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
See Details

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, January 6

10:00 am Cultural Event
Online: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (dim31@pitt.edu) for more information.

Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.

12:45 pm Cultural Event
Online: Russian Tutoring & Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has been moved online. Please contact Katya via Skype @katya.kovaleva1 during the usual meeting time of Monday's from 12:45PM-2:45PM OR email Katya directly (katya.kovaleva@gmail.com)

Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.

Tuesday, January 7

12:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Summer Info Sessions
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
See Details

Drop by the Pitt Global Hub to get more information on our summer study abroad programs before the January 20th deadline!

12PM-1PM: Comparative Justice in IReland
1PM-2PM: Wrongful Conviction in London
2PM-3PM: Comparative Sign Language in London
3PM-4PM: Open Q&A

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
See Details

Please note this language table has been canceled. Please contact upittgerman@gmail.com with any questions.

Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.

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

Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Shayan Jalali (shj55@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Persian language skills at our bi-weekly language table!

Wednesday, January 8

12:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Summer Info Sessions
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
See Details

Drop by the Pitt Global Hub to get more information on our summer study abroad programs before the January 20th deadline!

12PM-1PM: Comparative Economics in Central Europe
1PM-2PM: Economic Policy in Ukraine
2PM-3PM: Global Energy (Brussels & Kyiv)

3:00 pm Workshop
Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
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, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
See Details

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Brazil Nuts Bate-Popo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Please note this language table is now meeting via Zoom. Contact Julia O'Hare (jho3@pitt.edu) for more information.

Portuguese Language Table

6:00 pm Workshop
Kitsuke Workshop
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

Thursday, January 9

11:30 am Presentation
Yasuda Women's University Poster Presentation
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with English Language Institute
See Details

Students from Yasuda Women's University who are a part of Pitt's English Language Institute will be presenting their research posters on U.S. culture. Come by to celebrate their hard work and learn about their findings!

1:30 pm Information Session
Study Abroad in Africa
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Brazil Nuts Bate-Popo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Please note this language table is now meeting via Zoom. Contact Julia O'Hare (jho3@pitt.edu) for more information.

Portuguese Language Table

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: German Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
See Details

Please note this event is now meeting online. Join via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/466509031
Contact Benjamin Brand (bmb145@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Join professors and students from the Department of German and practice your language skills!

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

Practice your Turkish language skills - all levels welcome!

Friday, January 10

10:00 am Cultural Event
Online: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (dim31@pitt.edu) for more information.

Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.

12:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Summer Info Sessions
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
See Details

Drop by the Pitt Global Hub to get more information on our summer study abroad programs before the January 20th deadline!

12PM-1PM: Pitt in Buenos Aires
1PM-2PM: Pitt in Bolivia

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Postponed: Modern Greek Language Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
See Details

Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (areti.papanastasiou@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Seijin Shiki
Location:
Ballroom A University Club
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi Endowments
See Details

As part of a collaboration between the Yasuda University students at the English Language Institute and the Asian Studies Center, we will be hosting the second Seijin Shiki at the University of Pittsburgh. We would love to have Pitt students participate. If you are turning 20 years old this year (April 2019-April 2020), we invite you to be part of the ceremony. Please email asia@pitt.edu by December 7, 2019.

Funding provided by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi endowments at the University of Pittsburgh.

Sunday, January 12

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Chinese New Year Celebration
Location:
Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Chinese Room Committee
See Details

Celebration of Lunar New Year with performances, refreshments and a presentation. Event is free for all.

Monday, January 13

12:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Summer Info Sessions - Health Sciences
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
See Details

Drop by the Pitt Global Hub to get more information on our summer study abroad programs before the January 20th deadline!

12PM-12:30PM: Healthcare Delivery in Basel
12:30PM-1PM: Nursing at Trinity College Dublin
1PM-1:30PM: Healthcare Delivery in Beijing
1:30PM-2PM: Healthcare in British Context
2PM-4PM: Open Q&A

12:45 pm Cultural Event
Online: Russian Tutoring & Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has been moved online. Please contact Katya via Skype @katya.kovaleva1 during the usual meeting time of Monday's from 12:45PM-2:45PM OR email Katya directly (katya.kovaleva@gmail.com)

Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
See Details

Contact Jennifer Wallace (jlw200@pitt.edu) and Bei Cheng (beicheng@pitt.edu) with specific questions.

