Week of November 8, 2020 in UCIS

Friday, November 6 until Sunday, November 8

(All day) Seminar
Global Health and Climate Change Mini-Course
Location:
Virtual, see website to enroll!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University
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This course uses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to highlight the multi-faceted field of global health. The SDGs address everything from gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. In examining how health intersects with these goals, this course draws on the expertise of Pitt and CMU as well as health and sustainability practitioners. Students who complete the course will understand how climate and sustainability contribute to good health and well-being from an truly interdisciplinary perspective.

Sunday, November 8

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Festival
Location:
https://globalhub.pitt.edu/
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
See Details

Please join us for the 2020 Virtual Polish Festival! The festival videos will be available on Sunday, November 8 at approximately 10 am for you to enjoy.

Hosted by the Polish Nationality Room Committee. Celebrate Poland with an Old- World Christmas on the Pitt Global Hub - https://globalhub.pitt.edu.
A Family oriented event with Pittsburgh’s Polish, Lithuanians and Carpatho-Rusyns!

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt Daehwa - Korean Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
See Details

Practice your Korean at Pitt Daehwa's weekly conversation hour!

6:00 pm Film
Anime Night at the Drive In!
Location:
Carrie Furnace
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Screenshot: Asia and TEKKO
See Details

Register here

Monday, November 9

(All day) Workshop
"Women in Horror" Workshop
Location:
Virtual, see website to join!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group
See Details

"Women in Horror" workshop, with curators of the “Final Girls Berlin” film festival, one of the most influential women in horror film festivals in the world, co-sponsored with Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

11:00 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

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 Lecture
America through Russian Eyes, Russia through American Eyes
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
See Details

A live interview with Dina Fainberg (University of London) and Victoria Zhuravleva (Russian State University for the Humanities)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqc-yrqz4jE9Uz5C40qyGtQXzp9UMtYtBB

1:00 pm Information Session
Asian Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

Speak with a representative from the Asian Studies Center to learn about their offerings, including the Asian Studies Certificate, events, and more.

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96441387574

2:00 pm Panel Discussion
Charlemos Series: Populism in the Americas
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Latin American Political Institutions Section LASA
See Details

The next Charlemos will take place on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2 pm EST. Victoria Murillo (Columbia University) will moderate a discussion between Kurt Weyland (University of Texas at Austin) and Steven Levitsky (Harvard University) on the topic of "Populism in the Americas". They will delve into comparisons between Trumpism and Populism in Latin America, as well as the consequences of the November 3rd U.S. Elections for Latin America.

Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/y39xf337

4:00 pm Information Session
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
2020 Election postmortem
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Director's Office
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Do you have questions either about the electoral system in the United States or the results of the 2020 election?

If so, please join us for an analysis and Q&A surrounding the 2020 election.

When: Monday, November 9, 2020, 6-7:30 p.m.

Moderator: Vice Provost of Graduate Studies Amanda Godley, Pitt

Panelists: Professor Kris Kanthak, Department of Political Science, Pitt, Professor Jae-Jae Spoon, Department of Political Science and European Studies Center, Pitt, and Professor Lara Putnam, Department of History, Pitt.

We welcome questions for consideration by the panelists either in advance or during the event. You can ask a question on the registration page or email questions to John Stoner, Executive Director of Academic Affairs, UCIS, at stonerjc@pitt.edu.

Zoom link (registration required): https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o31obKJgQD-JLyaUF0zcDQ

6:00 pm Symposium
Public Art + Dissent: Art, Protest and Public Spaces Mini-Course - Day 1
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
See Details

Throughout our history, art and artists have resisted oppression, violence, injustice, and inequality. Some of the world’s most interesting art is on the streets and easily accessible to all. In this workshop we will discuss how protest art uses public space to engage in dialogue between the artist and the public. At an unprecedented moment in geopolitics, the work of public artists amplifies activism, resistance, and solidarity. Artists give context and vision to broad social movements, supporting those who have been marginalized and who need justice. Artists around the world question what is and why that transcends national boundaries and politics . We will examine works of Ai Wei Wei, Keith Herring, murals from Northern Ireland, to the Black Lives movement.

