Events in UCIS

Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3

5:00 pm Seminar
Global Health and Gender Equality- SDG 5
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.

Wednesday, February 12

3:00 pm Workshop
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 Lecture
Structurally Adjusting Socialism
Alcoa Room, 209 Barco Law Building
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 and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center and World History Center
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Socialism is often discussed as a singular, proper noun devoid of ideological, regional, political, or economic difference. Several types of socialism were operative in the twentieth century--from Soviet state socialism to Yugoslav worker self-management. What were some of the transnational movements of socialist experimentation and how, in the later decades of the twentieth century, intersect with, offer alternatives, and even shape neoliberalism? The first interview for REEES Series "Socialism: Past, Present, and Future" with Johanna Bockman will examine her work on second and third world perspectives on globalization, neoliberalism, and socialism.

This event is a part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

4:30 pm Lecture
Women's Migrations in the Ancient Greek Mediterranean
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Classics
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This talk presents preliminary data from a new research project that attempts to track women's movements throughout the ancient Mediterranean between 600 BCE and 400 CE. The preliminary data presented is primarily from Greek language grave markers, but also includes some citizenship decrees in Greek cities and includes women identified by approximately 60 ethnics from all over the Mediterranean. Because tombs and grants of citizenship are typically marked by ethnics, it allows us to see women who identify as having come from another location than the one they were buried or became a new citizen in. The primary goals of the project are to 1. understand the extent to which women moved in antiquity, 2. the reasons for movements (migration, enslavement, etc), and 3. to bring women to the surface in economic, social, and political histories where they are typically ignored because the data appears outside of standard literary evidence. This data can provide a foundation for comparative studies on the history of migrations, particularly in the Mediterranean.

5:00 pm Lecture
From Abdication to Independence
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of French & Italian
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Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will deliver the lecture to commemorate the memory of Professor Philip Watts and the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex:"

"From Abdication to Independence: Beauvoir's Philosophy of Love as Emancipatory Analysis", Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 5-6:30 pm, 602 CL

Join us for the Watts lecture in French studies. Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will deliver the lecture to commemorate the memory of Prof. Phil Watts and the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. All are welcome!

Co-sponsored by Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, the European Studies Center, and the Humanities Center.

5:30 pm Information Session
Coronavirus Teach In
120 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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The Coronavirus teach-in (full details: here) will offer an interdisciplinary take on the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Students, faculty, staff, and community members will hear from coronavirus experts, epidemiologists, historians of infectious diseases, and experts who can place the outbreak of Coronavirus in its context in China. Audience members will have a chance to ask all of the questions that they have about the virus, their risks or lack thereof, how to understand the news about Coronavirus, and how they can keep themselves healthy. Pizza and snacks will be served.