Events in UCIS

Monday, March 1

4:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Critical Research on Africa: The Persistence of Slavery: An Economic History of Child Trafficking in Nigeria
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
See Details

How can a child’s value be understood in economic contexts where children are items of exchange? It is crucial that scholars and humanitarians recognize that slavery, in all its various forms, has evolved over time. The movement of bodies and the use of labor has always depended on immediate economic, social, and political circumstances, as well as the reiteration and application of force and control. It is only in this nuanced manner that we can truly understand the persistence of slavery as it relates to child trafficking in Southeastern Nigeria today.

Tuesday, March 2

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Europe's Green Recovery
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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The European Green Deal is the EU's ambitious new growth strategy that aims to transform Europe into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where no person and no place is left behind. As Executive Vice-President, Frans Timmermans leads the European Commission's work on the European Green Deal and its first European Climate Law to enshrine a 2050 climate-neutrality target into EU law. Join us for this virtual event featuring remarks by Mr. Timmermans followed by discussion.

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, is leading the European Commission's efforts on the European Green Deal. In this talk, Frans Timmermans will discuss what is happening with the European Green Deal and the path forward for a greener Europe.

This event is a part of Jean Monnet in the US event series and the European Studies Center's Year of Creating Europe.

5:00 pm Information Session
CLAS Ambassadors and Panoramas Interns Information Session
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
See Details

This info session is open to all students wanting to hear more about the Ambassador and/or Panoramas Internships. Come to meet current Ambassadors and Panoramas Interns and find out about the application process and what the positions involve!

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99657016259

Wednesday, March 3

11:00 am Information Session
African Studies Program Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies 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

3:30 pm Presentation
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents:LinkedIn Workshop with Alyson Kavalukas
Location:
Zoom Discussion
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

Mastering LinkedIn for Future Global Affairs Careers
Wednesday, March 3rd, 3:30-4:15pm

Alyson Kavalukas joins us from Career Services to discuss successful generation of a LinkedIn account in seeking positions, learning from professionals and alumni, and increasing networking potential in global affairs. Question and Answer session to follow.

Register:
https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMldemprT4uGNGoE4BN_XfFP4nPb0mGEDi5

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
See Details

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.

5:30 pm Presentation
Latin American & Caribbean Competency Virtual Series: Adventures in International Development
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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The Latin America and the Caribbean Competency Virtual Series is an opportunity for students to learn more about different topics related to this area and connect with the guest speakers outside of the classroom environment. The students will also have the chance of discussing and asking questions regarding the topic of the presentation. The second presentation will be by Manuel Roman-Lacayo, Associate Director for the Center of Latin American Studies. He will be talking about leveraging experience and personal inclinations to find life paths and opportunities, despite your best intentions.

Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/virtualseries2

You can earn myPittGlobal and OCC credit and a certificate of participation by attending!

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents:Peace Corps 60th Anniversary Alumni Panel
Location:
Zoom Discussion
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents:Peace Corps 60th Anniversary Alumni Panel

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from generations of returned Volunteers. Join us during Peace Corps 60th Anniversary Week to learn about the challenging, rewarding and inspirational moments from a panel of returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Ask questions about service and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Narrated by Regional Recruiter, Ryan Stannard. Please note this event will be held online rather than in-person. Please register in order to gain access to the event.

Register:
https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/21_vrs_paneldiscussion_pittpcweek_2021...

7:00 pm Film
Malaysian Horror Series: Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Film & Media Studies
See Details

Join us for a virtual series of films based on the Malay folktales of a blood-sucking ghost born from a woman who dies in childbirth. The smash hit premiered in April 1957 and screened for nearly three months at the local Cathay cinemas. Its success spawned two other sequels in 2004 and 2019. It is also said to have launched the Pontianak genre in Singapore and Malaysia, with rival Shaw producing its own Pontianak trilogy.

Pontianak Scent of the Tuber Rose or Fragrant Night Vampire, is a 2004 Malaysian horror film. Starring Maya Karin, the film is about a restless spirit (pontianak) Meriam who seeks revenge upon those who killed her. The film was a major box office success in Malaysia.

Register

Thursday, March 4

9:00 am Workshop
Reading Safavid Occult-Scientific Miscellanies
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies and Central Eurasian Studies Society
See Details

We will examine a representative Safavid Persian miscellany of the mid-seventeenth century, MS Majlis 12575. Significant for the history of science, it comprises occult-scientific works by Iranian philosophers of various periods, including Suhravardi, Fakhr al-Din Razi and Sadr al-Din Dashtaki, as well as a lettrist work by Mahmud Dihdar Shirazi, teacher to Shaykh Baha'i in the occult sciences. Our focus will be on 'Ali Safi Kashifi's (d. 1535) Gift for the Khan (Tuhfa-yi khani), an early Safavid simplification of a Timurid Persian grimoire dealing with illusionism and conjuring, both of which we now dismiss as stage magic. Its Safavid-era expansion to include other, more serious occult sciences? alchemy, talismanry, astral magic? and the magico-political feats of eminent
Safavid philosophers will also be discussed with examples, as a window onto how Safavid philosophical culture worked in political practice.

PLEASE NOTE that registrations are limited and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis for Ph.D. students and faculty who work on Eurasia and can meet the language prerequisites specific to each topic.

PREREQUISITE
Advanced Persian

INSTRUCTOR
Matthew Melvin-Koushki
Associate Professor of Islamic History
University of South Carolina

COLLABORATORS
Aziza Shanazarova
UCIS Postdoctoral Fellow of REEES
University of Pittsburgh

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYofuyhrTwjEtS-vEx0Wu98a9kr5_SMb9ry

3:15 pm Cultural Event
Laber Rhabarber - German Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
See Details

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!

Zoom Meeting link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99661883076
German Dept. website: http://www.german.pitt.edu/
Follow us on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @UPittGerman

4:00 pm Film
Film Screening and Discussion with the Director: Welcome to Chechnya
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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From Academy Award-nominated director David France ("How to Survive a Plague," "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson") comes "Welcome to Chechnya," a powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya. With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes Chechnya's underrepresented atrocities while highlighting a group of people who are confronting brutality head-on. The film follows these LGBTQ+ activists as they work undercover to rescue victims and provide them with safe houses and visa assistance to escape persecution. "Welcome to Chechnya" is a Public Square Films production, directed by David France and produced by Alice Henty, Joy A. Tomchin, Askold Kurov, and David France.

This documentary has received numerous international awards, including at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlinale.

Moderator: Nancy Condee, Director, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Speakers: David France, Director, "Welcome to Chechnya"
Frank Karioris, Lecturer, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program

https://www.welcometochechnya.com

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y2la43za

6:00 pm Information Session
Global Studies: An Informal Conversation
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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For inquiring minds that want to make an impact in their communities and abroad! Join our information session to learn about our two undergraduate - Global Studies & Global Health - certificate programs! Global Studies offers academic credentials to students who desire a deeper understanding of social and economic inequality in a transnational context, with thematic concentrations that allow them to dig deeper into a particular topic of interest. Meet the director and meet students currently enrolled.

Friday, March 5

12:00 pm Lecture
Book launch: The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed by Robin Broad and John Cavanagh
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Sociology, Graduate School of Public Health, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), Human Rights City Alliance, Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education and Outreach
See Details

Water is life. Countless communities across the world, from Flint, Michigan to the Standing Rock Reservation to the Gualcarque River in Honduras, have used this phrase as a rallying cry against powerful corporations that value profits over the environment and the health of local communities. In 2002, a small group of citizens in El Salvador joined this global community of water defenders when representatives from multinational mining company Pac rim appeared in their home province of Cabañas. This ignited a people’s fight against corporate power that would last for over a decade. In this book, Broad and Cavanagh tell the harrowing, inspiring saga of El Salvador’s fight – and historical victory – to save their water, and their communities, from Big Gold. Their book generates lessons about how those concerned with environmental justice, public health, and democracy can work to transform the political structures that have impoverished and disenfranchised communities.

Registration link: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkc-GuqT8rGdE8yQ8uORo6rGfNSOe9tFCG

12:00 pm Lecture
Conflict in Transcaucasia: War over Nagorno-Karabakh
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
See Details

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mC41a81tQVONz4oWoRt2Ig

In September 2020, Azerbaijan’s military advanced into the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and, by November, the Armenian side lost control not only of parts of the disputed territory but also of the security zone seized during the First Karabakh War in 1992-1994. Join us for a forum to explore the history and human cost of this war, the impact of Russian and Turkish rivalry in the region, and the prospects for long-term peace.

Moderator:
Vasili Rukhadze, Lecturer, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Speakers:
Gerard Libaridian, Professor Emeritus, History, University of Michigan
Zaur Shiriyev, Analyst for the South Caucasus, Crisis Group
Thomas de Waal, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe
Fatma Müge Göçek, Professor, Sociology, University of Michigan
Joshua Kucera, Turkey/Caucasus Editor, EurasiaNet

1:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Language Tutoring
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
See Details

Russian tutoring available for students by appointment.

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

1:00 pm Panel Discussion
Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Education and Anti-Blackness
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Studies Center
See Details

Join us for the third and final installment of the webinar series – Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad – that seeks to expand transnational, transregional, and interdisciplinary exchange on contemporary and historical issues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies. This webinar focuses on education and anti-blackness, particularly involving experiences in Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Scholars working at the intersections of Education, History, Latinx, Latin American, and cultural studies will explore the ways that these issues overlap and impact Afro-Latin Americans and their diasporic communities in the U.S.

