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Our Place in Changing Cities

Join us on March 20 for a special event featuring University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in conversation with the leader of Newcastle University (UK), Vice Chancellor Chris Day. Learn more >

2019 SOYUZ Symposium
2019 SOYUZ Symposium

This two-day symposium will feature keynote speaker Manduhai Buyandelger of MIT and explore the theme "Beyond the Soviet Slot: Race, Indigeneity & Identity." Learn more >

Top U.S Student Producer
Pitt Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

In the Year of Pitt Global, University of Pittsburgh has been honored as a top producer of Fulbright students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Learn more >

U.S. Ambassador to Moldova Dereck Hogan
Newly Appointed U.S. Ambassador to Moldova Speaks About His Pitt Education

The ambassador credits his Pitt education for helping him to be global ready. Read the story here >

UCIS This Week

Friday, March 22

Maroon Queen, Mother of the Nation, & ‘Science Woman’: Using the Physical, Social and Metaphysical Sciences to Interrogate the History of Queen Nanny of the Jamaican Maroons
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Harcourt Fuller
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
FACES OF WO/MEN Film Screening: My Friend the Polish Girl
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24

Transforming Cities: Global Cities Mini Course
Time:
5:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Location:
100 Porter Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

Saturday, March 23

2019 Islamic Studies Research Symposium: Identity, Culture and Contact Across the Islamic World
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Slippery Rock University
FACES OF WO/MEN Film Screening: Sofia
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:
McConomy Auditorium, CMU
Commemoration of Greek Independence Week
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Greek Nationality Room Committee
Location:
Alumni Hall 7th floor gallery and auditorium
FACES OF WO/MEN Film Screening: Another Day of Life
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Sunday, March 24

FACES OF WO/MEN Film Screening: Rafiki
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
McConomy Auditorium, CMU
FACES OF WO/MEN Film Screening: What is Democracy?
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
City of Asylum

Monday, March 25

Roadmap to Model African Union
Time:
(All day)
International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Meditations on Historical Truth-Telling
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:
330 (African Heritage Room) Cathedral of Learning
Critical Research on Africa Series
Citizenship Crises Among Second and Third Generation Fulanis' in Ghana
Time:
1:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Mary B. Setrana
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Peace Corps Application Workshop
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Kaitlin Powers
Russian Conversation Table
Time:
6:15 pm
Location:
Hillman Library, Room 201D
Student BPHIL/IAS Global Studies Defense: An Exploration of System Justification in China: Public Opinion on Air Quality
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Presenter:
Alyssa Martinec
Location:
4801 Posvar

Tuesday, March 26

After Suburbia: Research and Action in the Suburban Century
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Roger Kreil
Location:
4130 Posvar
Russian Tutoring with Katya Kovaleva
Time:
1:30 pm
Location:
Hillman Library, Room 201D
Global Migration and Labor Activism: Perspectives from Asia and Latin America
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Eni Lestari, Natividad Obeso

Wednesday, March 27

From Leo Frank to Tree of Life: A History of Antisemitic Violence in America
Time:
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Presenter:
Rachel Kranson
Location:
1502 Posvar Hall
Student BPHIL/IAS Global Studies Defense: Oppression, Activism, and the Political Participation of Indigenous Peoples: Case Study in Yucatán, Mexico
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Kristen Gugerli
Location:
4217 Posvar
FACES OF WO/MEN Film Screening: Obscuro Barroco
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Thursday, March 28

Exhibit Talk, Travelers Along the Silk Roads: 10th Century to the Present
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:
Hillman Library, Ground Floor Lobby
Career Talk: Working at the World Bank and Other International Organizations
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Dina Elnaggar
Location:
3610 Posvar
Let's Talk Africa: Why Peacekeeping Fails: Experiences from Angola & Mozambique
Time:
1:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Dennis Jett
Location:
4130 WWPH
From Komsomol to NGO: Experts, Activists, and Changing Paradigms of Development in Central Asia and Beyond
Silk Roads Rising Guest Speaker Series
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Presenter:
Artemy Kalinovsky
Location:
Hillman Library, First Floor - Thornburgh Room
Peering Under the Rug: Sources of Information about Russia
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Mark Galeotti, Maxim Trukolyubov, Kevin Rothrock
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Four Evenings: Min Jin Lee, Pachinko
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:
Hillman Library 171B (Latin American Lecture Room)
FACES OF WO/MEN Film Screening: Working Woman
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
McConomy Auditorium, CMU

Friday, March 29 to Saturday, March 30

Symposium | Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Varies
Location:
Varies
Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference
Time:
(All day)
Location:
University of Pittsburgh

Friday, March 29

Upwardly Mobile Women in Urban China
(Re)Negotiating Marriage and Gender Norms
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Arianne M. Gaetano
Location:
2432 Posvar Hall
BPHIL/IAS Global Studies Defense: Rural-Urban Gendered Migration Pathways and Desires under Neoliberalism Socioeconomic Reform in Contemporary China
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Silang Huang
Location:
4217 Posvar
Keynote Speaker: Soyuz Symposium
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Presenter:
Manduhai Buyandelger
Location:
5317 Sennot Square
FACES OF WO/MEN Film Screening: Dogman
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Regent Square Theater

Saturday, March 30

Serbian Movie Festival: The Great War 1914-1918
Time:
1:00 pm
Presenter:
Irinej Dobrijevic and Krinka Vidakovic
Location:
Cathedral of Learning, Room 232
Serbian Movie Festival
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 232 and Cathedral of Learning 324
FACES OF WO/MEN Film Screening: Liyana
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Rangos Giant Cinema, Carnegie Science Center
Serbian Movie Festival: The Long Road to War
Time:
2:30 pm
Location:
Cathedral of Learning, Room 232

News

European Studies Director Jae-Jae Spoon recently co-authored research examining the decline of mainstream European political parties. Learn More »
“For us at UCIS, we think about diversity of background, diversity of thought and the development of an inclusive environment" - Dr. Belkys Torres Learn More »

ucis by the Numbers

3

The University of Pittsburgh is home to three federally funded international studies centers under Title VI of the Department of Education. 

2,104

Pitt Students participated in an experience abroad in 2017-18. 

155

International studies certificates conferred in 2017-18.