Events in UCIS

Wednesday, February 3

11:00 am Information Session
African Studies Program Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Hub
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Meet with African Studies Program Student Ambassador Emmanuel Ampofo to ask questions about the African Studies Certificate, upcoming events, and more.

Meet via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/97841843639

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
EU Trilogues: Challenges for Democracy? (part of the EU Democracy Forum series)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with University of Washington
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EU DEMOCRACY FORUM – IMAGINE THE FUTURE
Democracy cannot be taken for granted -- not in Europe, not anywhere. With this series of talks by experts on European politics and society we want to encourage discussion about the future of democracy in the European Union, its member states, and the neighborhood. As the EU Commission launches its Conference on the Future of Europe in 2021, we invite you to imagine this future with us. Our contributors will reflect on the EU’s achievements and challenges. We will hear their reflections on how to strengthen and expand democratic processes and institutions, both in Brussels and in Europe more broadly.

12:00 pm Information Session
Student/Alumni Meet 'n Greet GSC Abroad: Views from Europe
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This spring, the series will feature Global Studies alumni who will share career insights and offer a perspective on how their certificate work has been valuable to them professionally. Grab lunch and enjoy an informal conversation with GSC alumni living in Europe. They will share their experiences living and working in Europe during COVID, going to graduate school abroad, their views from across the pond.
Evelyn Bigini '20 (Nursing) is pursuing an MS in Global Health in the Netherlands
Sarah Sellers ’20 (French) is teaching English in France
Pat Bewick ’13 (Political Science) is working with refugees in Germany.

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99096149639

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Something's Brewing
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies for a relaxing chat while learning about comforting cold weather drinks from Eastern Europe and other world regions.

REGISTER HERE:ttps://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcO2gpjMjGdTGJzdO727WrAnxIP7nieW-

5:00 pm Cultural Event
La Parlotte: French Conversation Club
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Chat with other French students, French faculty, and PhD students and practice your French language skills. Email PhD student Pat Nikiema at PAN32@pitt.edu for the Zoom link.

7:00 pm Film
Malaysian and Singaporean Horror Series screening of Sumpah Pontianak
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Third in the series of schlocky films from the 50s. The first Pontianak film appeared in 1957 Singaporean Malay horror film directed by Indian film director B.N. Rao starring Maria Menado and M. Amin. Based on the Malay folktales of a blood-sucking ghost born from a woman who dies in childbirth. The smash-hit premiered on 27 April 1957 and screened for almost three months at the local Cathay cinemas. Its success spawned two other sequels, Dendam Pontianak (Revenge of the Pontianak, 1957) and Sumpah Pontianak (Curse of the Pontianak, 1958). It is also said to have launched the Pontianak genre in Singapore and Malaysia, with rival Shaw producing its own Pontianak trilogy and several movies of the same genre were also made in Malaysia.

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOZO_1T0zirlVJBtAzrFm63kwqm3dP...