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Global Health
Global Health explores the risks and opportunities of globalization for the health of the world population, including the increased spread of diseases across borders and oceans, and the enhanced ability to alert populations and health organizations about epidemics. It also addresses international emergency response systems for health epidemics in different parts of the world.
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Global Economy
Global Economy explores the changing reach and nature of economic flows and political organization under conditions of globalization, raising issues such as international economic growth and crisis, global competition.
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Global Security
Global Security explores international, ethnic, and religious conflicts, and considers ways of preventing and resolving conflicts, including negotiation and fostering of deeper cross-cultural understanding. It raises issues such as the role of the United Nations, armed intervention, non-governmental organizations, humanitarian relief, terrorism, international law, and diplomacy.
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Global Society
Global Society explores how our understanding of who we are changes under globalization, exploring issues such as race, religion, nationality, history, and gender. It addresses the interchange of ideas between cultures, movements of people, international rights, and other factors impacting cultural development in different parts of the world.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 27 to Wednesday, March 29

Taking Refugee
Time:
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact Email:
lisarbromberg@pitt.edu

Monday, March 27 - World Theatre Day

12PM - Presentation and Talk with Photo-journalist Maranie Rae and Human Refuge(e): a platform providing first-hand stories from refugees around the world.
602 Cathedral of Learning, lunch provided

6PM - Reading of the play Oh My Sweet Land by Amir Nizar Zuabi, performed by Lameece Issaq, Founding Director of Noor Theatre, dedicated to the work of theatre artists of Middle Eastern decent. 602 Cathedral of Learning, evening reception

Tuesday, March 28

12PM - Screenings of "Mare Nostrum" and "Searching for the Translat or " - two short films by Syrian filmmakers Anas Khalaf and Rana Kazkaz, followed by Skype discussion with the artists. 602 Cathedral of Learning, lunch provided

6PM - Screening of Queens of Syria performing their adaptation of Euripides' Trojan Women, followed by discussion with Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology). 1601 Cathedral of Learning, evening reception

Wednesday, March 29

12PM - Screening of documentary "Making of the Queens of Syria"
602 Cathedral of Learning, lunch provided

6pm - Reading of selections from Trojan Women by Euripides followed by community discussion facilitated by Cynthia Croot (Theatre Arts) and Jacques Bromberg (Classics).

Monday, March 27

Global Human Trafficking Today
A Workshop for Regional College Faculty and Students
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
Community College of Beaver County, LRC 9103
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Community College of Beaver County
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
4126482290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

This workshop on global human trafficking for regional college faculty and students is presented by the international and area studies programs of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), University of Pittsburgh. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is part of an annual series of curriculum development workshops connected with the US Department of Education-sponsored Title VI National Resource Center project to internationalize 2-year and 4-year college campuses throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Pre-registration is required to attend this event. Please register by March 22 at https://goo.gl/forms/n7gWbKAK1zppYjmx1.

Wednesday, April 5

Global Issues though Literature
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings, A Memoir
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact Email:
lisarbromberg@pitt.edu

This reading group gathers globally-minded educators to discuss works of fiction that can be used in the classroom to teach global competency skills. Registration for the last two sessions of the year is open; previous attendance is not necessary. This program is supported by Pitt’s Year of Diversity. Contact Lisa Bromberg with questions.
April 5, 5-8pm, 4130 Posvar: Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings, A Memoir by Margarita Engle, discussion led by Dr. Kenya Dworkin of CMU. Register at the website.

Friday, April 7

Diversity in Global Business
As part of the Year in Diversity
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:
270 Mervis Hall (Colloquium Room)
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with International Business Center
Contact:
Jacqueline Saslawski
Contact Email:
jsaslawski@katz.pitt.edu

What is Diversity in Global Business?
The International Business Center and the Global Studies Center are hosting a panel series for the Year of Diversity at Pitt. This series is supported by a grant from Pitt's Provost Office. This is the last of the three panels and will focus on “Diversity and Multiculturalism Beyond the US.”
This panel will feature student and alumni discussants who will share their experiences based on their diverse and "non-diverse" backgrounds, including their national, religious, and gender affiliations. The panelists will explore issues such as whether diverse teams perform better, what expectations and understanding international students hold concerning diversity in the U.S., as well as how studying and working with diverse students and colleagues enriches the "non-diverse" person.
Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, April 10

2017 Symposium Series
Exploring Educational Diversity: Race & Ethnic Issues in China & the United States
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Center for International Studies and Center for Urban Education

Exploring Educators Preparedness to Discus Topics of Race in the Classroom
Presenter: Adam J. Alvarez
A Comparative Study of Ethnic Minority-Serving Higher Education Institutions in China & the United States
Presenter: Weiyan Xiong

Friday, April 14

The Islamic Practices that Shape Uyghur Nationalism
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Rian Thum, Associate Professor of History at Loyola University
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Rian Thum’s research and teaching are generally concerned with the overlap of China and the Muslim World. He argues that the Uyghurs - and their place in China today - can only be understood in the light of longstanding traditions of local pilgrimage and manuscript culture.

Friday, April 28

UCIS Graduation Ceremony
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Ballroom A, University Club
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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