Events in UCIS

Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3

5:00 pm Seminar
Global Health and Gender Equality- SDG 5
Location:
2400 Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Office of the Vice Provost Carnegie Mellon University
See Details

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.

Sunday, March 1

(All day) Deadline
Global Academic Partnership Application Due
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
See Details

Global Academic Partnership (GAP) grants aim to amplify the Global Studies Center's transnational themes (Global Health, Migrations, and Cities in Transformation) through interdisciplinary research collaborations, curriculum development, student exchanges, and other scholarly endeavors that enhance the University of Pittsburgh's global profile. One grant in the amount of $40,000 will be awarded to support ongoing campus programming in a variety of innovative formats that enriches the intellectual environment at Pitt over the course of two years ($10,000 in the first year and $30,000 in the second).

This award is generously sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Center for International Studies to help Pitt faculty develop meaningful institutional partnerships with foreign universities, governments, international organizations, NGOs, and/or think-tanks. Faculty from all schools and disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Review the grant guidelines, complete the application form, and submit your application online visit the Global Studies Center homepage.

Monday, March 2

11:00 am Workshop
UCIS E-Portfolio Session
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
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, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

Do you have questions about completing your e-portfolio for your UCIS certificate? Advisors and students will be available to introduce you to the template, help you brainstorm what to say, and answer any tech questions you may have.

12:45 pm Cultural Event
Online: Russian Tutoring & Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has been moved online. Please contact Katya via Skype @katya.kovaleva1 during the usual meeting time of Monday's from 12:45PM-2:45PM OR email Katya directly (katya.kovaleva@gmail.com)

Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.

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 Information Session
CLAS Seminar & Field Trip Conversation Group
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
5:00 pm Lecture
New Views on Stakeholder Engagement: Insights from Tethered Fates
Location:
Mervis Hall 117 -- 3950 Roberto Clemente Drive
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for Sustainable Business
See Details

Global supply chains link consumers, brands, manufacturers, workers, and local community members as "stakeholders" with significantly different levels of risk and benefit. When harm occurs in the course of business activity, prevailing approaches to stakeholders consultation are typically driven by companies, without significant input from people at the grassroots level.

This talk reveals where stakeholder consultation is taking place globally; how the process unfolds at the community level; and what types of innovation might be possible but are currently missed by "top-down" approaches to consultation. Hertel's talk features analysis of quantitative data from over 7,000 companies worldwide; she finds extractive companies across all regions tend to consult more heavily than light manufacturing companies, and corporations determine the mode, scope and content of the practice regardless of sector or region.

The talk also features original interview data from paired case studies in two manufacturing towns in the Dominican Republic where collegiate apparel is produced. Hertel reveals local peoples' insight on the limits of existing approaches to stakeholder dialogue along with their ideas for how better to diagnose problems, predict future challenges, and forge solutions to ongoing violations of economic rights.

Shareen Hertel is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, jointly appointed with the university's Human Rights Institute.

Tuesday, March 3

12:00 pm Workshop
UCIS E-Portfolio Session
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
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, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

Do you have questions about completing your e-portfolio for your UCIS certificate? Advisors and students will be available to introduce you to the template, help you brainstorm what to say, and answer any tech questions you may have.

12:00 pm Lecture
Historical Memory and Politics in Poland: The Story of the Gdańsk Museum of the Second World War
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
12:30 pm Panel Discussion
Corporate Purpose, (Social) Equity, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals Panel
Location:
University Club Ballroom B
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for Sustainable Business
See Details

The Center for Sustainable Business and the Global Studies Center invite you to join us for an interactive panel discussion about the role of business in driving social change in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Michael Goodhart, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Global Studies Center.

Panel includes...
-Shareen Hertel, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut
-Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, Sustainability Manager at the City of Pittsburgh
-Aurora Sharrard, Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability at the University of Pittsburgh
-CB Bhattacharya, H.J. Zoffer Chair of Sustainability & Ethics at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh

6:00 pm Film
CLAS Film Series: El Verde Esta del Outro Lado
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
See Details

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights, and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.

The films will be screened approximately twice per month, though the end of the spring semester. Doors open and pizza is served at 6 p.m., and screenings will start at 6:30. Stick around after the screening to participate in a discussion with actors, producers, directors, and faculty. Films will be screened at either 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall or the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

For more information on upcoming films, email us at clas@pitt.edu

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
See Details

Please note this language table has been canceled. Please contact upittgerman@gmail.com with any questions.

Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.

6:30 pm Film
A Throw of Dice
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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This special event is a screening of the 2006 digitally restored print of a A Throw of Dice (director Franz Osten), a 1929 silent Indian film based on a story from the Mahabharata. The film follows two kings as they vie for the love of a hermit's daughter, the beautiful Sunita. This unique historical gem will be accompanied live by a musical score created for the film by New York jazz artist Rez Abbasi and his quartet. He composed the score on behalf of the New York Guitar Society in 2019 and subsequently released it as an album from Whirlwind Records.

A reception will take place at 5:30 pm in the Frick Fine Arts Cloisters before the film screening.

Tickets are free, but limited. To reserve a spot, please email asia@pitt.edu.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Canceled: Persian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
See Details

Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Shayan Jalali (shj55@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Persian language skills at our bi-weekly language table!

Wednesday, March 4

3:00 pm Cultural Event
EALL Welcome Spring Concert of Japanese Music
Location:
O'Hara Student Center Ballroom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi endowments at the University of Pittsburgh
See Details

Featuring Anne Prescott on the new koto generously donated to Pitt by Dr. Linda Ehrlich, Professor Emerita, Case Western Reserve University. Yuko Eguchi Wright and Devon Tipp will also be performing.

3:00 pm Workshop
Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Location:
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
See Details

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.

4:30 pm Lecture
Immigration and Identity in Classical Athens
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Classics
6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
See Details

Contact Jennifer Wallace (jlw200@pitt.edu) or Bei Cheng (beicheng@pitt.edu) for specific questions.

