With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.
Events in UCIS
Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3
Monday, March 16
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.
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.
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*
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“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.
Students attending the CLAS Seminar and Field Program are invited to attend a conversation group for language practice.
Join us for a lecture by Dr. Robin Chapdelaine, from Duquesne University. More details to come!
*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.