Events in UCIS

Wednesday, March 10

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

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

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

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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.

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
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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.

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