Co-moderated by Dr. Gina Garcia of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy and Christian Alberto of the School of Education

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kf3DarRdSvaIU2At5EucQw

3:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Meeting
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
See Details

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 Round Table: Un Panorama de Cultura y Turismo en Yucatán
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas
See Details

Debido a su belleza natural e historia y cultura ricas, el turismo es uno de los sectores más importantes para la economía de Yucatán. Las políticas del turismo se centran en maximizar los beneficios económicos y mejorar el nivel de vida de la gente local. La conservación sostenible de sitios turísticos en Yucatán de riqueza cultural es de suma importancia para garantizar el cuidado del medio ambiente y el bienestar de las comunidades, y a la vez, generar oportunidades para el desarrollo de la región. Para comprender la cosmovisión maya se debe captar fielmente la visión y modo de entender de los objetos y recursos que rodeaban a esta cultura, comprendiendo cómo convergen estos de forma cíclica, estaremos comprendiendo su panorama y con ello su cosmovisión sobre el mundo y el universo que los rodeaban. La religión forma parte fundamental de la historia de Yucatán, debido a que en él se dan a conocer las distintas formas de ver la vida de las personas e incluso hoy en día, se continúan manteniendo como las características más destacadas de la civilización: tal como sucede con las ceremonias religiosas, los sacrificios y las ofrendas que se brindaban.

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/0305mx

Monday, March 8

12:00 pm Panel Discussion
The Battle over Gender Equality in European Politics
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center
See Details

In recent years, the EU has adopted far-reaching legislation and policies to support LGBTIQ and women’s rights across a broad range of issues from the gender pay-gap through accession to the Istanbul Convention on violence against women to gender equality in culture and foreign affairs, biodiversity, and digital policy. Yet, several member states have resisted such transnational efforts and have not only removed the word “gender” from official documents and eliminated the field of gender studies in higher education but also rolled back gender rights within their boundaries, sparking sustained protests most notably in Poland and Hungary.

Join us for this interdisciplinary panel of scholars, policy-makers, activists, and politicians to explore the history and the future of gender equality in the EU.

Moderator:
Müge Kökt en Finkel
Assistant Professor, GSPIA
University of Pittsburgh

Speakers:
Laura Albu
Vice President, European Women's Lobby

Lenka Bustikova
Associate Professor, Political Science
Arizona State University

Malgorzata Fidelis
Associate Professor, History
University of Illinois, Chicago

Alice Kuhnke
MEP, European Parliament
Vice Chair, Group of Greens/European Free Alliance

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d25lT5TKTwSUN_sbWMXxiw

3:30 pm Presentation
Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Mexico
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
See Details

As part of CLAS' Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series, Adriana Miramontes Olivas (Pitt PhD candidate in the History of Art and Architecture Department) will give a presentation on "Del Femi-Juvenicidio al Neoliberarchivo: Art, Archives, and the Pursuit of Human Rights - A discussion on Femicide along the US/Mexico border." The event takes place on International Women's Day to remember those women who have been killed. The event will be in English.

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/2cax5kjp

Photo credit: Jorge Uzon/AFP

4:00 pm Workshop
Refining Your Research Question Workshop
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Intended for students who have a topic they are thinking about for their undergraduate thesis project but need some help turning it into a research question, this workshop will address the scope of the project, and the knowledge gap to which the project intends to contribute. Students will work in groups to refine their research questions and can schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Lieder for additional guidance. All students are welcome!

Students must submit a 300-500 word abstract of their proposed project to apply.

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScy5OlI-JJJJxheU4YtyKucmbu8-wS6...

6:00 pm Film
The Chambermaid
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
See Details

The Chambermaid

Fiction / Mexico / 2019

In her feature debut, Lila Ávilés turns the monotonous work day of Eve, a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico city hotel, into a beautifully observed film of rich detail. Set entirely in this alienating environment, with extended scenes taking place in the guest rooms, hallways, and cleaning facilities, this minimalist yet sumptuous movie brings to the fore Eve's hopes, dreams, and desires. As with Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, set in the same city, The Chambermaid salutes the invisible women caretakers who are the hard-working backbone of society.

—New Directors/New Films

Language: Spanish

Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/y6fte2b3

Please register by March 8, 2021 at 3 pm. Around 5:30 pm you will receive an email with the Zoom link and instructions on how to access the film

Tuesday, March 9

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS:Race, Human, Rights, and Populism in Poland: A Symposium
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with European Union Center at the University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign
See Details

In the past thirty years, Poland has been taken as a bellwether for the political direction of East Central Europe. A country whose Solidarity movement, roundtable about a peaceful transition to multi-party rule, and elections in June 1989 helped end decades of Communist rule in the region, it was heralded as one of a small number of countries at the vanguard of an imagined inevitable transition to liberal democracy and a market economy. Indeed, Poland was part of the first wave of post-Communist countries to join the EU, and Poles quickly made themselves present in EU institutions (e.g. Donald Tusk) and the public life of some old member states (especially the UK). Today, however, Poland is being repeatedly rebuked (along with one-time democratic partner in the vanguard, Hungary) for violations of the generally liberal rule of law that define EU democratic norms. This different side of Poland must be explained at least in part with a historical, journalistic/activist, and political view of the ways in which populists have exploited the politics of difference, particularly regarding race, and leveraged deeper cultural ambivalences about pan-European ideas about human rights.

This symposium brings together a set of cross-disciplinary experts prepared to explore this contradiction in Poland as an erstwhile would-be vanguard of liberal democracy and now fulcrum for an illiberal turn. A Poland that is out on the streets, fighting both for women's and LGBT rights and against antisemitism and xenophobia, is still visible. The tradition is not new. Yet the prevailing sense of the arc of Polish history in the past century is that this kind of Poland keeps losing against a different one. For those invested in the contemporary liberal face of Poland, what traditions and new creative demonstrations of civil society offer hope? For those who are more interested in understanding the more conservative turn in Polish identity, an identity that has been visible through the post-Communist period, what is important to understand about the wishes and grievances of those currently pushing back on the wider embrace of EU values by the previous Polish political leadership?

Register here. Please see here for a library research guide on Polish studies.

Moderator:
George Gasyna, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Panelists:
John Connelly, Professor of History, University of California at Berkeley
Konstanty Gebert, Journalist and Activist
Milada Vachudova, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Courtney Blackington, PhD Student in Comparative Politics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#JMintheUS

12:00 pm Lecture
Waste Not, Want Not: Trash and Recycling in Eurasia
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
See Details

A live interview with Elana Resnick (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Viktor Pal (University of Helsinki). 

Register via Zoom here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsc-GtrDwqHtAFNYiaO2HUNQNc5_tI2B-m

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.

7:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Adam Lowenstein's GAP A Reading with Kathe Koja and Maryse Meijer
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
See Details

Join us for a reading and conversation between two iconoclastic horror authors whose work challenge and expand our notions of the horror genre. Kathe Koja and Maryse Meijer will read selections from each other’s work followed by a conversation about these selections, definitions of horror, and the relationship between influence and mentorship among different generations of writers.

Wednesday, March 10

11:00 am Information Session
African Studies Program Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies and Global Hub
See Details

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

12:30 pm Panel Discussion
What is Justice?: Contemporary Perspectives on Global Feminisms
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of Sociology
See Details

Join the Pitt Global Hub for a special panel discussion in honor of International Womxn's Day. Our panelists will speak about the topic of "justice" in the current socio-political climate, covering issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Blackness, fascism, socio-political unrest, and more from an intersectional feminist perspective.

Panelists will speak from their personal experiences in addition to their research expertise in regions around the world.

PANELISTS:
Anna Carastathis, PhD, Co-director of the Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research
Jessi Hanson-DeFusco, PhD, Adjunct Professor & Visiting Scholar, GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh
Luana Reis, PhD Student, Department ofHispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh
Vivetha Thambinathan, Doctoral candidate, Health Professional Education, Western University

MODERATOR:
Kari Kokka, EdD, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh

Please visit globalhub.pitt.edu/programming/global-feminisms-2021 to view bios for our panelists and moderator.

Register Here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudu6oqzIsEtE8K7dOkdoIoZDPtZm0_v-4

1:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: The European Democracy Action Plan and Beyond: What Does the Future of EU Disinformation Policy Look Like?
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with University of Colorado-Boulder Colorado European Union Center for Excellence
See Details

December 2020’s European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP) sets out a number of important principles for the future of EU disinformation policy. EDAP is a wide-ranging document charting an ambitious course far beyond the precedent set by the 2018 Action Plan on Disinformation. However, much of the details still need to be worked out. In this talk, Pamment – who prepared a series of non-papers in support of EDAP and is an adviser to Commissioner Jourova – will discuss current and future challenges in defining and implementing EDAP.
This event is co-sponsored by the Santa Fe World Affairs Forum. We hope that you will join us. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you prior to the event after you register.

#JMintheUS

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
See Details

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.

6:30 pm Lecture
The Affective Alliance: TV Drama Fandom and Internet Communities in contemporary China
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
See Details

Dr. Shuyu Kong will discuss "participatory culture" and "affective communication" through a case study of internet media fandom of TV spy drama Undercover. She argues that Chinese media fandom demonstrates a new form of creative energy and interpretive practice among the younger generation of Chinese, and indicates a new social bonding through cultural consumption in post-socialist China.

