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!
Events in UCIS
Saturday, March 13 until Wednesday, March 17
Wednesday, March 17
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
More information to be updated
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
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.