Events

 

The following events draw interdisciplinary audiences and help forge networks relating to our center's six concentrations: Changing Identities in a Global World; Communication, Technology and Society; Conflict and Conflict Resolution; Global Health; Global Economy and Global Governance; and Sustainable Development.

Thursday, September 7

GSC Welcome Back Reception
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Phone:
4126485085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Join us, the Global Studies Center, for our annual welcome back reception!

Saturday, September 23

Teaching Foreign Language Across the Curriculum
Time:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Rob Anderson, LAC Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eliana Callahan, Educational Engagement Coordinator
Contact Phone:
624-3503
Contact Email:
elianacallahan@pitt.edu

Teaching foreign language across the curriculum is a means to internationalize courses commonly taught only in English. Students develop an enriched understanding of their chosen course of study while enhancing language skills in their second language. Educators bring world languages into areas of study beyond the typical foreign language and literature classes. This prepares educators and students for the cross-cultural and multilingual demands of global society.

Join UCIS for a one-day workshop for graduate students and faculty interested in teaching FLAC. Dr. Rob Anderson, LAC Coordinator from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will direct the workshop. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to attend the event, but pre-registration is required. Pre-register at http://flacworkshop.eventbrite.com/?s=77926837

Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1

Film Festival: Balkan and Central Asian Women Filmmakers
Time:
4:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location:
See below
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Cultural Studies Program, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Faculty Research and Scholarship Program, Film Studies Program, Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies Program, Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia, Humanities Center, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures and Ohio State University
Contact:
Ljiljana Duraskovic
Contact Phone:
(412) 624-5906
Contact Email:
ljiljana@pitt.edu

Three decades after the fall of the socialist system in the Balkans and Eurasia, a wave of women filmmakers appeared as a moving force within national cinemas. With their particular standpoint on the socialist past and the developing capitalist present, female filmmakers have raised questions about previously omitted phenomena such as women at war, the aftermaths of national conflicts, and the fast changing category of womanhood across southeastern Europe and Eurasia. By bringing the works of culturally diverse women filmmakers to one festival and including them into academic discussions, this festival will open up new perspectives on the ways women coped with ideological breaks, complex pasts, and the uncertainties of the present in their everyday life.

Friday, September 29

4:00 pm, Frick Fine Arts 125: Opening remarks, Keynote speaker, Yana Hashamova, Chair, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Ohio State University

5:00 pm- 7.30 pm, Frick Fine Arts 125: Film screening, Svetla Tsotsorkov’s Thirst (Zhazhda, Bulgaria, 2016)
Post-screening discussion with Ingeborg Bratoeva-Daraktchieva, Film Critic, Bulgaria

7:30 pm: Opening reception

Saturday, September 30

10:00 am -1.00 pm, Frick Fine Arts 125: Film screening, Ines Tanovic’s Our Everyday Life (Naša svakodnevnica, Bosnia, 2015)
Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker

3:00-6.00 pm, Cathedral of Learning, room 232: Film screening, Zhanna Issabayeva’s Nagima (Kazakhstan, 2013)
Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker

Sunday, October 1

10:00 am-1.00 pm, CL 232: Film screening, Ruxandra Zenide, Ryna (Romania, 2006)
Post-screening discussion with Sunnie Rucker-Chang, Assistant Professor of Slavic, Director of European Studies, Ohio State University

1:00 pm-3:30 pm, CL 232: Roundtable, facilitated by Nancy Condee, Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Sunday, October 1

Gandhi Day: International Day of Nonviolence
Gandhi Jayanti
Time:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Cloister and Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center

It is the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi, who was born in India on 2 October 1869. He fought with British imperialism using his acts of nonviolence. He is world known for his ideas of nonviolence, Martin Luther Jr. quoted him several times in his speeches.

Please join us for an afternoon of activities celebrating the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings. Enjoy tea and conversations with Pittsburgh organizations at 2:00 pm, followed by cultural performances, inter-faith presentations, and a panel discussion with authors, scholars, and educators.

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