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
Friday, February 7
This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (email@example.com) for more information.
Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.
Come learn more about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to help fund your experience abroad! This national scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and is open to any student who receives a Federal Pell Grant and whose study abroad program will be a minimum of 21 days.
Maddie Hobbs is a peer advisor in the study abroad office, two-time study abroad alum (France and South Africa), a Gilman Scholarship Recipient, and Nationality Rooms Scholarship Recipient who has the experience to help you succeed. Join her as she share tips and experience and learn more about how to craft a winning application for the Gilman Scholarship!
Sign-up is required - visit https://pittstudyabroad.as.me/Gilman to reserve your spot!
Dr. K. Frances Lieder, the UCIS Visiting Professor of Contemporary Global Issues, will lead this Global Studies Center three-part series. Students will learn the how-to’s of research in the social sciences and humanities, formulate and apply concepts to their own research, and engage with junior faculty about their research experiences.
The series is open to all undergraduate students -- and a must for students pursuing BPHIL, honor thesis and students with plans to pursue graduate study.
Link to registration: https://forms.gle/NCVjX1GSNofDHKza7
Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!
Prof. Heng is the author of The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages (Cambridge, 2018). This book is a major intervention in Medieval Studies and has sparked conversations across a number of disciplines. We are excited to be able to discuss that project with her. This lecture will be followed by informal responses from a number of members of the Pitt community - some from MRST, some not.
In many countries, the representation of women in local and national politics has risen. There has been a simultaneous rise in reports of physical violence and harassment that have targeted women in political positions and public roles. This Round-table will be centered on various cases of political violence and harassment in Latin America, as well as prevention methods and laws in place to combat this rise in gender-based violence and harassment.