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Monday, August 20

2018 PittStart University Resource Fair
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:
Alumni Hall Ballroom
Sponsored by:
Director's Office
Global Trivia
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
David Lawrence 120
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center

Tuesday, August 21

2018 PittStart UCIS Q & A Presentation
Be Global Ready at Home or Abroad
Time:
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Brice Lynn
Location:
324 CL
Sponsored by:
Director's Office

Wednesday, August 22

Be Global Ready at Pitt
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
WPU Kurtzman Room
Sponsored by:
Director's Office
Contact:
Belkys Torres

Thursday, August 23

Global Carnival
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:
WPU Lawn
Sponsored by:
Director's Office along with Pitt Student Affairs & Residence Life

Friday, August 24 to Saturday, August 25

Globalizing World History - A graduate student conference
Time:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 602
Announced by:
Office of International Services on behalf of World History Center
Contact:
Pitt World History Center

Globalizing World History, a symposium sponsored by the World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh and organized by graduate students in the Department of History, will bring together local faculty, regional graduate students, and world historians, into conversation about the trajectory of world history across borders and disciplines. This two-day symposium will feature a graduate student masterclass on mapping and the World-Historical Gazetteer project well as a series of interactive roundtables with our four keynote speakers working on world history outside the United States and Pittsburgh-area faculty.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Mariana Candido
Notre Dame University
Armando Garcia de la Torre
University of West Indies, St. Augustine
Kazuo Kobayashi
Osaka Sangyo University
Filiipa Riberio da Silva
IISH

Thursday, September 6

REEES Opening Reception
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Email:
kmw152@pitt.edu

Friday, September 7

New Voices from Japan
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Saya Kiba, Takemasa Sekine, Akai Ohi
Location:
4130 WWPH
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
ESC Opening Reception
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

The staff of the European Studies Center invites you to attend a reception to usher in the 2018-19 academic year. All interested faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the ESC community are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, September 11

Latin American Film Festival
The Future Perfect
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
clascinema@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies presents the Latin American Film Festival Fall 2018:

September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... The Candidate
October 23 ... On the Roof
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public!

English subtitles provided.

Wednesday, September 12

Asian Studies Center Welcome Reception
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Cloisters
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Contact:
Rachel Jacobson
Contact Phone:
412-648-7370
Contact Email:
rej16@pitt.edu

Join the Asian Studies Center as we welcome the new academic year! This will be a chance to meet the Asian Studies Center staff, mingle with affiliated faculty and students, and learn about opportunities available in the coming year. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, September 13

GSC Welcome Back Reception
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

An opportunity for current students and faculty and new students and faculty to meet the Global Studies Center team and learn what the Center has to offer

Saturday, September 15

Euro Fest at the University of Pittsburgh
Time:
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Various
Location:
Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street
Sponsored by:
Director's Office, European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Iris Matijevic
Contact Phone:
4126488517
Contact Email:
irm24@pitt.edu

Join us for our 3rd Annual EuroFest!

EuroFest is a family friendly festival featuring all things Europe in the ‘Burgh. Local artisans and vendors will create a dynamic marketplace and performances of song and dance will be presented on the main stage. Food booths featuring various European cuisines will be participating and artistic demonstrations and children’s activities will take place throughout the day.

Free and open to the public!

For more information visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/events/eurofest

Thursday, September 20

African Studies Program Welcome Reception
Time:
4:30 pm
Location:
WWPH 4130
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program

Come and join the African Studies Program to welcome in the new academic year. Meet staff, affiliated faculty and fellow students and discuss the program, events for the year and opportunities for engagement!

