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, February 13
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.
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.
Practice your Turkish language skills - all levels welcome!