Events in UCIS

Tuesday, May 11 until Thursday, May 13

8:00 am Symposium
European & Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center
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The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia. The 2021 Symposium will be online.

Wednesday, May 12

11:30 am Panel Discussion
Crisis and Reimagining of Democracy
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies
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Dr. Anna Grzymala-Busse (Stanford University) and Dr. Graeme Robertson (University of North Carolina) will speak on past and present challenges and developments in democracy, particularly in post-communist nations in Europe and Eurasia.

6:30 pm Film
Virtual Screening and Discussion: LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with Screenshot: Asia and PA Council on the Arts
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A young teacher in modern Bhutan shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. As a reprimand, his superiors send him to the most remote school in the world, a glacial Himalayan village called Lunana, to complete his service. He wants to quit and go home, but he begins to learn of the hardship in the lives of the beautiful children he teaches, and begins to be transformed through the amazing spiritual strength of the villagers.

Register here for a virtual screening of LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM (Pawo Choyning Dorji, 2019).
Event will be broadcast live digitally. Before the screening, a link will be sent to the email account provided below.

Register here.