Events in UCIS

Thursday, September 30

11:00 am Lecture
Technology, Trade, and the Transatlantic Relationship
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Center for International Legal Education, Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, American University Transatlantic Policy Center, CUNY Graduate Center EU Studies Center, Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence, Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at Georgia Tech University, Center for European Studies at the University of Florida, University of Colorado-Boulder Colorado European Union Center for Excellence, European Union Center at the University of Illinois, University of Miami Jean Monnet Chair/EU Center, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill European Union Center of Excellence, Virginia Tech Center for European Union and University of Wisconsin-Madison European Union Center of Excellence
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Valdis Dombrovskis is the Executive Vice President of the European Commission for An Economy that Works for People and European Commissioner for Trade. On the heels of the EU-US Technology and Trade Council (TTC) meeting in Pittsburgh on September 29th, Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis will sit down with Pitt Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Erica Owens, for a conversation about the TTC, transatlantic trade, and the future of the EU-US relationship. Students and faculty are encouraged to participate. Audience questions are welcome. Students, please submit questions in advance to Iris Matijevic at irm24@pitt.edu to be sure they are included.

This event is co-sponsored by the network of Jean Monnet-funded Universities in the U.S. #JMintheUS

WATCH TALK HERE: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/event/61556

4:30 pm Lecture
Protest as a Human Right in Hong Kong: A view from history
Location:
Online-Zoom- https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91630703699
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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In the summer of 2019, Hong Kong-- former British colony, current special administrative region of the People's Republic of China-- was swept up by a large, sustained protest movement. The spark that lit this "revolution of our time" as protestors have deemed it was an extradition treaty with China, but quickly evolved into a broader movement for a more democratically representative government and autonomy from the People's Republic of China. In a stunning backlash against the movement, the PRC government announced they would unilaterally enact a sweeping national security law, quickly marking much of the previous year's protest movement illegal. In the past year, activists, lawyers, elected officials have been arrested and NGOs and media outlets shuttered at a dizzying pace, fundamentally altering the civic, legal, and cultural landscape of the city. Drawing upon Hong Kong's long history of grassroots activism-- and backlash against it-- from the early twentieth century through the present, this talk will offer a historical view of how protest became a cherished human right and a locus of popular power in Hong Kong, using this history to discuss the implications of the national security law on human rights in the city today.

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Cancelled: Irish Club Meeting
Location:
Global Hub - Living Room
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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The Irish Club at Pitt meets every two weeks during the semester to share Irish culture and language.

9:00 pm Conference
Global Horror Studies Conference
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Office of the Provost, Horror Studies Working Group, University Library System and George A. Romero Foundation
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The University of Pittsburgh and the Horror Studies Working Group invite you to join us for a two day conference exploring ways to connect J-Horror to Asia. This gathering continues the conversations started at SCMS 2021 and Kyoto July 2021 about Global Horror Studies.