Week of November 17, 2019 in UCIS

Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3

5:00 pm Seminar
Global Health and Gender Equality- SDG 5
Location:
2400 Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Office of the Vice Provost Carnegie Mellon University
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With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.

Monday, November 18

10:00 am Student Club Activity
Pierogi for Parkinson's
Location:
2nd Floor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
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Polish and Ukrainian Culture Clubs Present

Pierogies for Parkinson's

Flavors include: Apple Cinnamon, Potato Cheddar, Sweet Potato Garlic

6 for $6 and a dozen for $10

Pre-order here: https://forms.gle/uwjL23o3tiMK2QtZA

20% of the proceeds will go to the Parkinson's Foundation!

12:00 pm Lecture
Measuring Ethnicity: Statistical Data, Cartography and the Making of the German Eastern Border, 1890-1930
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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Philipp Kröger is a historian of Modern Central Europe and is completing his Ph.D. at the University of Augsburg, Germany. His presentation ties into his current work on the German state's statistics of nationality on its eastern border from the late-19th-century to WWII.

Join us for our first Pizza and Politics lecture of the year and enjoy some free lunch and a great lecture!

12:30 pm Lecture
WHAT'S GOING ON IN LATIN AMERICA?
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Learn about the latest Development in Latin America from experts in the field.
For more information, email: clas@pitt.edu

Lunch will be provided.

3:00 pm Workshop
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
3:00 pm Performance
Conchordance: The Pittsburgh Recorder Consort Performance
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Join us at the Pitt Global Hub for a special performance by the Pittsburgh Recorder Consort, in partnership with the Nationality Rooms exhibition of musical instruments currently on display at the Hub.

Come listen to music from around the world and hear pieces from early Baroque and Renaissance to modern tunes from America. Recorders are more than the little plastic instruments you might have played in grade school. Come and enjoy the full range of sound from an ensemble of recorder enthusiasts who also learned to play to play on those little plastic sopranos!

3:00 pm Workshop
Russian Tutoring and Conversation Table
Location:
415 Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Improve your Russian, meet other Russian students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Russian culture!

5:00 pm Panel Discussion
UCIS International Toolkit Series Presents: How to Prepare for International and Global Careers
Location:
Posvar Hall, Rm 4217
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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Recent government and nonprofit professionals will discuss their interest in, pursuit of, and perspective on international and global employment. Discussion Style workshop.

Panelists:

Cyndee Pelt
Chief of Staff, CFO’s Office, University of Pittsburgh
Former Senior Advisor – Democracy, Human Rights, & Governance, Office of Foreign Assistance Resources, U.S. Department of State

Ryan Stannard
Regional Recruiter, Peace Corps
Former Teacher Collaboration and Community Service Volunteer

Darcy Fyock
Recent U.S. Foreign Affairs Officer, Diplomatic and Consular Service, U.S. Department of State
Former Teacher, Northern Virginia School Districts

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Tuesday, November 19

10:00 am Student Club Activity
Pierogi for Parkinson's
Location:
2nd Floor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
See Details

Polish and Ukrainian Culture Clubs Present

Pierogies for Parkinson's

Flavors include: Apple Cinnamon, Potato Cheddar, Sweet Potato Garlic

6 for $6 and a dozen for $10

Pre-order here: https://forms.gle/uwjL23o3tiMK2QtZA

20% of the proceeds will go to the Parkinson's Foundation!

12:00 pm Information Session
FLAS Fellowship Info Session
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center
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The FLAS Fellowship program is a prestigious and competitive award that allows select Pitt undergraduate and graduate students to devote full time attention to their chosen modern foreign language and area studies specialty. There are separate competitions for the Academic Year FLAS Fellowship and the Summer FLAS Fellowship. Come by the Pitt Global Hub on November 19th from 12PM-1PM to learn how to apply and how to enhance your application!

6:00 pm Symposium
Conversations on 1619 Final Debrief Session
Location:
1501 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Africana Studies
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As our Conversations on 1619 discussions draw to a close, we invite you to join our final debrief on the series that has sought to provide a space for informed, moderated discussion of topics related to slavery, racism, whiteness and the making of our country.

The session, in collaboration with the Department of Africana Studies, will tie together the past month's discussions and give participants a final opportunity to reflect and contribute to this important ongoing conversation.

Previous week's speakers will be in attendance to direct the conversation.