Register here

Thursday, March 11

9:00 am Workshop
Reading Safavid Occult-Scientific Miscellanies
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies and Central Eurasian Studies Society
See Details

We will examine a representative Safavid Persian miscellany of the mid-seventeenth century, MS Majlis 12575. Significant for the history of science, it comprises occult-scientific works by Iranian philosophers of various periods, including Suhravardi, Fakhr al-Din Razi and Sadr al-Din Dashtaki, as well as a lettrist work by Mahmud Dihdar Shirazi, teacher to Shaykh Baha'i in the occult sciences. Our focus will be on 'Ali Safi Kashifi's (d. 1535) Gift for the Khan (Tuhfa-yi khani), an early Safavid simplification of a Timurid Persian grimoire dealing with illusionism and conjuring, both of which we now dismiss as stage magic. Its Safavid-era expansion to include other, more serious occult sciences? alchemy, talismanry, astral magic? and the magico-political feats of eminent
Safavid philosophers will also be discussed with examples, as a window onto how Safavid philosophical culture worked in political practice.

PLEASE NOTE that registrations are limited and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis for Ph.D. students and faculty who work on Eurasia and can meet the language prerequisites specific to each topic.

PREREQUISITE
Advanced Persian

INSTRUCTOR
Matthew Melvin-Koushki
Associate Professor of Islamic History
University of South Carolina

COLLABORATORS
Aziza Shanazarova
UCIS Postdoctoral Fellow of REEES
University of Pittsburgh

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYofuyhrTwjEtS-vEx0Wu98a9kr5_SMb9ry

12:00 pm Cultural Event
RICE &... Series: Risi e Bisi with the European Studies Center
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, Global Hub and UCIS Engagement
See Details

Join the Pitt Global Hub and European Studies Center (ESC) for another RICE &... event. The ESC will be demonstrating how to prepare risi e bisi, Italian rice and peas, while providing the history and context of this dish.

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ude2upz0uHNWAXP_bL4HlFC3gFg-YnhE9

12:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: EU Briefing - Orban and Merkel's European People's Party: The End of the Affair?
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Center for European Studies at the University of Florida
See Details

For some time, the membership of Hungary's nationalist ruling party, Fidesz (led by Viktor Orban), within the more mainstream European People’s Party (EPP) grouping at the European level has been a source of controversy. As Hungary shifted further away from traditional democratic norms, Fidesz membership led to tensions, conflict and criticism from other members of the EPP grouping. Many of these criticisms were directed at German Chancellor Angela Merkel whose continued support of Fidesz membership has been heavily criticized. The tension came to a head this week, when a majority of EPP members voted to adopt rules revisions facilitating expulsion of a member party. As a result, on March 3, Orban announced the ‘voluntary’ departure of Fidesz from the EPP. What does this mean? Will this mark a new chapter in EU-Hungary relations? Join the UF Center for European Studies for a EU briefing with Dr. Daniel Kelemen on the causes and consequences of this weeks’ events.

#JMintheUS

3:15 pm Cultural Event
Laber Rhabarber - German Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
See Details

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!

Zoom Meeting link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99661883076
German Dept. website: http://www.german.pitt.edu/
Follow us on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @UPittGerman

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Cultura Negra no Atlantico (CULTNA) Discussion Series: Diasporas Imaginadas
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with LABHOI Universidade Federal Fluminense and LABHOI/AFRIKAS UFJF
See Details

CULTNA is a new discussion series on Afro-Latin American Culture: "Cultura Negra no Atlantico." As the name implies, it will be held in Portuguese, and will bring together discussion groups based at Universidade Federal Fluminense and Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, in Brazil, and CLAS. The first meeting, on March 11th, will be a discussion of the book Diasporas Imaginadas (Imagined Diasporas), by Kim Butler (Rutgers) and Petronio Domingues (Universidade Federal do Sergipe). Both with be present at the discussion, alongside the event organizers. The event will be in Portuguese.

Registration required: https://bit.ly/3ue9Kdu

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
So Long, My Son Film Discussion with Director Wang Xiaoshuai
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival
See Details

In partnership with the CMU IFF, So Long, My Son will premiere virtually in Pittsburgh from March 6-12. The film is about two families who work together in a factory until a tragic accident pulls them apart. Moving backwards and forwards from the accident through four decades of Chinese history, acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai carefully constructs an epic, deeply moving drama of ordinary lives and severed connections in the midst of extraordinary social change. On March 11, there will be an online discussion with the director moderated by Pitt Professor Kun Qian.

Register for the screening here.
Register for the discussion here

6:00 pm Film
Queer Horror Film Discussion with Jonathan Devine: Poltergay
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Join us for a discussion of French horror-comedy Poltergay (Erin Lavaine, 2006). Be prepared for all things scary, funny, and absurd! A watch party will be held via Amazon Prime on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm. If you would like to watch the film in your own time, it can be found here https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08WH6Z393/ref=atv_wp_h_ep. The discussion will take place via Zoom on Thursday, March 11 via the zoom link above. Please indicate when registering if you are interested in an invitation to the watch party.

Friday, March 12

8:00 am Workshop
EU Cultural Policy: How to….
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Critical European Culture Studies
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EU Cultural Policy: How to...

Participants in this workshop will gain insights into the shifts in EU cultural policy. They will also develop a foundation for their own analyses of European cultural policy. In different sessions, they will have an overview of culture in the long history of the post-war European movement. They will be introduced to the main mechanisms of cultural policy at the European, national, and regional levels. And they will have an opportunity to engage with experts in the area of policy analysis. The workshop is especially helpful to researchers in the humanities and social sciences who want to understand the mechanisms of cultural production in Europe and the political decision making that determine them.

Morning Events will have unlimited participants.
Afternoon Events will have a limited of 15 participants. Register Early!

Upon completion of the full workshop (all four modules), registered students and faculty will each receive a $150 stipend to purchase research materials or complete some project. In addition, participants in the full-day workshop will receive a Grubhub credit for lunch delivery during the day.

For More Information: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/eu-cultural-policy

#JMintheUS

10:30 am Reading Group
Emerging Latinx Communities Reading Group
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Center for Health Equity
See Details

CLAS & the Center for Health Equity co-sponsor this reading group. We will discuss the conclusion of Matthew H. Rafalow's "Digital divisions: How schools create inequality in the tech era". The book chapter talks about technology, play, and discipline and how it plays in different environments. Pitt has access to this book.

With the support of the Center for Latin American Studies, we explore 1) the problems Latinos in small yet rapidly growing populations face, and 2) how to solve those problems. We hope to get new writing and research collaborations going! Open to all interested: students, faculty, staff, and practitioners from Pitt and beyond. If you want to get extra network time, we will be there 30 minutes before and after the meeting time.

Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98312512267
Meeting Passcode: Latinx

1:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Language Tutoring
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
See Details

Russian tutoring available for students by appointment.

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

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 Round Table Interculturality in Medicine: An Analysis of Botanicas in the United States
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas
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As the Latinx population continues to grow in the United States, the medical system should be changing with it. The use of botanicas is one way of bridging this gap, but they are not without their flaws. While they are generally beneficial to the Latinx community, the lack of communication and cultural competency on behalf of medical providers can lead to bad outcomes for the patients.

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/0312khp

6:30 pm Cultural Event
Wines of Ilyria
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Join us for a cozy evening of rich history and rich wines –
Stories about the Balkan region, people and most of all – wines and wine making!
Yugoslav Nationality Room at the University of Pittsburgh
is proud to host
Indira Bayer and Wines of Ilyria.
Believe it or not – you can enjoy these stories while sipping the same wines Indira will talk about! You can find them in your Pittsburgh state liquor store! See Info below.
Get one or several for the event … and maybe even more after!
Friday, March 12th 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting

https://pitt.zoom.us/j/93238180456

Free for participants

Www.winesofillyria.com

Saturday, March 13 until Wednesday, March 17

(All day) Cultural Event
Vitrual St. Patrick's Day with the Irish Room Committee
Location:
Facebook
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Irish Room Committee beginning Saturday March 13th through Wednesday, March 17th! Learn the history of St. Patricks Day, take a tour of an Irish farm, and enjoy song and dance celebrating the tradition!

https://www.facebook.com/nationalityroomsprograms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPCtZZv6Lcc

Saturday, March 13

7:00 pm Film
The Howling 40th Anniversary Celebration
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Join the George A. Romero Foundation on March 13 for a howling good time in celebration of The Howling’s 40th anniversary. GARF Network hosts Matt Blazi and Eric Kent welcome director Joe Dante and cast member Dee Wallace (Karen White) about what went into the making of the movie and the film’s impact on horror.

