Events in UCIS

Wednesday, February 24

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
Creature Comforts: Animals, Zoos, and Exotic Trafficking in Eurasia
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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A live interview with Tracy McDonald (McMaster University) and Marianna Szczygielska (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science).

Register via Zoom here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvceCgqT0sGtVWgst7n6RrFJuAqyKj89Ag

The existential threat of climate change has inspired renewed intellectual engagement with the Anthropocene. Eurasian Studies are no exception to this trend. In the last decade, studies that grapple with the past, present, and potential future of the human-nature dialectic are on the uptick. These studies have forced us to reconsider intellectual and ideological paradigms, sources, mission, and role of scholar in society.

Nature’s Revenge: Ecology, Animals, and Waste in Eurasia seeks to bring some of this scholarship and activism to a wider public through a series of live-recorded interviews. The goal is to illuminate recent scholarship and complicate our understanding of the Eurasian Anthropocene and its place in our world.

NOTE WELL: This event was originally scheduled for February 23 but has been shifted to Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

12:00 pm Career Counselling
Careers in Health and Well-Being
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center
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Speaker: Liza Mitgang '13 (Urban Studies, BPHIL/IAS/Global Studies), MS, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Liza serves as the Program Coordinator for the Service Delivery Innovation team in the Health, Nutrition, and Population global practice at the World Bank. She'll discuss her current position, opportunities with the World Bank, her experience at the London School of Hygiene.

To Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vceutrz8sEtVIn1V6Y-GqRpIqstU68xUL

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3:00 pm Career Counselling
Careers in Diplomacy/Security and Intelligence
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center
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Speakers: Nina Murray (Deputy Division Chief, Cultural Programs), Holly Mayton, and Paul Fariss of the State Department. Nina Murray grew up in Lviv, Ukraine, and holds advanced degrees in linguistics and creative writing. Since becoming a Foreign Service Officer in 2011, she has served in Lithuania, Canada, Russia, and Washington, D.C.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vc-6srTouEtfT7-dV8ggqSp3g93UPnX4c

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4:00 pm Career Counselling
Career in International Education
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center
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.

5:00 pm Career Counselling
Careers in Health and Well-Being
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center
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Maddie Little '15 (Anthropology) MPH Emory University is Program Associate for the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) and is interested in project management, health communications, and process improvement in public health.

Lillie Armstrong '12 (Sociology), MPH University of North Carolina, is Senior Manager of Drug User Health at NASTAD, supporting the development and operation of harm reduction services through federal, tribal, state, local, and community-based agencies.

Cassandra Ott '14 (Microbiology) MHS Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, works as an Epidemiologist with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. She assists with data analysis for the local COVID-19 response and is the surveillance lead for a CDC grant focused on opioid surveillance and prevention.

To Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclcOutqD4rHNSoM9yKXIR2ejP7Svbb3OUP

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6:00 pm Career Counselling
Careers in Human Rights and Human Security
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center
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Organization: Fenton Communications

Speaker: Emma Cummings-Kruger, Account Executive at Fenton, supports media and messaging strategy, content development, for clients National Park Foundation, The Climate Mobilization, Color Of Change, and Wallace Global Fund. She’ll discuss skills sought for media, communications positions to support human rights programs.

To Register https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUldumtrT4oE9RprnY874SLW4sSLCJhCJKQ

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6:30 pm Lecture
Asia Pop: From Hanok to Hanbok
Location:
via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Dr. Saeji will explore the contradictions and effects of the use of imagined and real Korean settings and traditional iconography in recent videos from Korean hip-hop artists with a particularly close reading of the rapper Beenzino’s mid-2016 offering “January.” She investigates what symbols and icons are used to visually represent Korea in the videos, as they take a foreign genre and imbue it with Koreanness. These videos circulate and re-circulate a limited number of icons of Korea, because the images are meant not to portray pre-modern Korea in its complexity, but traditional Korea both as a symbol of national pride and as a (domestic and international) tourist destination where the palace is a backdrop and you wear a hanbok to create a visually striking Instagram post. Operating as the king of the music video’s world, the hip-hop artist maintains his artistic independence through challenging tradition with juxtaposed elements of the present day.

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