Events in UCIS

Thursday, October 21

12:00 pm Lecture
Soviet Flower Power
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Did you know that there were hippies in the USSR? There were. Faced with societal scorn and repression, Soviet hippies created a version of Western counterculture in and despite late Soviet realities that linked them youth cultures beyond the Iron Curtain. How did these Soviet long-hairs defy police harassment, survive psychiatric hospitals force feeding conformism, and social stigma? This live interview with Juliane Furst will delve into the story of Soviet hippies and how they ironically meshed with Soviet life.

Register via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QQ86CvZqTx6u7iQ-3kNsiA

4:30 pm Lecture
White Borders
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Urban Studies, REES, Carnegie Mellon University and Carnegie Mellon Department of History
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Reece Jones (Department of Geography, University of Hawai’i) is publishing his latest book, “White Borders” in October. The book focuses on the racial exclusion inherent in American immigration laws, tracing between the Chinese exclusion laws of the 1880s to the Trump border wall policies.

5:00 pm Reading Group
Global Issues Through Literature: Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Global Issues Through Literature (GILS)

Fall and Spring 2021-22: Imagining Other Worlds: Globalizing Science Fiction and Fantasy

This reading group for K-12 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. 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 three Act 48 credit hours are provided.

October 21st - Haroun & the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. Discussion led by Dr. K. Frances Lieder, Visiting Professor, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Learn more and register here - https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/professional-development-educators

Contact Maja Konitzer with questions at majab@pitt.edu

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
Persian Language Table
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Join the Persian Language Table every other Thursday at the Global Hub!