Events in UCIS
Thursday, February 25
Speakers: Pitt alumna Megan Tingley and colleagues at the National Democratic Institute (NDI). NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability, and government.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsc--hrjgvH92il82lqIk5bZfQknGK70Mz
Laber Rhabarber - More than a German conversation hour!
"... the most human thing we have is language, and we have it in order to talk." German author Theodor Fontane wrote in 1892. So, here's chance! Be human with us for an hour every week, albeit in German ;D
Everyone and every level of German welcome!
Speaker: Join a conversation with Joshua Karnes, global health professional and a Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development. He served in Central Asia, where he led a team to improve early grade reading and fight HIV and multi-drug resistant TB. Before Central Asia, he served at USAID/Ethiopia where he was the Family Health and Infectious Disease Team Leader, overseeing the Maternal Child Health, Family Planning, Tuberculosis, Neglected Tropical Disease, and Global Health Security portfolios. Prior to arriving in Ethiopia, he served as Deputy Health Office Director in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he supervised USAID’s efforts to reduce new HIV/AIDS infections and provide care and service for those living with HIV. Before that, he worked in Senegal to expand family planning in remote and rural areas. Prior to joining USAID, he was the International Affairs Coordinator within the US Food and Drug Administration's Office of Regulatory Affairs. He also served with the American Red Cross in the US, Germany, Kosovo, Iraq, and Indonesia. A fluent speaker of French and German, Mr. Karnes has a Master of Public Health in Global Health Policy from the University of Michigan.
Registration link: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIof-6uqTwjG9fYQ-fDBrfRM9-EUjZMmYxK
While the CLAS @ Pitt Crimes Against Humanity Series has previously focused on well-documented and covered crimes and government policies in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile and Brazil in particular), more recent, ongoing issues involving large-scale dynamics are ever more important. One such case is Colombia and the worrying trend of targeted assassination of community activists involved in the transformational potential of the Peace Process that commenced with the 2016 Peace Accords of the Santos administration (2010-2018).
On February 25th, acclaimed editorial cartoonist Pedro X. Molina (in exile in the United States) and UCA’s Mario Sánchez and Social Scientist will reflect on the events that followed the student protests of April 2018 in Nicaragua, as well as the antecedents and the political and social context within which their echo has impacted daily life in the country.
Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/y5t2vv4u
Photo credit for poster: Orlando Valenzuela
A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom.
Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.
From the science of dyeing to the mathematical precision of the patterns, shibori is a form of art that is applicable across multiple disciplines and age groups. This presentation will start with a brief history of shibori in Japan and move to the present day. Resources, practical tips, and suggestions for the use of non-traditional materials will be addressed, enabling teachers to share this art form with students in elementary grades to high school.
Speakers: Elizabeth Crivaro JD, '14 (Political Science) JD Georgetown University is Law Fellow at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. https://cliniclegal.org and Reena Naik '16 (Political Science) currently pursuing a JD degree at Temple, Legal Intern with Tahirih Justice Services, former Judicial Intern with US Department of Justice, and Coro Fellow. https://www.tahirih.org/ http://www.coropittsburgh.org/ will present their work and their respective law school choices.