Tuesday, January 14

12:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Summer Info Sessions
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
See Details

Drop by the Pitt Global Hub to get more information on our summer study abroad programs before the January 20th deadline!

12PM-1PM: Pitt in Sydney
1PM-2PM: Travel Writing in London

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
See Details

Please note this language table has been canceled. Please contact upittgerman@gmail.com with any questions.

Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: Arabic Language & Culture Club
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
See Details

Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Gabrielle Hobbib (gch14@pitt.edu) with any questions.

The Arabic Language & Culture Club provides an opportunity for students of Arabic language classes to come together once a week and practice speaking the language with each other as well as touch on cultural aspects of the Arab world.

Wednesday, January 15

12:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Summer Info Sessions
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
See Details

Drop by the Pitt Global Hub to get more information on our summer study abroad programs before the January 20th deadline!

12PM-1PM: Pitt in Sweden
1PM-2PM: Pitt in Ireland

1:30 pm Lecture
The Horrid Beginning: Boccaccio's Decameron as Archetype of Modern Post-Apocalyptic Narrative
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Film & Media Studies
See Details

In my presentation, I link contemporary expressions of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narrative to Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron, and I claim that the zombie-ridden landscapes of The Walking Dead lead back to Boccaccio’s masterpiece, to its structure, and to its main themes.

Dennis R. Perry defines the apocalypse as the breaking up of the predictable universe: the world as we know it starts collapsing, and so does the scale of values everyone relies on. Apocalypse is therefore but a massive change of costumes, of parameters, of language. These are the very same changes Boccaccio depicted in his collection of novellas: those of a world that was coming out of the Middle Ages much faster than many could perceive.

By using textual evidence, with a particular focus on The Walking Dead – both Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel (2003–present) and Frank Darabont’s TV series ( 2010-present) –, I show that defining the Decameron as the secular archetype of post-apocalyptic fiction is not a stretch, and that the themes of social reconstruction, natural law, and human ingegno are of primary importance in Boccaccio’s book, as much as they are crucial in apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic literature and cinema of the past two hundred years.

3:00 pm Workshop
Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
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, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
See Details

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

Thursday, January 16

12:00 pm Lecture
Local leadership and China’s low-carbon policy experimentation
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
See Details

Globally cities are on the front lines of dealing with greenhouse gas and air pollution issues, particularly Chinese cities that are growing rapidly. Steps Chinese cities take to become truly low carbon will ultimately determine China's success to address climate change emissions. Through the case studies of three cities - Shenzhen, Nanchang, Xiamen and Zhenjiang - the research seeks to bring a more nuanced understanding to how China’s pioneer low-carbon city model contributes to China’s climate governance and the bottom-up approach in the world.

12:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Summer Info Sessions
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Global Experiences Office along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
See Details

Drop by the Pitt Global Hub to get more information on our summer study abroad programs before the January 20th deadline!

12PM-1PM: Architecture & the City
1PM-2PM: Monsters, Madmen and the Modern City: Prague
2PM-4PM: Summer Language Institute

3:30 pm Presentation
CLAS Director Candidate Presentation: Latin American Studies: Advancing International Leadership by Cultivating Intellectual Community
Location:
4303 Wesley W. Posvar Hall (CUE Commons Room)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
See Details

CLAS Director Candidate Presentation: Latin American Studies: Advancing International Leadership by Cultivating Intellectual Community

Jana Morgan (PhD, UNC) is a professor of political science and former chair of Latin American and Caribbean studies at the University of Tennessee. Her academic leadership and service have focused on building collaborative and interdisciplinary spaces in which scholars, students, and practitioners might work to strengthen the understanding and practice of democracy across the Americas, particularly for those from traditionally marginalized groups.

Among her many roles contributing to disciplinary and interdisciplinary excellence, Professor Morgan is currently Associate Editor for Politics and International Affairs at the Latin American Research Review, is a founder and executive council member for the Southeast Latin American Behavior Consortium (SeLAB), and has co-directed the AmericasBarometer surveys in the Dominican Republic since 2006. Her research and teaching address issues of inequality, exclusion, and political representation across the Americas. Her work calls attention to the ways democracies have frequently failed to confront entrenched patterns of marginalization along the axes of race, class, and gender and analyzes how these weaknesses in the functioning of democracy have significant costs for the lived experiences of ordinary citizens and for the stability and survival of the democratic regime itself.

