Week of May 16, 2021 in UCIS

Tuesday, May 18 until Thursday, May 20

8:00 am Conference
Deals and Disputes: China, Hong Kong, and Commercial Law
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Center for International Legal Education and University of Pittsburgh School of Law
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Join us for virtual sessions over the course of three days in May that will consider the structure, reach, and impact of China’s Belt & Road Initiative and its implications for commercial relations, dispute resolution, and the future of legal developments in Asia more generally. Three panels will focus on fundamental issues of dispute resolution in US-China business contracts; the evolving of dispute resolution forums in Asia; and the future of Hong Kong as a hub for commercial relationships in the Asian region. Two keynote addresses will consider the critical recent development of China’s International Commercial Court and the importance of Hong Kong.

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for six (6) hours of substantive credit. There is a $120 fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Please be sure to indicate that you are seeking CLE credit using the form provided in registration link.

For a detailed description of each day's schedule, go to: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/events/chinalaw

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Wednesday, May 19

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
What's in a Name?
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub, Office of International Services, Global Experiences Office and UCIS Engagement
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Can names create subconscious bias? What is the history of our given name? Does the region where our name is most popular impact how we are perceived? How do social status and laws affect our name? Why is it so challenging to ask someone how their name is pronounced?

This series aims to open a doorway to explore issues that affect us every day, and that, ultimately, reverberate through the most intimate aspects of who we are. While we will explore basic tools and name etiquette, with the kindness and respect we all deserve, we intend to reflect about what our names say about us, and how they may be used to define who we are. Please join our exploration of a crucial topic seldom discussed.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Speaking Up and Out: A Poetry Reading with Sally Wen Mao
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Global Hub and UCIS Engagement
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As part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join the Asian Studies Center and the Global Hub for "Speaking Up and Out: A Poetry Reading with Sally Wen Mao."

Sally Wen Mao is the author of two collections of poetry, Oculus (Graywolf Press, 2019), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014). The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and an NEA fellowship, she was recently a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, a Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at the George Washington University, and a Lannan Foundation Resident in Marfa, Texas. She has taught poetry at Cornell University, The George Washington University, Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College MFA program, Catapult, Poet's House, and the 92 Street Y, among other places. Her poetry and prose have appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Paris Review, Poetry, Harpers Bazaar, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, Guernica, and A Public Space, among others. She is a Kundiman fellow in both fiction and poetry, and most recently, she was a Shearing Fellow at the Black Mountain Institute. You can learn more about Sally's work at https://www.sallywenmao.com/.

Sally will read some of her work before a Q&A session. Audience participation is encouraged.

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcld-isrT8vGdES_1_qMqYQlcSQ6uQKOt8n

Thursday, May 20

3:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: Pride amid Prejudice: The Impact of the First Pride in Sarajevo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with University of Washington
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EU DEMOCRACY FORUM – IMAGINE THE FUTURE
Democracy cannot be taken for granted -- not in Europe, not anywhere. With this series of talks by experts on European politics and society we want to encourage discussion about the future of democracy in the European Union, its member states, and the neighborhood. As the EU Commission launches its Conference on the Future of Europe in 2021, we invite you to imagine this future with us. Our contributors will reflect on the EU’s achievements and challenges. We will hear their reflections on how to strengthen and expand democratic processes and institutions, both in Brussels and in Europe more broadly.

5:00 pm Reading Group
Global Issues Through Literature: "The Distance Between Us" by Reyna Grande
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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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. Sessions this year will take place virtually on Thursday evenings from 5-7:30 PM. Books and Act 48 credit are provided.

5:00 pm Teacher Training
Global Issues Through Literature (GILS) "The Distance Between Us" by Reyna Grande
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Discussion led by David Tenorio, Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. Content specialists present the work and its context, and participants brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place virtually on Thursday evenings from 5-8 PM (EST). Books and 3 Act 48 credit hours will be provided.