Monday, November 9
6:00 - 8:30 pm (Eastern Time)
Caitlin Bruce: "Visual Noise: Street Art in Activism and Placemaking in Bogotá Colombia"
Eric Shiner: "Ai Weiwei: Art Shall Liberate the World"

To learn more, please visit our website: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ncta/

Register <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenz0AUotCQCle_Mpz0i9yO4eg9Ugf4...!

Tuesday, November 10

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

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
See Details

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 Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Let's Talk Africa: What You Don't Know is Happening--Voices from Nigeria
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies along with Jewish Studies Program
See Details

On the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, we join together to discuss what is occurring in Nigeria.
Tune in to hear from experts and those on the ground in Nigeria. They will be discussing what is currently happening in Nigeria and its broader implications in the history of genocides.

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
No End in Sight? Epidemic Temporalities and Narratives in Modern Europe
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Center for European Studies at the University of Florida
See Details

In the past year more people have become familiar with the graph of the epidemic curve than ever before. Beginnings, peaks and endings of COVID-19 occupy everyday discussions, inform policies, shape social interactions and provide bases for criticism and political action. What constitutes an ending, when that endpoint is and what might bring it about is more and more unclear, however. Through historical case studies, this talk explores some of the stakes in how we think about the temporalities of epidemics, and how their historical framing may impact on public health responses.

Event Registration:https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d5MQzqD6SfOBZvETP9wd4A

#JMintheUS

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!

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Tuesday Stammtisch
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
See Details

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

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
China Town Hall
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with National Committee on US China Relations
See Details

Join renowned investor, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author Ray Dalio for a discussion of today's most important issues, and the critical roles the United States and China play in an era of rapid global change, at the 14th annual CHINA Town Hall Keynote on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Ray Dalio and his family have been deeply involved in business and philanthropic efforts in China for 35 years, and we are pleased he will kick off this year's nationwide CHINA Town Hall event. In addition, each of our local partner organizations around the country will convene an accompanying town hall conversation to delve deeper into the issues and concerns of their local community.

Mr. Dalio is the author of the best-selling Principles: Life and Work and The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail, which will be released this winter. Register here

Wednesday, November 11

(All day) Film
"Women in Horror" Screenings: Around the World
Location:
Virtual, see website to join!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group
See Details

"Women in Horror" screening of new short films and conversation with the directors, representing countries from around the world, co-sponsored with Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

11:00 am Cultural Event
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

11:00 am Cultural Event
Bosian-Croatian-Serbian Conversation Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
See Details

Join us for the weekly Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (BCS) language table with Dijana Mujkanovic on Wednesdays at 11 am.

Email Dijana for Zoom info: dim31@pitt.edu

12:00 pm Lecture
Plantations as Battlefields
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, demand for consumer goods such as tires for bicycles and automobiles grew rapidly. In French Indochina, this demand led to the creation of vast plantations of hevea brasiliensis, a type of tree that produces late that can be used to produce rubber. These plantations did not disappear with the end of colonialism. In fact, they served as key battlefields during the American War in Vietnam, or the Vietnam War as it is known in the United States. Dr. Aso's talk explores the role of rubber plantations during this war and uses these iconic landscapes as a case study of how the environment shaped decolonization and Vietnamese nationalism.

Register here

12:30 pm Information Session
Pitt Global Hub Virtual Drop-In Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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The Pitt Global Hub is hosting virtual drop-in hours via Zoom every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30PM for students who wish to ask general questions regarding our international area studies and global studies certificates, study abroad, scholarships, clubs and language tables, and more.

Zoom link: http://pitt.zoom.us/j/96763408157

3:00 pm Lecture
Book Discussion: Polymaths of Islam
Location:
Zoom
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
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The Embassy of Uzbekistan is hosting a virtual presentation of the book Polymaths of Islam by James Pickett on November 11th at 3pm EST.

Polymaths of Islam analyzes the social and intellectual power of religious leaders who created a shared culture that integrated Central Asia, Iran, and India from the mid-eighteenth century through the early twentieth.

