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.

Saturday, June 12

9:00 am Teacher Training
Teaching Indigenous History as World History
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with World History Center
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A professional development workshop for educators offered by the Alliance for Learning in World History (ALWH). This virtual event will be held on June 12 from 9:00 am- 2:30 pm. All accepted participants will receive a $200 stipend. To apply, please submit a resume, sample assignment or syllabus, and application statement below.

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Bonita Lawrence (York University) "Writing Diasporic Indigenous Identities: Connections, Disjunctions And Disavowels"
Dr. Kyle Mays (UCLA) "Building Anti-Colonial And Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Thoughts On Our Freedom"
Dr. Alaina E. Roberts (University Of Pittsburgh) "Who Is Indigenous?: Defending Migration And Identity"

Applications are due on April 15, 2021.
Accepted applicants will receive a $200 stipend
For more information, visit or contact

12:00 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.