Week of August 29, 2021 in UCIS
Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8
Monday, August 30
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
Wednesday, September 1
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
A weekly conversation table for people interested in German culture and language, all proficiency levels are welcome!
Thursday, September 2
The Irish Club at Pitt meets every two weeks during the semester to share Irish culture and language.
Friday, September 3
Join the Daehwa Korean Conversation Club, a group for students with common interest in Korean language and culture.