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
Exclusionary Feminisms: A Series on Intersectional Feminist Perspectives
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
See Details

In honor of International Women's Day (March 8th), the Hub will be hosting a series of panel conversations focused on intersectional feminism. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members are all welcome to join the conversation. Refreshments will be served!

Our first session will feature panelists Kaniqua Robinson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies and Edoukou Aka-Ezoua, MSW, Project Support Coordinator in the School of Social Work. The conversation will be facilitated by Alannah Caisey, PhD student in the Department of Sociology.

Thursday, March 5

12:30 pm Information Session
Pitt in Florence
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
See Details

Pitt in Florence info session is an opportunity for students interested in semester programs in Florence to learn from a fellow student who went on the program in spring 2019.

The presentation will be led by GBI/Pitt in Florence peer adviser Anthony Podrasky, and will focus on academic, internship and cultural experiences on the program

2:00 pm Workshop
UCIS E-Portfolio Session
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
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, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

Do you have questions about completing your e-portfolio for your UCIS certificate? Advisors and students will be available to introduce you to the template, help you brainstorm what to say, and answer any tech questions you may have.

2:00 pm Lecture
Underground Entrepreneurs in the Soviet Union
Location:
4130 Wesley 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, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center and World History Center
See Details

Shortages, bottlenecks, and over-centralization in the Soviet economy made the distribution of goods uneven, limited, and, to some extent, non-existent. But it would be a mistake to see the Soviet economy as only a planned, top-down system. Interwoven within it were shadow economies with illegal schemes that the innovative and corrupt exploited. What do these shadow economies say about Soviet everyday life, informal networks, and corruption, and how did their proliferation reflect and shape the realities of Soviet socialism? This live interview with James Heinzen will explore these questions and more through the culture, practices and morays of underground entrepreneurs in the Soviet Union from the 1960s to the 1980s.

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 Student Club Activity
Online: Brazil Nuts Bate-Popo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Please note this language table is now meeting via Zoom. Contact Julia O'Hare (jho3@pitt.edu) for more information.

Portuguese Language Table

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: German Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
See Details

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!

4:30 pm Lecture
Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
See Details

Dr. Victoria Reyes is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her PhD from Princeton’s Department of Sociology in January 2015, and was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. She previously taught in Bryn Mawr College’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department. Her research focuses on boundaries; how they are created and remade as well as how they shape inequality in global settings, and she has examined these processes as they relate to leisure migration, cultural politics, sovereignty, and legally plural, foreign-controlled places she calls “global borderlands.”

5:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: Cafe Ivrit
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Panthers 4 Israel
See Details

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
Canceled: Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
See Details

Practice your Turkish language skills - all levels welcome!

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: Club Cúla Búla Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
See Details

Please note this meeting has been canceled. Please contact Ceara McAtee at ckm30@pitt.edu with any questions.

Irish language and culture club

Friday, March 6

9:00 am Workshop
Faculty Workshop with Dr. Victoria Reyes
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
See Details

Dr. Victoria Reyes is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her PhD from Princeton’s Department of Sociology in January 2015, and was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. She previously taught in Bryn Mawr College’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department. Her research focuses on boundaries; how they are created and remade as well as how they shape inequality in global settings, and she has examined these processes as they relate to leisure migration, cultural politics, sovereignty, and legally plural, foreign-controlled places she calls “global borderlands.”

10:00 am Cultural Event
Online: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (dim31@pitt.edu) for more information.

Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.

12:00 pm Workshop
UCIS E-Portfolio Session
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
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, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

Do you have questions about completing your e-portfolio for your UCIS certificate? Advisors and students will be available to introduce you to the template, help you brainstorm what to say, and answer any tech questions you may have.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Postponed: Modern Greek Language Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
See Details

Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (areti.papanastasiou@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: ADDverse Poetry Collective Meeting
Location:
Zoom Meeting
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Africana Studies
See Details

Please note this meeting is now happening online. Contact Luana Reis (lreis@pitt.edu) for more information.

4:00 pm Lecture
Finding a Balance Between Diversity and Language Standards in a University-Level Japanese Language Program
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 208B
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi endowments at the University of Pittsburgh
See Details

One of the challenges that language professionals face in our increasingly diverse communities is establishing a balance between diversity and language standards. While Standard Japanese can be considered a common language to interact with the majority of Japanese speakers who may not be accustomed to nonnative speech (ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, 2012), the strict requirement to follow the monolingual standard may disregard the legitimacy of multilingual speakers, including nonstandard dialect speakers. The presenter will discuss pros and cons of setting standards in language programs and relevant findings concerning the native speaker fallacy (Tsuchiya, 2019). Then the presenter will share his shifting perspectives on errors, interlanguage, dialectal differences, and certain “nonstandard” practices (e.g. translanguaging) in his experience of training, hiring, and supervising teaching assistants at Brigham Young University.

6:00 pm Reception
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Leadership Academy Reception
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
See Details

APAICS (with an S), the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies does a series of 501c3 API candidate trainings every year around the country, and the Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs would like to bring them to Pittsburgh next year to train up any community members who want to run. This event would be the reception for one night of this training. Contact Kim Dinh at kimmytdinh@pitt.edu or Mohan Seshadri at mseshadri@pa.gov for any questions.

Monday, March 9

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
See Details

Contact Jennifer Wallace (jlw200@pitt.edu) and Bei Cheng (beicheng@pitt.edu) with specific questions.

Tuesday, March 10

8:00 am Performance/Presentation/Student Club Activity
2020 Euro Challenge
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
See Details

The Euro Challenge is a national competition for cash prizes where 9th and 10th grade high school students test their knowledge and understanding of the European economy and the Euro, the currency shared by many of the 28 countries of the European Union. The European Studies Center is proud to host the Western Pennsylvania regional competition for Euro Challenge at the University of Pittsburgh.

Participation can be in-person or remote. The top team(s) from the regional competition will advance to the national competition in New York City, scheduled for April 28, 2020.

