Events in UCIS

Wednesday, May 4

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Eid Around the World
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Office of Diversity, Equity and and Inclusion; Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement; Muslim Affinity Group
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Celebrate Eid with your colleagues and neighbors at the Global Hub! Eid is the holiday held at the end of Ramadan and celebrated by 1.2 billion people world wide. Our celebration will include snacks, small group discussions, and gift bags.

Sponsored by the Muslim Affinity Group, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement.

4:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Charlemos: Authoritarian Police in Democracy (LASA Congress)
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Political Institutions and Processes Section of the Latin American Studies Association
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Join us for a conversation with González about her book, Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America, which was a co-winner of the 2021 Donna Lee Van Cott Book Award. Katherine Bersch, a former recipient of the Donna Lee Van Cott Book Award, will be the moderator. NOTE: This episode of Charlemos is only accessible through the LASA Congress.

6:00 pm Reading Group
Clube do livro
Location:
City of Asylum
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Discussion of Torto Arado in Portuguese.

Thursday, May 5

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Four Evenings Discussion: Isabel Wilkerson's Caste
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
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We are excited to continue our collaboration with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures "Ten Evenings" series. The Global Studies Center will be once again hosting "Four Evenings: Global Literary Encounters" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. The series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Open to all, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts prior to author events with Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues. You can register for the book discussions here - https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/caste

Poetically written and brilliantly researched, Caste invites us to discover the inner workings of an American hierarchy that goes far beyond the confines of race, class, or gender. A book steeped in empathy and insight, Caste explores, through layered analysis and stories of real people, the structure of an unspoken system of human ranking and reveals how our lives are still restricted by what divided us centuries ago. Wilkerson rigorously defines eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, heredity, and dehumanization. She documents the parallels with two other hierarchies in history, those of India and of Nazi Germany, and no reader will be left without a greater understanding of the price we all pay in a society torn by artificial divisions.

For questions and more information, contact Maja Konitzer at majab@pitt.edu.

Thursday, May 12

(All day) Cultural Event
Lincoln Elementary School Assemblies
Location:
2 Ralston Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
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, Global Studies Center, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs and UCIS Engagement
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Presentations and activities shared by UCIS engagement to Lincoln Elementary School students grades K-5 throughout the day.

Monday, May 16 until Thursday, May 19

9:00 am Workshop
ACTFL Institutional Workshops - OPI Assessment
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Less Commonly Taught Languages Center and Summer Language Institute
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The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages workshop on Russian and other less commonly taught European languages.

Tuesday, May 17

3:00 pm Lecture
Christina Fiig | EU Gender Policies in a Context of (Quasi) Permanent Crisis
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Jean Monnet in the USA Network and University of Washington Jean Monnet Center of Excellence
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Join the Center for West European Studies and the Jean Monnet EU Center to continue the Talking Gender in the EU Lecture Series, with Christina Fiig on "EU Gender Policies in a Context of (Quasi) Permanent Crisis," on May 17, 2022 at 12:00pm PDT/3:00pm ET.

This is presented by the University of Washington Center for West European Studies and the Jean Monnet EU Center.

This is a part of JMintheUS.

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Thursday, May 19

6:00 pm Workshop
America's Energy Gamble
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This professional development opportunity for K-12 educators will focus on the book "America's Energy Gamble: People, Economy, and Planet" by Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, associate professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. The workshop will be led by Tracy Wazenegger, Science and Global Issues educator and is designed for educators across ages and disciplines to incorporate global themes of sustainability, climate change, and the energy crisis into their classroom.

Books are available on a first come first serve basis. Act 48 credits will also be available.

The 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.

Saturday, May 21

7:00 pm Film
Lucky Grandma Screening for AAPI Month
Location:
Philippine Center
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Screenshot: Asia

Tuesday, May 24

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Japanese-English Social Hour
Location:
Posvar Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub
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Japanese-English language social hour with students studying foreign language (English or Japanese)

Thursday, May 26

5:00 pm Workshop
Global Issues Through Literature: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies and Global Studies Center along with Howard University's Center for African Studies
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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.

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

Contact Maja Konitzer with questions at majab@pitt.edu

Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Center for African Studies, Africa Access, and the Title VI Outreach Council of the African Studies Association