Events in UCIS

Thursday, December 10

(All day) Cultural Event
Virtual Holiday Open House- Holiday Crafts
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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Many cultures share some similarity in their holiday crafts, but each culture put their own, unique stamp in their traditional craft. Take a peek at the Pittsburgh Lace Group as they demonstrate lace making, the Turkish art of paper marbling, Middle Eastern cross stitching by the Syria-Lebanon Committee.

2:00 pm Lecture
The Cold War from the Margins
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with 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 and 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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Presenting Bulgaria’s cultural engagements with multiple actors in the Third World, this talk by Dr. Theodora Dragostinova (Ohio State University) highlights the global reach of state socialism, demonstrates the existence of vibrant partnerships along an East-South axis during the 1970s, and challenges notions of late socialism as the prelude to communist collapse in eastern Europe.

Zoom registration: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tXaeNufPSGKoJM2a3-WIXQ

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.

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Human Rights Day 2020
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with University Human Rights Student Task Force, Center for Bioethics and Health Law and Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance
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Protests demanding an end to police discrimination and brutality have led City leaders to remove two prominent statues—of Stephen Foster, and more recently, Christopher Columbus—from public spaces in Oakland. These steps are just a small part of the work needed to address the legacies of genocide and displacement and promote racial healing. As we recognize International Human Rights Day, we invite everyone to join us for a panel and discussion on the role of such steps in advancing racial justice and human rights. Learn about the efforts of residents to have the Columbus statue removed and hear from community leaders about its impacts on human rights in our region. Consider what further steps we can take to further the historical truth-telling that can help advance racial healing and reverse the extreme political polarization we face today.

Panel participants: Prem Rajagopal, organizing fellow with the Center for Coalfield Justice; Eva Brady, Student Human Rights Task Force; Benjamin Gutschow, Casa San Jose; anupama jain, Executive Director, City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission.

8:00 pm Reading Group
ESCape Into a Book: Go, Went, Gone
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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Join the European Studies Center at Pitt for a Virtual Book Club to explore recent works by European authors. Our first book is Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck. Discussion dates are December 6 and December 10. Those who RSVP by 10/22 can receive a FREE book and the event is open to ALL.

RSVP at https://forms.gle/EqVJieX1XgVvWd1i7