To learn more about Euro Challenge and register for the 2020 competition, please visit www.euro-challenge.org.

12:00 pm Cultural Event
OIS International Student Lunch
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Office of International Services
See Details

International students who are still on campus during spring break are invited to the Pitt Global Hub to socialize and eat lunch provided by the Office of International Services. All students, domestic and international, are welcome!

Thursday, March 12

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Brazil Nuts Bate-Popo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Please note this language table is now meeting via Zoom. Contact Julia O'Hare (jho3@pitt.edu) for more information.

Portuguese Language Table

Monday, March 16

9:00 am Information Session
Canceled: UCIS Pre-Registration Tabling
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
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, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

As students consider what they will register for in the fall, advisors and students from the University Center for International Studies will be available throughout the week to answer questions about international studies certificates, study abroad, and resources to support research and career development.

12:00 pm Lecture
Development of Street art as Community Experience in Latin America
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with HCUAP and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
See Details

This talk will share experiences of communities in Latin America with respect to the role that street art plays as an artistic tool for these regions. At the same time, it will explain how, through these initiatives, such art develops strategies for recognition and legitimation of communities, generating new collective spaces for participation. Street art (and muralism in particular) seek to create a positive experience of local public space, generating other practices, including creating open air galleries/museums. One example will include the experience of the Open Air Museum in San Miguel in Chile, or the International Open Street Festival (FITECA) in the neighborhood of Comas in Lima, Peru

12:45 pm Cultural Event
Online: Russian Tutoring & Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has been moved online. Please contact Katya via Skype @katya.kovaleva1 during the usual meeting time of Monday's from 12:45PM-2:45PM OR email Katya directly (katya.kovaleva@gmail.com)

Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.

3:00 pm Workshop
Mapping Loss in the Anthropocene Workshop on Geospatial Mapping
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with World History Center and Provost’s Year of Creativity
See Details

Participants will use their phones to take GPS tracks at the edge of Schenley Park, which they will integrate with digitized maps and photographs from the Pitt collection and turn into interactive digital map narratives using the ArcGIS StoryMaps or HistoryPin platform.

*Participation in the full series in encourages, but not required*
Register at forms.gle/zZyEsmYQkPDgjxt56

3:00 pm Lecture
Canceled: “Constitutional Morality” in India: Toward an Anthropology of Legal Form
Location:
3106 WWPH
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of Anthropology
See Details

“Constitutional morality” has become a central term in Indian jurisprudence over the past decade, particularly in
cases involving LGBT rights, naming a distinctive set of constitutional values including tolerance of difference and
respect for pluralism and individual rights. The term was first used in this context by B.R. Ambedkar in 1948, in the
debates over the draft constitution, although he defined it differently: Ambedkar’s constitutional morality was
neither about tolerance nor individual freedoms, but instead about legal restraints on a “communal majority” and,
further, how law and democratic practice might transform an exclusive and dominant social grouping into a merely
political majority open to further division and recombination. There is some irony in the fact that the phrase has
been revived now, as long-standing constitutional conventions established precisely for the purpose of protecting
minority rights are being rescinded by a majoritarian party. Tacking between the past and the present meanings of
constitutional morality in India, and situating Ambedkar as an anthropological thinker as well as a political leader,
this talk identifies a set of anthropological questions which may be clarified by close study of Ambedkar’s legacy:
questions about when and how legal forms and doctrines can constitute groups and order relations between
them, and the means by which social minorities can claim participation in a democratic polity.
Leo Coleman is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College & the Graduate Center, City University of
New York, and the author of A Moral Technology: Electrification as Political Ritual in New Delhi (Cornell University
Press/Speaking Tiger Books, 2017). He writes broadly about technology, politics, and personhood in urban
experience, law and constitutionalism, and the history of anthropology. He is currently working on a comparative
historical anthropology of constitutional and legal form in Indian and Scottish nationalism, provisionally entitled
Liberal Devices: Groups, Persons, and Constitutional Infrastructure.

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Canceled: CLAS Seminar & Field Trip Conversation Group
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Students attending the CLAS Seminar and Field Program are invited to attend a conversation group for language practice.

4:30 pm Lecture
Critical Research on Africa: Child Trafficking in the Aftermath of the 1929 Aba Women's War
Location:
3703 WWPH
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies along with Department of African Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of History, African Studies Program, University Center for International Studies and University of Pittsburgh
See Details

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Robin Chapdelaine, from Duquesne University. More details to come!

6:30 pm Cultural Event
Canceled: Study Abroad Alumni Reunion - Latin America
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
See Details

*This event is postponed until further notice.*

Students who have completed a study abroad program in Latin America for any length of time are invited for a study abroad alumni reunion get-together! Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, March 17

9:00 am Information Session
Canceled: UCIS Pre-Registration Tabling
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
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, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

As students consider what they will register for in the fall, advisors and students from the University Center for International Studies will be available throughout the week to answer questions about international studies certificates, study abroad, and resources to support research and career development.

2:00 pm Information Session
Canceled: CLAS Digital Portfolio Support Group
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Students who are working on completing their digital portfolio as part of the CLAS certificate and have questions or need assistance can drop by the Hub to speak with advisors and student ambassadors.

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
See Details

Please note this language table has been canceled. Please contact upittgerman@gmail.com with any questions.

Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Canceled: Persian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
See Details

Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Shayan Jalali (shj55@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Persian language skills at our bi-weekly language table!

Wednesday, March 18

11:00 am Information Session
Canceled: UCIS Pre-Registration Tabling
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
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, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

As students consider what they will register for in the fall, advisors and students from the University Center for International Studies will be available throughout the week to answer questions about international studies certificates, study abroad, and resources to support research and career development.

3:00 pm Information Session
Canceled: CLAS Digital Portfolio Support Group
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Students who are working on completing their digital portfolio as part of the CLAS certificate and have questions or need assistance can drop by the Hub to speak with advisors and student ambassadors.

3:00 pm Workshop
Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Location:
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
See Details

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.

4:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
The Grammar of Being Human: Greek Grammar and American Slavery
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Classics
6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
See Details

Contact Jennifer Wallace (jlw200@pitt.edu) or Bei Cheng (beicheng@pitt.edu) for specific questions.

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
Postponed: Exclusionary Feminisms: A Series on Intersectional Feminist Perspectives
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
See Details

This event is postponed until fall 2020.

In honor of International Womxn's Day (March 8th), the Hub will be hosting a series of panel conversations focused on intersectional feminism. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members are all welcome to join the conversation. Refreshments will be served!

Our second panel discussion will focus on feminisms in the university, featuring panelists Dr. Kari Kokka, faculty in the School of Education; Kristen Steffes, undergraduate board member of Pitt FEM; Sam Huynh, undergraduate board member of AQUARIUS Pitt; Natalie Nelson, undergraduate board member of The Fourth Wave; and recorded remarks from Dr. Leigh Patel, associate dean of the School of Education.

Thursday, March 19

(All day) Panel Discussion
Canceled: EUSA Roundtable: Discussion on the Issues Currently Impacting the EU
Location:
WPU Ballroom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association
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DUE TO A NUMBER OF OUR PANELISTS BEING UNABLE TO TRAVEL, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

Spotlight: Researching the EU at Pitt

Featuring – Dan Pennell, University Library Services on the Barbara Sloan Collection and the Archive of European Integration

European Union Studies Association Roundtable on the State of the EU Today: “Bigger Fish to Fry? The EU after Brexit”

The ESC is pleased to welcome members of the EUSA Executive Committee for a roundtable discussion of migration and citizenship, democratic deficit and backsliding, security concerns, Euroskepticism and public opinion. Moderated by the Chair of EUSA, Matthias Matthijs, Johns Hopkins University.

Panelists:

Christina Schneider, University of California-San Diego

Stephanie Hofmann, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva)

Sara Goodman, University of California-Irvine

Catherine De Vries, Bocconi University

Milada Vachudova, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Book Launch: The European Union and Beyond: Multi-Level Governance, Institutions, and Policy-Making (ECPR Press, 2020). Co-edited by Jae-Jae Spoon and Nils Ringe.

Featuring: Jae-Jae Spoon, Co-Editor and Director of the European Studies Center at Pitt

This edited volume resulted from a November 2019 Symposium at Pitt in honor of the ESC’s founding director, Prof. Alberta Sbragia (retired) and features contributions from scholars at Pitt and from other parts of the world. Together, the chapters seek to examine current debates and issues in the study of regional integration, multilevel governance, and European Union studies.

11:00 am Information Session
Canceled: UCIS Pre-Registration Tabling
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
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, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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As students consider what they will register for in the fall, advisors and students from the University Center for International Studies will be available throughout the week to answer questions about international studies certificates, study abroad, and resources to support research and career development.

4:00 pm Lecture
Postponed: Of Shores and Waves, and Marine Tales: Islands, Oceans, and Fallacies of Colonial Geographies in the Indian Ocean
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cethedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Speaker, Dr. Emmanuel Jean-François, Penn State

This talk takes islands and seas as its focus, outlining an approach to geographies that can be considered globally in any context. It explores the case of the Indian Ocean but relates to broader themes such as colonialism/postcolonialism, racism, and global movements and migration.

As Dr. Jean-François puts in in his abstract: "Using the New Thalassology and Kamau Brathwaite’s notion of “tidalectics” as a relational framework for exploring multipolar connections, minor solidarities, and long-ignored forms of cosmopolitanism, this presentation discusses how the transcolonial and transoceanic imaginaries of Francophone Indian Ocean writers disrupt the colonial taxonomies that have construed islands as spaces of colonial difference, isolation, and vulnerability. While their “de-insularization” of islands and their rewriting of geographies, temporalities, and epistemologies bridge the gap between landmasses and seas, oceans and archipelagoes, it also configures fluctuating horizons and symbolic spaces of relation from which minority, racialized, and subaltern subjects across multiple sites can interact in fruitful and lateral ways."

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Brazil Nuts Bate-Popo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Please note this language table is now meeting via Zoom. Contact Julia O'Hare (jho3@pitt.edu) for more information.

Portuguese Language Table

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: German Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
See Details

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!

4:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
CANCELED: More Light, and the Gloom of That Light
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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José-Alain Sahel is the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, director of the UPMC Eye Center, and the Eye and Ear Foundation Chair of Ophthalmology. Dr. Sahel is known worldwide for his expertise in vision restoration techniques. He has developed several interventions— including stem cell implantation, gene therapy, innovative pharmacologic approaches, and the artificial retina—for retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, vascular eye disease, and other vision impairments that currently are untreatable. Over the past decade he has led pioneering efforts in optogenetic vision restoration, a technique in which cells in the retina are genetically modified to express light sensitive proteins. This therapeutic technique has the potential to help patients who are blind or visually impaired as a result of a genetic defect. Sahel, who was born in Algeria, studied medicine at Strasbourg University and in Lariboisière, Saint-Louis. He received his medical degree with a Medal of the Faculty of Paris and obtained his specialty certification in ophthalmology. He completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery at the Louis Pasteur University Hospital in Strasbourg. He also was a research fellow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a visiting scholar in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. Dr. Sahel is the founder and director of the Vision Institute in Paris and currently a professor at the Sorbonne’s medical school Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie.

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!

6:00 pm Film
POSTPONED--Film Series: La Negrada
Location:
203 Frick Fine Arts
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Postponed until the Fall!

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights, and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.

The films will be screened approximately twice per month, though the end of the spring semester. Doors open and pizza is served at 6 p.m., and screenings will start at 6:30. Stick around after the screening to participate in a discussion with actors, producers, directors, and faculty. Films will be screened at either 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall or the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Canceled: 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!

7:30 pm Student Club Activity
EAT@Pitt Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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EAT@Pitt will be discussing international/immigrant-owned restaurants in the area and showcases.

