Events in UCIS

Tuesday, September 15

(All day) Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Pandemics in Europe: Political and Social Responses Series #JMintheUS
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with University of Florida and Center for European Studies
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The covid-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on Europe. While not all EU member states have suffered equally, none has been spared social and economic hardship either. Early on, national impulses led to border closures and export restrictions on medical supplies.

Nevertheless, even in the earliest days of Europe’s exposure to the novel coronavirus, pan-European solidarity was on display. Individual acts of solidarity paved the way for donations of hundreds of thousands of protective masks and other medical supplies to those countries most affected. The institutions of the European Union eventually assumed a critical role in coordinating Europe’s response to the crisis. And as discussions shifted toward economic recovery after months of lockdown measures and restrictions on cross-border trade and travel, different proposals emerged for how to kickstart Europe’s economies and return to something approaching normal life.

What does European solidarity look like during this pandemic? How have European citizens perceived and contributed to European solidarity? What might the crisis mean for the future of the European project? In this talk, Rafael Loss, the coordinator for pan-European data projects at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), will discuss the European Solidarity Tracker, an interactive online tool that collects and visualises instances of pan-European solidarity during the covid-19 crisis.


12:00 pm Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Online (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

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2:00 pm Lecture
Imagining the Next Global Economy
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the Institute of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, the Russian East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University, the Center for Russian East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan, the Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University, the Center for Russia East Europe and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University
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There is no going back to the beginning. The emerging global economy will not resemble the system that came before. That pre-pandemic system was already fragile. Now we have an opportunity to imagine a new global economy.

This is the first lecture in a series of lectures offered by the 2018-2021 US Department of Education Title VI/National Resource Centers for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.


Rawi Abdelal, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Business, Harvard Business School; Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Dr. Rawi Abdelal is the Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School and is the Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. His primary expertise is international political economy, and his research focuses on the politics of globalization and the political economy of Eurasia. Professor Abdelal is the author of National Purpose in the World Economy and Capital Rules, and the editor or co-edited of The Rules of Globalization, a collection of Harvard Business School cases on international business; Measuring Identity; and Constructing the International Economy. Abdelal is currently at work on two projects: the first explores the inter-related challenges that undermined the first era of globalization, circa 1870-1914, and which threaten to destroy the current age of global capitalism, and the second explores the geopolitics of energy in Europe and Eurasia. Abdelal earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.

This event is part of the Area Studies Lecture Series presented by the 2018-2021 U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies grant recipients for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

3:00 pm Seminar
AFRCNA 0300 Racialized Policing Pop-Up Course
Virtual, see website to enroll!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This course provides students with an opportunity to think about the most recent wave of brutal police violence in the United States in a global perspective. Expanding on our summer series, students will focus on topics such as racial capitalism, colonialism and settler colonialism, and transnational trends in militarized policing and police violence. Students who complete the course will appreciate how policing in the USA shapes and is shaped by global processes.

The pop-up course will kick off on September 15!

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Tuesday Stammtisch
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Stammtisch is the German Club's weekly conversation table for speaks of all levels from absolute beginners to fluent speakers. Here we practice our language skills while also learning about German culture through fun games and activities!

Zoom Meeting ID: 988 3897 9763