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.
Events in UCIS
Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3
Monday, November 4
High school Model UN clubs from Pittsburgh and tri-state areas participated in mock UN sessions.
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.
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.
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.
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.