Events in UCIS

Friday, October 22

2:00 pm Presentation
Overview of Equity and Health Policy Implications
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for Global Health and Center for Bioethics and Health Law
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Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and an Affiliated Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she teaches courses on health care fraud, abuse, and compliance; health law and ethics; and health policy and management in public health. She is also the Co-Director of the Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health program. At Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, she is an adjunct instructor of Health Law. Her current and recent projects include enhancing tribal legal preparedness for public health emergencies through the Tribal Legal Preparedness Project; co-authoring public health emergency law manuals and bench books for the District of Columbia and Louisiana; and using legal epidemiology to examine the impact of laws and policies related to infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters.

Contact Elaine Linn at eel58@pitt.edu for more information.

2:00 pm Panel Discussion
NEW DIRECTIONS IN RESEARCH: Queer Studies
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago; Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Center for Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas; Center for Russian, University of Michigan; Center for Russian, University of Texas at Austin; Center for Slavic, Ohio State University; Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington; Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Bloomington; Institute of Slavic, University of California, Berkeley Russian, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign
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MODERATOR:
Dan Healey, University of Oxford

PRESENTERS:
Anita Kurimay, Bryn Mawr College
Renee Perelmutter, University of Kansas

REGISTER IN ADVANCE AND FIND OUT MORE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/intersectionality-in-focus.

3:15 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Panoramas Roundtable: The Importance of Sexual Health and LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Latin American Education
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
4:30 pm Student Club Activity
Addverse+Poesia Meeting
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Addverse+Poesia is a transnational and multilingual student organization dedicated to celebrating Black/Indigenous and LGBTQIA+ writers, poets, etc. Join us for your weekly meetings on Fridays from 4:30-6PM!

5:00 pm Seminar
Transforming Cities: Cities and Social Justice Mini Course
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University
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Due to economic development and globalization, cities continue to grow with predictions that 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. This course, then, will view cities as hubs where patterns, connections, discussions, and the processes shape such issues as social justice, economic development, technology, migration, the environment among others. By examining cities as a lens, this sequence of weekend courses encourages students to examine cities as a system for discussing social processes being built and rebuilt. With an interdisciplinary focus, the course invites experts from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and relevant fields more broadly.
This iteration of the course will explore such topics as: the rapid growth of cities and their impact on fair housing, gentrification, and poverty; the role of human rights cities as models; the role of migration on cities; the role of governance addressing inequality; the need to have access to health care; among others.

The course will occur on Friday, October 22nd, Saturday, October 23rd, and Sunday, October 24th. Engagement in the course should be synchronous; accommodations for those in significant time zone differences will be provided to allow enrollment and completion of all elements of the weekend. A pre-course video review of the major course assignment will need to be completed prior to the course starting.

Learn more and register here! https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/transforming-cities-minicourse