In a time of global political contention, being a scholar of the humanities means communicating with public audiences and collaborators who recognize that this work is essential to describing the present and shaping the future. This event, featuring panelists who are experiences interlocutors between the humanities and the wider world, it intended to inspire conversation about the skills and habits of mind that such work entails. Graduate students interested in diverse academic careers are especially encouraged to attend.
Events in UCIS
Thursday, September 28
Join the Asian Studies Center for our Mid-Autumn Festival. We'll enjoy Mooncakes, tea and a lantern craft.
Come meet international students, make friends, practice conversational English, and have fun together during these weekly discussion groups coordinated by the English Language Institute. Feel free to bring your lunch :)
EU ENLARGEMENT LECTURE SERIES: 20th Anniversary of the EU Enlargement
As part of our continued efforts to bring together experts with diverse perspectives to discuss contemporary issues facing Europe, the European Studies Center/European Union Center of Excellence (ESC/EUCE) along with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) offers a new lecture series to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the EU Enlargement. This virtual lecture series will be held on the last Thursday of each month.
2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the biggest enlargement of the European Union in its history. Ten countries, mainly former socialist Eastern European states, almost doubled the EU from 15 to 25 member states. May 1, 2004, was the triumphal return to the European Family for many. But for some, it initiated a process of disenchantment with the EU and the West.
Each month, the ESC/EUCE, together with REEES at the University of Pittsburgh, will focus our attention on a specific country or a group of countries in the EU by inviting experts and eyewitnesses to discuss the hopes and realities of the EU integration before and after expansion to address what hopes were fulfilled and what new hopes exist for the Union in the present.
Each session is recorded and later posted on the internet with suggested additional readings and further resources. Please check out our webpage for more details and mark the last Thursday of the month to attend this event.
Pawel Lewicki, University of Pittsburgh
Anna Horolets, University of Warsaw
Janusz Reiter, Poland Ambassador of Germany
This intensive, two-part program incorporates a cross-cultural homestay with individualized field study. The program is open to undergraduates of any major at the University of Pittsburgh with sufficient Portuguese language proficiency and an interest in Latin American culture. About 15 students will be selected for the program and enroll in a preparatory seminar on campus during the spring of 2024, and then travel to the host country where they will study, live with a host family, and carry out an independent field project during the summer.
We will reveal the case for this year's Global Health Case Competition!
Pitt’s Global Health Case Competition is an intensive and exciting dive into a real-world Global Health problem. The competition is designed to give students from the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland, Bradford, Johnstown and Greensburg campuses, Penn State and West Virginia University professional experience in developing innovative 21st century solutions and strategies to address a real-world global health issue.
Pitt in the Himalayas Info Session on 9/28 at 7:30 in 3106 WWPH