Events in UCIS
Wednesday, November 18
As part of the RICE & Series:
Become a Kenyan culinarian! Join our African Studies ambassadors Joyce (who is joining us all the way from Kenya) and Mercy as they teach us how to make a very popular Kenyan rice dish.
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Program for Film and Media Studies
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
invite you to an interdisciplinary roundtable and discussion on
Pitt faculty, PhD students, and alum
(COMM, Film, FRIT, GSWS, HAA, Slavic, etc.)
· Do trigger warnings differ across media?
· Are they “fair warning” or “spoilers”?
· Who is bullying whom? Academic machismo in an era of tolerance?
· Response to a growing awareness of sexual violence?
· Is this a diversity issue?
Do you have an interest in international development education? Come attend the second International Brown Bag Series of the semester, co-hosted with the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) at the Pitt School of Education. Our feature speaker will be John Weidman, Emeritus Professor of Higher and International Development Education, School of Education here at at the University of Pittsburgh. The conversation will be facilitated by Maureen McClure, IISE Director and faculty member.
The Pitt Global Hub is hosting virtual drop-in hours via Zoom every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30PM for students who wish to ask general questions regarding our international area studies and global studies certificates, study abroad, scholarships, clubs and language tables, and more.
Zoom link: http://pitt.zoom.us/j/96763408157
Around the world, countries are undertaking fiscal stimulus responses in order to accelerate their recovery from COVID-19. On 21 July 2020, EU leaders agreed to a €1,824.3 trillion (ca $2 trillion) package which includes a €1,074.3 billion budget for the next seven years and a major stimulus package of €750 billion. The Next Generation EU (NGEU) stimulus package will help to rebuild and to support investment in green and digital transitions. Climate action is at the forefront of this historic agreement with a target of 30% of total expenditures going towards efforts to reach EU climate neutrality by 2050. A part of the package/agreement is the €150 billion Just Transition Mechanism (JTM). By targeting support to the most affected regions, the JTM program aims to guarantee that the EU’s “climate-neutral economy happens in a fair way, leaving no one behind.”
The EU also seeks to provide worldwide impact by serving as a global leader on reaching science-based targets of the Paris Agreement and by promoting implementation of ambitious environmental, energy, and climate policies with partner countries. Last year the EU announced the European Green Deal - Europe's new growth strategy for achieving climate neutrality by mid-century. Most recently the European Commission proposed to increase the 2030 target to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% in the next decade, compared to 1990 levels. As a part of the EU's climate neutrality agenda, innovative actions were proposed on clean hydrogen economy, methane emissions reduction, energy efficiency in the building sector, and offshore wind deployment.
What does Europe's drive for climate neutrality mean for the transatlantic cooperation? How can the EU and the next U.S. Administration work together towards a shared transatlantic agenda?
Confronting the global challenges of climate change and communicable disease cannot be achieved by any single country, but must be met by constructive cooperation among nations. Although the United States and China will compete in many areas, it is imperative they join forces to face these universal problems that affect global stability and endanger the world's most vulnerable people.
Join the National Committee on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. EST, for a discussion with Margaret Hamburg (National Academy of Medicine), Ryan Hass (Brookings Institution), and Angel Hsu (Yale-NUS) as they consider the roles of the United States and China in addressing these two major transnational issues. The conversation will be moderated by Merit Janow (Columbia School of International and Public Affairs).
Art Everyday: Virgil Cantini
A roundtable conversation with the artist's family and scholars of his work
Featuring: Lisa Cantini Seguin, Andrew Seguin, Melissa Marinaro, and Brittany Reilly
Moderated by: Dr. Lina Insana, Italian Department, University of Pittsburgh