Events in UCIS

Thursday, February 13

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Italian Conversation Hour
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian
2:30 pm Lecture
What is a Woman?
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's ground-breaking The Second Sex, Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will offer a lecture for undergraduates titled 'What is a Woman?: Beauvoir’s Understanding of Sex as Situation.' All students are welcome! Talk in English!

Dr. Garcia (Harvard) recently published the well-received book On ne naît pas soumise, on le devient (“One is not born, but rather becomes, submissive”) (Flammarion, October 2018), which is part of a recent reconsideration of the legacy of Simone de Beauvoir.

Cosponsored by Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, the European Studies Center, the Honors College, and the Humanities Center.

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Pause Cafe
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
4:00 pm Cultural Event
German Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Join professors and students from the Department of German and practice your language skills!

5:00 pm Student Club Activity
Cafe Ivrit
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Panthers 4 Israel
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Practice your Hebrew at our weekly language table!

5:30 pm Lecture
China, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States in 2020: Conditions and Challenges of a New Triangular Relationship
Location:
Provost Suites, 2500 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies and Director's Office along with Graduate School for Public and International Affairs
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The Asian Studies Center, in close partnership with the Center
for Latin American Studies and the Graduate School for Public
and International Affairs, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Professor Enrique Dussel Peters as Global
Professor in the University Center for International Studies.

As Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Universidad
Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Dr. Dussel Peters is an
internationally recognized expert on China-Latin America
relations. His work focuses on economic development, political
economy, industrial organization and trade theory, NAFTA and
CAFTA, TPP and CPTPP, and the evolution of industrial, trade
and regional patterns in Latin America and Mexico. He has
published extensively on China's overseas foreign direct
investment (OFDI) in Latin America and Mexico, and on Mexican
firms in China. In conjunction with his scholarly work, Dr.
Dussel Peters has served as the Coordinator of the Area of
Political Economy at the Graduate School of Economics at
UNAM (2004-2008), and is currently the Director of the Center
for Chinese-Mexican Studies at the National Autonomous
University of Mexico and Director of the Academic Network of
Latin American and Caribbean on China (Red ALC-China).

Dr. Dussel Peters has joined the University of Pittsburgh this
semester. With affiliation in the Graduate School of Public and
International Affairs he is teaching a graduate seminar on
China-Latin America relations. Working closely with faculty in
Latin American Studies and in Asian Studies his research
activities will support the Global Asia Initiative.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Practice your Turkish language skills - all levels welcome!