Events in UCIS

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.

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
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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!

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