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
Thursday, January 16
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Practice your Turkish language skills - all levels welcome!