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
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With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.

Monday, March 2

11:00 am Workshop
UCIS E-Portfolio Session
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, 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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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
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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.

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
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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.