Events in UCIS

Monday, September 28

11:00 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

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

1:00 pm Information Session
Asian Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
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

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 Panel Discussion
Protests in Belarus: An Interdisciplinary Forum
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Department of History
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Belarusian president of 26 years Alexander Lukashenko is sometimes called the last dictator of Europe. Despite repeated election fraud and policies violating people’s basic rights, he could rely on strong popular support in the past. However, the elections of August 9 have markedly changed this picture. For over a month now, hundreds of thousands of protesters are on the streets, defying riot police violence, arrests and deportations.

We will debate the protest movement from a variety of perspectives. Felix Ackermann (German Historical Institute, Warsaw) will focus on historical aspects of the conflict where both sides claim historical events for their cause. Sociologist Elena Gapova (Western Michigan University) will discuss the outstanding role of female leaders and protesters. Lev Lvovsky (BEROC Economic Research Center, Minsk) will look at the economic aspects of the unrest. Finally, political scientist Tatsiana Chulitskaya (Vytautas Magnus University) will comment on the political aspects of the conflict.

This event is moderated by:

Olga Klimova, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alissa Klots, History
Jan Musekamp, History

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mDNT9CKDSE6ZLKStBOVWGw.

5:00 pm Panel Discussion
Reality Made Invisible: The Plight of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Hispanic Heritage Month and Casa San Jose
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This webinar will be centered around the topic of family reunification, covering the background and challenges undocumented immigrants face when arriving and settling in the US, the strengths they bring and actions that can be taken to better support them.

Speakers:

Ligia Diaz, M.Ed, University of Pittsburgh,
Susan J Terrio, Ph.D. Professor Emerita, Georgetown University
Anna Clark, MSW. Service Coordinator at Casa San Jose through the Immigrant Services and Connections (ISAC) program.

Moderated by Patricia Documet, MD, DrPH Associate Professor, Director of the Doctoral Program, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Director of Latinx Research and Outreach, Center for Health Equity

Please register here - https://tinyurl.com/y2agbg4d