Events in UCIS

Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8

8:00 am Conference
Georgia Consortium: Exploring the Complexities of Vietnam
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Register here.

Thursday, February 24

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
I Cannot Forsake My Principles
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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A live interview with Courtney Doucette (CUNY Oswego)

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NHUQdsBpSOCFPmvW6Fallw

12:00 pm Lecture
America's Energy Gamble: People, Economy and Planet Book Launch
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This book details how any administration intent on pursuing a pro-fossil policy, when Congress fails to act as a check, can change governance rules to permanently entrench oil and gas extraction and reliance in the United States and to cripple regulatory agencies. The Trump administration’s actions which violated traditional bipartisan values of economic prudence, environmental stewardship and respect for democratic norms, damaged Americans’ health, economy and governing institutions. Americans can take steps to reset the United States to a sustainable energy pathway and a more inclusive economy. Proposed legislation that combines incentives for the deployment of renewable energy with long-term investments into revitalizing fossil fuel communities enjoys strong support among voters in fossil fuel reliant regions. Government policies that correct economic-wide signals to capture climate risks creates a more level playing field for the growth of more sustainable livelihoods.

Author: Shanti Gamper-Rabindran (Ph.D. MIT) is an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research examines how political, legal and financial institutions help or hinder the energy transition in the Appalachian region and globally. She served on workshops on the governance of shale extraction in the US and abroad and published an edited volume The Shale Dilemma: A Global Perspective on Fracking and Shale Development (University Pittsburgh Press 2017). She currently serves on National Academy of Science study panel on the chemical economy.

Host: Prof. Miranda Schreurs (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is Chair of Climate and Environmental Policy at the Technical University of Munich. An expert in energy policies in the United States, Europe and East Asia, Prof. Schreurs was appointed by then Chancellor Angela Merkel as a member of the Ethics Committee for a Secure Energy Supply. She is the Vice Chair of the European Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainable Development and served on the German Council on the Environment. Prof Scheurs’ books include Energy Transformation in Times of Populism, Nuclear Waste Governance, Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics, and Environmental Politics in Japan, Germany and the United States. She previously held professorships at the University of Maryland and the Free University of Berlin.

Book link: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/earth-and-environmental-s...

Registration is free but we do ask for pre-registration here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qg-40zZmRViFQ06seTgniA

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Tavola Italiana
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures
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Social Italian event for students of Italian at Pitt

12:30 pm Cultural Event
La Parlotte - French Conversation Table
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures
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French casual conversation table. Open to all students of all levels of proficiency.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Tutoring
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
4:00 pm Workshop
What's Your Story? With PanteraCartonera@Pitt
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with University Library System (ULS) and Center for Creativity
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There are countless ways to tell a story - whether that's through writing, speaking, painting, weaving, music, and more. All of us have a unique story to tell. The What's Your Story? series, which consists of workshops on different storytelling methods that can help you share your unique identity, history, and ideas. For this workshop, we will host the Center for Latin American Studies and the University Library System with their new initiative named PanteraCartonera@PITT.

The Cartonera Publishing trend began in Buenos Aires in 2003 and was organized by writers and artists producing hand-made books at low-cost using recycled cardboard, (thus the name "cartonera"). The books are produced in a collective-circular way, in which authors become – designers become – publishers become – authors. The Cartonera phenomenon has expanded across the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Many have “recycled” the model, adapting it to their local contexts, communities, and social needs.

Join us for an afternoon of creativity and story sharing, where we will discuss the history of this movement and guide you on the making/creation of your own book. Cartonera is a very personal project in which you can design and create your own book that tells your story.

Presenters:
Martha Mantilla, Librarian for Latin American Studies
Luz Amanda Hank, Assistant Director for Partnerships and Programming, CLAS
Clare Withers, Megan Massanelli – ULS Archives and Special Collections

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-story-cartoneras-with-panteracar...

5:00 pm Cultural Event
B/C/S/M Tutoring and Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
5:00 pm Reading Group
Global Issues Through Literature: Want by Cindy Pon
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and 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.

The event on February 24, 2022 will focus on Want by Cindy Pon - https://www.cityofasylumbooks.org/book/9781481489232

This discussion will be led by Victoria Han, Master of Public and International Affairs Candidate, University of Pittsburgh, and Catherine Fratto, Engagement Coordinator, Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Center

Register for the reading groups here - https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/gils

Contact Maja Konitzer with questions at majab@pitt.edu

5:30 pm Student Club Activity
French Club Conversation Hour
Location:
Global Hub (1st Floor Posvar)
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Join the French Club for French language practice

6:30 pm Student Club Activity
ADDverse+Poesia Meeting
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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ADDverse+Poesia is a poetry collective that shares stories and works of art from underrepresented communities within our society - including but not limited to: the LGBTQIA+ community, Black and Indigenous individuals, and people living with disabilities.

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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Farsi students and those interested in the Persian language and culture can participate in language practice and cultural events