Events in UCIS

Sunday, March 21 until Sunday, March 28

(All day) Festival
Festival of the Egg
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!

Saturday, March 27

9:00 am Conference
24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference
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 -

For additional information, contact the organizers at