Her work has been funded by the Fulbright-Hays program, the Pew Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation, and has appeared in numerous journals including Latin American Research Review, American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, and Latin American Politics and Society. Her book Bankrupt Representation and Party System Collapse (Pennsylvania State University Press 2011) received the Van Cott Award from the Latin American Studies Association. Professor Morgan regularly gives talks to audiences of academics and practitioners across the United States and Latin America.

She is currently writing two books, one analyzing how structures and experiences of ethnoracial exclusion shape democratic citizenship across Latin America and another identifying how inequalities in the US interest system stifle policymakers' attention to major economic and social problems.

www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Brazil Nuts Bate-Popo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Please note this language table is now meeting via Zoom. Contact Julia O'Hare (jho3@pitt.edu) for more information.

Portuguese Language Table

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: German Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
See Details

Please note this event is now meeting online. Join via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/466509031
Contact Benjamin Brand (bmb145@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Join professors and students from the Department of German and practice your language skills!

4:30 pm Lecture
Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
See Details

Gregory Cajete is Professor of Native American Studies and Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. He received his Ph.D. from International College – Los Angeles New Philosophy Program in Social Science Education with an emphasis in Native American Studies. Dr. Cajete is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of Indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethno botany of Northern New Mexico and as a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission. He worked at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 21 years. While at the Institute, he served as Dean of the Center for Research and Cultural Exchange, Chair of Native American Studies and Professor of ethno science. He organized and directed the First and Second Annual National Native American Very Special Arts Festival held in respectively in Santa Fe, NM in 1991and Albuquerque, NM in 1992.

6:00 pm Cultural Event
Study Abroad Alumni Reunion - UK and Ireland
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
See Details

Mingle with fellow students who have a studied abroad in the UK and Ireland! Students who have completed a program in the UK or Ireland for any length of time are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Practice your Turkish language skills - all levels welcome!

Friday, January 17

9:30 am Cultural Event
Global Brew: Asia
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
See Details

Global Brew is an ongoing series hosted by the Pitt Global Hub featuring coffee and teas from around the world. Students, faculty. and staff are invited to taste our beverages while learning about how the beans and tea leaves are sourced and the influence of the global coffee and tea market on different countries.

This event will feature coffee beans produced in Asia.

10:00 am Cultural Event
Online: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (dim31@pitt.edu) for more information.

Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.

10:30 am Workshop
Faculty Workshop with Dr. Gregory Cajete
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
See Details

Gregory Cajete is Professor of Native American Studies and Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. He received his Ph.D. from International College – Los Angeles New Philosophy Program in Social Science Education with an emphasis in Native American Studies. Dr. Cajete is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of Indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethno botany of Northern New Mexico and as a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission. He worked at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 21 years. While at the Institute, he served as Dean of the Center for Research and Cultural Exchange, Chair of Native American Studies and Professor of ethno science. He organized and directed the First and Second Annual National Native American Very Special Arts Festival held in respectively in Santa Fe, NM in 1991and Albuquerque, NM in 1992.

12:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Scholarship Info Session
Location:
Global Hub (1st Floor of Posvar Hall)
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, Global Studies Center, Global Hub, Global Experiences Office and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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Representative from UCIS and the Study Abroad Office will be providing information on a variety of scholarships, fellowships and tuition remission opportunities that can help you fund study abroad in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, Eurasia and Russia -- as well as tips for exploring, choosing and preparing for a study abroad program that's just right for you.

12:45 pm Symposium
The Venezuelan Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Lessons
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
See Details

Schedule:

1:30—3:30 p.m. Panel
Moderator: Scott Morgenstern

Ignacio Arana holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2002), a MA in Political Science from the University of Chile (2007), and a MA and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh (2015). His central line of research explores how the individual differences among presidents have an impact on relevant political phenomena, including institutional change and policy outcomes. His secondary line of research is the comparative study of institutions, with a focus on Latin America. He studies informal institutions, executive-legislative relations, judicial politics and elections.

Jana Morgan joined the Department of Political Science in Fall 2005 after completing her PhD (2005) and M.A. (2001) in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jana received her B.A. in Political Science and Modern Languages from Wheaton College in 1998.
Her research considers issues of inequality, exclusion, and representation. She is particularly interested in exploring how economic, social and political inequalities affect marginalized groups' influence and undermine democratic institutions and outcomes. She has conducted field research in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, and Argentina.

