Week of September 30, 2018 in UCIS

Sunday, September 30

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Gandhi Day: International Day of Nonviolence
Location:
Cloister and Auditorium, Frick Fine Arts Building
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with AHINSA
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Join us for tea and conversation from 2-3 pm in the Cloister. Visit the information and activity tables from Pitt and local community groups. The program will start at 3 pm and include interfaith prayers, a keynote speech, and cultural performances in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

Chief Guest: Ambassador Richard Verma who is Vice Chairman and Partner at the Asia Group where he leads the firm's growth in South Asia. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to India from 2014-2017, where he is credited for the historic deepening of bilateral ties. A leading expert on trade and diplomacy in Asia, Ambassador Verma has 25 years of experience across the senior levels of business, law, diplomacy, and the military.

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Chuseok Korean Thanksgiving Day
Location:
Kurtzman Room & Ballroom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Looking for an opportunity to learn more Korean culture and taste delicious food? Come and join us celebrating Korean Thanksgiving Day!!! Free food, activity booths and lots of games!!!!!

Monday, October 1

12:30 pm Lecture
The Importance of Civil Society & Civic Education for Global Democracy
Location:
Posvar Hall 4217
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Heinrich Böll Foundation
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Democracies around the world are increasingly under pressure from authoritarian challenges. In Europe, for example, anti-liberal movements have been on the rise in the past years, bringing up fears of democratic backsliding there. The Heinrich Böll Foundation, a political foundation that is affiliated with the German Green Party, engages with civil actors in over 60 countries and supports their efforts in fostering democracy and human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction of the global ecosystem, advance equality between women and men, and defending the freedom of individuals against excessive state and economic power. The foundation’s president Dr. Ellen Überschär will give an insight into the foundation’s work to strengthen civil societies and civic education in Germany and the foundation’s international network.

Lunch will be provided to the first 20 students who register by September 28, 2018.
Registration is required to attend.

4:00 pm Lecture
Memory Conflicts as Barrier to Reconciliation: Post-Soviet Disputes between Baltic States and Russia
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center
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In 2009, the Estonian political scientists Pirat Shin and Wiki Berg argued that "the permafrost in Baltic-Russian relations shows no signs of melting." This talk will analyze why post-Soviet Baltic-Russian relations have been so difficult and how different interpretations of history play a key role.

7:06 pm Lecture
Privacy in the Digital Age
Location:
University of Pittsburgh Information Science Building 3rd Floor Theater, 135 N Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of
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Privacy in the Digital Age: EU GDPR and More
On Monday October 1st, at 7 pm Global Citizen Lab will be hosting Dr. Lorrie Cranor to give a talk and lead a discussion about digital privacy and security. She will begin with the EU GDPR and move onto the broader issue of digital privacy. Dr. Cranor will come to talk about privacy laws in the US, EU and around world generally, and how privacy self-regulation and FTC enforcement works in the US. Also, she will discuss how online tracking works, iot privacy issues, social network privacy, and algorithmic transparency. Along the way, she will talk about some of the research of her lab, “Carnegie Mellon Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory” is doing. There will be chance for Q&A and discussion to facilitate a critical look at how our data is used and how to protect against harmful uses of technology.

Speaker:
Dr. Lorrie Cranor Bio:

Lorrie Faith Cranor, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and the Engineering and Public Policy Department at Carnegie Mellon University and is the director of the Carnegie Mellon Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory. She has served as Chief Technologist of the Federal Trade Commission, and she was formerly a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation Board of Directors. Previously she was a researcher at AT&T Labs-Research and taught in the Stern School of Business at New York University. She has authored over 110 research papers on online privacy, phishing and semantic attacks, spam, electronic voting, anonymous publishing, usable access control, and other topics.

Tuesday, October 2

4:30 pm Cultural Event
Chinese Language Social Hour
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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For the students who want to learn and practice Mandarin and Cantonese, also the Chinese speakers who want to practice and improve their English, please come and join our event! Music, free food, make friends, lots of activities! Mark it on your calendar!!

