Events in UCIS

Tuesday, November 17

12:00 pm 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

12:30 pm Panel Discussion
An Update on EU-Iran Relations
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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The EU's relations with Iran have strengthened since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in 2015. These relations have become more important now, as the current US administration is determined to further undermine the agreement by pressing the UN to restore economic sanctions and extend the arms embargo against Iran. The EU’s disagreement with the US position has brought the nuclear non-proliferation regime, the maintenance of international agreements, and the future of European relations with the US and Iran at a crossroads. This panel will explore these topics and provide an update on the current state of EU-Iran relations after the US elections.

Panelists

Shireen Hunter, Ph.D., Honorary Fellow, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU), Georgetown University
Eldar Mamedov, Political Advisor European Parliament
Mohammad Homayounvash, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Interfaith Dialogue and Education at Miami-Dade College; Lecturer, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs at FIU, and Religious Studies Department at the University of Miami
Eric Lob, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Politics & International Relations, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, FIU
Moderator: Markus Thiel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Politics & International Relations, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs; Director, Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, FIU
Event Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-an-update-on-eu-iran-relations-tick...

3:00 pm Seminar
AFRCNA 0300 Racialized Policing Pop-Up Course
Location:
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 Lecture
BETH Webinar Series: Technology in the Time of COVID-19
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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Internationalize your career-focused courses with the BETH (Business, Energy, Technology, and Health) series. For year 3 of our faculty development workshops for community colleges and minority-serving institutions, the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh is offering a series of monthly webinars focused on technology. Our second webinar will examine Technology in the Time of COVID, specifically addressing international responses to the pandemic regarding efforts to mitigate community spread through contact-tracing.

Presenters are:
Dr. June Park, 2020-2021 East Asia Voices Initiative Fellow, East Asia National Resource Center, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University.
Dr. Dev Lewis, Fellow and Program Lead at Digital Asia Hub
Jared Kohler, Systems Engineer, Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab

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7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Tuesday Stammtisch
Location:
Zoom
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
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98838979763

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
China Town Hall
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
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Robust bilateral economic and trade ties have been the greatest source of strength and foundation for engagement in the U.S.-China relationship for decades. Yet in recent years those ties have been frayed by an ongoing trade war, the threat of decoupling, and a global economic and public health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join the National Committee on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. EST for a conversation with Amy Celico (Albright Stonebridge Group), Huang Yiping (Peking University), and Andy Rothman (Matthews Asia), moderated by NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins, as they discuss the current trade tensions, prospects for economic growth during and after COVID-19, and the future of U.S.-China economic ties.

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Join the Chinese Language & Culture Club for their bi-weekly meetings. The club celebrates the Chinese culture, language, festivals, and traditions. This semester, we’ll celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, watch Chinese TV shows, learn about Pitt Chinese Programs, and learn how to make hot pot! etc.