9:00 pm Symposium
Global Citizens Lab
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Global Citizen Lab is a student organization aiming at bridging students from different cultural backgrounds, and bringing global, inclusive perspectives towards social and political issues through multifaceted observation and civic engagement.

We are also dedicated to maintaining an intellectual, inclusive platform for cultural exchange and social interactions among students of all backgrounds, connecting US students with international students via cultural exchange to create a more inclusive and open-minded campus.

Wednesday, November 20

10:00 am Student Club Activity
Pierogi for Parkinson's
Location:
2nd Floor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
See Details

Polish and Ukrainian Culture Clubs Present

Pierogies for Parkinson's

Flavors include: Apple Cinnamon, Potato Cheddar, Sweet Potato Garlic

6 for $6 and a dozen for $10

Pre-order here: https://forms.gle/uwjL23o3tiMK2QtZA

20% of the proceeds will go to the Parkinson's Foundation!

4:30 pm Reception
Fall Faculty Salon
Location:
Global Studies Center Main Office
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Join us for a happy hour at the Global Studies main office. We'll provide drinks and light refreshments; you provide the great company and conversation. Not only are these events fun, but they also help us to build up the Global Studies program and community at Pitt by giving us a chance to learn more about your work and how we might support it. It's a great way to meet people with shared or complementary interests, and for us to hear your suggestions about what we might do to enrich and encourage exciting research, teaching, and programs on campus and beyond. Feel free to bring a colleague.

5:00 pm Information Session
OCC Pop-Up Event
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt Student Affairs
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Bring your laptops and questions to this OCC pop-up session where pizza and giveaways will be provided!

The deadline to complete your OCC this semester is Friday, November 29.

6:15 pm Workshop
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Location:
329 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

Thursday, November 21

10:00 am Student Club Activity
Pierogi for Parkinson's
Location:
2nd Floor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
See Details

Polish and Ukrainian Culture Clubs Present

Pierogies for Parkinson's

Flavors include: Apple Cinnamon, Potato Cheddar, Sweet Potato Garlic

6 for $6 and a dozen for $10

Pre-order here: https://forms.gle/uwjL23o3tiMK2QtZA

20% of the proceeds will go to the Parkinson's Foundation!

11:00 am Information Session
Pitt in Cyprus/Pitt in Greece
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
12:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in Sweden
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
1:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in Ireland
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
4:30 pm Lecture
Exceptionalism and the New Mainstream: Explaining Orbán's Illiberal Regime in Hungary
Location:
Simmons B, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Hub along with Carnegie Mellon University Department of English and Carnegie Mellon University Department of History
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Thirty years after the democratic transition in 1989, hybrid political cultures and peculiar, neither Western nor fully Eastern power practices seem to have taken root in the European semi-peripheries. Regional experts speak of de-globalization as the outcome of the emergence of populist and nationalist movements in both Western and Eastern Europe, and warn against the peculiar role the latter area might play—as it already did in the interwar period and during the Cold War—as a laboratory of authoritarian politics. This talk analyzes how, under prime minister Viktor Orbán, the former "model pupil" Hungary became the most visible and conceptually refined example of the rejection of liberal democracy, and provides some regional perspectives for how to tackle this challenge.

Dr. Stefano Bottoni received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Bologna in 2005. Currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Florence, he was previously Senior Fellow at the Institute of History in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2009-2019). His main fields of interest include the political and social history of Eastern Europe under the socialist regimes. His publications include The Long Awaited West. Eastern Europe since 1944 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, October 2017), and Stalin’s Legacy in Romania. The Hungarian Autonomous Region, 1952-1960 (Langham: Lexington Books, Harvard Cold War Series Book Series, 2018).

4:30 pm Reading Group
Global Issues Through Literature: We Are All That's Left by Carrie Arcos
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Books, Act 48 credit, dinner, and parking are provided. Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y4krh7k6

5:00 pm Panel Discussion
Asia Pop Speaker Series
Location:
Alcoa Room 229 Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, November 22

10:00 am Student Club Activity
Pierogi for Parkinson's
Location:
2nd Floor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
See Details

Polish and Ukrainian Culture Clubs Present

Pierogies for Parkinson's

Flavors include: Apple Cinnamon, Potato Cheddar, Sweet Potato Garlic

6 for $6 and a dozen for $10

Pre-order here: https://forms.gle/uwjL23o3tiMK2QtZA

20% of the proceeds will go to the Parkinson's Foundation!

3:00 pm Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 313
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...