7:30 pm Cultural Event
Greece in America-America in Greece
Location:
https://pahellenicfoundation.org/2021/page-6/
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Greece in America – America in Greece:

Unveiling of Correspondence
between the Greek Revolutionaries
and the American Founding Fathers
on the Matter of the Greek Revolution

https://pahellenicfoundation.org/2021/page-6/

Sunday, March 14

7:30 pm Cultural Event
From the Partimenti to the National Anthem: The "Unknown" Nicolaos Halkiopoulos Mantzaros Greece’s First Modern National Composer
Location:
https://pahellenicfoundation.org/2021/page-7/
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Sunday March 14th, 2021
7:30 PM

From the Partimenti to the National Anthem:
The "Unknown" Nicolaos Halkiopoulos Mantzaros
Greece’s First Modern National Composer

Featuring:

Ms. Thyra-Lilja Altunin (First Violin)
Ms. Keira Wood (Second Violin)
Ms. Lily Jensen (Viola)
Ms. Sarah Stager (Cello)

Monday, March 15

10:00 am Lecture
Navalny and Next: Possibilities, Prognosis and Perceptions in Russia
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, Russia Matters and Belfer Center, Harvard University
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After a botched attempt to poison Alexei Navalny in August 2020, the Kremlin has decided to sentence him to over two years in prison upon the oppositionist’s return to Russia in January. Navalny responded with a bombshell video about the corruption around “Putin’s Palace.” Unsanctioned, mass protests filled the two capitals and tens of provincial cities resulted. The protesters were met with mass, indiscriminate arrests, and police violence. The political ante in this back-and-forth has certainly risen but to what end?

Russia has experienced the ebbs and flows of protest on the federal and local level for years. And while each eruption quickly elicits a sense that Russia is at a turning point, more cautious and sober assessments follow in the weeks and months after. So, is what we’re now seeing something new or more of the same? What do the protests suggest about Russian society, politics, and the state of Putin’s power? Especially, as Russia will hold parliamentary elections in September.

This live roundtable discussion with Greg Yudin (Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences), Svetlana Yerpyleva (Public Sociology Laboratory), and Ilya Budraitskis (Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and Political Diary Podcast) and moderated by Sean Guillory (REEES and the SRB Podcast) will explore these issues and more.

REGISTER HERE:https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckdOyrrjkoGtwStsGw09Vq-k7hJOmUeLKv

3:00 pm Presentation
Charlemos Series: Avanzando hacia hacia atrás? Elecciones y democracia en Ecuador
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Latin American Political Institutions Section LASA
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La duodécima conferencia de Charlemos tendrá lugar el 15 de marzo de 2021 a las 15:00 EST. El tema de la conferencia será "Avanzando hacia atrás? Elecciones y democracia en Ecuador." Andrés Mejía Acosta (King's College London) moderará una conversación entre John Polga-Hecimovich (U.S. Naval Academy) y Diana Dávila Gordillo (University of Leiden). John Polga-Hecimovich hablará de su artículo (forthcoming), "Old Habits Die Hard: Ecuador's Return to Political Instablity" (escrito con Francisco Sánchez) que se publicará en Journal of Democracy en junio. Diana Dávila Gordillo hablará de su texto, "Pachakutik, the Indigenous Voters, and Segmented Mobilisation Strategies." La charla será en español.

The twelfth Charlemos event will take place on March 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST. The topic of discussion will be "Progressing Backwards? Elections and Democracy in Ecuador." Andrés Mejía Acosta (King's College London) will moderate a conversation between John Polga-Hecimovich (U.S. Naval Academy) y Diana Dávila Gordillo (University of Leiden). John Polga-Hecimovich will discuss his forthcoming article, "Old Habits Die Hard: Ecuador's Return to Political Instablity, " (co-written with Francisco Sánchez) which will be published in June in the Journal of Democracy. Diana Dávila Gordillo will discuss her text, "Pachakutik, the Indigenous Voters, and Segmented Mobilisation Strategies." The talk will be in Spanish.

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/enfd7qo2

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Combatting Anti-Asian Violence Amidst COVID-19: Perspectives from Local and National APIA Organizers
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub along with Department of Sociology
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asians and Asian Americans have been scapegoated as bringing and carrying disease across the country. This rhetoric is not new. In this timely and critical panel, hear from local and national Asian American activists about how Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities are combatting targeted hate violence, how to be in solidarity with victims of racism & xenophobia, and what forms of justice our communities are fighting for.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Global Hub, and the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

We thank our panelists, Sam Huynh (AQUARIUS), Judy Suh (APALA Pittsburgh), Tiffany Diane Tso (AAFC), and Randy Duque (PCHR) for their time and expertise in contributing to such an important conversation.

Tuesday, March 16

9:30 am Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: European Union-Russia relations
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with University of Miami Jean Monnet Chair/EU Center
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Dina Moulioukova is a Lecturer of International Studies and Master of International Administration at the University of Miami where she teaches courses on security. Dina has completed her Ph.D. at the University of Miami with focus on innovative approaches to security studies. Prior to her studies at UM, Dina received her Master of Law degree law (LL.M.) at the University of Cambridge with focus on international law and J.D. from Kazan State University on Russian civil law and international law in Russia. Her current research concentrates on different aspects of Russian foreign policy and security, with special emphasis on Russia’s relations with the European Union, Russia’s energy security and geopolitical competition between the West and rising powers in Africa and Latin America. Dina has also widely published on the topics of her research and is currently working on finalizing her book. In addition to her academic interests, she has been engaged in a number of US Agency for International Development and Library of Congress’ projects on post-Soviet space and has served as an expert in roundtable discussions by Council on Foreign Relations and USSOUTHCOM.

11:30 am Lecture
Irrigation, Cotton-Growing, and the Environment in Central Asia, 19th-21st Centuries
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Studying water infrastructure is an excellent entry point to examine the nexus between the utilization of natural resources and technologies on the one hand, and of politics and everyday life on the other. The talk will first address important findings of a study on irrigation systems and cotton cultivation in Central Asia. Here, the Russian colonizers of the nineteenth century implemented ideas of modernity and transformation that lived on in the Soviet context. Second, the talk presents the outlines of an ongoing project on water on public display, comparing the relevance of artificial lakes, fountains, and drinking wells in cities like Berlin and Tashkent. Both cases combine cultural studies‘ approaches with the history of infrastructure and technology.
Julia Obertreis is Professor for Eastern European modern history at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. In her teaching and research, she focuses on water infrastructures in the Soviet Union in a global perspective. She has an interest in the Soviet Union as a multiethnic empire and in oral history as a critical method in Eastern European history. Her first book is Living in Leningrad Between Everyday Life and Utopia, 1917-1937 (Böhlau Verlag, 2004). Her second book is titled Imperial Desert Dreams. Cotton Growing and Irrigation in Central Asia, 1860–1991.

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O8xyvhLYTBazBGIUjjeIwQ?fbclid=I...

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Something's Brewing: Hot Chocolates of the World
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies and Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies with our UCIS colleagues as we discuss international variations on one of our favorite drinks.

REGISTER: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscu2przwpHd1fqozi_jcrRGLWTsDDASgC

5:00 pm Information Session
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents:A Discussion with Shannon Kimack, FBI Employee
Location:
Zoom Discussion
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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A Discussion with Shannon (Illig) Kimack, Federal Employee with the FBI
Tuesday, March 16th, 5pm
Zoom Discussion

GSPIA Alumni Shannon (Illig) Kimack (MPIA '08) will discuss her career in federal service. Shannon started her career as a Staff Operations Specialist for the Pittsburgh Division of the FBI and then transitioned to the role of Intelligence Analyst, where she spent ten years working national security matters. She currently serves as a Supervisory Intelligence Analyst for FBI Pittsburgh.

Register:
https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdO6rqzorH9wHBapvuchy8TtqwRcN2t1Q

6:00 pm Teacher Training--Area Studies
From Our Classroom To Yours: Worldviews and Belief Systems
Sponsored by:
National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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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.

This presentation will examine the foundations of world beliefs, how (and why!) to teach about them in a social studies classroom, and ways to help students see their relevancy in the world today. Participants will learn most directly about the basic tenets of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Emphasis will be placed on the worldviews that underpin each faith, how they are connected, and how they are distinct. Resources will be shared and opportunity to work in collaborative online groups will be given, to simulate the student learning experience.

7:00 pm Lecture
A Conversation with Linda D. Addison
Location:
virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Join us for a reading and conversation with acclaimed horror poet Linda D. Addison. The conversation will focus on her biography and path to success, her role as a mentor, her approach to horror and poetics and the intersection of content and style, and feature a reading and discussion of her poetry. Linda D. Addison is the author of five award-winning collections, including How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend. She is the first African-American recipient of the Horror Writers Association’s (HWA) Bram Stoker Award and has also received the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award, HWA Mentor of the Year Award, and Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association Grand Master Award.

Wednesday, March 17

11:00 am Information Session
African Studies Program Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies 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 Panel Discussion
IISE's 4th International Brown Bag "Global Gender Policies"
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with IISE
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More information to be updated

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.

5:30 pm Presentation
Latin American & Caribbean Competency Virtual Series: Bureaucratic Polarization
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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The Latin America and the Caribbean Competency Virtual Series is an opportunity for students to learn more about different topics related to this area and connect with the guest speakers outside of the classroom environment. The students will also have the chance of discussing and asking questions regarding the topic of the presentation. The third presentation will be by João V. Guedes-Neto, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He will talk about Bureaucratic Polarization. In times of political polarization, we tend to pay attention to conflicts in Congress. Yet, this is just a minor part of the problem. Polarization exists everywhere, even in the public administration. Relying on data from Brazil and the United States, this presentation discusses the causes and consequences of the conflicts between civil servants in government. After all, can we get things done when everyone seems to hate each other?

You can earn myPittGlobal/OCC credit and a certificate of participation by attending!

Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/virtualseries3

6:30 pm Lecture
Asia Pop:Era of Videos
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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The People’s Republic of Desire explores the lives of the successes of China’s digital society, a world in which live-streamers are celebrities of fame and fortune with millions of fans and super-rich patrons that lavish them with gifts. And yet, the film is a disturbing look into cyber escapism, loneliness, and isolation. The film won the Grand Jury Award at the 2018 SXSW, among many other awards. It has screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide and broadcasted nationally on PBS Independent Lens. It was described by The Los Angeles Times as “invariably surprising and never less than compelling.” Please join us on Wednesday 3/17 at 6:30 pm EDT for a virtual film screening followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Register here

Thursday, March 18

8:30 am Conference
Asia Challenge 2021
Location:
online via Microsoft Teams
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
See Details

Be part of the first annual high school Asia Challenge simulation virtually at the University of Pittsburgh. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), comprised of Australia, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand will meet in two sessions to address immediate and long-term crises affecting the partnership.

The morning session will center around a simulation of conflict in the Korean Peninsula and the broader threat of nuclear aggression in the region. The afternoon session will focus on unresolved issues that have arisen out of RCEP's inception--such as labor, the environment, and state-owned enterprises. To register for this event, please click here.
For more information or questions, please email asia@pitt.edu

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
CoE: Creating Europe Through Multilingualism
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with University of Wisconsin-Madison European Union Center of Excellence
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This installment of Conversations on Europe is in collaboration with the Center for European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The ESC’s 2020-21 theme, Creating Europe, explores both the political, social, cultural, and geographical forces that have given shape to contemporary Europe and also individuals who create and are creative in their daily or artistic expressions of what it means to be European.

This session will be highlighting different approaches to constructing a common European identity. Our interdisciplinary panel of experts will focus on EU language policies and multilingualism within European institutions. Join us for this virtual, interactive discussion.

Audience participation is encouraged.

Panelists:
Katerina Strani, Heriot-Watt University
Nils Ringe, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michele Gazzola, Ulster University
Karen McAuliffe, University of Birmingham

Moderator:
Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh

3:15 pm Cultural Event
Laber Rhabarber - German Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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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!

Zoom Meeting link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99661883076
German Dept. website: http://www.german.pitt.edu/
Follow us on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @UPittGerman

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Summoning Candyman: A Panel Discussion of the Cinematic Urban Legend
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with The Horror Studies Working Group
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Since its release in 1992, Candyman (directed by Bernard Rose) has become a pillar of Black horror through its representation of how the trauma of racism is carried down from one generation to the next. 2021 will see the release of a reimagined Candyman, or—as it has been described, a “spiritual sequel”—to the 1992 film, which itself spawned two sequels in the 1990s. With Jordan Peele producing and Nia DaCosta directing, the remake will belong to an emerging canon of Peele-helmed projects that explicitly reinscribe race and racist violence against Black Americans through the horror genre. Unlike the original films, the remake is helmed by two Black filmmakers, and will contribute to an ongoing cultural redefinition of horror as depicting the experience of racism from the perspective of minority creators at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement.

To mark this timely and much-anticipated adaptation, this event will consist of a virtually-hosted panel discussion of the original Candyman franchise and the upcoming remake (the release of which is currently on hold due to COVID), moderated by one of the Horror SIG co-chairs. Attendees are invited to screen the film(s) independently ahead of the official event.

Our panel of experts includes Professor Robin R. Means Coleman (author of Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films From the 1890s to Present), Dani Bethea (editor, We Are Horror Zine; writer, Ghouls Magazine & Gayly Dreadful), Professor Dawn Keetley (project manager of Horror Homeroom), and Jon Towlson (author of Candyman, a monograph).

Sponsored by the Horror Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh, the Department of Screen Cultures at Northwestern University, and the Department of Arts at Northumbria University. Hosted by the SCMS Horror Studies Scholarly Interest Group.

6:00 pm Reading Group
Four Evenings Discussion: Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Discussion)
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with University Library Systems
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In Conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, GSC is hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspectives. Open to series subscribers and the Pitt Community, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues.

The Global Studies Center, along with Pitt faculty will hold a virtual book discussion on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 6 PM. Please register above by clicking on the date. Once your registration is received, a Zoom-Link will be sent to you via email.

Ocean Vuong is an award-winning poet and the author of the critically acclaimed bestselling novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, a brilliant, heartbreaking family portrait – a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling. Framed as a letter from a son to his mother who cannot read, this shattering portrait of a Vietnamese family and first love, asks how to survive, how to find joy in darkness, and the meaning of American identity. With stunning urgency and grace, Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are.

These virtual evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues in a virtual setting. A limited number of tickets to the author's lectures are available.

Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/yyy5ezcl

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Explore the University of Pittsburgh's Nationality Rooms
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Slovak Studies Program, Humanities Center and Czechoslovak Studies Association; Slovak Studies Association; National Slovak Society
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Join Nationality Rooms Tour Coordinator Michael Walter for a brief tour of several Nationality Rooms, examine their decoration and interconnections, and gain insight into the origins of the Nationality Rooms Program at the University of Pittsburgh. This presentation will also share some perspectives on different Pittsburgh communities' association with their background vis-à-vis unique architectural expressions contained on Pitt's campus.

Pitt undergraduate students from Professor Jan Musekamp’s Nationalism class will continue the tour by presenting the Czechoslovak and the Austrian Nationality Rooms. They have worked in small groups, researched the history of those rooms, and analyzed how they fit into the broader concept of nationality rooms in the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning. As an additional step, they will present the rooms from the perspective of nationalism studies.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckf-iqpjgiHNztxhjwHkif1--87n5gpmhJ

Thursday, March 18 until Sunday, March 21

1:00 pm Conference
20th Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop, March 18-21
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Humanities Center; Slovak Studies Program; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security; Ph.D. Program in Critical European Culture Studies and Czechoslovak Studies Association; Slovak Studies Association; National Slovak Society
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The Twentieth Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop will be held virtually at the University of Pittsburgh on March 18-21, 2021. This year’s workshop will bring together an international community of researchers, faculty members, and advanced graduate students to exchange their experiences, research results, and ideas on a variety of areas ranging from literature, language, history, and the visual arts.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

MARCH 19
9:00 am (EDT) | 1:00 pm (GMT) | 2:00 pm (CET)
Transatlantic Cooperation in Pandemic Times

Surprisingly enough, the COVID-19 pandemic affected Europe and America in a dramatic manner. Health systems, economies, and social life in the most developed countries have been going through severe tests last year. This keynote lecture will focus on the comparative aspects of the COVID-19 crisis in Europe and the United States, look at its impact on transatlantic relations, and bring examples of cooperation in combating this global pandemic.

SPEAKER:
Pavol Demeš, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Explore our CONFERENCE PROGRAM: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/creees/visitors/czech-slovak-workshop.
REGISTER to attend: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkdu2hpj4uGdG3ZbUonmX4tSawD61rDLL0.

This registration is for the academic portion of the conference, including paper presentations, the keynote address, and networking events. Participation is restricted to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and the organizers.

Friday, March 19

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

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 Round Table: African Diasporic Religions: A Conversation of Celebration and Appropriation
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Join us on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm EST to discuss our featured article: A Conversation of Celebration and Appropriation written by Panoramas Intern, Ashley Brown. To read the article please visit: https://www.panoramas.pitt.edu

Spiritual practices and brujería are gaining popularity on various social media platforms. From TikTok videos showing pick-a-card-readings, to Instagram reels explaining spells that anyone can do on their own, African diasporic religions have drawn widespread attention. But with widespread attention, misinformation can easily be spread. Evidently, because these spiritual practices have caught the attention of pop culture, appropriation is occurring all across platforms such as Tumblr, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. It is imperative that we actively combat the erasure and commodification of these spiritual practices.

Ashley Brown is a junior double majoring in English Writing and Spanish, minoring in Africana Studies and Creative Writing, and is pursuing certificates in both Latin American Studies and Sustainability. As an Afro-Honduran, her background influences much of her writing as she centralizes her work around the African diaspora within the Americas and the disparities faced by marginalized populations. In addition, she is the current President of the Latinx Student Association. She uses her position to educate the members of the organization, celebrate diversity both inside and outside of the university, and foster conversations that are vital to the growth and unity of the community. She will continue to use her platforms for advocacy and to shine a light on many of the systematic and societal obstacles faced by BIPOC.

Registration required: tinyurl.com/a3b191

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Iconography and Andy Warhol
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Slovak Studies Program; Humanities Center; Ph.D. Program in Critical European Culture Studies and Czechoslovak Studies Association; Slovak Studies Association; National Slovak Society
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The artist, revolutionary, and cult leader of the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol masterfully explored the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture through his legendary depictions of cultural icons while constructing his own public persona and artistic mystique in the most politically-charged, creative, and expressive periods of the 20th century. The son of Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants and a devout Byzantine Catholic, Andy Warhol was deeply influenced by a rich cultural heritage in which icons are experienced as doorways to the sacred. Although he convincingly blurred the line between commercial and fine art, his style and technique exposed Warhol’s lifelong connection to a religious culture with which he lived.

