Events in UCIS

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 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!

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