Scott Morgenstern is a Professor of Political Science, and has been at the University of Pittsburgh since 2005. He served as the Director of Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies from 2014-2018. His research focuses on political parties, electoral systems, and legislatures, with a regional specialization in Latin America.

John Polga-Hecimovich is an assistant professor of comparative politics in the Political Science Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, and previously taught at Wake Forest University, the College of William & Mary, and FLACSO-Ecuador. His research is broadly focused on the effects of political institutions on democratic stability, policymaking, and governance, with a particular focus on Latin America.

4:00—5:30 p.m. KEYNOTE
“Resisting Illiberal Regimes: Lessons from Venezuela”
by Anibal Pérez-Liñán

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán is Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on democratization, political institutions, executive-legislative relations, and the rule of law in new democracies. He is the author of Presidential Impeachment and the New Political Instability in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America (with Scott Mainwaring, Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Professor Pérez-Liñán is the editor in chief of the Latin American Research Review, the scholarly journal of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), and co-editor with Paolo Carozza of the Kellogg Series on Democracy and Development at the University of Notre Dame Press. Pérez-Liñán was part of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of CLAS between 2001 and 2018.

For more information, email: clas@pitt.edu or visit: www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Postponed: Modern Greek Language Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
See Details

Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (areti.papanastasiou@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!

2:00 pm Student Club Activity
Social Hour with Global Studies Ambassadors
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
See Details

The Global Studies Center looks forward to beginning a monthly, informal social hour - hosted by Global Studies Ambassadors and fellow GSC students Mark, Sarah and Destiny - as a way to get to know other like-minded Global Studies students.

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: ADDverse Poetry Collective Meeting
Location:
Zoom Meeting
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Africana Studies
See Details

Please note this meeting is now happening online. Contact Luana Reis (lreis@pitt.edu) for more information.

4:00 pm Reception
*Application Due For Washington DC Career Networking Trip
Location:
4100 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center
See Details

Students must participate in one of four tracks to attend: Global Health, Human Rights/Security, International Security & Diplomacy, and International Development.

Applications are due by 4 PM on Friday, January 17, 2020. $50 non-refundable payment will be collected to hold your place.

*Preference will go to Seniors and Juniors. Copy this link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7omnJh3al46aAvfUoI8ENhpeEdIRs...

Monday, January 20

12:45 pm Cultural Event
Online: Russian Tutoring & Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has been moved online. Please contact Katya via Skype @katya.kovaleva1 during the usual meeting time of Monday's from 12:45PM-2:45PM OR email Katya directly (katya.kovaleva@gmail.com)

Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Pause Cafe
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures

Tuesday, January 21

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Conversations on Europe: An Update on Brexit
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
See Details

This month’s Conversation on Europe invites a panel of experts to update us on the continually changing circumstances surrounding Brexit. At the time of the printing of this flyer, the British withdrawal from the EU deadline is scheduled for January 31st, but after so many postponements and delays, it is anyone’s guess whether or not that will happen. Join us for an up-to-the-minute assessment of the current outlook for Brexit. Audience participation is encouraged

To participate remotely, contact irm24@pitt.edu.

Panelists
- Pablo Fernandez-Vazquez, University of Pittsburgh
- Timothy G. McMahon, Marquette University
- Anand Menon, King’s College London

1:00 pm Cultural Event
Dean's Hour
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Division of Student Affairs
See Details

All students are invited to Dean’s Hour! Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner hosts this informal, interactive event monthly to engage with students.  The January 2020 Dean’s Hour will spotlight Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, featuring food, fun, and music at the Pitt Global Hub in Posvar Hall.

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
See Details

Please note this language table has been canceled. Please contact upittgerman@gmail.com with any questions.

Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.

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

Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Shayan Jalali (shj55@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Persian language skills at our bi-weekly language table!

Wednesday, January 22

1:30 pm Lecture
Soviet Signoras: Personal and Collective Transformations in East European Migration to Italy
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of French and Italian
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Across the Western world, the air is filled with talk of immigration. The changes brought by immigration have triggered a renewed fervor for isolationism able to shutter political traditions and party systems. So often absent from these conversations on migration are however the actual stories and experiences of the migrants themselves. In fact, migration does not simply transport people. It also changes them deeply. In my presentation, I will present a two-decade-long ethnographic research in the lives of women who migrated to northern Italy from several former Soviet republics.

