Events in UCIS

Thursday, February 20 until Friday, February 21

(All day) Cultural Event
Washington DC Career Networking Trip
Location:
Washington, DC
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center
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Together the African Studies, Global Studies, and Russian/East European Studies Centers are organizing a career networking trip to Washington D.C. on February 20-21, 2020. Students will meet with experts and alumni in various fields in order to learn about different career opportunities and gain an insider’s perspective on the different organizations in Washington, D.C. Meetings will be arranged into four different content areas:

• Global Health
• Human Rights/Human Security
• International Security and Diplomacy
• International Development

Along with scheduled meetings at consulting firms, think tanks, non-profits, and government agencies there will be a reception to meet UCIS and Pitt alumni. Pending funding, up to forty students will be selected to go with representation from all the centers.

Thursday, February 20

12:00 pm Lecture
Women, War & Peace in Northeast India : Indigenous Women of Manipur's Extraordinary Non-Violent Resistance Efforts
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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Manipur & Northeast India is a region of immense geo-strategic importance that shares borders with five countries namely Myanmar, Bangladesh, China, Nepal and Bhutan. The region, home to 45 million indigenous people belonging to 272 beautiful ethnic groups has been facing the onslaught of violent conflict for the last 72 years. A martial law called the Armed Forces(Special Power)Act has been imposed in the region for the last 61 years which is a violation of basic fundamental rights.

More than 50,000 lives have been lost in the violence. 20,000 women widowed & many disappeared. The lecture will focus on one of the world's unreported and undocumented conflict and share the extraordinary efforts of decades of mobilisation and non-violent resitance methods of indigenous women of Manipur who form strong groups that patrol the streets at night with bamboo torches and other forms of unique way of resistance to bring peace in this entrenched conflict that remains unresolved till today.

2:00 pm Lecture
Objects and Values of Labor in Socialist Hungary
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, 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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Income inequality and what to do about it is a hot button political issue throughout our world. Much this disparity is the result of how the value of labor is calculated. How much is a worker's labor worth? How is it measured? Namely, how is it commodified? This live interview with Martha Lampland will discuss these questions from an unlikely place--socialist Hungary--to shed light on how economists in a society without a labor market nonetheless determined the value of labor and what this says about socialism and capitalism.

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

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
Online: German Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Please note this event is now meeting online. Join via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/466509031
Contact Benjamin Brand (bmb145@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Join professors and students from the Department of German and practice your language skills!

5:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: Cafe Ivrit
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Panthers 4 Israel
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Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Emily Fogel (ehf11@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Hebrew at our weekly language table!

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!