap Bank has reached over 1.3 million people with recycled soap and free hygiene education. In 2017, Samir received a CNN Heroes Award and Rotary Presidential Peacebuilding Award for his work with global hygiene. Samir Lakhani graduated in 2015 from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Environmental Studies in the Department of Geology.

12:00 pm Presentation
Conversations with Alumni: Waseem Mardini '08
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Global Hub and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with UCIS International Career Toolkit Series
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Waseem Mardini is a 2008 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh. He then went on to obtain his Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, studying subjects such as Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Sustainable Development. He has worked in New York City and Washington, DC, working for groups such as the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Equitable Origin, and the Arab American Institute. He was the Policy Advisor at Publish What You Pay, where he focused on the corruption in the oil, gas and mining sectors. He also has worked on governance of extractive industries, transparency and accountability, international human rights law, and international corporate responsibility standards. Furthermore, Mr. Mardini has experience in researching human rights violations and conflict in the Middle East. Currently, he works as a Project Manager for KnowTheChain, an organization devoted to educating companies and investors about forced labor and what it means to be transparent and accountable.

3:00 pm Lecture
Critical Research on Africa: The Role of Non-kin in Providing Elder Care: A Forgotten History in Ghana
Location:
3703 WWPH
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies along with Department of Africana Studies, Department of History, African Studies Program, University Center for International Studies and University of Pittsburgh
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Cati Coe is a Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on transnational migration, care, and education in West Africa. She is the author of The New American Servitude: Political Belonging among African Immigrant Home Care Workers (2019) and The Scattered Family: African Migrants, Parenting and Global Inequality (2013). She was a co-editor of Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work (2017) and Everyday Ruptures: Children, Youth, and Migration in Global Perspective (2011).

In contemporary Ghana, adult children are considered responsible for the care of aged parents. Within this idealized framework, two aspects of elder care are overlooked. First, such a narrative obscures the role of non-kin and extended kin in providing elder care in southern Ghana historically and in the present. Secondly, it hides the negotiations over obligations and commitments between those who manage elder care and those who help with an aging person’s daily activities. It is in this latter role in which non-kin and extended kin are significant in elder care, while closer kin maintain their kin roles through the more distant management, financial support, and recruitment of others. This talk examines recruitment to elder care and the role of kin and non-kin in elder care in three historical periods—the 1860s, the 1990s, and the 2000s—centered on Akuapem, in southern Ghana. In particular, it shows that helping an aged person relies on previous and expected entrustments, in which more vulnerable, dependent, and indebted persons are most likely to be recruited to provide care.

4:30 pm Workshop
Faculty Workshop with Andrea Mubi Brighenti
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Andrea Mubi Brighenti is Aggregate Professor of Social Theory and Space & Culture at the Department of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy. Research topics focus on space, power and society. He has published The Ambiguous Multiplicities: Materials, episteme and politics of some cluttered social formations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Visibility in Social Theory and Social Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Territori migranti [Migrant Territories. Space and Control of Global Mobility] (ombre corte, 2009). Has edited Urban Interstices. The Aesthetics and Politics of Spatial In-betweens(Ashgate, 2013), Uma Cidade de Imagens (Mundos Sociais, 2012 – with Ricardo Campos and Luciano Spinelli), and The Wall and the City (professionaldreamers, 2009). Urban Walls. Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Surfaces (Routledge, 2018, co-edited with Mattias Kärrholm).

Saturday, November 16

8:30 am Presentation
Balmoral Classic Bagpiping Competition
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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U.S. Junior Solo Bagpiping Championship

7:00 pm Performance
Korean Music Festival
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
7:00 pm Cultural Event
Korean Music Festival
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Reception to Follow
$10 Tickets for Adults | Free for Students/Children
Half price for audience who come dressed in hanbok, the Korean traditional attire.
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Monday, November 18

10:00 am Student Club Activity
Pierogi for Parkinson's
Location:
2nd Floor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
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Polish and Ukrainian Culture Clubs Present

Pierogies for Parkinson's

Flavors include: Apple Cinnamon, Potato Cheddar, Sweet Potato Garlic

6 for $6 and a dozen for $10

Pre-order here: https://forms.gle/uwjL23o3tiMK2QtZA

20% of the proceeds will go to the Parkinson's Foundation!

