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

Wednesday, November 10

12:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Creating Europe Speaker Series: Discovering Byzantium
Posvar 4130
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Department of History
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The Creating Europe Speaker Series is a two-year project funded by a Jean Monnet Project grant from the European Commission and part of a larger initiative to reimagine European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. The series will explore ideas of Europe from Late Antiquity to the contemporary period and consider ways in which processes of “integration” and “disintegration” have been at work in Europe for much of its history.

In this first session, Professor Klein will join Pitt Professors Shirin Fozi (History of Art and Architecture) and James Picket (History) for a discussion of his work and how it informs our understanding of Europe in the Medieval period.

Place: Posvar 4130 – masks required, University of Pittsburgh campus community members only
*For those who cannot attend in person, the event will be livestreamed.

2:00 pm Panel Discussion
MEET EU European Expert Career Panel: Perspectives on Working with/for European Businesses
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
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This panel is designed for students and alumni who want to work with/for European businesses.
European businesses experts will speak about their own experiences, and they will advise students about a successful career in European business and trends in the European market.

Jimmy Benaudis
Partner EY France
Global Head - French Business Network
Ernst & Young

Marcus A. Haderlein
Chief Operating Officer
Nobilia North America Inc.

Dania Maccaferri
Beghelli North America

Juan Carlos Pereira
Executive Director
Spain-US Chamber of Commerce

Paul Griebel
Executive Director
World Strategic Forum
International Economic Forum of the Americas

4:00 pm Cultural Event
CANCELLED: Laber Rhabarber: German Conversation Hour
Global Hub - Living Room
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Join the German Department for Laber Rhabarber, a weekly German conversation hour that is open to all!

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Stammtisch
Global Hub - Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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A weekly conversation table for people interested in German culture and language, all proficiency levels are welcome!