Week of September 19, 2021 in UCIS
Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8
Monday, September 20
The Limits of Judicialization: From Progress to Backlash in Latin American Politics
Sandra Botero, Universidad de Rosario
Daniel Brinks, The University of Texas at Austin
Ezequiel González-Ocantos, University of Oxford
Raúl Sánchez-Urribarri, La Trobe University
We will discuss the chapter "Working in new political spaces: the checkered history of Latin American judicialization," from the book The Limits of Judicialization: From Progress to Backlash in Latin American Politics edited by Sandra Botero, Daniel Brinks, and Ezequiel González-Ocantos.
The discussion will be in English.
My presentation will offer a historical perspective on secularism in South Asia through a discussion of a history of religious reform movements from the early twentieth century through the end of colonial India, as a way of historicizing the creation of a constitutional secular state in India in the mid-twentieth century. Though Indian history will comprise the base of the presentation, it will address the issue of religious freedom in contemporary South Asia, drawing on cases from India and Bangladesh primarily. I will mention a few thematic issues that inform the South Asian region as a whole, such as the role of religion in constitutions of South Asian states and the different ways minorities have been legally categorized by the state, as these developments draw on a shared history of colonialism in South Asia.
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Join Brazil Nuts for their weekly Portuguese conversation hour at all levels!
Join members of the French Club to and have casual conversation in French! All levels welcome.
Tuesday, September 21
Join the Asian Studies Center and Global Hub in celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival! Take some refreshments to-go, make a paper lantern, and enter for a chance to win tickets to the Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo or some Screenshot:Asia swag.
On the eve of the German Federal Elections, our panel of experts will explore the issues concerning German voters, the legacy of outgoing Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the potential impacts of this election on transatlantic relations and the European Union. Panelists: Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh; Marcel Lewandowsky, University of Florida; Kai Arzheimer, University of Mainz; and Jana Puglierin, European Council on Foreign Relations. Moderator: Steve Sokol, American Council on Germany.
Audience participation will be encouraged.
Panelists will be joining remotely.
Poet José Olivarez will virtually visit Professor Diana Khoi Nguyen's ENGWRT1210 Poetry Workshop for a reading, Q&A, and writing exercise.
Join the Chinese Language & Culture Club for their biweekly meetings where we will build our Chinese language skills and participate in fun cultural activities!
Wednesday, September 22
Join the German Department for Laber Rhabarber, a weekly German conversation hour that is open to all!
Join the Center for African Studies for a meet-and-greet with students, faculty, and staff to kick off an exciting new year! We will enjoy some food while we talk about the Center's plans for the year. We look forward to seeing you!
A weekly conversation table for people interested in German culture and language, all proficiency levels are welcome!
Thursday, September 23
The relationship between the Soviet Union and revolutionary Cuba was a flash point in the Cold War. Soviet aid played a critical role in Cuba—but not without controversy. The Cuban Revolution was born out of a drive to rid itself of imperialist intervention and foreign control. So how did Cuba reconcile the need for Soviet support with efforts to avoid dependency? Soviet-Cuban scientific exchanges were one key area where this tension played out. These not only shuttled Cuban and Soviet experts 9,500 kilometers between Havana and Moscow, it also opened the island’s resources for Soviet pursuit. This live interview with Clare Ibarra will discuss Soviet-Cuban scientific exchanges, and how, despite unity in ideology, both nations were constantly at odds over what “good socialist development” should look like.
Register via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OFCt_tCoQJq-uPh3aQbKvg
Navigating Online Global Efforts During Covid Time
September 23rd, 6pm-7pm, Virtual Format
Senior Director -Learning & Evaluation, Alliance for Peacebuilding
Jessica Baumgardner-Zuzik will discuss execution of global efforts in a post-covid workplace and moving to the PA countryside from Washington, DC, while adjusting to online work. Jessica works in the field of peacebuilding in conflict-affected settings, specifically economic development and humanitarian efforts with the World Bank and UN. Some of her research endeavors include economic empowerment, MenEngage, family planning, gender and macroeconomic planning, maternal and infant health, and cross-sector gender involvement in the industry.
Jessica is fluent in French and holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies and Foreign Languages from Juniata College and an MA in Economics from the University of San Francisco.
To Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qduyvqD4uH9LdtI6bVecYsWVAPdKaIDhL
Sponsored by: Asian Studies Center, Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, and Global Studies Center
It's time to connect! Drop by for snacks and interesting conversation. Meet fellow students from either the global health or global studies certificates. Exchange ideas and learn about opportunities! We'll have students representing several relevant clubs, too!
Friday, September 24
The Global Studies Center, Center for Global Health and the Center for BioEthics and Health Law will host Pitt’s 2nd annual Global Health Case Competition. Graduate and undergraduate students team up to address a global health scenario and present to a panel of experts. The opening session will include remarks by Maureen Lichtveld, Dean GSPH, William Brustein, Interim Director, Global Studies Center and the case reveal. Location TBA.
Addverse+Poesia is a transnational and multilingual student organization dedicated to celebrating Black/Indigenous and LGBTQIA+ writers, poets, etc. Join us for your weekly meetings on Fridays from 4:30-6PM!