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, January 17

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

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