Friday, March 20

9:00 am Workshop
CANCELED: Faculty Workshop with Dr. José-Alain Sahel
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
See Details
10:00 am Cultural Event
Online: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (dim31@pitt.edu) for more information.

Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.

1:00 pm Student Club Activity
CANCELED: Social Hour with Global Studies Ambassadors
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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The Global Studies Center looks forward to beginning a monthly, informal social hour - hosted by Global Studies Ambassadors and fellow GSC students Mark, Sarah and Destiny - as a way to get to know other like-minded Global Studies students.

2:00 pm Workshop
ONLINE: 2020 Global Studies Research Toolkit for Students
Location:
3415 Posvar Hall
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, Global Studies Center, Global Hub and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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Are you interested in turning your academic interests into research projects? Dr. Michael Goodhart, Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies Center, will lead this session with interested students on 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.

Registration:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFh10mYs7DyyeHqDtzcvDSqX7hHRfh...

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Postponed: Modern Greek Language Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (areti.papanastasiou@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: ADDverse Poetry Collective Meeting
Location:
Zoom Meeting
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Africana Studies
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Please note this meeting is now happening online. Contact Luana Reis (lreis@pitt.edu) for more information.

6:00 pm Film
Canceled: Korean Film Festival
Location:
332 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and Film Studies

Saturday, March 21

2:00 pm Lecture
Canceled: The Scottish and the Jacobites
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Scottish Nationality Room
See Details

Refreshments will be served from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

For more information contact scottishroom@gmail.com

2:00 pm Lecture
Canceled: The Scottish Clans and the Jacobites
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Lecture by guest speaker Paul Thompson on "The Scottish Clans and the Jacobites."

Sunday, March 22

12:00 pm Festival
Canceled: Festival of the Egg
Location:
Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Festival celebrating Spring across cultures. Free admission, with crafts, pastries, and egg decorating.

Monday, March 23

12:45 pm Cultural Event
Online: Russian Tutoring & Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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This language table has been moved online. Please contact Katya via Skype @katya.kovaleva1 during the usual meeting time of Monday's from 12:45PM-2:45PM OR email Katya directly (katya.kovaleva@gmail.com)

Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.

4:00 pm Lecture
Canceled: Brexit: What’s Happened, and What Happens Next?
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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DUE TO CONCERNS RELATED TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS CAUSES.

Professor Anand Menon is director of The UK in a Changing Europe an award winning academic think tank on Brexit. He is also professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London.

He has held positions at Sciences Po, Columbia University and NYU. He has written on many aspects of contemporary Europe and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of the European Union. He is co-author of ‘Brexit and British Politics’ and author of ‘Europe: The State of the Union’.

He has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Times, the Independent, New Statesman and Spectator. He is a frequent commentator on local, national and international media and has made several radio documentaries on contemporary politics.

He is a member of the Council of the European Council on Foreign Relations and an associate fellow of Chatham House.

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
See Details

Contact Jennifer Wallace (jlw200@pitt.edu) and Bei Cheng (beicheng@pitt.edu) with specific questions.

Tuesday, March 24 until Wednesday, March 25

8:00 am Conference
Canceled: The Role of Universities in Sustainable, Just & Inclusive Cities
Location:
Various
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 along with Office of the Provost; Office of the Chancellor, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and UK
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DUE TO CONCERNS SURROUNDING COVID-19, NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THIS EVENT. AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW DATES WILL BE MADE WHEN AVAILABLE.

An Initiative of the International Place-Based University Network
International Place-Based University Network: Academically Based, Globally Minded Community Engagement

Post-industrial cities are crucibles of reinvention and innovation. Those that have successfully navigated the sunsetting of industrial production have creatively reoriented to intellectual technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, and life science innovations. And yet, the challenges that followed industrial decline—loss of population, unemployment, and destructive urban redevelopment strategies—continue to reverberate.

As the founding members of the International Place-Based University Network, Newcastle University and the University of Pittsburgh are hosting this conference. The goal is to share best practices for community and civic engagement as well as to explore potential international collaborations for academically based community engagement.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
University Club | Ballroom A, First Floor | University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Community Engagement Center of Homewood

For the agenda or to register, go to
pi.tt/InPlace2020

Tuesday, March 24

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Online: Conversations on Europe: Borders and Contested Memory in Northern Ireland
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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This event was originally scheduled for March 17th, but has been rescheduled to March 24th.

As part of the ESC’s 2019-2020 Year of Memory and Politics, this month we explore borders and contested memory in Northern Ireland.  Our panel of experts will explore the conflict over territory and identity in Northern Ireland and how that has played out at the border and in other spaces. We will discuss what has changed since the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement and what may happen as a result of Brexit and the recent elections in the Republic of Ireland. Audience participation is encouraged.

To participate remotely, [information to be provided].

Panelists:
- Jonathan Blake, RAND
- Katy Hayward, Queen's University Belfast
- Jennifer Keating, Carnegie Mellon University
- Connal Parr, Northumbria University

Moderator:
Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh

12:00 pm Panel Discussion
THE LATIN AMERICA UPDATE
Location:
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/877290978
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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THE LATIN AMERICA UPDATE!
  Noon
      Join Us for a Digital Round-Table to learn about the Latest Developments in
      Latin America  from COVID-19 to Politics.

For more information and questions, email: mar384@pitt.edu

Join us via zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/877290978

3:00 pm Workshop
LATINX & PROUD! WORKSHOP
Location:
ttps://pitt.zoom.us/j/796110687
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with City of Asylum
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Join us for a reading celebrating the work of Latinx literary voices. This installment of the Latinx & Proud! Reading Series will feature Melissa Lozada-Oliva and Ana Portnoy Brimmer! Melissa Lozada-Oliva is an American poet and educator based in New York. She is the author of chapbooks Plastic Pajaros, Rude Girl is Lonely Girl! (Pizza Pi Press), and Peluda (Button Poetry 2017). Her poem, “Like Totally Whatever” won the 2015 National Poetry Slam Championship. Lozada-Oliva was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts by immigrant parents; her mother is Guatemalan and her father is Colombian. Her work “explores, interrogates and redefines the intersections of Latina identity, feminism, hair removal & what it means to belong.” Lozada-Oliva co-hosts Say More podcast with her best friend and fellow poet Olivia Gatwood.

