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 30
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Practice your Turkish language skills - all levels welcome!