Join us for an exploration of Byzantine iconography and Andy Warhol’s art.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkdOqqqD4iGt2a0jH6AAECzA_Gq5PoXLnE

Speakers:

Very Reverend Mitred Archpriest Marek Visnovsky
Vicar General of the Eparchy of Parma

Donald G. Warhola
Vice President, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Liaison, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Saturday, March 20

9:00 am Lecture
Transatlantic Cooperation in Pandemic Times
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Humanities Center; Slovak Studies Program; Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security; Ph.D. Program in Critical European Culture Studies and Czechoslovak Studies Association; Slovak Studies Association; National Slovak Society
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS
20th Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop
March 18-21, 2021

TRANSATLANTIC COOPERATION IN PANDEMIC TIMES
9:00 am (EDT) | 1:00 pm (GMT) | 2:00 pm (CET)

REGISTER: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkdu2hpj4uGdG3ZbUonmX4tSawD61rDL...

SPEAKER:
Pavol Demeš, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

DESCRIPTION:
The COVID-19 pandemic affected Europe and America in a particularly dramatic manner. Health systems, economies, and social life in the most developed countries have been going through severe tests last year. This keynote lecture will focus on the comparative aspects of the COVID-19 crisis in Europe and the United States, look at its impact on transatlantic relations, and bring examples of cooperation in combating this global pandemic.

BIO:
Pavol Demeš is a well-known Slovak expert on international relations and civil society, an author, and a photographer. Prior to the Velvet Revolution, Demeš was a bio-medical researcher at Comenius University in Bratislava. He is a graduate of Charles University in Prague. After democratic changes in 1989, he served in the Slovak government and was the co-founder of the Slovak Academic Information Agency-Service Center for the Third Sector, a leading NGO in the country. Appointed first to the Ministry of Education, he was later named Minister of International Relations (1991-2) and served subsequently as the Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the Slovak Republic Michal Kovac (1993-1997). In 1999, he was awarded a six-month public policy research fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. From 2000-2010, he was the Director for Central and Eastern Europe for the German Marshall Fund of the US-based in Bratislava. Currently, he is a non-resident senior fellow with GMFUS and an external advisor to the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has his own program on international relations and diplomacy on an Internet TV of the Slovak Press Agency. He published several books and numerous articles. Demeš has served on boards of domestic and international non-profit organizations, among others: the European Foundation Center, the European Cultural Foundation, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the European Endowment for Democracy. He played important role in the EU's civil society development program in Slovakia and democratization efforts in the Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries.

Selected Awards:
The EU-US Democracy and Civil Society Award (1998), the USAID Democracy and Governance Award (1999), a six-month public policy research fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. (1999), Royal Dutch decoration Knight of the Order of Orange
Nassau (2005), Yugoslav Star of First Class (2005), South-East Europe Media Organization Human Rights Award (2009), and the Medal of Honor from the Friends of Slovakia (2011).

The full conference program will be available here: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/creees/visitors/czech-slovak-workshop.

6:00 pm Cultural Event
First Principles
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that Shaped our Country

A conversation with bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks

Celebrating the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution in Western Pennsylvania.

Saturday, March 20th, 6PM

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoceGpqjsjG9XRVA0DIOh7TmBNux8HyQQT

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Loos and Pilsen: Exploring the Secret of Adolf Loos’ Pilsen Interiors Accompanied by Swing
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Slovak Studies Program, Ph. Program in Critical European Culture Studies, Humanities Center and Czechoslovak Studies Association; Slovak Studies Association; National Slovak Society
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The Czech Center New York is delighted to introduce a multi-media exhibition project, which aims to present Adolf Loos’ unique interior design work as a result of the architect’s long-term activity in Pilsen, Czech Republic. The project was initiated in 2020, marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Adolf Loos (1870–1933), a world-renowned epitome of modern interwar architecture of Moravian descent, whose ideas and implementations influenced contemporary architecture and inspired later events and trends in contemporary architecture on an international scale.

After an introduction by Miroslav Konvalina, Director of the Czech Center New York, participants will be invited to explore the online exhibit while listening to a concert by Pilsner Jazz Band from Loos’ interior in Pilsen.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwodOmrqjkuH90C8T3Y3Jtlfg-QcdxlNb0p

Sunday, March 21 until Sunday, March 28

(All day) Festival
Festival of the Egg
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with REES
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The Festival of the Egg is a family-oriented event welcoming the coming of Spring in many ethnic traditions. Celebrate ethnic traditions from India, Romania, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. Celebrate with Easter Egg Decorating, Spring Traditions, Easter basket folklore, palm weaving, Easter customs, spring festival of colors, virtual market place and much more!

Sunday, March 21

10:00 am Symposium
The 18th Annual Walter Rodney Symposium: Democracy Under Duress
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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The Symposium, DEMOCRACY UNDER DURESS, will explore the fragility of the democratic state and strategies for creating and protecting a true democracy.
The Keynote Address will start at 1:30 p.m.
The Symposium will also feature two panels:
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.: “Walter Rodney, Human Rights and Decolonization”
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.: “Imperialism, State Violence and the Assassination of Walter Rodney”
Walter Rodney (1942-1980) was a historian, intellectual, scholar-activist, educator, pan-Africanist, and revolutionary. His scholarly works and political activism engendered a new political consciousness, challenged prevailing assumptions about African history, provided a new construct for development theory, and established a framework for analyzing current global socio-economic and political issues.
Rodney & Davis’ lives intersected when they met at the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania; they are both grounded in historical truth, and in their commitment to human dignity, liberation, resistance, and scholar-activism.

7:30 pm Cultural Event
Giannis Davaris: A Revolutionary Hero at the Acropolis A Narrative and Virtual Exhibit of a Lesser-Known Hero of the Greek Revolution
Location:
https://pahellenicfoundation.org/2021/page-11/
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Saturday March 21st, 2021
7:30 PM

Giannis Davaris: A Revolutionary Hero at the Acropolis
A Narrative and Virtual Exhibit of a Lesser-Known Hero
of the Greek Revolution

A Joint Presentation with the European Art Center
Peania, Attica, Greece

Monday, March 22

10:00 am Lecture
A Model of US Foreign Policy: Capitalist Liberal Exceptionalism
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with პოლიტიკის საზაფხულო ინსტიტუტი/The Summer Institute of Politics
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The talk will present an American foreign policy model--capitalist liberal exceptionalism--that accounts for the US behaviors around the world. Most importantly, the model integrates multiple factors, including the international system and domestic politics, into the analysis, delivering a concise interpretation of US foreign policy over time since the foundation of the nation.

Huseyin Ilgaz's (Visiting Lecturer of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh) specializations are international relations and comparative politics with research focuses on peace, conflict resolution, civil wars, the role of external interventions, conflict termination, and bargaining theory. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh (2019).

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z8lURpVVTRiKj2ew6RmMSg

7:30 pm Lecture
Four Evenings Discussion: Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Lecture)
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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In Conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, GSC is hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspectives. Open to series subscribers and the Pitt Community, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues.

The Global Studies Center, along with Pitt faculty will hold a virtual book discussion on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 6 PM. Please register above by clicking on the date. Once your registration is received, a Zoom-Link will be sent to you via email.

Ocean Vuong is an award-winning poet and the author of the critically acclaimed bestselling novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, a brilliant, heartbreaking family portrait – a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling. Framed as a letter from a son to his mother who cannot read, this shattering portrait of a Vietnamese family and first love, asks how to survive, how to find joy in darkness, and the meaning of American identity. With stunning urgency and grace, Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are.

These virtual evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues in a virtual setting. A limited number of tickets to the author's lectures are available.

Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/yyy5ezcl

Tuesday, March 23

12:00 pm Lecture
Climate Clash: Ecological Activism in Russia
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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A live interview with Konstantin Fokin (Extinction Rebellion, Russia) and Angelina Davydova (Bureau of Environmental Information, Russia). 

Register via Zoom here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpf-GpqzMuGt2ljxM9i2gO1HluHXpnJhYZ

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.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Latinx & Proud! Reading Series
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with City of Asylum
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The Latinx & Proud! Reading Series is excited to feature poets Rocío Carlos, Nico Amador, Rosina Conde, and Ángel García in an eclectic lineup. Latinx & Proud! continues the important work of celebrating Latinx artists, and empowering the local and national Latinx community in this ongoing series. This event will be bilingual with translation available, and is in proud partnership with University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies department.

¡Ven a celebrar con nosotros! (Come celebrate with us!)

Registration required: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/latinx--proud-reading-4/register?fbclid=IwAR0...

Rocío Carlos (she/they) attends from the land of the chaparral. Born and raised in Los Ángeles, she is widely acknowledged to have zero short term memory but knows the names of trees. She is the author of (the other house) (The Accomplices/ Civil Coping Mechanisms), Attendance (The Operating System) and A Universal History of Infamy: Those of This America (LACMA/Golden Spike Press). Her poems have appeared in Chaparral, Angel City Review, The Spiral Orb, and Cultural Weekly. She collaborates as a partner at Wirecutter Collective and is a teacher of the language arts. Her favorite trees are the olmo (elm) and aliso (sycamore). Find her @ninabruja7 on all socials.

Nico Amador is a poet, community organizer and facilitator based in Vermont by way of San Diego and Philadelphia. His poems have appeared in Bettering American Poetry, Vol 3., Poem-a-Day, The Cortland Review, Hypertext Review, The Visible Poetry Project and elsewhere. His chapbook, Flower Wars, was selected as the winner of the Anzaldúa Poetry Prize and was published byNewfound Press. He is a recent grant recipient from the Vermont Arts Council, an alumni of the Lambda Literary Foundation's Writers Retreat, and an MFA candidate at Bennington College.