12:00 pm Lecture
Measuring Ethnicity: Statistical Data, Cartography and the Making of the German Eastern Border, 1890-1930
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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Philipp Kröger is a historian of Modern Central Europe and is completing his Ph.D. at the University of Augsburg, Germany. His presentation ties into his current work on the German state's statistics of nationality on its eastern border from the late-19th-century to WWII.

Join us for our first Pizza and Politics lecture of the year and enjoy some free lunch and a great lecture!

12:30 pm Lecture
WHAT'S GOING ON IN LATIN AMERICA?
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Learn about the latest Development in Latin America from experts in the field.
For more information, email: clas@pitt.edu

Lunch will be provided.

3:00 pm Workshop
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
3:00 pm Performance
Conchordance: The Pittsburgh Recorder Consort Performance
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Join us at the Pitt Global Hub for a special performance by the Pittsburgh Recorder Consort, in partnership with the Nationality Rooms exhibition of musical instruments currently on display at the Hub.

Come listen to music from around the world and hear pieces from early Baroque and Renaissance to modern tunes from America. Recorders are more than the little plastic instruments you might have played in grade school. Come and enjoy the full range of sound from an ensemble of recorder enthusiasts who also learned to play to play on those little plastic sopranos!

3:00 pm Workshop
Russian Tutoring and Conversation Table
Location:
415 Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Improve your Russian, meet other Russian students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Russian culture!

5:00 pm Panel Discussion
UCIS International Toolkit Series Presents: How to Prepare for International and Global Careers
Location:
Posvar Hall, Rm 4217
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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Recent government and nonprofit professionals will discuss their interest in, pursuit of, and perspective on international and global employment. Discussion Style workshop.

Panelists:

Cyndee Pelt
Chief of Staff, CFO’s Office, University of Pittsburgh
Former Senior Advisor – Democracy, Human Rights, & Governance, Office of Foreign Assistance Resources, U.S. Department of State

Ryan Stannard
Regional Recruiter, Peace Corps
Former Teacher Collaboration and Community Service Volunteer

Darcy Fyock
Recent U.S. Foreign Affairs Officer, Diplomatic and Consular Service, U.S. Department of State
Former Teacher, Northern Virginia School Districts

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Tuesday, November 19

10:00 am Student Club Activity
Pierogi for Parkinson's
Location:
2nd Floor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
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Polish and Ukrainian Culture Clubs Present

Pierogies for Parkinson's

Flavors include: Apple Cinnamon, Potato Cheddar, Sweet Potato Garlic

6 for $6 and a dozen for $10

Pre-order here: https://forms.gle/uwjL23o3tiMK2QtZA

20% of the proceeds will go to the Parkinson's Foundation!

12:00 pm Information Session
FLAS Fellowship Info Session
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center
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The FLAS Fellowship program is a prestigious and competitive award that allows select Pitt undergraduate and graduate students to devote full time attention to their chosen modern foreign language and area studies specialty. There are separate competitions for the Academic Year FLAS Fellowship and the Summer FLAS Fellowship. Come by the Pitt Global Hub on November 19th from 12PM-1PM to learn how to apply and how to enhance your application!

6:00 pm Symposium
Conversations on 1619 Final Debrief Session
Location:
1501 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Africana Studies
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As our Conversations on 1619 discussions draw to a close, we invite you to join our final debrief on the series that has sought to provide a space for informed, moderated discussion of topics related to slavery, racism, whiteness and the making of our country.

The session, in collaboration with the Department of Africana Studies, will tie together the past month's discussions and give participants a final opportunity to reflect and contribute to this important ongoing conversation.

Previous week's speakers will be in attendance to direct the conversation.

9:00 pm Symposium
Global Citizens Lab
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Global Citizen Lab is a student organization aiming at bridging students from different cultural backgrounds, and bringing global, inclusive perspectives towards social and political issues through multifaceted observation and civic engagement.

We are also dedicated to maintaining an intellectual, inclusive platform for cultural exchange and social interactions among students of all backgrounds, connecting US students with international students via cultural exchange to create a more inclusive and open-minded campus.

