Events in UCIS

Friday, February 26 until Saturday, February 27

(All day) Conference
Undergraduate Model European Union
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Friday, February 26

12:00 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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Speaker: Roy A. Savoy (Executive Liaison Support Officer, NSEP) will discuss international career and scholarship opportunities at the Department of Defense, such as the Boren Fellowship, the Critical Language Scholarship, and the Presidential Management Fellowship.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoceuoqzkuH93jDekJQmkdGHUgX14QaCBz

Visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/career-week

12:00 pm Panel Discussion
The Capitol Insurrection in Global Perspective
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Participants:
Errol Henderson, Penn State University
Jeanne Morefield, University of Birmingham (UK)
Stuart Schrader, Johns Hopkins University
Nikhil Singh, NYU

Moderator: Michael Goodhart, University of Pittsburgh

1:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Language Tutoring
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Russian tutoring available for students by appointment.

Book your appointment here: https://calendly.com/katya-kovaleva/russian-language-tutoring

1:00 pm Colloquium
'It's a Yiddish Theatre, You Know?' The Jewish Amateur Art Collectives of Soviet & Post-Soviet Lithuania, 1956-1995
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Center for Russian and East European Studies
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Jewish Studies Work in Progress Colloquium:
Emma Squire is a doctoral candidate in the Theatre Arts Department. She is currently working on her pioneering dissertation on the Yiddish Theatre in Soviet and Post-Soviet Lithuania. Through archival research in Vilnius, and interviews with spectators and theater artists, her project explores the repertoire, challenges, and cultural impact of the Jewish Folk Theatre in communist times.

2:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
#BLM: Reception in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State University, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington and Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
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While the Black Lives Matter Movement has revived global conversations about racism and systemic inequality, its reception in our region manifested not only in anti-racist solidarity protests but also in pro-nationalist activism, most notably in Russia. Join us to discuss whether the Black Lives Matter movement will have a lasting impact on the struggle against racism and for civil rights and social equality in our region.

2:00-3:30 pm (ET) | 1:00-2:30 pm (CT) | 12:00-1:30 (MT) | 11:00 am-12:30 pm (PT)

MODERATOR:
Sibelan Forrester, Swarthmore College

SPEAKERS:
Angéla Kóczé, Central European University
Diana Kudaibergenova, University of Cambridge
Maxim Matusevich, Seton Hall University
Jakobi Williams, Indiana University, Bloomington

This event will be recorded and streamed live on the ASEEES Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/slavic.e.european.eurasian.studies/)

REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/creees/race-in-focus

This event is part of the series "Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies." This series is designed to elevate conversations about teaching on race and continued disparities in our field while also bringing scholars from underrepresented minorities and/or research on communities of color to the center stage.

2:00 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: Alum Katie Sives, '18 GSPIA/GSPH formerly served as Policy Fellow with Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention. She assumed a new position at CDC working with COVID-19 response.

To register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctd-iurjstHNUCcNNYepvQz2zsFGvh4ALp

Visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/career-week

3:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Meeting
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Join the Pitt German Club every Friday at 3PM to practice your German language skills and learn about different aspects of German culture!

Zoom ID: 950 0542 1812

4:15 pm Colloquium
Panoramas Roundtable: Analyzing the Roots of Migration in Central America's Northern Triangle
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas
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Join us on Friday, February 26th at 4:15 pm for our next Panoramas Roundtable to discuss our featured article: "Analyzing the Roots of Migration in Central America's Northern Triangle," written by Panoramas Intern, Isabel Morales. To read the article, please visit: panoramas.pitt.edu

Every year, around 500,000 refugees and asylum-seekers flee from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. These three countries comprise a region known as the Northern Triangle of Central America, which is plagued with socio-economic instability, poverty, corruption, and chronic violence. Today, there are misconceptions and limited views regarding the causes of the humanitarian crisis in the region. These should be re-assessed by analyzing the root causes that sparked new incentives for migration, which are crucial to understanding the many interrelated factors affecting the Northern Triangle and its people.

Isabel Morales is an international student from Colombia at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently a sophomore majoring in Economics with a minor in French and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Through her experiences living in Colombia, the United States, and Israel, along with the opportunities offered by the university, she has become greatly interested in Latin American affairs and its role in the study of development economics. As a Panoramas intern, Isabel hopes to promote the region and continue exploring areas of interest such as politics, development, and human rights.

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/1vc6cqvj

5:00 pm Information Session
Alumni Happy Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center
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Grab a drink and connect, with old friends and current students. While each year we typically enjoy hosting an alumni/student networking reception in Washington DC, this year we have a unique opportunity to extend this networking event beyond DC metropolitan area! After some brief introductions, we’ll break out into two sequential small break-out rooms for more personal engagement -- based on interest and location.

We hope you can drop in and say hello.

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfp6bBpmlQ0xYHwFMHufmDrz5O5f_RS...