Rosina Conde is a writer, singer, poet, performance artist, designer, and creative-writing professor. She has won two National Prizes for Literature—the “Gilberto Owen” and “Carlos Monsiváis”— and was nominated Creadora Emérita 2010 of Baja California. With a BA in Hispanic Language and Literature, and an MA in Spanish Literature from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), she is the founder of literary magazines El vaivén, and La línea rota/The Broken Line. She has been translated into English and German.

Ángel García, the proud son of Mexican immigrants, is the author of Teeth Never Sleep, winner of a 2018 CantoMundo Poetry Prize published by the University of Arkansas Press, winner of a 2019 American Book Award, finalist for a 2019 PEN America Open Book Award, and finalist for a 2020 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His work has been published in The American Poetry Review, McSweeney's, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO, Connotation Press, Tinderbox, Huizache, Miramar, Waxwing, The Acentos Review, The Packinghouse Review,andThe Good Men Project among others. He has also received fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers-Squaw Valley and Vermont Studio Center. In addition to his creative and academic work, Ángel is also the cofounder of the non-profit organization, Gente Organizada, that works to educate, empower, and engage communities through grassroots organizing.

Wednesday, March 24

9:00 am Conference
JMintheUS: European Union-Middle East Relations in a Changing World’
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
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This conference will examine the opportunities and constraints that exist for the EU to maintain and expand diplomatic and commercial relations with the Middle East, while seeking to preserve the transatlantic partnership and to promote global stability. The conference will explore the ways in which bilateral relations are vital to both regions’ geostrategic and economic interests, and how security, human rights, refugee and other issues produce a complex interrelationship. 3 virtual panels with top scholars in this area shed light on the historical context, on joint issues of concern, and on the geopolitics in which EU-Middle East relations are embedded relations.

Program

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. History and Background of EU-Middle East Relations
Panel 1 addresses the histories and legacies of bilateral relations between Europe and the Middle East.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Contemporary Issues in EU-Middle East Relations
Panel 2 focuses on contemporary cultural, economic and political issues in bilateral relations.
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Geopolitics of EU-Middle Eastern Relations
Panel 3 assesses bilateral relations between Europe and the Middle East in light of the rise of other global powers.

#JMintheUS

11:00 am Information Session
African Studies Program Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies 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

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.

Thursday, March 25

9:40 am Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: European Union relations with its Southern Neighbors
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with University of Miami Jean Monnet Chair/EU Center
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Francisco Acosta Soto has been an EU official since 1993. He has been involved in EU external relations since 2000, particularly in the Middle East and in Latin America where he has served at the EU Delegations in Lebanon and Peru. From 2010 to 2016, he served as Head of the Latin American Council of the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) as well as Chairman of the EU Council Working Group on Latin America and the Caribbean responsible for Regional Affairs at the Americas Department. From 2016-2017, he served as European Union Fellow in Residence at the University of Miami European Union Center. Since then, he has been serving as Deputy Head of Mission for the Delegation of the European Union to Tunisia.

3:15 pm Cultural Event
Laber Rhabarber - German Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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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!

Zoom Meeting link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99661883076
German Dept. website: http://www.german.pitt.edu/
Follow us on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @UPittGerman

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Breastfeeding Experiences: Clinical, Cultural, and Parent Perspectives
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, UPMC, Latino Community Center, Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh and Mid-Atlantic Mother's Milk Bank
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Join the Nationality Rooms Program and Mid-Atlantic Mother's Milk Bank for a series of panel discussions on the health and cultural aspects of Human Milk. Also sponsored by CLAS, African Studies, the School of Health and Rehab Sciences, UPMC, the Latino Community Center, and the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh.

Register Here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsce-rqzorE9OPkpUk_yHggc1-TbCK5zGN

5:00 pm Conference
24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference on March 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2021. At the conference, researchers can present their scholarly work related to social and public policy in Latin America.

Our team is focused on assuring a high-quality and open environment for the exchange of ideas and the improvement of works in progress. Following the multidisciplinary tradition of CLAS, we are interested in facilitating dialogue, theoretical perspectives, and methodologies across disciplines. In that spirit, we encourage the organization of panels around problems, rather than disciplines, and welcome submissions from the social sciences, arts, humanities, and cultural studies. We are particularly—but not exclusively—interested in the discussion of policy design, implementation, and impact in a wide array of areas, including:

Economic development; inequality and social inclusion; democratic governance and institutional change; human rights; health; education; LGBTQ and gender studies; ethnicity; race studies; environmental studies; urban development; violence and crime; conflict resolution; social movements and political parties; technological innovation; migration; political behavior; Latinx studies; elites; public administration and corruption; sustainability; innovation; and transparency.

The Program and Schedule of Events is now available - https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp/conference-schedule

For additional information, contact the organizers at laspp@pitt.edu.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
A Conversation with Mystery Writer Alice K. Boatwright
Location:
https://www.britsburgh.com/
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Britsburgh
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Join us for a conversation with writer Alice Boatwright. Alice is not only the author of the Ellie Kent mystery series and winner of the 2016 Mystery and Mayhem grand prize, but she and her husband lived in Britain for several years. Alice will talk about her mystery series featuring an American woman, Ellie Kent, who marries a British vicar and moves to the Cotswolds. When she finds a body in the churchyard soon after her arrival, she is accused of murder and must draw on her past experience as a researcher to solve the crime...and other mysteries.

This virtual Britsburgh live program (via Zoom) takes place on March 25th, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and will consist of:
An interview with author Alice K. Boatwright moderated by Britsburgh Mystery Lovers Society Co-Chair, Chris Skerlong.
A live Q&Ad period with the author.

Register at www.britsburgh.com. Britsburgh members free registration, for other guests the cost is $10.00.

PLEASE email Kim Szczypinski, English Nationality Room Chair, at kimberly2859@msn.com and a portion of your registration fee will be donated to the English Nationality Room's scholarship fund.

7:30 pm Film
International Women's Month Film Screening
Location:
Livestream on Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Screenshot:Asia
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English Vinglish, a comedy directed by acclaimed director Gauri Shinde,follows a housewife Shashi as sheattempts to learn English to stopher husband and daughter from mocking her and gain some much-needed self respect. The beloved film superstar Sridevi shines as Shashi in a performance that the Time of India called "a master-class for actors." This female-directed, woman-centric film explores the roles of family, class, and gender in contemporary India. The film will be streamed on Vimeo, with introduction and Q&A by Silpa Mukherjee,
PhD student in the Film and Media Studies Program at Pitt.
Register here.

Friday, March 26

9:00 am Conference
24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
See Details

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference on March 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2021. At the conference, researchers can present their scholarly work related to social and public policy in Latin America.

Our team is focused on assuring a high-quality and open environment for the exchange of ideas and the improvement of works in progress. Following the multidisciplinary tradition of CLAS, we are interested in facilitating dialogue, theoretical perspectives, and methodologies across disciplines. In that spirit, we encourage the organization of panels around problems, rather than disciplines, and welcome submissions from the social sciences, arts, humanities, and cultural studies. We are particularly—but not exclusively—interested in the discussion of policy design, implementation, and impact in a wide array of areas, including:

Economic development; inequality and social inclusion; democratic governance and institutional change; human rights; health; education; LGBTQ and gender studies; ethnicity; race studies; environmental studies; urban development; violence and crime; conflict resolution; social movements and political parties; technological innovation; migration; political behavior; Latinx studies; elites; public administration and corruption; sustainability; innovation; and transparency.

The Program and Schedule of Events is now available - https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp/conference-schedule

For additional information, contact the organizers at laspp@pitt.edu.

11:00 am Workshop
Aging Under Socialism: Europe and Beyond
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Within about twenty years, the United States will pass a monumental threshold: this country will have more citizens over 65 than it does under the age of 18. Part of a massive demographic transition that is taking place across the Global North, the aging of the boomer generation will present challenges for retirement financing, healthcare, and political economy. Medical research has already pivoted towards this new reality; humanities-centered scholarship has begun focusing on aging as well.

This workshop hopes to bring historical thinking to bear further on this problem. While the history of old age is a growing field in the discipline, scholars have mostly examined aging in the context of Western capitalist societies. This workshop will bring together a number of early career academics and graduate students to discuss their research on old age under socialism. There has been a great deal of interest, in recent years, in how socialist societies imagined gender, healthcare, and the family. This is granting us a much fuller picture of these societies than what was possible during the Cold War, when analysis focused squarely on themes of political oppression and resistance. And yet we know next to nothing about the socialist style of aging: the imagination of age and the policy apparatus focusing on the elderly.

Dates and times: March 26 and April 2, 11am-2pm.

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

2:00 pm Lecture
Keynote Interview - Disability under Socialism: To be Seen, Helped, and Heard
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Disability activism developed in the second half of the twentieth century in a world divided by the Cold War. While the history of how Western activists learned to speak in the language of civil rights is well documented and publicly celebrated, the legacies of activists from the socialist countries have been largely erased after the collapse of the communist governments in 1989-1991.

In conversation with Sean Guillory, Maria Cristina Galmarini will offer a more complete and nuanced history of the international disability movement than existing Western-oriented narratives, thus stimulating a re-evaluation of the role of socialist-style, state-supported activism in the development of disability advocacy and social movements more broadly. By focusing on blind activists from the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic, she reveals that philosophies and practices from the socialist side shaped the historical course of global disability advocacy and provided a viable alternative to the approaches used in liberal democracies. Her critical evaluation of blind advocacy under socialism introduces debates over disability paradigms as a key issue in the history of Cold War Europe. It also changes the historiography of cultural diplomacy by complicating the able-bodied imagery on which we assume states relied during the Cold War.

