Events

 

The following events draw interdisciplinary audiences and help forge networks relating to our center's five concentrations: Ecology and Sustainability, Politics and Economy, Cultural Dynamics, Peace, Conflict & Security and Heath & Well-being.

Tuesday, April 24

Housing as a Human Right: Legal and Ethical Considerations
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Pitt's Human Rights Working Group
Location:
107 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies Program, Pitt Human Rights Initiative, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and Human Rights City Alliance
Contact:
Jackie Smith
Contact Email:
jgsmith@pitt.edu

In 2011, Pittsburgh’s City Council named our city a “Human Rights City.” This designation signals the city’s commitment to human rights and its intention to “[work] to provide leadership and advocacy to secure, protect, and promote human rights for all people.” This panel offers perspectives about how this commitment to human rights could be realized in the area of housing. Panelists with backgrounds in national and international human rights law and advocacy will discuss lessons being developed in communities around the country about how to better implement internationally recognized human rights in local policies. In addition, participants will learn how international treaties and the United Nations relate to housing practices in cities like Pittsburgh and about work happening in Pittsburgh to promote innovative approaches to the affordable housing crisis.

Panelists include: Gerald S. Dickinson, Esq., Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Jackie Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh; Coordinator, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance, and Steering Committee chair, National Human Rights Cities Alliance; Carl Redwood, Hill District Consensus Group

Friday, April 27

UCIS Graduation Celebration
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Ballroom, O'Hara Student Center
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

Students from all UCIS centers graduating in Spring and Summer 2018 are invited with their families to join this UCIS wide ceremony celebrating their completion of the certificate or BPHIL/IAS.

Tuesday, May 1

CCA International Marketing Competition
Time:
12:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

The Global Studies Center and the International Business Center work with high school language and social sciences teachers to introduce international business concepts to students through an international marketing competition. It culminates in an interscholastic competition hosted by the Global Studies Center and the IBC at Pitt, where students present their marketing plans in front of fellow competitors and a panel of judges from the academic and business communities, as well as answer audience questions. The teams that win first, second and third place in the final each receive awards recognizing their hard work.

Saturday, May 5

Interdisciplinary Global Working Group for Educators
Time:
9:00 am
Presenter:
varies
Location:
varies
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

What does it mean for a course, module, or lesson to be “global’? In part, it means looking at a question from multiple lenses—whether political, economic, social, cultural, ecological, or other. What better way to approach global curriculum planning (and to model collaborative learning for our students!) than to partner with colleagues from other disciplines in the same school? The University Center for International Studies at Pitt is offering a new program that will provide teachers with the time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson. Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

Free parking, Act 48 credit hours, $300 stipend, and a mini-grant (up to $200 for your team) for curricular materials of your choosing.

Global Interdisciplinary Working Group
Time:
9:00 am
Presenter:
varies
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg

What does it mean for a course, module, or lesson to be “global’? In part, it means looking at a question from multiple lenses—whether political, economic, social, cultural, ecological, or other. What better way to approach global curriculum planning (and to model collaborative learning for our students!) than to partner with colleagues from other disciplines in the same school? The University Center for International Studies at Pitt is offering a new program that will provide teachers with the time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson. Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

We are currently accepting applications from teams of 2-4 teachers. We will meet three Saturday mornings (3/3, 4/7, and 5/5) from 9-12noon, and new content must be taught in the 2018-2019 school year. At each meeting, you will work intensively with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.

Monday, June 25 to Friday, July 20

Pennsylvania Governor's School for Global and International Studies
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
varies
Location:
varies
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center

Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29

2018 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers
Time:
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
Varies
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Business Center
Contact:
Zsuzsanna Magdo
Contact Phone:
4176487423
Contact Email:
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

Make college more affordable for your high school students—and help them grow as global citizens and 21st century professional—while earning ACT 48 professional development credits.

The College in High School program and the University Center for International Studies will host a summer institute for secondary educators interested in teaching globally focused courses that offer transferable college credit to students at their high school. Courses in which you can obtain certification and training may include:

Intermediate French I-II
Intermediate German I-II
Intermediate Spanish I-II
Latin Intermediate Prose and Verse
Western Civilization II
World Politics
Imperial Russia

Courses will be aligned with Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards (for social studies) or ACTFL performance standards (for world languages).

The 2018 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers is funded through generous support from the Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding (https://longviewfdn.org/).

For more information and to apply, visit chs.pitt.edu/sipt.

Monday, November 5

Pitt Model UN
Time:
(All day)
Location:
William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Business Center
Contact Email:
PittModelUN@gmail.com

Pitt's Model UN Student Club will host the 22nd Annual University of Pittsburgh Model United Nations Conference on Monday, November 5th, 2018!

Model United Nations provides students the opportunity to learn about and discuss today's most relevant issues of international diplomacy through participation in an academic simulation. Pitt Model United Nations is a long-standing club at the University of Pittsburgh. The club prepares and competes in Model United Nations conferences throughout the year. Through the conferences, our club members have the opportunity to gain knowledge on current events, international relations, and countries' diplomacy.

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