I will detail the personal and collective changes brought about by the experience of migration for these women: from the first hours arriving in a new country with no friends, relatives, or existing support networks, to later remaking themselves for their new environment. In response to their traumatic displacement, the women—nearly all of whom found work in their new Western homes as elder caregivers—refashioned themselves in highly sexualized, materialistic, and intentionally conspicuous ways. The focus on overt sexuality and materialism is far from sensationalist, though. By zeroing in on these elements of personal identity, I reveal previously unexplored sides of the social psychology of migration, coloring our contemporary discussion with complex shades of humanity.

3:00 pm Workshop
Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
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, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
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Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

4:00 pm Workshop
Washington DC Career Networking Trip Workshop on LinkedIn
Location:
224 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center
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For those attending the Washington DC Trip on February 20 and 21, please plan on joining Erin Wheeler, Career Consultant in the Career Center for a presentation on best practices for using LinkedIn to have ready to connect with experts and alumni that you will meet while in DC.

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Contact Jennifer Wallace (jlw200@pitt.edu) or Bei Cheng (beicheng@pitt.edu) for specific questions.

Thursday, January 23

2:00 pm Lecture
Engineering Nationalization: State Capacity and Social Reconfiguration in the People’s Republic of China
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Nationalization is one of the most important epochal events in the history of twentieth-century China. Through the large-scale expropriation of factories, mines, and plants first from the Nationalists in the late 1940s and then from private businesspeople in the early 1950s, the Communist regime transformed the Chinese economy into full state ownership. More importantly, by eliminating capitalists and private business, nationalization laid the ideological foundation of the Communist rule, a legacy that continues to resonate in contemporary China. This talk shifts away from the conventional top-down narrative that portrays nationalization as a transformative political and economic campaign but instead explores its multifaceted ground-level processes and long-term social and legal consequences in the local society. Drawing on newly discovered family letters, factory archives, legal papers, and local government documents, this study provides an in-depth account of how a local iron factory and their private owners passed through the events of nationalization, re-investigation, and compensation between the 1950s and the 1980s. It shows that, despite the rapid takeover of the factory’s machinery and campus, the local cadres, with limited institutional, financial, and knowledge capacities, faced enormous challenges when attempting to destruct the invisible family business networks underlying the factory’s physical property. Not only a one-time political campaign, nationalization as a social reconfiguration effort also resulted in conflicts, negotiations, and compromises involving merchant families, factory cadres, and government officials, which lasted for several decades under Mao and Deng. This study thus reconsiders nationalization from the perspective of state capacity and analyzes its significance in defining China’s family relations, legal institutions, and state-society relations.

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Pause Cafe
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
3:30 pm Lecture
CLAS Director Candidate presentation: 2020-2026: Fostering Collaborations, Strengthening Communities, and Promoting Diversity through Intersectional Research, Teaching, and Engagement
Location:
4303 Wesley W. Posvar Hall (CUE Commons Room)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Ana Forcinito is Professor of Latin American literatures and cultures and the holder of the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on gender studies and feminist theory, literary and visual practices anchored in the promotion of human rights and the reconstruction of memory in post-authoritarian regimes, with a primary focus on the Southern Cone.

She is the author of Memorias y nomadías: géneros y cuerpos en los márgenes del posfeminismo (2004), Los umbrales del testimonio: entre las narraciones de los sobrevivientes y las marcas de la posdictadura (2012), Oyeme con los ojos: Cine, mujeres, voces, visiones (2018) and Intermittences: Memory, Justice and the Poetics of the Visible (2018). She is currently working on a new book manuscript that explores Latin American/Latinx literary/visual narratives and feminist theories, with a primary focus on gender violence.
https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list

4:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Race, Science, and Technology in the Global African World: A lecture Series presented by the Department of Africana Studies
Location:
109 Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies along with Department of Africana Studies and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The African American Program at the Senator John Heinz Center and the Pittsburgh Branch of the Afro-american Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS)
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The Speaker is Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies and African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

In her book, Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with monopoly status of a relatively small number of internet search engines, leads to biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color.

The lecture is co-organized by the Information Ecosystems Series (a Sawyer Seminar supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Co-Sponsors include the African Studies Program, The African American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center, and the Pittsburgh Branch of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS).

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Brazil Nuts Bate-Popo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Please note this language table is now meeting via Zoom. Contact Julia O'Hare (jho3@pitt.edu) for more information.