Friday, September 21

'What if Batman was from Chennai' and other Stories: Language, Cultural Regions, and Digital Media Platforms
South Asia Initiative Speaker Series - Year 3
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Aswin Punathambekar, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
Location:
407 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Phone:
412.383.3062
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

This paper explores the significance of linguistic and cultural regions for the global expansion and localization of digital media platforms. Bringing enduring concerns of cultural difference to bear on digital media in South Asia, I explore the industrial and cultural logics at work when platforms like YouTube recognize and value southern India's linguistic and cultural diversity. Focusing on Tamil internet culture, I explore how one specific YouTube channel (Put Chutney) leveraged algorithmic knowledge as well as industry lore about south Indian internet users to produce a series of videos that articulated three distinct and at times competing conceptions of the region - a peninsular region of south India, a linguistic region revolving around the Tamil language, and an urban region centered in Chennai, a powerful global media capital. More broadly, I argue that platform localization is the contingent outcome of the interaction of algorithmic and representational logics that structure the operations of digital platforms.

ASWIN PUNATHAMBEKAR
Aswin Punathambekar is an associate professor of media studies and founding director of the Global Media Studies Initiative at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His books and articles explore the impact that globalization and technological change have on the workings of media industries, audience and user practices, and cultural identity and politics. He is the author of From Bombay to Bollywood: The Making of a Global Media Industry (NYU Press, 2013) and co-editor of Global Bollywood (2008, NYU Press), Television at Large in South Asia (2013, Routledge), and Global Digital Cultures: Perspectives from South Asia (forthcoming, University of Michigan Press). He is currently working on his next book, provisionally titled The Digital Popular: Media, Culture, and Politics in Networked India. He is an editor of the peer-reviewed journal Media, Culture and Society and also co-edits the Critical Cultural Communication series for NYU Press.

Wednesday, September 26

Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Time:
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Join faculty and students as we discuss pressing Global issues affecting all of us

Thursday, September 27 to Saturday, September 29

Networks Amid Global
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Workshop on Networks Amid Global. Proposals are sought for research papers to be presented at a workshop at the University of Pittsburgh, September 27-29, 2018. We invite researchers--particularly junior scholars, scholars from underrepresented groups, and scholars from countries of the global South--to propose research papers that employ data we have collected: the Transnational Social Movement Organizations (TSMO) and Inter-Organizational Network Databases. These databases have explicit aims to promote social or political change, but also consider how TSMOs are connected to other international organizations. For more information on the databases and on how to apply, visit tsmoworkshop.wikispaces.com.

Thursday, September 27

CLAS Welcome Back Reception
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Center for Latin American Studies
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Trimm
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
ket82@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) invites you to celebrate another year with us...

CLAS Welcome Back Reception
September 27, 2018
5 PM
4130 Posvar Hall

For more information:
ket82@pitt.edu
https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/

Tuesday, October 2

Latin American Film Festival
The Candidate
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
clascinema@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies presents the Latin American Film Festival Fall 2018:

September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... The Candidate
October 23 ... On the Roof
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public!

English subtitles provided.

Friday, October 5

Peace Circles training in conflict resolution for high school students
Annual meeting of the Association for Conflict Resolution
Time:
9:00 am
Presenter:
David J Smith
Location:
Doubletree by Hilton, Greentree
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of
Contact:
David Smith
Contact Email:
davidjsmith@davidjsmithconsulting.com

The Education, Research and Training (ERT) Section of ACR advances K-12 conflict resolution education. On Friday, October 5, 2018 ERT will sponsor an event designed to raise awareness with high school youth about ways of resolving conflict. Peace Circles Training is conducted by the Center for Community Dialogue based in Tucson, AZ. The training is designed for high-school age youth interested in learning how to resolve differences. Students will leave the training knowing how to factitiate a circle process.
The ERT Section is now looking for teachers and schools willing to commit to bringing their students to the program. ACR can cover transportation costs and will provide lunch. Because of space limitations, this program will be limited to about 40 students from Pittsburgh area schools.

Sunday, October 7

Gandhi Day: International Day of Nonviolence
Time:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
WPU Assembly Room/Kurtzman Room
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Phone:
412.383.3062
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

Join us for tea and conversation from 2-3 pm in the Kurtzman Room. Visit the information and activity tables from Pitt and local community groups. The program will start at 3 pm and include interfaith prayers, a keynote speech, and cultural performances in the Assembly Room.

