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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Monday, April 4 until Thursday, April 7

(All day) Symposium
The Human Rights to Housing: A Week with Leilani Farha
Location:
Multiple Locations
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Center for International Legal Education, Department of Sociology, Urban Studies Program, University Honors College and City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations
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The Global Studies Center is honored to welcome Leilani Farha, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Adequate Housing, to the University of Pittsburgh as a H.J. Heinz Foundation Visiting Fellow.

Leilani Farha is the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing and Global Director of The Shift. Her work is animated by the principle that housing is a social good, not a commodity. Leilani has helped develop global human rights standards on the right to housing, including through her topical reports on homelessness, the financialization of housing, informal settlements, rights-based housing strategies, and the first UN Guidelines for the implementation of the right to housing. She is the central character in the documentary PUSH regarding the financialization of housing, screening around the world. Leilani Launched The Shift in 2017 with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and United Cities and Local Government.

During the week of April 4th to 7th, join us as Leilani takes part in a number of public lectures, student and faculty visits, and meetings with City officials and community organizers to highlight housing as a human rights issue. See a full schedule of events below.

Thursday, April 7

(All day) Conference
25th Annual Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference
Location:
Posvar Hall/Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) as part of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference. For 25 years we have welcomed researchers from around the world to Pittsburgh, creating spaces where the scientific community can discuss the past, present, and future of Latin America, Caribbean, and its Diasporas. Though this is always important, it seems even more crucial these days.

LASPP conference participants, authors and presenters will benefit from CLAS' extensive international network and in-house scholars, to collect insightful feedback benefitting from top researchers in Latin American Studies. As a way to lower barriers for scientific exchange, papers may be presented in English, Spanish, and/or Portuguese

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Perestroika in the Periphery: Tajikistan
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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A live interview with Isaac Scarborough (Liverpool John Moores University)

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IptNQlv6RCmORUl8bANvhg

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
3:00 pm Workshop
Undergraduate Student Roundtable Discussion
Location:
35th Floor, Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice, Department of Sociology, GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh Law School, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies Program, University Honors College, Office of Health Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance
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This program will feature a brief talk by Leilani, opportunities to ask questions and talk about housing rights, and space to talk about action steps in Pittsburgh and the world. Coffee and food will be provided!

5:00 pm Cultural Event
B/C/S/M Tutoring and Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
American Apartheid Cities: Human Rights Strategies for Advancing Racial and Housing Justice Community Action Dialogue
Location:
Hill District Community Engagement Center (1908 Wylie Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219)
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice, Department of Sociology, GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh Law School, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies Program, Office of Health Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance
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Join our panel of community leaders as they share examples of how Pittsburghers are working to advance housing justice in our city and to engage with our international guest, Ms. Leilani Farha, in explorations of how we can make more use of global alliances and international legal strategies in efforts to protect and promote housing as a human right.

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.

7:00 pm Lecture
Tiny Trees, Big Stories
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Japan America Society of Pennsylvania and Phipps Conservatory
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In partnership with the Japan America Society of Pennsylvania and the Phipps Conservatory, please join us for a virtual lecture about these masterpieces in miniature. Enjoy learning about bonsai; what the art form is and how it relates to gardens. Discover its ancient origins in China, its refinement in Japan and its popularity now around the world. Explore how bonsai were introduced to the United States and its ongoing role in international diplomacy. To register: https://tinyurl.com/PittMcClellan