Events in UCIS

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
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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

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.