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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Sunday, October 24 until Tuesday, November 30

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Celtic Culture Celebration
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Please join us for a virtual event created by the Welsh, Scottish and Irish Rooms as they showcase unique aspects of their culture. Enjoy a brief Powerpoint presentation of each room and pre-recorded videos exclusively made for this event on each culture's history, art, music, poetry, dance and more?

Tuesday, November 9 until Thursday, November 11

(All day) Cultural Event
Trans Poetics of Tenderness: An Encounter with Lia García La Novia Sirena
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures
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Lia García (Mexico City, 1991) is a Mexico City-based performance artist, activist, and educator whose work has been featured at the Annual Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Politics and Performance at NYU, Harvard University, and the University of Texas at Austin, among other universities and cultural centers across the Americas and Europe. Her work incorporates transfeminist critical pedagogies, trans*ness, activism through her method of encuentros afectivos, affective encounters.


Session 1: Tuesday, November 9th; 1 pm - 4 pm
Unlearning to Touch: Vulnerability as a Radical Pedagogy

Session 2: Wednesday, November 10th; 1 pm - 4 pm
Trans Touch: Performance, Unbecoming, and RadicalTransfeminist Praxis

Session 3: Thursday, November 11th; 1 pm - 4 pm
Trans Poetics in Action: Radical Interventions, Counter Publics

WORKSHOPS: Trans Performance in the Americas
Tuesday, November 9th & Thursday, November 11th
4 pm - 5:15 pm, 121 Cathedral of Learning

Tuesday, November 9

7:30 am Conference/Student Club Activity
Pitt Model United Nations 2021
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, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, UCIS Engagement and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with PittMUN Club
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Through experiential learning, high school students engage directly with global issues by assuming the role of world leaders and negotiating responses to timely topics.

10:00 am Panel Discussion
What Next for the Western Balkans?
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with American University Transatlantic Policy Center and Jean Monnet in the USA Network
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After the end of the wars in former Yugoslavia, the European Union and the United States committed to stabilizing the Balkans and providing a pathway for accession to key institutions like the EU and NATO. Yet this process has stalled in recent years, with the Balkans also experiencing greater interference from outside powers including Russia and China. The future enlargement of NATO and the commitment of the US and the EU to the Balkans appear more uncertain than they did 20 years ago. H.E. Tone Kajzer, Slovenia’s ambassador to the United States and H.E. Bojan Vujić, Bosnia's and Herzegovina’s ambassador to the United States, will discuss these subjects and more during a virtual conversation. SIS professor Mirjana Morosini will moderate the discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Registrants will receive reminder emails containing the Zoom webinar link.

H.E. Tone Kajzer is the ambassador of Slovenia to the United States. He embarked on his diplomatic career by joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the beginning of 1995. In 2008, he was appointed ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Finland and to the Republic of Estonia. Following his return from Finland in 2012, he was appointed State Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, engaging mostly with foreign policy and foreign economic issues. From 2013 to 2018, he served as ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the Kingdom of Denmark. In 2020, he returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the state secretary at the Ministry.

H.E. Bojan Vujic is the ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States. Prior to his diplomatic career, he had a successful career as a professional tennis player, competing in the Davis Cup for both the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He became ambassador to the United States in September 2019.

Mirjana Morosini (moderator) is a professor at SIS and an historian of modern Europe, with particular emphases on Germany and broader Central Europe, the Balkans, Italy, and modern European imperial overseas possessions. Her work focuses on comparative and transnational history of ethnic politics, ethnic conflict and genocide, nationalism, borderland identities, and the history of science and technology.

This event is co-sponsored by the Transatlantic Policy Center.

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of German
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Martha grew up in Cambridge, UK. Having first gained a degree in English Literature, she later studied medicine and trained as a physician, working as a General Practitioner in the East End of London for 30 years. Her first book, Couldn’t afford the eels. Memories of Wapping 1900 —1960 was published in 2008. Her book
Invisible Ink (published in 2021) vivifies the fascinating story of her mother who escaped the Holocaust and her uncle and aunt who fought in the French resistance. Martha lives in London with her husband.

Amy (PhD, Yale), President of the international research organization City for the Cultures of Peace, holds a tenured professorship in German at the University of Pittsburgh since 1989. She held teaching and/or research appointments at Yale, Univ. of Washington (Seattle), Cornell, Harvard, Cambridge, Tübingen, FU-Berlin, and Paris 7- Denis Diderot. Her publications include: Paul Celan Holograms of Darkness (1991), the co-authored and co-edited volumes Paul Celan - Edith Silbermann (2010) and Edith Silbermann: Czernowitz –Stadt der Dichter (2015).

Event organized by the Department of German and the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh in cooperation with the City of Cultures of Peace.

In memory of Edith Silbermann's 100th Birthday. Organized in conjuction with Prof. Dr. Amy-Diana Colin's German Studies Seminars at the University of Pittsburgh.

6:00 pm Information Session
Street Medicine and Health Organization
Zoom Discussion
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 and Global Studies Center
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Street Medicine and Health Organization
November 9th, 6pm-7pm, Virtual Format

Emily Delp, M.D.
Family Medicine Resident Physician at Medstar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center, Co-Creator of Street Health DC, Inc.

Dr. Emily Delp, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss the creation of her nonprofit organization providing health resources to persons experiencing unsheltered homelessness in DC. She will also discuss her experiences of serving refugee populations, providing street medicine, and addressing health policy initiatives.

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Sponsored by: Asian Studies Center, Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, and Global Studies Center