Events in UCIS

Thursday, August 27

11:30 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

12:00 pm Lecture
Bonded in Human Bondage: Serfdom and Slavery
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
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Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkd-2vqDsvEtHceE_TWSn0rn_0F67ZCIym

One commonality between the United States and Russia is both had systems of human bondage. Russia-serfdom. The United States-slavery. Though both systems differed in origins, practice, and logics, they were systems where human beings were property to be bought, sold, exploited and abused.

Also, in a twist of historical irony, serfdom was abolished in autocratic Russia in 1861, a mere four years before the abolition of slavery in the republican US. Both systems, however, were undone in radically different ways. In Russia, it was a "revolution from above," a long, but peaceful, legal process managed by Tsar. The US was torn apart by civil war, and enslaved people freed themselves by fleeing their owners for the Union army.

So what to make of these two system of bondage shared by two unlikely states? How did it shape their future? And how did serfdom and chattel slavery fit within a wider international practice of human bondage?

This live interview with Amanda Brickell Bellows, New School, and Alessandro Stanziani, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, France, will explore these issues and more.

1:00 pm Information Session
African Studies Program - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Hub
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Speak with African Studies Program Ambassador Emmanuel Ampofo to learn about the African Studies Program, ask questions about their certificate offerings, and more.

Zoom Link: http://https//pitt.zoom.us/j/99119766107

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: Asian Studies Center Welcome Reception
Location:
Zoom (online)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join the Asian Studies Center in welcoming the new academic year. To register for this online welcome reception, please click: here

4:00 pm Information Session
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

4:00 pm Information Session
European Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the European Studies Center to learn about their four certificate offerings, events, scholarships, symposia and more.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86171673232?pwd=aThWaHhxeDFsTEdPeGZsdzZaS01EQT09
Password: 4Lkh8d

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Laber Rhabarber - The German Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Want to practice your German in a casual environment and get to know other students and faculty that share your love for this language? Then Laber Rhabarber is for you! All levels of German and all kinds of people are welcome!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91424897554