Monday, October 8

Immigration Talks- George Borjas
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
George Borjas
Location:
4940 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center

Thursday, October 18

Critical Research On Africa
Re-imaging history in Africa and the role of technology
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Nisi Shawl
Location:
WWPH 4130
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program

Nisi Shawl will present on themes that surround her recent novel "Everfair" which is set in an alternative future of the Congo. Please join us for an interesting conversation!

Everfair is a wonderful Neo-Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium's disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier. Fabian Socialists from Great Britian join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo's "owner," King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated.

Friday, October 19

Let's Talk Africa
ASP Student Panel on Summer Experiences in Africa
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
WWPH 4130
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program

Come here about your fellow ASP students' summer experiences in Africa. Whether it be in the Tanzania, Ghana or South Africa study abroad programs, the Uganda field-based internship program, or independent research and learning, your fellow students have some amazing stories to tell. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about options and logistics if you are contemplating studying or working abroad in Africa this coming summer!

Monday, October 22

2018 Pitt Model United Nations
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Varies
Location:
William Pitt Union and the 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, Global Studies Center and International Business Center

Tuesday, October 23

Latin American Film Festival
On the Roof
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
clascinema@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies presents the Latin American Film Festival Fall 2018:

September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... The Candidate
October 23 ... On the Roof
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public!

English subtitles provided.

Thursday, October 25 to Sunday, October 28

Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and European Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley

Friday, October 26

South Asia Initiative Speaker Series - Year 3
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Laura Kunreuther
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4

Global Health Mini Course
Health and Well Being
Time:
5:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Please see schedule
Location:
2400 Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Global Health: Health and Well Being:PS 1903/29734
This course will examine food insecurity and malnutrition as a part of a larger discussion on how to ensure healthy lives and well-being for all ages. Sustainable Development goals 2 and 3 will be the primary focus of the course.The course is for 1 credit and will run Friday November 2- Sunday November 4 2018

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.

Tuesday, November 6

Latin American Film Festival
Spider Thieves
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
clascinema@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies presents the Latin American Film Festival Fall 2018:

September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... The Candidate
October 23 ... On the Roof
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public!

English subtitles provided.

Thursday, November 8

Let's Talk Africa
Multi-cultural Education in Africa
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Adesoji Adeolu Oni
Location:
WWPH 4130
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program

Dr. Oni is a visiting professor at Robert Morris University this fall. He specializes in Sociology of Education. His area of research focus includes; social problems in education, Social change in education, social deviances/social disorganizations in education with particular focus on students’ secret cult in Nigeria.

Tuesday, November 27

Latin American Film Festival
The Queen of Spain
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Spanish Film Club
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Shemenski
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
clascinema@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies presents the Latin American Film Festival Fall 2018:

September 11 ... The Future Perfect
October 2 ... The Candidate
October 23 ... On the Roof
November 6 ... Spider Thieves
November 27 ... The Queen of Spain

Tuesdays at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public!

English subtitles provided.

Thursday, November 29

Humanizing the Global; Globalizing the Human
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Laura Brueck, Chair, Asian Languages and Cultures Department; Associate Professor of South Asian Literature and Culture
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Laura Brueck, Chair, Asian Languages and Cultures Department; Associate Professor of South Asian Literature and Culture

Will be presenting to the University of Pittsburgh, Global Studies Center.

Thursday, January 24

Humanizing the Global; Globalizing the Human
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Salmaan A. Keshavjee, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Salmaan A. Keshavjee, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Presenting to University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, February 28

Humanizing the Global; Globalizing the Human
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Patricia Ehrkamp, University of Kentucky Department of Geography
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Patricia Ehrkamp, University of Kentucky Department of Geography

Presenting to University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6

American Hungarian Educators Association - 44th Annual Conference
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Varies
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies