Events in UCIS

Tuesday, October 20

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: Kounachir
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for University of Pittsburgh students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Less than 9 miles off of Japan’s coast is Kunashiri, one of the two main islands of the Kuril Islands archipelago. Following the defeat of Imperial Japan in World War II, Kunashiri was annexed by the Soviet Union. A year later, after a short period of cohabitation, the 17,000 Japanese living on this island were all deported. Even though 75 years have passed since the War’s end, there’s still no official peace agreement between the two countries.
This film was made with the participation of Vià Vosges, with support from the New Aquitaine Region, in partnership with the CNC, the Occitania Pyrenees-Mediterranean Region, PROCIREP-Producers' Society and ANGOA, and the Documentary School of Lussas (Ardèche Image). This film collaborated with the CNC's Audiovisual Innovation Fund, and also had support from Pictanovo.
Author/Director: Vladimir Kozlov
Producer: David Foucher
Studio: Les Films du Temps Scellé
Year: 2019
Running time: 71 min
Country: France
Language: French, Russian, English subtitles

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST - Baikal: Awareness of Beauty
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for University of Pittsburgh students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater body of water in the world, is under threat from industrial pollution, agricultural run-off and other environmental problems, including nearby mining activities and possible oil and gas exploration. There is also the threat of construction to build a huge pipeline to export Baikal’s water to China. The film, “Awareness of Beauty,” tells a modern-day story of Baikal and its people.
Author/Director: Valery Shevchenko
Producer: Valery Shevchenko
Studio: n/a
Year: 2020
Running time: 54 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

12:00 pm Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98550944503

12:00 pm Festival
East European Festival
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Pandemics in Europe: The Historical Legacies of the EU's Free Movement of Persons: Our Human Mobility Rights in a Post(?) COVID-19 Context
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with University of Florida and Center for European Studies
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On June 15th 2020, the EU officially reopened its inner borders, effectively lifting the travel restrictions put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Schengen Agreement’s ‘Free Movement of Persons’ —considered as one of the most meaningful, and also the most popular accomplishments ever of European integration— was then back in force.

This lecture invites participants to look back into history to see beyond in terms of building a commonly inclusive and sustainable future by highlighting Human Mobility Rights as fundamental human rights. Indeed, in our post(?) COVID-19 world, the empowering historical legacies of the EU’s Free Movement of Persons can help us shed light on our current belonging and displacement challenges. In the end, it has been transnational mobile populations whose migration patterns built up principles, norms, political cultures and entire civilizations on their wake.

Event Registration: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2hXjM3cnSvafLxfwhBIGKQ

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3:00 pm Seminar
AFRCNA 0300 Racialized Policing Pop-Up Course
Location:
Virtual, see website to enroll!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This course provides students with an opportunity to think about the most recent wave of brutal police violence in the United States in a global perspective. Expanding on our summer series, students will focus on topics such as racial capitalism, colonialism and settler colonialism, and transnational trends in militarized policing and police violence. Students who complete the course will appreciate how policing in the USA shapes and is shaped by global processes.

The pop-up course will kick off on September 15!

3:00 pm Panel Discussion
Technology and Privacy
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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For Year 3 of our faculty development workshops for community colleges and minority-serving institutions, we are offering a series of monthly webinars focused on technology. The first of the webinars will examine Technology and Privacy: The Right To Be Forgotten with particular focus on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its global impact. Register here

DR. HERKE KRANENBORG
Law Professor and Chair of European Data Protection and Privacy Law,
University of Maastricht
DR. EMMANUEL PERNOT-LEPLAY Post-Doctoral Researcher in Data Protection Law, Tilburg University
DR. BROOKE AUXIER Research Associate in Internet and Technology, Pew Research Center

3:30 pm Lecture
Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Colombia
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Sebastian Cuellar will talk on Crimes Against Humanity in Colombia.

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/y3q5zwos

4:00 pm Cultural Event
La Parlotte: French Conversation Time
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Practice your French with instructors and students in a casual environment! Tuesdays from 4-5PM ET on Zoom. Register to receive access: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpc-mtqTkiG9LWrvpHBRqIiStR58e6fWpH

6:30 pm Festival
East European Festival: Carpatho-Rusyns in Pittsburgh, Past and Present
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carpatho-Rusyn Society of Pittsburgh
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Learn from Maryann Sivak, president of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, about the history of the Carpatho-Russyn community in Pittsburgh, followed by a Slavjane dance performance, hosted by Dean Polska and Alexis McCormick of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
Scream Queens: The History and Future of Women in Horror
Location:
Virtual, see website to join!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with University Library System (ULS)
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Join the University Library System and four horror-ibly awesome women for a discussion on the history and future of women in horror!

Panelists:

Gwendolyn Kiste - Novelist and essayist, and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner whose works include Rust Maidens, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, and Pretty Marys All in a Row.

Kathe Koja - Writer, director, producer, and artist whose highly acclaimed and award winning works include The Cipher, Bad Brains, Skin, Under the Poppy, and Velocities.

Michelle Lane - Author of numerous short stories and essays. Her first novel, Invisible Chains, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in 2019.

Sara Tantlinger - Bram Stoker Award winning poet of numerous collections including To Be Devoured, The Devil's Dreamland, and Love for Slaughter

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Tuesday Stammtisch
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Stammtisch is the German Club's weekly conversation table for speaks of all levels from absolute beginners to fluent speakers. Here we practice our language skills while also learning about German culture through fun games and activities!

Zoom Meeting ID: 988 3897 9763
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98838979763

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Join the Chinese Language & Culture Club for their bi-weekly meetings. The club celebrates the Chinese culture, language, festivals, and traditions. This semester, we’ll celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, watch Chinese TV shows, learn about Pitt Chinese Programs, and learn how to make hot pot! etc.