Week of August 29, 2021 in UCIS

Monday, August 30

9:00 am Lecture
Charlemos Series: Opposition Strategies to Autocratization
Location:
https://tinyurl.com/8w4a4duz
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Political Institutions and Processes Section of the Latin American Studies Association
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The discussion will be based on the articles "Contesting Autocracy: Repression and Opposition Coordination in Venezuela" by Maryhen Jiménez (University of Oxford) and "Opposition at the Margins: Strategies against the Erosion of Democracy in Colombia and Venezuela" by Laura Gamboa (University of Utah). The conversation will be moderated by Raúl Sánchez Urribarrí (La Trobe University).

The presentation will be in Spanish.

Tuesday, August 31

4:00 pm Reception
REEES Fall 2021 Reception
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies

Wednesday, September 1

1:00 pm Information Session
Global Studies Center Drop-In Hours
Location:
Global Hub - Island
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a representative from the Global Studies Center to learn more about certificates, upcoming events, and other opportunities.

4:30 pm Lecture
Yoga, Asia Now, and Asian Studies in the 21st Century
Location:
207 David Lawrence
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Yoga, a form of embodied self development with historical roots in the philosophy of southern Asia has become a global phenomenon. As such, the practice of yoga reflects the way in which Asia and Asian Studies in the contemporary moment must be understood in terms of the modernity of globalization. This lecture provides a critical perspective on the twists and turns of tradition that reflects the dislocation of area studies and the value of an inter-disciplinary perspective on cultural history. To register: click here

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Stammtisch
Location:
Global Hub - Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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A weekly conversation table for people interested in German culture and language, all proficiency levels are welcome!

Thursday, September 2

11:00 am Presentation
France Today
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Cancelled: Irish Club Meeting
Location:
Global Hub - Living Room
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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The Irish Club at Pitt meets every two weeks during the semester to share Irish culture and language.

Friday, September 3

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Daehwa Korean Conversation Club
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Join the Daehwa Korean Conversation Club, a group for students with common interest in Korean language and culture.