Events in UCIS

Tuesday, May 18 until Thursday, May 20

8:00 am Conference
Deals and Disputes: China, Hong Kong, and Commercial Law
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Center for International Legal Education and University of Pittsburgh School of Law
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Join us for virtual sessions over the course of three days in May that will consider the structure, reach, and impact of China’s Belt & Road Initiative and its implications for commercial relations, dispute resolution, and the future of legal developments in Asia more generally. Three panels will focus on fundamental issues of dispute resolution in US-China business contracts; the evolving of dispute resolution forums in Asia; and the future of Hong Kong as a hub for commercial relationships in the Asian region. Two keynote addresses will consider the critical recent development of China’s International Commercial Court and the importance of Hong Kong.

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for six (6) hours of substantive credit. There is a $120 fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Please be sure to indicate that you are seeking CLE credit using the form provided in registration link.

For a detailed description of each day's schedule, go to: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/events/chinalaw

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Thursday, May 20

3:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: Pride amid Prejudice: The Impact of the First Pride in Sarajevo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with University of Washington
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EU DEMOCRACY FORUM – IMAGINE THE FUTURE
Democracy cannot be taken for granted -- not in Europe, not anywhere. With this series of talks by experts on European politics and society we want to encourage discussion about the future of democracy in the European Union, its member states, and the neighborhood. As the EU Commission launches its Conference on the Future of Europe in 2021, we invite you to imagine this future with us. Our contributors will reflect on the EU’s achievements and challenges. We will hear their reflections on how to strengthen and expand democratic processes and institutions, both in Brussels and in Europe more broadly.

5:00 pm Reading Group
Global Issues Through Literature: "The Distance Between Us" by Reyna Grande
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place virtually on Thursday evenings from 5-7:30 PM. Books and Act 48 credit are provided.

5:00 pm Teacher Training
Global Issues Through Literature (GILS) "The Distance Between Us" by Reyna Grande
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Discussion led by David Tenorio, Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. Content specialists present the work and its context, and participants brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place virtually on Thursday evenings from 5-8 PM (EST). Books and 3 Act 48 credit hours will be provided.