Week of November 29, 2020 in UCIS

Monday, November 30

4:30 pm Lecture
Critical Research on Africa: New Sites of Healing: African Independent Churches & the Advent of Religious Birthing Homes
Location:
3703 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with Department of Africana Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Africana Studies Program, University Center for International Studies and University of Pittsburgh
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Join us for a lecture by Dr. Ogechukwu Williams, from Creighton University. More details to come!

Tuesday, December 1

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!

Wednesday, December 2

11:00 am Cultural Event
Bosian-Croatian-Serbian Conversation Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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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
Dmytro Dontsov and Polemics on Nationalism, Gender, and Culture
Location:
Youtube
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
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Trevor Erlacher in conversation with Olesya Khromeychuk and Oleksandr Zaitsev

Moderated by Oleh Kotsyuba

More information: https://huri.harvard.edu/event/erlacher

Thursday, December 3

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
CoE: The Scandinavian Model: Social Cohesion, Cultural Diversity, and Trust in Institutions in Northern Europe
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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As part of the Year of Creating Europe, previous sessions have focused on different attempts to create unity through diversity across Europe. In this session, the focus is on Scandinavia. Our panel of experts discuss how this region created social cohesion and costs and benefits that come with it. In its efforts to make a nation that is diverse but coalesces, how has Scandinavia been able to create trust in it's institutions?
Register Here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XYToCOtmTFS77ljMKleb7Q

2:00 pm Lecture
Utopia's Discontents
Location:
Zoom
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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In the last fifty years of the tsarist regime, large and boisterous settlements of Russian exiles emerged across the European continent. Called “Russian colonies” by their residents, these communities hosted the leaders of virtually every revolutionary party and produced most of the illegal literature that circulated in late imperial Russia. Safe havens for radical activity, the colonies were also revolutionary experiments in their own right, providing residents an opportunity to translate their utopian dreams of liberty, fraternity, and equality into reality through their quotidian activities. The first comprehensive account of the Russian revolutionary movement abroad, this project traces how the aspirations born of the colonies, as well as the explosive discontents they produced, reimagined radical culture and ideas. In the process, it provides a novel reassessment of the Russian revolution and of Russia’s relations with its European neighbors.

Zoom registration: https://uchicago.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qVCY_KzrTjKgn87pUe60Ig

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.

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Four Evenings Discussion: Ta-Nehisi Coates' The Water Dancer
Location:
Virtual, see website to join!
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with University Library System (ULS) and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
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https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WJqjaw22TlwmRpqA62bleCd3o0-bda84vGt_v7c...

The conversation will be led by Dr. William Scott, Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature.

Friday, December 4

8:30 am Conference
High School Model European Union
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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The High School Model European Union is an annual event for high school students, with this year's simulation taking place virtually via Microsoft Teams. The goal of the Model EU is to give high school students the opportunity to learn about the workings of the European Union through a hands-on simulation of a meeting of the European Council. Playing the role of presidents and prime ministers, students spend a day engaged in intense negotiations over current issues impacting the EU.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Cost: $10/student
More information and Registration: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/students/model-eu

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