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.
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Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3
Friday, March 27 until Sunday, May 31
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,
One-credit for PITT students / 3 units
Friday, April 17
This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (email@example.com) for more information.
Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.
Emerging Latinx Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Apr. 17, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/723822476
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time we will discuss the needs of our local Latinx community and the response to those needs.
With the support of the Center for Latin American Studies, we are exploring 1) the problems Latinos in small yet rapidly growing populations face, and 2) how to solve those problems. Open to all interested: students, faculty, staff, and practitioners from Pitt and beyond. If you want to get extra network time, we will be there 30 minutes before and after the meeting time.
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.
Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!
In this presentation Dr. Looney examines how the reception of Dante Alighieri –his biography and the Divine Comedy–contributes to the productive literary entanglement of several key figures of American literary life in the middle of the 20th century.