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.

Friday, December 6

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

1:00 pm Student Club Activity
Comfort Food & Cornhole
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with Student Office of Sustainability
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Join the Global Studies Ambassadors and the Student Office of Sustainability on the last day of classes for a game of Cornhole and comfort food - soup and cornbread!

3:00 pm Lecture
Constructing Interculturality, Civilizing Birth: The Limits of Intercultural Health in Peru
Location:
Anthropology Lounge, Room 3106
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Anthropology
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This talk analyzes how the practices of care for pregnant and birthing indigenous women in public health clinics exemplify the structural limits to intercultural healthcare in Peru. The intercultural birthing policy was heralded as a major shift in the history of health care in Peru. It changed existing birth protocols, that followed technocratic models of birthing, to incorporate traditional Andean practices of care. The Peruvian deployment of an intercultural health framework echoed political projects in Ecuador and Bolivia which recognized indigenous health practices and preferences as on par with biomedical perspectives. This signaled a willingness to recognize and respect cultural differences and address historically engendered marginalization of indigenous communities. However, the construction of intercultural health through the day-to-day practices of pregnancy, labor and postpartum care of indigenous women demonstrates a clear disconnection between discourse and praxis. Further, they speak to a broader project of forceful “modernization” of indigenous bodies to fit into the desired mestizo nation.
 
Dr. Lucia Guerra-Reyes is a medical anthropologist and interdisciplinary researcher.  She holds a PhD in Anthropology and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Behavioral and Community Health, both from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to that, she studied a Master’s degree in Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.  She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Applied Health Science, at Indiana University Bloomington- School of Public Health.  Her research focuses on the complexities of access to sexual and reproductive health care for marginalized communities. She is the author of “Changing birth in the Andes: Culture, Policy and Safe Motherhood in Peru” (Vanderbilt 2019).

For any questions, email LCA17@pitt.edu

Reception | 5:30pm
145 Washington Street, Edgewood, PA
Please RSVP to kmdewalt@pitt.edu

7:00 pm Film
1989: A Statesman Opens Up
Location:
Center for Teaching and Learning, Cathedral of Learning 602
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
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A film screening of 1989: A Statesman Opens Up

Presented by the Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA).