Events in UCIS

Monday, September 21

11:00 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
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

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98550944503

1:00 pm Information Session
Asian Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a representative from the Asian Studies Center to learn about their offerings, including the Asian Studies Certificate, events, and more.

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96441387574

1:30 pm Panel Discussion
Charlemos Series: Votes, Drugs, and Violence: Mexico and Beyond
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Latin American Political Institutions Section LASA
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The fifth Charlemos will take place on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm EDT. Fabrice Lehoucq (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) will moderate a discussion with Sandra Ley (CIDE) and Guillermo Trejo (University of Notre Dame) on "Votes, Drugs, and Violence: Mexico and Beyond". They will discuss their book "Votes, Drugs, and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico" (Cambridge University Press, August 2020). See below for the book description from Cambridge University Press:

One of the most surprising developments in Mexico's transition to democracy is the outbreak of criminal wars and large-scale criminal violence. Why did Mexican cartels go to war as the country transitioned away from one-party rule? And why have criminal wars proliferated as democracy has consolidated and elections have become more competitive subnationally? In Votes, Drugs, and Violence, Guillermo Trejo and Sandra Ley develop a political theory of criminal violence in weak democracies that elucidates how democratic politics and the fragmentation of power fundamentally shape cartels' incentives for war and peace. Drawing on in-depth case studies and statistical analysis spanning more than two decades of multiple levels of government, Trejo and Ley show that electoral competitiion and partisan conflict were key drivers of the outbreak of Mexico's crime wars, the intensification of violence, and the expansion of war and violence to the spheres of local politics and civil society.

Registration is required for this webinar. Please click this link to register - https://tinyurl.com/yy8d6j6r

4:00 pm Information Session
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Online (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

7:00 pm Teacher Training--Area Studies
From Our Classroom To Yours: East Asian Case Studies in Human Geography: Population, Migration, and Innovation
Sponsored by:
National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom.
Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.

How do you teach about East Asia or use the many outstanding classroom resources of NCTA if you do not teach an Asian Studies course? Over the past ten years of my association with NCTA, I have incorporated Asia content and case studies into general history, social studies, and humanities classes. During this workshop, I would like to share three examples from my AP Human Geography class:

* Population and Demographic Transition through a comparison of Japan’s declining birth rates with Northern India
* Migration of Chinese workers from villages to cities - Factory Girls, Girls on the Line, and Ai Wei Wei's documentary Human Flow.
* Innovation in North and South Korea: a tale of two industrializations