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
Tuesday, March 24 until Wednesday, March 25
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
Wednesday, March 25
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.