6:30 pm Film
CLAS Cinema Series: On the Roof
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
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The Center for Latin American Studies presents the CLAS Cinema Series Fall 2018:
September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... On the Roof
October 23 ... Eyes of the Journey
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Candidate
December 4 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:30 P.M. - Pizza
7:00 P.M. - Movie

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/
Free & Open to the Public!
English subtitles provided.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at Pitt, CLAS CINEMA Series, and Spanish Film Club by Pragda

For more information, visit: https://clascinema.weebly.com/

Wednesday, October 3

4:00 pm Career Counselling
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series: Career Pathways for the United Nations Foundation
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
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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You can be a local leader for the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals! Come learn about opportunities for engagement with the UN Association and discuss career paths with the United Nations Foundation. Whether you are most passionate about education, gender equality, solving hunger, climate action, or another Global Goal, this presentation will empower you to take action and identify ways you can engage with the work of the UN.

4:30 pm Lecture
Cities, Human Rights, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Linking Grassroots & Global  
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Pitt Human Rights Working Group, Department of Sociology and University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies Program
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Joshua Cooper teaches political science at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu. He teaches advocacy at the International Training Center on Teaching Peace and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland as well as the University of New South Wales Diplomacy Training Program and the Oxford University Training Program for Unrepresented Diplomats at the United Nations. He is the U.S. Human Rights Network Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Task Force Co-Chair, coordinating the national campaign for the review of the U.S. human rights record between local and global forums. He is currently focusing on the implementation of the UPR recommendations and SDGs at the local and state levels to realize human rights at home in Hawaii.
 

Thursday, October 4

12:00 pm Presentation
Innocent Weapons: Soviet and American Children in the Cold War
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center along with Children’s Literature and Cultural Studies Program
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In the 1950s and 1960s, images of children appeared everywhere, from movies to milk cartons, their smiling faces used to sell everything, including war. Soviet and American leaders too used emotionally charged images of children to create popular support for their policies at home and abroad. This live interview with Margaret Peacock will discuss her work on the deep symmetry in how Soviet and American propagandists mobilized similar images of children to similar ends, despite their differences.

12:00 pm Lecture
La Biografia y las Formas Narrativas de la Ilusion
Location:
327 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
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The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies are pleased to announce a talk:

La Biografia y las Formas Narrativas de la Ilusion
by Argentine writer, Carlos Dominguez

Thursday, October 4th
327 Cathedral of Learning
12:00 p.m.

For more information, contact: daniel.balderston@pitt.edu
Or visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list

4:30 pm Cultural Event
Korean Language Social Hour
Location:
3911 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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For Korean language learners and English language learners, please come and join our event! Music, Food, and lots of activities!!

Friday, October 5

2:00 pm Lecture
Delmira Agustini y Marosa di Giorgio
Location:
149 Cathedral of Learning (French Room)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
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The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies invite you to:

Delmira Agustini y Marosa di Giorgio: El erotismo fuera de lugar
Given by the Uruguayan critic, Ana Ines Larre Borges

Friday, October 5th
149 Cathedral of Learning (French Room)
2:00 p.m.

For more information, contact: daniel.balderston@pitt.edu
Or visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list

3:00 pm Career Counselling
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series: Careers in Peace and Negotiating Your First Salary
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
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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David J. Smith, JD, MS - Career Coach, Consultant for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. David J. Smith’s work spans the fields of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and civic and global education. He is the president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc. which offers experiential learning opportunities for students and professionals. He was formerly a senior program officer and manager of national outreach at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Learn what you can do right now to achieve a career in peacemaking or conflict resolution from a global perspective. Leverage these skills by understanding how to better negotiate your first salary as you enter the competitive job market. This is not a presentation you want to miss!

Saturday, October 6

7:30 pm Cultural Event
Indigenous People Celebration
Location:
Bellefield Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Music
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Indigenous People Celebration
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh

Saturday, October 6
Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh
315 S. Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
7:30 p.m.

Featuring: Ben Barson & Gizelxanath Rodriguez (of the Afro Yaqui Music Collective), Miguel Sague, Coro Latinoamericano (dir. Jairo Ortiz), Lemington Gospel Chorale (dir. Deryck Tines), UU Singers (dir. Kris Rust)