In his book, James Pickett demonstrates that Islamic scholars were simultaneously mystics and administrators, judges and occultists, physicians and poets. This integrated understanding of the world of Islamic scholarship unlocks a different way of thinking about transregional exchange networks. Pickett reveals a Persian-language cultural sphere that transcended state boundaries and integrated a spectacularly vibrant Eurasia that is invisible from published sources alone.

During the presentation you will have a chance to learn more about the experience Dr. Pickett had during the writing of the book and ask him your questions.

You can join the virtual presentation at the following zoom-link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87553629731

If you have any questions, please feel free to address them to Mr. Akhror Burkhanov at aburkhanov@mfa.uz or akhrorb@gmail.com.

4:00 pm Information Session
Global Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a representative from the Global Studies Center to learn about their certificate offerings, events and programming, and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95350117543

6:00 pm Symposium
Public Art + Dissent: Art, Protest and Public Spaces Mini-Course - Day 2
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
See Details

Throughout our history, art and artists have resisted oppression, violence, injustice, and inequality. Some of the world’s most interesting art is on the streets and easily accessible to all. In this workshop we will discuss how protest art uses public space to engage in dialogue between the artist and the public. At an unprecedented moment in geopolitics, the work of public artists amplifies activism, resistance, and solidarity. Artists give context and vision to broad social movements, supporting those who have been marginalized and who need justice. Artists around the world question what is and why that transcends national boundaries and politics . We will examine works of Ai Wei Wei, Keith Herring, murals from Northern Ireland, to the Black Lives movement.

Wednesday, November 11
6:00 - 8:300 pm (Eastern Time)
Eric Shiner: "Kusama Yayoi, Radical Performance as a Means of Self-Preservation and Social Critique"
Erin Hinson: "Loyalty in Dissent: Loyalist Public Murals in Pre- and Post-Ceasefire Northern Ireland"

To learn more, please visit our website: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ncta/

Register here!

Thursday, November 12

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

11:30 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

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

12:00 pm Panel Discussion
Virtual Briefing: The Transatlantic Relationship After the Elections
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with American University, Georgia Tech University, University of Florida, University of Colorado, UNC CES and University of Miami
See Details

Join us for a roundtable discussion of the state of the transatlantic relationship in the wake of the U.S. Presidential Elections. Featuring: Dr. James Goldgeier, American University (NATO and security),  Mr. Ignacio Garcia-Bercero, DG Trade (former TTIP chief negotiator), Dr. Mai’a Cross, Northeastern University (Europe and the Politics of Crisis). Moderated by Steven Sokol (American Council on Germany).

Hosted by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Transatlantic Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Transatlantic Policy Center at American University. This event is part of the #JMintheUS event series, an initiative of Jean Monnet Centers in the U.S.

https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LvStS_L3RTWaAYZwgEdx3w

2:00 pm Lecture
Ukrainian Nationalism in the Age of Extremes
Location:
Youtube
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the Institute of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, the Russian East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University, the Center for Russian East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan, the Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University, the Center for Russia East Europe and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University
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Dr. Trevor Erlacher is the Academic Advisor at the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He will speak about Ukrainian nationalism in the age of extremes.

Join the event via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/events/4510469519025987

This event is part of the Area Studies Lecture Series presented by the 2018-2021 U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies grant recipients for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

4:00 pm Information Session
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
See Details

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

4:00 pm Information Session
European Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

Speak with a student ambassador from the European Studies Center to learn about their four certificate offerings, events, scholarships, symposia and more.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86171673232?pwd=aThWaHhxeDFsTEdPeGZsdzZaS01EQT09
Password: 4Lkh8d

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Laber Rhabarber - The German Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
See Details

Want to practice your German in a casual environment and get to know other students and faculty that share your love for this language? Then Laber Rhabarber is for you! All levels of German and all kinds of people are welcome!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91424897554

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
China Town Hall
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
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Starting with ping-pong diplomacy in 1971, cultural diplomacy has played a pivotal role in facilitating mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and China. This event will gather leading cultural figures to discuss how, despite sometimes turbulent political and economic relations, food and film continue to reveal our shared humanity and connect us through culture.

