Events in UCIS

Tuesday, May 11 until Thursday, May 13

8:00 am Symposium
European & Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium
Location:
Zoom
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.

Thursday, May 13 until Friday, May 14

9:00 am Conference
African Studies Spring Conference
Location:
Accelevents
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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The African Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh is hosting a virtual conference May 13-14, 2021 to ponder African futures in the context of current challenges and to think about innovative strategies for moving forward with the continent's development agenda. This conference will provide a platform for scholars and practitioners who work on Africa related topics to engage in conversations about Africa's economic growth, development and transformation based on their research, practice and scholarship. The first day of the conference will consist of a keynote panel comprised of distinguised scholars and practitioners. The second day of the conference will consist of a keynote spekaer who will examine the general landscape of Africa's development, and the necessity of finding alternative pathways to solve the challenges facing African countries in development efforts.

The topics of discussion are wide ranging and interdisciplinary in nature. We invite you to join us for this very enriching conference. This year, because we are virtual, we are especially excited to have speakers and participants from across the United States, Africa, Europe and other places to share their research and experiences in the field of African Studies. We are looking forward to having important conversations about Africa's growth and development prospects especially inlight of the gloabl pandemic. Discussions will be focussed on what the various African countries are doing in efforts to find sustainable solutions to Africa's biggest challenges, ranging from reducing poverty and gender inequality to addressing health and wellbeing.

Thursday, May 13

12:30 pm Panel Discussion
Global Knowledge and Competency in Your Career
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Consortium on Educational Resources in Islamic Studies
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UCIS alumni Dr. Aaron Abbarno (Facebook) and Jessica Kuntz (Department of State) will discuss the value of global education in their professional experience in government, non-profit, and corporate sectors.

5:00 pm Colloquium
Cultura Negra no Atlantico (CULTNA) Discussion Series: O massacre dos libertos
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Laboratório de História Oral e Imagem
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O seminário "Culturas Negras no Atlantico (CULTNA)" é uma iniciativa que congrega o Laboratório de História Oral e Imagem (LABHOI) da Universidade Federal Fluminense e da Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, e o Center for Latin American Studies da University of Pittsburgh. Neste encontro, será discutido o livro Massacre dos Libertos, de Matheus Gato (editora Perspectiva). com o próprio autor. Evento em português.

No Brasil, o livro está disponível para compra no site da editora: https://editoraperspectiva.com.br/produtos/massacre-dos-libertos-o/