Ana Portnoy Brimmer is a Puerto Rican poet and performer, writer and ARTivist. She holds a BA and an MA in English (Literature) from the University of Puerto Rico, and is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Rutgers University-Newark. Her chapbook manuscript, To Love An Island, is the winner of YesYes Book’s 2019 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest, forthcoming in March 2020. Ana is the recipient of The Ancinas Family Scholarship; the inaugural recipient of the Sandra Cisneros Fellowship; a 2019 Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets and Best of the Net nominee; and a #PoetsForPuertoRico organizer. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Winter Tangerine, Gulf Coast, Foundry Journal, Sx Salon, Huizache, Anomaly, Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm, Centro Journal, among others.

Latinx & Proud! Series Advisory Board: Adriana E. Ramírez, Eloisa Amezcua, Malcolm Friend & Karla Lamb The mission of the Latinx & Proud! reading series is to incite conversation, empower, & amplify the Latinx community in Pittsburgh, PA & beyond.

EVENT PRESENTED BY:
City Of Asylum
(412) 435-1110

5:00 pm Film
Canceled: John Hume in America - In the Name of Peace Screening and Talk
Location:
Giant Eagle Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Center for Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
See Details

IN LIGHT OF DECISIONS BY THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

John Hume’s political vision and innate sense of diplomacy persuaded key players in U.S. Politics to merge their concerns with his own. Ted Kennedy, Tip O’Neill, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Hugh Carey – together known as the ‘Four Horsemen’ - were won over to his cause, lending the campaign for equality in Northern Ireland worldwide credibility and putting considerable pressure on the British and Irish governments to strive for peace.

John Hume in America illustrates how John Hume engaged every American President from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton. Maurice Fitzpatrick’s film explores Hume’s philosophy of non-violence during the Civil Rights Movement through to his indispensable work with friends in the U.S. to create a new political framework in Northern Ireland.

Maurice Fitzpatrick was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He is a lecturer at Villa Nova University, a film-maker and author. He has worked with John Hume in the past on a book and BBC/RTE film, The Boys of St. Coumb’s, published and broadcast in 2010. In 2013, he wrote and directed a documentary film for the BBC on Brian Friel’s Translations. He also writes journalism, primarily on Irish affairs.

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
See Details

Please note this language table has been canceled. Please contact upittgerman@gmail.com with any questions.

Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: Arabic Language & Culture Club
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
See Details

Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Gabrielle Hobbib (gch14@pitt.edu) with any questions.

The Arabic Language & Culture Club provides an opportunity for students of Arabic language classes to come together once a week and practice speaking the language with each other as well as touch on cultural aspects of the Arab world.

Wednesday, March 25

12:00 pm Presentation
Monitor of Chinese OFDI in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 Annual Report
Location:
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/789443708
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
See Details

03/25/2020
Join us via Zoom at NOON: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/789443708

Monitor of Chinese OFDI in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 Annual Report

by Enrique Dussel Peters,  Professor of  Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Visiting Global Scholar-University of Pittsburgh

The Academic Network of Latin America and the Caribbean on China (Red ALC-China) has been annually presenting the Monitor Report since 2017 and contributing to understanding Chinese overseas or outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Monitor provides continuity to on-going research and policy proposals of a group of researchers within Red ALC-China and in different countries of LAC, China and others.
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As Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Dr. Enrique 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.
Dr. Dussel Peters is also the inaugural, visiting Global Professor at the University of Pittsburgh for the Spring semester, working within the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to teaching a graduate seminar on China-Latin America relations, he works closely with faculty in Latin American Studies and in Asian Studies, while his research activities will support the Global Asia Initiative.

Links to the report:
Chinese: https://www.redalc-china.org/monitor/images/pdfs/menuprincipal/DusselPet...
English: https://www.redalc-china.org/monitor/images/pdfs/menuprincipal/DusselPet...
Spanish: https://www.redalc-china.org/monitor/images/pdfs/menuprincipal/DusselPet...

3:00 pm Workshop
Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Location:
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.

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
Postponed: Exclusionary Feminisms: A Series on Intersectional Feminist Perspectives
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
See Details

This event is postponed until fall 2020.

In honor of International Womxn's Day (March 8th), the Hub will be hosting a series of panel conversations focused on intersectional feminism. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members are all welcome to join the conversation. Refreshments will be served!

Our last panel discussion will focus on LGBTQ+ experiences, featuring panelists Dr. Julie Beaulieu, lecturer in Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies; Alana Fields, PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology; Kim Dinh, MPA student in GSPIA; Neerja Garikipati, undergraduate student member of AQUARIUS Pitt; and Molly Gonzales, undergraduate member of The Fourth Wave. Christina Ong, PhD student in the Department of Sociology will facilitate.

Thursday, March 26

1:00 pm Lecture
Let's Talk Africa
Location:
4130 Wesley Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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Ari Tobi-Aiyemo will explore the status quo patriarchy in Africa in the context of African women and the law profession.
Over the past decade, the development agendas of many governments across the globe focus on women empowerment. These agendas venture through halls of discriminatory laws, practices, traditions, and cultures that have been unfair to women, especially African women. It is indisputable that African women have come a long way in their circle of life–from a place of biased laws, customs, and cultures– through thorns of cultural, social, and legal pressures, to glides of assertiveness. Typically, African girls grow into women of substance, power, affluence, and influence. They are not laid-back figures. They find their way to education and compete in what is often referred to as the world of men and make their way through law school. These women do not just end in getting diplomas, they pursue careers to practice law either in the private sector–as private Attorney, Founder and Executive Director of Civil Organizations or NGOs, Attorney in humanitarian practices, rendering pro bono services. Alternatively, these women also practice law in the public sector as judges, public servants, DAs, Prosecutors, Law teachers, and legal consultants. Hence, to a large extent, the journey through the circle of life of the African woman is filled with different forms of deprivation, discrimination, and disregard until today.