Portuguese Language Table

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: German Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Please note this event is now meeting online. Join via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/466509031
Contact Benjamin Brand (bmb145@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Join professors and students from the Department of German and practice your language skills!

4:30 pm Reading Group
The Doctor's Wife by Sawako Ariyoshi.
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
6:00 pm Cultural Event
Study Abroad Alumni Reunion - Australia
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Mingle with fellow students who have a studied abroad in Australia! Students who have completed a program in Australia for any length of time are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Canceled: Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Practice your Turkish language skills - all levels welcome!

Friday, January 24

10:00 am Cultural Event
Online: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (dim31@pitt.edu) for more information.

Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Lunar New Year Celebration
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year with dancing, activities, and refreshments.

2:00 pm Panel Discussion
Race in Focus
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
2:00 pm Cultural Event
Postponed: Modern Greek Language Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (areti.papanastasiou@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: ADDverse Poetry Collective Meeting
Location:
Zoom Meeting
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Africana Studies
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Please note this meeting is now happening online. Contact Luana Reis (lreis@pitt.edu) for more information.

Sunday, January 26

1:00 pm Lecture
Tea and Talk
Location:
Cathedral of Learning, Yugoslav Nationality Room
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Yugoslav Nationality Room
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Dr. Ervin Sejdic received B.E.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. From his earliest exposure to research, he has been eager to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge through carefully executed experiments and ground-breaking published work.

In February 20216, President Obama named Dr. Sejdic as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. In 2017, Dr. Sejdic was awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. In 2018, he was awarded the Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Sejdic's passion for discovery and innovation drives his constant endeavors to connect advances in engineering to society's most challenging problems. Hence, his research interests include biomedical signal processing, gait analysis, swallowing difficulties, advanced information systems in medicine, rehabilitation engineering, assistive technologies and anticipatory medical devices.

Monday, January 27

12:45 pm Cultural Event
Online: Russian Tutoring & Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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This language table has been moved online. Please contact Katya via Skype @katya.kovaleva1 during the usual meeting time of Monday's from 12:45PM-2:45PM OR email Katya directly (katya.kovaleva@gmail.com)

Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.

2:00 pm Career Counselling
Internship Week Pop-Up Evet
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with undefined
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It's Internship Week at Pitt! The Career Center will be at the Hub promoting the diverse range of internships students can get during their undergrad years, including internships abroad, using foreign languages etc. Come eat some snacks and get your "passport" that you can use for all of the Internship Week events taking place this week.

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Pause Cafe
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
6:00 pm Lecture
Institutional Colors in my Neighborhood: The Challenge of Graffiti Art
Location:
Community of Christ, 1805 Tonapah Street Beechview
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with HCUAP and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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The brown buff paint in Chicago is a sign of trauma. Chicago's graffiti blasters program is a task force strategy to erase graffiti (voices) that rebel in part due to the conditions brought by systematic disinvestment in predominantly Black and Brown inner-city neighborhoods. For more than a decade, it has served as a model for cities worldwide. In the early 2000s, the Brown Wall Project was formed on the West Side of Chicago to bring awareness and challenge the dominant narrative of graffiti. As gentrification runs rampant across the globe, in cities like Chicago, we gray out the expectations for justice. Developments get whitewashed in gray. Graffiti artists are then scouted to paint murals to try and make the transformation less damaging. Through graffiti art intervention, we will explore, interact and challenge the systems in place that are rooted in discriminatory practices

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
See Details

Contact Jennifer Wallace (jlw200@pitt.edu) and Bei Cheng (beicheng@pitt.edu) with specific questions.

Tuesday, January 28

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Please note this language table has been canceled. Please contact upittgerman@gmail.com with any questions.

Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: Arabic Language & Culture Club
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Gabrielle Hobbib (gch14@pitt.edu) with any questions.

The Arabic Language & Culture Club provides an opportunity for students of Arabic language classes to come together once a week and practice speaking the language with each other as well as touch on cultural aspects of the Arab world.

Wednesday, January 29

3:00 pm Workshop
Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Location:
4130 W. Posvar Hall
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, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
See Details

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.

Learning Goals
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.

Learning Outcomes

1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.

