The Global Studies Center is a dynamic and innovative program that promotes critical thinking and practical engagement with the world through the interdisciplinary study of globalization. We are committed to working with partners in our communities to generate resources, sponsor activities, and develop innovative programming that enriches intellectual and cultural life both on and off campus. The GSC sponsors a variety of professional development activities for those who wish to improve their teaching, practice, and understanding of critical global issues.
Global Literary Encounters: Two Evenings
Global Literary Encounters Book Discussions are pre-lecture discussions that align with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Ten Evenings series. Global Literary Encounters put prominent world authors and their work in a global perspective in order to provide additional insight on writers and engaging issues.
Micro-Courses are offered each semester by the Global Studies Center, in partnership with Carnegie Melon University, to provide in-depth learning experiences in regards to a specific topic over the course of a weekend. Interested students from Pitt or CMU can enroll and receive 1 academic credit, and K-12 educators can enroll and receive Act 48 credits. Previous topics include “Cities and Social Justice,” “Muslims and Migration,” and “Global Health and Climate Change.” Last Fall 2022 mini-course focused on Technology, Humanity, and Social Justice and took place on November 4th to 6th, 2022.
The GSC is committed to working with our community partners to provide resources, sponsor activities, and develop innovative programming that enriches intellectual and cultural life both on and off campus. We are proud to partner with globally oriented organizations in Pittsburgh to offer our innovative, interdisciplinary community programs. Some of our current partners include City of Asylum, the Carnegie Museums, and Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures. If you are interested in developing a global approach to programming in your organization and/or expanding your reach on Pitt’s diverse campus, please contact us at email@example.com.