Ari Tobi-Aiyemo is a Ph.D. Candidate of Judicial Studies in the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a retired Magistrate-Judge from the great judiciary of Lagos State, Nigeria. She has interest in social justice, law, jurisprudence and human rights.

1:00 pm Presentation
Postponed: HUB Talks with Kathleen Manukyan and Sean Guillory
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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Hub Talks are a new programmatic series in which faculty can share their research and promote upcoming courses and receive interdisciplinary feedback in a casual setting.

Katie Manukyan has taught Russian language and literature in Pitt's Slavic department since 2011 and is the Managing Director of the Summer Language Institute (SLI). She maintains an active career in music as a soprano and a diction coach and collaborates with many opera companies and other performing arts organizations including Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Festival Opera. She is a leading expert in Russian lyric diction and a promoter of vocal performance in the Russian language and will be performing the role of Parasha in Stravinsky's "Mavra" at the Pitt Global Hub on March 28-29.

Manukyan's talk will cover the performance history of Stravinsky's one-act opera, "Mavra," and give an insider's perspective on producing this challenging work in Pittsburgh. "Mavra" will be staged on March 28-29 in the Pitt Global Hub by the Neighborhood Project with support from the Nationality Rooms Program, the Year of Creativity, and REEES.

Sean Guillory is the Digital Scholarship Curator in the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and host of the SRB Podcast (https://srbpodcast.org), a weekly podcast on Eurasian politis, culture, and history. He is currently producing a 12-part audio documentary on African Americans, communism and the Soviet Union told through Lovett Ford-Whiteman's life tentatively titled "The Reddest of the Blacks."

In Guillory's talk, he will tell Fort-Whiteman's little-known story as one of the first African Americans to join the American Communist Party and a key player in shaping its positions on race, racism, and African American equality in the 1920s and 30s. He was arrested in the Soviet Union during the Great Terror in 1938 and sentenced to five years in Sevvostlag in Kolyma, one of the harshest forced labor camps in Stalin's Russia, where he died six month later. Fort-Whiteman is the only known African American victim of Stalin's terror.

2:00 pm Lecture
Online Session: China's New Red Guards
Location:
Zoom (Register online)
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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Ever since Deng Xiaoping effectively de-radicalized China in the 1980s, debates have swirled around which path China would follow. Would it democratize? Would it embrace capitalism? Would the Communist Party's rule be able to withstand globalization and the internet? One thing few seriously considered: Mao Zedong would make a political comeback. This live interview with Jude Blanchette will discuss the return of the populist enthusiasm for the Great Helmsman's policies, and what it means for the present and future of Chinese communism.

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

Register to attend here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/upQlf-yqpjgqOn6gS4WXNDTFXM_H0kVbOg

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Online: Brazil Nuts Bate-Popo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Please note this language table is now meeting via Zoom. Contact Julia O'Hare (jho3@pitt.edu) for more information.

Portuguese Language Table

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
Canceled: 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!

Friday, March 27 until Sunday, March 29

(All day) Seminar
Online: Smart Cities and Technology Mini-Course
Location:
Online Format
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University
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Due to economic development and globalization, cities continue to grow with predictions that 70 of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. This course, then, will view cities as hubs where patterns, connections, discussions, and the processes shape such issues as social justice, economic development, technology, migration, the environment among others. By examining cities as a lens, this sequence of weekend courses encourages students to examine cities as a system for discussing social processes being built and rebuilt. With an interdisciplinary focus, the course invites experts from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and relevant fields more broadly.

Friday, March 27

10:00 am Cultural Event
Online: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (dim31@pitt.edu) for more information.

Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.

12:00 pm Presentation
UCIS Research Toolkit, Session III
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and Global Studies Center
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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

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Postponed: Modern Greek Language Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (areti.papanastasiou@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: ADDverse Poetry Collective Meeting
Location:
Zoom Meeting
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Africana Studies
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Please note this meeting is now happening online. Contact Luana Reis (lreis@pitt.edu) for more information.

6:00 pm Film
Canceled: Korean Film Festival
Location:
332 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and Film Studies

Friday, March 27 until Sunday, May 31

5:00 pm Seminar
Transforming Cities: Smart Cities and Technology
Location:
Online-Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University Office of the Provost for Education
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Due to economic development and globalization, cities continue to grow with predictions that 70 of the
world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. This course, then, will view cities as hubs
where patterns, connections, discussions, and the processes shape such issues as social justice, economic
development, technology, migration, the environment among others. By examining cities as a lens, this
sequence of weekend courses encourages students to examine cities as a system for discussing social
processes being built and rebuilt. With an interdisciplinary focus, the course invites experts from the
University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and relevant fields more broadly.
This iteration of the course will explore such topics as: the influence of multinational corporations on
cities; the rise of privacy issues in relation to adoption of technology within cities and homes; the
replacement of human labor and access to employment; the role of technology on urban planning,
among others.
One-credit for PITT students / 3 units

Saturday, March 28

10:30 am Conference
Canceled: Olympiada of Spoken Russian
Location:
Cathedral of Learning, Ground Floor
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Carnegie Mellon Department of Modern Languages
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The Olympiada of Spoken Russian is a national language competition for assessing students' knowledge of the language. You will receive recognition for your demonstrated language proficiency, improve your chances of getting international and study-abroad scholarships, and enhance your professional resume.

1:00 pm Teacher Training--Language
Online Workshop: Integration of Culture into Chinese Language Teaching
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us for an online workshop on the integration of culture in Chinese language teaching.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Donato, Professor and Chair of the Department of Instruction and Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Invited Speakers:
Dr. Gang Liu, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Sheree Willis, Director, K-12 Chinese Language Teaching Projects, School of Education, University of Kansas

Online workshop is free, however registration is required.
Registration Link: bit.ly/2QAARgH

8:00 pm Performance
Canceled: Mavra
Location:
Global Hub, Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Center for Russian and East European Studies, Office of the Provost Year of Creativity, Neighborhood Project and Aria 412
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Mavra by Igor Stravinsky. Conducted by John McKeever and Directed by Alyssa Weathersby. March 28th 8 PM and March 29th at 2 PM. Pay what you can.