Thursday, January 30

12:30 pm Lecture
JMEUCE Lecture: Caught Between 1945 and 1989 - Memory, Democracy, and the Future of Europe
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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As part of our Year of Memory and Politics Series, the ESC is pleased to welcome Peter J. Verovšek as a Jean MonnetCenter of Excellence speaker. Thirty years after 1989 - and15 years since the first postcommunist states joined the EU - European memory is still divided by the faultlines of the Cold War. Whereas the West’s historical imaginary is based on the traumas of Nazism associated with 1945, Central Europe’s is dominated by the legacy of communism signified by 1989. These differing understandings of the past have resulted in divergent conceptions of democracy. The future of the EU depends on its ability to create a common historical narrative that incorporates the lessons of the traumas of 1945 and 1989.

1:00 pm Information Session
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series: ARYSE Info Session
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
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 Global Hub along with UCIS International Career Toolkit Series
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ARYSE is a local organization that facilitates after school and summer programming for immigrant youth in Pittsburgh. They are currently recruiting for directors and counselors (paid positions) for their summer program, PRYSE Academy.

Through engaging academic curricula, creative expression workshops, team-building activities, field trips, and soccer programming, PRYSE is proven to help participants develop literacy skills, build personal confidence, prepare for the school year, and deepen their sense of belonging.

Come by the Pitt Global Hub to learn more about this incredible organization and how you can apply.

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Pause Cafe
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
3:30 pm Lecture
CLAS Director Candidate Presentation: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Public Service in Latin American Studies
Location:
4303 Wesley W. Posvar Hall (CUE Commons Room)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Public Service in Latin American Studies
Starting from my administrative experience in public and private academic institutions in Brazil and my academic partnerships throughout Latin America, in this talk I will focus on my values as an administrator and on the perspective I would bring to the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. I consider CLAS a vibrant platform for expanding the university’s scholarly, pedagogical, and public service mission, and an essential space for creating interdisciplinary and collaborative work between Latin American and US scholars and institutions.

Keila Grinberg is Professor of History at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), where she has been the Director of Graduate Studies and of the Online History Undergraduate Program, as well as Vice-Director of a national graduate program on the Teaching of History. She came to UNIRIO after a tenure at the Universidade Candido Mendes, where she was Director of the Institute of Humanities’ Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. As a specialist on slavery and race in the Atlantic World, she has authored, coauthored, and edited several books and articles in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Russian. Her new project examines nineteenth-century cases of kidnapping and illegal enslavement on the southern Brazilian border. 

https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list

4:00 pm Lecture
Exposing Chernobyl
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 hit HBO miniseries Chernobyl thrust the nuclear disaster back into public consciousness. What are its legacies in and around the "Exclusion zone"? This live interview with award-winning historian Kate Brown will discuss her book Chernobyl: A Manual for Survival and the role of international agencies in actively suppressing the magnitude of this human and ecological catastrophe.

This event is part of the REEES Fall Speaker Series, Nuclear Fallout: Science and Society in Eurasia.

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Brazil Nuts Bate-Popo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Please note this language table is now meeting via Zoom. Contact Julia O'Hare (jho3@pitt.edu) for more information.

Portuguese Language Table

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: German Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
See Details

Please note this event is now meeting online. Join via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/466509031
Contact Benjamin Brand (bmb145@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Join professors and students from the Department of German and practice your language skills!

6:00 pm Cultural Event
Study Abroad Alumni Reunion- Italy
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
See Details

Mingle with fellow students who have a studied abroad in Italy! Students who have completed a program in Italy for any length of time are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Practice your Turkish language skills - all levels welcome!

Friday, January 31

10:00 am Cultural Event
Online: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (dim31@pitt.edu) for more information.

Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Coffee Break & Open House with the Italian Program
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Enjoy a free espresso and cappuccino from Espresso a Mano and learn about study abroad, course offerings, scholarships, and practice your Italian with representatives from Pitt's Italian Program!

2:00 pm Panel Discussion
Race in Focus
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
2:00 pm Cultural Event
Postponed: Modern Greek Language Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
See Details

Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (areti.papanastasiou@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!

3:00 pm Lecture
Militarizing the Belt and Road
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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As China’s global interests expand, how do its leaders envision security abroad? How is their security vision being implemented on the ground? This talk examines the security implications of Xi Jinping’s One Belt, One Road connectivity and investment project from three angles: case studies highlighting cultivation of military and security partnerships; privatization of security; and extension of the security concept into non-traditional domains.

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: ADDverse Poetry Collective Meeting
Location:
Zoom Meeting
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Africana Studies
See Details

Please note this meeting is now happening online. Contact Luana Reis (lreis@pitt.edu) for more information.