Maria Cristina Galmarini is Associate Professor of History and Global Studies at William & Mary. In her teaching and research, she focuses on the history of disability under socialism. Her first book, The Right to Be Helped. Deviance, Entitlement, and the Soviet Moral Order (Northern Illinois University Press, 2016), addressed understandings of social rights among marginalized groups in the early revolutionary and Stalinist Soviet Union. She is currently working on a new project titled Ambassadors of Social Progress. A History of International Blind Activism During the Cold War.

REGISTER: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdOCppzsiE91abSlRStELt6H4hWuHy1jm

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

3:00 pm Workshop
Transcultural Codicology on the Silk Road
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies and Central Eurasian Studies Society
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What was the nature of 'the book' on the Silk Road? How can we move beyond Eurocentric terminology toward an organically Eurasian codicology? This workshop introduces scholars to the study of manuscripts, posing fundamental questions about what we can learn from this field in a Eurasian context.

PLEASE NOTE that registrations are limited and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis for Ph.D. students and faculty who work on Eurasia and can meet the language prerequisites specific to each topic.

PREREQUISITE
Participants should have some facility in a relevant premodern language

INSTRUCTOR
Devin Fitzgerald
Curator of Rare Books and History of Printing
UCLA Library Special Collections

COLLABORATOR
Michelle McCoy
Assistant Professor
History of Art and Architecture
University of Pittsburgh

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdO-oqDsoGdac39Koc2n55PhgEyCcJTnz

Saturday, March 27

9:00 am Conference
24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference on March 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2021. At the conference, researchers can present their scholarly work related to social and public policy in Latin America.

Our team is focused on assuring a high-quality and open environment for the exchange of ideas and the improvement of works in progress. Following the multidisciplinary tradition of CLAS, we are interested in facilitating dialogue, theoretical perspectives, and methodologies across disciplines. In that spirit, we encourage the organization of panels around problems, rather than disciplines, and welcome submissions from the social sciences, arts, humanities, and cultural studies. We are particularly—but not exclusively—interested in the discussion of policy design, implementation, and impact in a wide array of areas, including:

Economic development; inequality and social inclusion; democratic governance and institutional change; human rights; health; education; LGBTQ and gender studies; ethnicity; race studies; environmental studies; urban development; violence and crime; conflict resolution; social movements and political parties; technological innovation; migration; political behavior; Latinx studies; elites; public administration and corruption; sustainability; innovation; and transparency.

The Program and Schedule of Events is now available - https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp/conference-schedule

For additional information, contact the organizers at laspp@pitt.edu.

Monday, March 29

12:00 pm Panel Discussion
Freely/Speaking/Globally
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Join Mai Khoi, Artist Protection Fund fellow in residence at Pitt, and Simten Coşar, Pitt Scholar at Risk visiting faculty member, as they talk about their experiences of political expression and censorship with GSC Director Michael Goodhart.

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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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Tea pets, samovars, tea boxes and tins, and more: Learn about the different material items that make drinking tea an aesthetic and cultural as well as culinary experience.

REGISTER: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceirpj8uGNB-J1O7H4Rxs2J6IyYcZv57

Tuesday, March 30

9:40 am Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: European Union-China Relations
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with University of Miami Jean Monnet Chair/EU Center
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Dina Moulioukova is a Lecturer of International Studies and Master of International Administration at the University of Miami where she teaches courses on security. Dina has completed her Ph.D. at the University of Miami with focus on innovative approaches to security studies. Prior to her studies at UM, Dina received her Master of Law degree law (LL.M.) at the University of Cambridge with focus on international law and J.D. from Kazan State University on Russian civil law and international law in Russia. Her current research concentrates on different aspects of Russian foreign policy and security, with special emphasis on Russia’s relations with the European Union, Russia’s energy security and geopolitical competition between the West and rising powers in Africa and Latin America. Dina has also widely published on the topics of her research and is currently working on finalizing her book. In addition to her academic interests, she has been engaged in a number of US Agency for International Development and Library of Congress’ projects on post-Soviet space and has served as an expert in roundtable discussions by Council on Foreign Relations and USSOUTHCOM.

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11:00 am Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: Capitalist Transformations in East Central Europe since the Great Recession: What Do We Know? What Have We Missed?
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Virginia Tech Center for European Union
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On March 30, 2021, Dorothee Bohle will join us to discuss "Capitalist Transformations in East Central Europe Since the Great Recession: What do We Know? What Have We Missed?"

This presentation asks three related questions:

If neoliberalism has implied the retreat of the state from economic roles, does the recent return of the state in the economy herald the end of neoliberalism?
Is there a causal rather than incidental relationship between transforming capitalism and the turn to authoritarian politics?
How do we make sense of right-wing governments' double attack on liberalism as a force of eocnomic dispossession, and simultaneously, as an advocate of political emancipation of women, ethnic and sexual minorities, and migrants?

Bohle is Professor and Chair in Social and Political Change in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, Florence.

Learn More and Register Here https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_04FfAuMoQkKAdiMyoh5G6w

1:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: Crisis Decision-Making: How COVID-19 Has Changed the Working Methods of the EU Institutions
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Center for European Studies at the University of Florida
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UF Jean Monnet Chair Series - Pandemics in Europe: Political and Social Responses

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the dynamics of the EU institutions. Much attention has been paid to the functioning of the EU institutions at the highest political level, but less so at the working levels of the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament. What was the nature of EU action in this time and how well did the decision-making machinery work? This talk analyses all three main institutions by: a) describing how decisions are usually made; b) exploring how they are made in corona times; and c) assessing how well the individual institutions were equipped and able to adapt to these unusual circumstances.

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1:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: Politics as a Tool for Freedom and Education as a Commitment for Equality
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with University of Colorado-Boulder Colorado European Union Center for Excellence
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The European Union is strongly committed to the idea of ​​equal rights and respect for diversity in all its dimensions. This talk will address the gender perspective and the importance of foreign policies to strengthen strategies and measures that promote education for equality and its implications in terms of health and personal, social, cultural and economic empowerment.
The vulnerability of girls and young women requires a specific focus on gender issues to ensure access to all levels of education. Thus, education is assumed as a commitment to equality that will require a broad education for behavioral changes in relation to gender violence, involving all men, women, boys, girls and communities. It is education for lucidity and freedom.
This type of education cannot be done without politics, as the place for the formal assumptions of rationality on topics such as freedom and equality. This first and theoretical dimension will not make sense without the practical execution of action plans that must necessarily have as an ally the research that analyzes, evaluates, remakes and builds solid bases of action.
The EU has ambitious Action Plans for Gender Equality. What is often lacking is the assessment of the activities put into practice. Of course, it is important to know if the proposed activities are implemented, but equally important is that the intended outcomes are realized. We need to know whether we are going in the right direction or if a change in strategy is in order. Constant and consistent evaluation is vital to maintain the intended trajectory, keeping in mind that these strategies will have to take into account the different contexts and priorities for each country or region.
We hope that you will join us. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
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6:00 pm Lecture
Déjà Coup: Power, Protest and the Language of Nationhood in Myanmar
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Mass protests have been seen across Myanmar since the military seized power on February 1. Dr. Will Womack of University of Alabama at Birmingham will provide historical background and context on the current situation unfolding in the country. Dr. Womack's lecture will focus on how the political coup and protests have effected the peace process in Myanmar, with particular focus on the issue of religious and ethnic minorities. Please join us on Tuesday March 30 at 6:00 pm EDT for a virtual lecture on Myanmar.

Will Womack studies the history of nationalism and social identity in Myanmar in the interaction between politics and literate practice. He teaches history at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and leads Asian Studies seminars for educators for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia University of Pittsburgh National Coordinating Site.

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Wednesday, March 31

11:00 am Information Session
African Studies Program Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies 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

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.

5:30 pm Presentation
Latin American & Caribbean Competency Virtual Series: So You Want to Work for the Federal Government?
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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The Latin America and the Caribbean Competency Virtual Series is an opportunity for students to learn more about different topics related to this area and connect with the guest speakers outside of the classroom environment. The students will also have the chance of discussing and asking questions regarding the topic of the presentation. The fourth presentation will be by Kat Andrews, Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She will talk about working in federal government. Getting a job in the federal government whether it be with the Department of State, Homeland Security or the Intelligence Community is hard to do. Half the battle is knowing the tips and tricks for getting hired and navigating the complicated process. In this presentation, we will discuss everything you need to know to make your way into government work and what opportunities are really out there. You can earn myPittGlobal and OCC credit and a certificate of participation by attending!

Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/virtualseries4

6:30 pm Lecture
Asia Pop:Era of Videos
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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In the virtual presentation, Dr. Yamada discusses the Vocaloid and DTM (desktop music) phenomena through the lenses of media and fan studies, looking at online social media platforms, the new technology for composing, and fans of the Vocaloid character. He provides a sense of how interactive new media and an empowered fan base combine to engage in the creation processes and enhance the circulation of Vocaloid works. The question of how today’s DTM culture expands in scale hinges upon such lively collaborations and interconnections, not just between individuals, but also among individuals, technologies, and distribution infrastructures. Join us on 3/31 at 6:30 pm EDT

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