Wednesday, November 20

10:00 am Student Club Activity
Pierogi for Parkinson's
Location:
2nd Floor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
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Polish and Ukrainian Culture Clubs Present

Pierogies for Parkinson's

Flavors include: Apple Cinnamon, Potato Cheddar, Sweet Potato Garlic

6 for $6 and a dozen for $10

Pre-order here: https://forms.gle/uwjL23o3tiMK2QtZA

20% of the proceeds will go to the Parkinson's Foundation!

4:30 pm Reception
Fall Faculty Salon
Location:
Global Studies Center Main Office
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Join us for a happy hour at the Global Studies main office. We'll provide drinks and light refreshments; you provide the great company and conversation. Not only are these events fun, but they also help us to build up the Global Studies program and community at Pitt by giving us a chance to learn more about your work and how we might support it. It's a great way to meet people with shared or complementary interests, and for us to hear your suggestions about what we might do to enrich and encourage exciting research, teaching, and programs on campus and beyond. Feel free to bring a colleague.

5:00 pm Information Session
OCC Pop-Up Event
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt Student Affairs
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Bring your laptops and questions to this OCC pop-up session where pizza and giveaways will be provided!

The deadline to complete your OCC this semester is Friday, November 29.

6:15 pm Workshop
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Location:
329 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

Thursday, November 21

10:00 am Student Club Activity
Pierogi for Parkinson's
Location:
2nd Floor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
See Details

Polish and Ukrainian Culture Clubs Present

Pierogies for Parkinson's

Flavors include: Apple Cinnamon, Potato Cheddar, Sweet Potato Garlic

6 for $6 and a dozen for $10

Pre-order here: https://forms.gle/uwjL23o3tiMK2QtZA

20% of the proceeds will go to the Parkinson's Foundation!

11:00 am Information Session
Pitt in Cyprus/Pitt in Greece
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
12:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in Sweden
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
1:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in Ireland
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
4:30 pm Lecture
Exceptionalism and the New Mainstream: Explaining Orbán's Illiberal Regime in Hungary
Location:
Simmons B, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Hub along with Carnegie Mellon University Department of English and Carnegie Mellon University Department of History
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Thirty years after the democratic transition in 1989, hybrid political cultures and peculiar, neither Western nor fully Eastern power practices seem to have taken root in the European semi-peripheries. Regional experts speak of de-globalization as the outcome of the emergence of populist and nationalist movements in both Western and Eastern Europe, and warn against the peculiar role the latter area might play—as it already did in the interwar period and during the Cold War—as a laboratory of authoritarian politics. This talk analyzes how, under prime minister Viktor Orbán, the former "model pupil" Hungary became the most visible and conceptually refined example of the rejection of liberal democracy, and provides some regional perspectives for how to tackle this challenge.

Dr. Stefano Bottoni received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Bologna in 2005. Currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Florence, he was previously Senior Fellow at the Institute of History in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2009-2019). His main fields of interest include the political and social history of Eastern Europe under the socialist regimes. His publications include The Long Awaited West. Eastern Europe since 1944 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, October 2017), and Stalin’s Legacy in Romania. The Hungarian Autonomous Region, 1952-1960 (Langham: Lexington Books, Harvard Cold War Series Book Series, 2018).

4:30 pm Reading Group
Global Issues Through Literature: We Are All That's Left by Carrie Arcos
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Books, Act 48 credit, dinner, and parking are provided. Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y4krh7k6

5:00 pm Panel Discussion
Asia Pop Speaker Series
Location:
Alcoa Room 229 Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, November 22

10:00 am Student Club Activity
Pierogi for Parkinson's
Location:
2nd Floor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
See Details

Polish and Ukrainian Culture Clubs Present

Pierogies for Parkinson's

Flavors include: Apple Cinnamon, Potato Cheddar, Sweet Potato Garlic

6 for $6 and a dozen for $10

Pre-order here: https://forms.gle/uwjL23o3tiMK2QtZA

20% of the proceeds will go to the Parkinson's Foundation!

3:00 pm Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 313
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

Monday, November 25

9:00 am Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

Thursday, November 28

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center