8:00 pm Performance
Canceled: Mavra by Igor Stravinsky
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
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Neighborhood Project presents... with Aria 412
"MAVRA" by Igor Stravinsky.
John McKeever, Conductor
Alyssa Weathersby, Director
By arrangement with Boosey and Hawkes, Inc., publisher & copyright owner.
a Pay What You Can Event

Sunday, March 29

2:00 pm Performance
Canceled: Mavra
Location:
Global Hub, Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Center for Russian and East European Studies, Office of the Provost Year of Creativity and Neighborhood Project
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Mavra by Igor Stravinsky. Conducted by John McKeever and Directed by Alyssa Weathersby. March 28th at 8PM and March 29th at 2 PM. Pay what you can.

6:00 pm Cultural Event
Canceled: Prometheus Resurrected: The London Protocols
Location:
Alumni Hall 7th Floor Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Prometheus Resurrected: The London Protocols 1827-1830. A Celebration on the 199th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution (1821) and the 190th Anniversary of the Liberation of Athens and Attica (1830). A program by the Greek Room Committee in honor of France, England and Russia through the French, English, and Russian Nationality Room Committees at the University of Pittsburgh.

Celebrating the friendship of France, Russia, Great Britain, and Greece in the rise of the modern Greek nation through the London Progtocols of 1827-1830 imagined in poem, song, and music.

A light reception with wines from the Attica region of Greece will be offered following the Program.

Monday, March 30

12:00 pm Lecture
Canceled: Brexit, the Far Left, and Populist Antisemitism in Britain
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Jewish Studies Program
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This event has been canceled

12:45 pm Cultural Event
Online: Russian Tutoring & Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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This language table has been moved online. Please contact Katya via Skype @katya.kovaleva1 during the usual meeting time of Monday's from 12:45PM-2:45PM OR email Katya directly (katya.kovaleva@gmail.com)

Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.

4:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Critical Research on Africa Lecture Series
Location:
3703 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies along with Department of Africana Studies; Department of History
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In her presentation, Dr. Williams will explore the advent of faith-based maternity homes in Nigeria since the early 1930s and how they adapted to socio-political and biomedical trends in their search for legitimacy. Various scholars have examined relationships between ethnomedical practitioners, biomedicine, and the state; even fewer have extended this conversation to practices of divine healing in Africa. Notwithstanding, there has been little exploration of religious birthing institutions that increasingly play vital roles as primary maternal healthcare providers. By examining Faith Homes and their socio-political search for legitimacy in colonial and post-colonial Nigeria, Williams reflects on the enduring connections between religion and medicine in Africa.

Ogechukwu Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Department of Medical Humanities at Creighton University, Omaha NE. Her book project examines the intersections between biomedical maternities, traditional midwifery, and faith-based birthing institutions in Nigeria. She is co-author of Writing the Nigeria Biafra War.

5:30 pm Lecture
Postponed: Out of Time
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian
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Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie. A talk on French Rom-Coms by Dr. Mary Harrod.

Tuesday, March 31

9:30 am Performance
Postponed: Scène Ouverte
Location:
O'Hara Ballroom
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian
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Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie. Come see the students from the French Theatre Workshop rehearse L’Ecole des femmes.

This event will be in French.

12:00 pm Lecture
Online Lecture: Language Standardization and Hougen Resistance in Touhoku, Japan
Location:
Via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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104 years since the Japanese state formally designated a standard spoken language, Edwin Everhart argues that standardization is still an active process. Focusing on language of the Touhoku region, Everhart describes how some language users resist the hegemony of standard language and the discourse that local dialect is obsolescent, ugly, or backward. Drawing on ethnography, interviews, and archives of "language activists" from the last thirty years, he argues that this resistance can be understood in terms of the techniques and metaphors that activists use to legitimize their local language. In many cases, these rhetorical tools—for example, emphasizing the deep historical roots of dialect—are the same tools used in national language standardization. This duplication reveals part of why projects of national and local identity can be equally elusive: they rely on exclusion and erasure.

Dr. Edwin K. Everhart is a Center Associate at the University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2018, and has had his research funded by the Social Science Research Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship. His research addresses dialect and accent discrimination in Japan and the United States.

To join this online lecture, please visit: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/570506078

3:00 pm Workshop
Online Sessions: ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Location:
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.

3:30 pm Lecture
Postponed: Body of the Beasts
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian
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Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie.

Quebecois Author Ms. Wilhelmy discusses The Body of the Beasts, her book on animality and humanness. The event will be in English.

Please join us!

There will also a public book event on Wednesday, April 1 at The White Whale Bookstore in Bloomfield. 7 pm.

Hosted by the Dept. of French and Italian, with support from the Year of Creativity, the Honors College, and the Humanities Center.

Questions? Contact Prof. Kaliane Ung

6:00 pm Film
Postponed: La Pirogue Fim Screening
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian
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Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie. A screening of the Franco-Senegalese drama film. The film is in French w/ English subtitles.

6:00 pm Film
POSTPONED--Film Series: Bixa Travesty
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Postponed until the Fall!
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights, and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.

The films will be screened approximately twice per month, though the end of the spring semester. Doors open and pizza is served at 6 p.m., and screenings will start at 6:30. Stick around after the screening to participate in a discussion with actors, producers, directors, and faculty. Films will be screened at either 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall or the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

For more information on upcoming films, email us at clas@pitt.edu

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Please note this language table has been canceled. Please contact upittgerman@gmail.com with any questions.

Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Canceled: Persian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Shayan Jalali (shj55@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Persian language skills at our bi-weekly language table!