Join the National Committee on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. EST for a discussion with Lucas Sin (junzi kitchen) and Janet Yang (Janet Yang Productions) on the importance, challenges, and future of cross-cultural learning between the United States and China. NCUSCR Public Intellectuals Program fellow Alison Friedman (Performing Arts of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority) will moderate the event.

Register here

Friday, November 13

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Polish Conversation Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
See Details

Join us for the Polish Conversation Table on Fridays from 2 - 3 pm with Jolanta Lion.

Email Jolanta Lion for Zoom info: jola@cmu.edu

3:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Friday Stammtisch
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
See Details

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: 950 0542 1812
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95005421812

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the Russian conversation table & tutoring to improve your Russian, meet other Russian students, prepare for oral exams, and learn more about Russian culture.

Email Katya Kovaleva for Zoom info at Katya.Kovaleva@gmail.com

3:00 pm Lecture
Searching for Balance
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
See Details

Register here on Zoom!

Is there room for STEM collaboration between US and Chinese universities in the age of military-civilian fusion and US-China economic and technology decoupling? PAUL TRIOLO will discuss the rise of China’s technological expertise, the geopolitical impact of this rise, and its influence on research at American universities. Recent discussions of “military and civilian cooperation” in China (Huawei) has questioned how American higher education can work with its Chinese counterparts in driving technological and scientific cooperation agreements with China, Paul will recommend a more nuanced approach by American universities and companies.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13 @ 3 PM EST
ON ZOOM

PAUL TRIOLO leads the Geo-technology practice at Eurasia Group. This year, he was named as a Senior Advisor on Technology for the Paulson Institute. Prior to joining the Eurasia Group, Paul served in senior postions within the US Government for more than 25 years focusing primarily on China’s rise as a science and technology and cyber power.

3:25 pm Workshop
Translating Emotion: A Discussion with Sam Taylor
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of French & Italian
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Sam Taylor is a British novelist and literary translator who now lives in the United States. He has translated novels by Maylis de Kerangal, Leïla Slimani and Clémentine Beauvais (among others), as well as Riad Sattouf’s graphic novel The Arab of the Future. On 13 November 2020, Sam Taylor will talk about his translation of Antoine Leiris’ You Will Not Have My Hate (2016) and the upcoming translation of Leiris’ La vie, après. He will describe the links between translation and literary creation, and talk about career possibilities in translation and publishing.

Contact Pr. Kaliane Ung (khu3@pitt.edu) for the Zoom link.

6:00 pm Symposium
Public Art + Dissent: Art, Protest and Public Spaces Mini-Course - Day 3
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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Throughout our history, art and artists have resisted oppression, violence, injustice, and inequality. Some of the world’s most interesting art is on the streets and easily accessible to all. In this workshop we will discuss how protest art uses public space to engage in dialogue between the artist and the public. At an unprecedented moment in geopolitics, the work of public artists amplifies activism, resistance, and solidarity. Artists give context and vision to broad social movements, supporting those who have been marginalized and who need justice. Artists around the world question what is and why that transcends national boundaries and politics . We will examine works of Ai Wei Wei, Keith Herring, murals from Northern Ireland, to the Black Lives movement.

Friday, November 13
6:00 - 8:30 pm (Eastern Time)
Jerome 'Chu' Charles: "Waking Up With 'Chu' - My Road to the Black Lives Matter Movement"
Michael-Ann Cerniglia: "Teacher led session: Creative Resistance Case Studies for the K-12 Classroom"

To learn more, please visit our website: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ncta/

Register here!

Saturday, November 14

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!

10:00 am Cultural Event
2020 Virtual Polish Fest
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
See Details

Celebrate Polishfest with an Old-World Customs And Traditions on Sunday, November 8th, 2020! This is a family-oriented event with Pittsburgh's Polish, Lithuanians, and Carpatho-Rusyns. Welcome! - Witamy !
Watch our videos on the Pitt Global Hub website. The program will include: Polish folk dancing, Polish history, Folk crafts, Cooking demos, Lithuanian folk dance, Carpatho-Rusyn history, holiday customs, and much more!