Events in UCIS

Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8

8:00 am Conference
Georgia Consortium: Exploring the Complexities of Vietnam
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Register here.

Friday, June 11

5:00 pm Festival
World Square
Market Square
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Welcoming Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
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Welcoming Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership are teaming up to host World Square, a platform to celebrate, promote, and welcome our local international communities.

Friday, June 11 – Sunday, June 13, 2021
Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh
Free admission

Friday, June 11: 5 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 12: 12 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 13: 12 – 6 p.m.

Across three days in June during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Market Square will become a showcase for businesses, artists, makers, performers, food purveyors, and more from across the various international and newcomer communities.

World Square is presented by Welcoming Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. For more information, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

6:00 pm Presentation
Exploring Taiwanese Indigeneity through Film
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with World History Center and Screenshot:Asia
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Join us for this K-12 workshop which will use excerpts from Umin Boya’s film Kano, based on a true story depicting the multi-ethnic Kano baseball team from Japanese-era Taiwan, to explore the complex relationships of Taiwan’s past and present.

The richness and diversity of Taiwan’s history is marked by its complex interactions and relations among indigenous peoples, waves of immigrants from Mainland China, and colonizers from both the West and East. The workshop will provide educators with content and resources that can readily be incorporated in the classroom in order to explore Taiwan and topics related to its fascinating history. Register here.