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Wednesday, October 23

Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Time:
10:00 am
Presenter:
Cristina Lagnese/Sage Levy
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms

Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here:
http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

Samovar Tea Sale &Trivia
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub along with Pitt Russian Club

For just $1.00 a cup, sip on tea prepared using a traditional Samovar, and take a crack at some Russian trivia.

Pitt in/Global Business Institute London
Study Abroad Information Session
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Study Abroad Office

Interested in studying abroad in London? Join us at the Pitt Global Hub to learn about the Pitt in London and the Global Business Institute: London programs!

El ciervo encantado presents
Departures: Performance, Displacement, and Bodies in Post-Soviet Cuba
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Honors College, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Contact:
David Tenorio
Contact Phone:
412-648-7397
Contact Email:
dtenoriog@pitt.edu

El ciervo encantado presents

Departures: Performance, Displacement, and Bodies in Post-Soviet Cuba

Performance: Departures
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
12:00 – 1:15 pm
Wesley W. Posvar Hall 4130
“Departures” is a performance that deals with Cuban diaspora from 1959 to the present. It goes through each of the best-known migration crisis (i.e. 1980, 1994, etc.), and beyond, exploring this unceasing phenomenon that continues to occur today. Migration (forced or voluntary) has fragmented families, couples, friendships, communities, and because its all-encompassing nature,
has become a unifying element of Cuban identity. From the personal experience of actor Mariela Brito, her friends and family, interconnected with the personal stories of the audience, “Departures” seeks to be an act of reconciliation from a balanced approach to the events that have drastically changed the lives of so many, for good and bad. Taking the Cuban experience as a departure, this performance piece calls attention to a problem with global ramifications, at a moment of acute migration crisis and desperate flight of large groups from their geopolitical realities.
Director: Nelda Castillo
Actor: Mariela Brito

Conference: Performance Art in Post-Soviet Cuba
Thursday, October 24, 2019
4:00 - 5:15 pm
306 Cathedral of Learning
Cuban performance troupe El ciervo encantado will be discussing the implications of producing performance art in Cuba today.
Reflecting on their trajectory of over 20 years of experience, two members of this group, namely director Nelda Castillo and actor Mariela Brito, will address their public intervention as an act of solidarity with Havana's LGBT parade in May 2019. Their intervention was surveilled by the police and challenged by cultural officials. Delivered in Spanish, this talk will shed critical light on the pitfalls of communism and the challenges of artistic freedom in Post-Soviet Cuba.

Event Sponsors: Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Center for Latin American Studies, Honors College, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Black-European Women's Internationalism in the Late Twentieth Century
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Pamela Ohene-Nyako, University of Geneva
Location:
4157 WWPH
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of Africana Studies

Pamela Ohene-Nyako Afrolitt’ is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of General History at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Her dissertation explores Black-European women’s transnational activism between 1968 and 2001. Pamela is also the founder of Afrolitt,’ a bilingual platform that uses literature from sub-Saharan Africa and its Black diaspora as a tool enabling critical knowledge and sharing. Its activities take place in Lausanne, Geneva and Accra. They range from reading groups to events around literature, as well as a blog and a web series.

A Stroke of Good Luck: 1989 and the Beginning of the End of Apartheid in South Africa
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenter:
John Stoner, Department of History and University Center for International Studies
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

1989 doesn’t usually resonate in the chronology of significant anti-apartheid activism. Yet, that year saw the rise to power of FW de Klerk in South Africa and progress (albeit halting) towards the release of Nelson Mandela and other activists of the liberation struggle from prison, the unbanning of political organizations, and the negotiated dismantling of the apartheid state.

That trajectory, however, was a contested one with an ongoing state of emergency throughout the country, numerous acts of violence, and Winnie Mandela faced organizational exile from the United Democratic Front over allegations of violence by her supporters. This talk will explore these and other themes.

Nationality Rooms - Art Materials Workshop Series
Weaving & Textiles
Time:
2:30 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms

Join Michael Walter, Nationality Rooms Tour Coordinator and Quo Vadis advisor, in the third installment of this workshop series featuring art materials used in the design and decoration of the Nationality Rooms. In this workshop, we will be talking about weaving and participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at weaving a bookmark on a loom.

German Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Department of German
Brazil Nuts: Bate-Papo
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Brazil Nuts
Performance and Globalization: Play Read-Alongs for a Better Future
Harvest by Manjula Padmanabhan
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. K. Frances Lieder, UCIS Visiting Professor in Contemporary Global Issues
Location:
Global Hub - Living Room
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free & Open To The Public
Contact:
Dr. K. Frances Lieder, UCIS Visiting Professor in Contemporary Global Issues
Contact Email:
k.lieder@pitt.edu

How can theater bring us closer to the issues at the center of Global Studies? Theater requires us to have an embodied encounter with the characters we are playing and the worlds they inhabit. It challenges the limits of our empathy and understanding while engaging us in a process of creative world-building that encourages us to imagine the world differently (in both utopian and dystopian ways). In this series, we will invite participants to pick up a script and try their hand at playing different characters in plays from around the world. You don’t have to have any experience in theater or Global Studies, and you don’t have to prepare anything. Just bring your sense of fun and imagination. After the play, there will be a brief discussion of the issues it raised as they relate to Global Studies.

Join us for Manjula Padmanabhan's Harvest.

Harvest is the story of an Indian family in the near future doing anything they can to stay alive. Om sells his body for parts. His wife Jaya suppresses her own desires to play the good Indian wife. His brother Jeetu prostitutes himself. But nothing can prepare them for the experience of having their home invaded by the holographic presence of Ginny, the western woman who buys Om’s body to upgrade her own. A natural extension of the black market buying and selling of organs, Harvest imagines the logical conclusion of a world of extreme income inequality, where people live in such desperate poverty that they will sell anything for their next meal.

Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Alex Kruszewski
Location:
Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Alex Kruszewski
Contact Email:
alex.a.kruszewski@gmail.com

Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

Chinese Language & Culture Club Board Game Night
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt Chinese Language & Culture Club

Thursday, October 24

Pitt in Bolivia
Study Abroad Information Session
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Study Abroad Office
Pitt in Buenos Aires
Study Abroad Information Session
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Study Abroad Office
Pitt Global Distinction Launch Party
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, Posvar Hall Galleria
Sponsored by:
Director's Office along with Office of the Provost
Contact:
Belkys Torres
Contact Phone:
412-624-6651
Contact Email:
btorres@pitt.edu

The Office of the Provost and Pitt Global cordially invite you to a launch party for the Pitt Global Distinction on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Pitt Global Hub in Wesley W. Posvar Galleria. All are welcome to join the launch party to learn more about the Global Distinction.

Pitt has recently announced a new class of credential for students called a “distinction.” Distinctions incorporate a curated, synergistic combination of curricular, co-curricular, and experiential learning activities that support a student’s growth and development in particular cross-cutting target areas. Our first offering is the Global Distinction.

Please RSVP via the following link by Monday, October 21: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/74989691185

We look forward to seeing you at the launch party.

EU-China Roundtable
The business of Trade, Investment, and Global Politics
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Thomas Rawski, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh (Moderator)
Location:
625 Liberty Avenue, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and European Studies Center along with Confucius Institute, German American Chambers of Commerce and European Commission

Panelists
Dr. Matthew Johnson, Principal, AltaSilva LLC and Associate Fellow, Global Diplomatic Forum
Jonas Parello-Plesner, Executive Director, Alliance of Democracies, Copenhagen and non-resident Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund
Michelle DeMoor, Senior Trade Advisor, Delegation of the European Union to the U.S.
Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Executive Director, Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study ofMultinational Corporations

Followed by reception.
Please register for free at euchinaroundtable.eventbrite.com

Why BTS? Why K-pop? Global Success and UK Reception
Asia Pop Lecture
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Haekyung Um
Location:
232 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

The international breakthrough of BTS is marked by their success in the USA with their albums, Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer, in May and September respectively. Their EP Map of the Soul: Persona, released in April 2019, also topped both the UK Official Chart and the US Billboard 200 Chart. The global, US, and UK reception of BTS in the past few years, has shed a light on how K-pop has been evolving and how Asian pop music genres have been received both the mainstream music industry and consumers in the west. This process has been taking place in the context of a fast-changing ecology of the creative industries, shaped by digital technolgy and social media, which in turn mobilize and above all, empower the fancom and audiences engaged in this music form.

Turkish Language Table
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, October 25

What Makes Pitt Feel Like Home?
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub

As part of Homecoming 2019, stop by the Pitt Global Hub to contribute your answer to "What Makes Pitt Feel Like Home?," as well as try out some coffee and teas from around the world and take a stab at some global trivia!

Samovar Tea Sale &Trivia
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

For just $1.00 a cup, sip on tea prepared using a traditional Samovar, and take a crack at some Russian trivia.

Modern Greek Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, Nook B
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Transnational, Hemispheric, and Cold War Arts: A Collective Book Launch
Time:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of Communications
International Careers in the U.S. Department of State: A Conversation with Nina Murray
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Are you interested in a career in diplomacy? Wondering what it takes to become a Foreign Service Officer (FSO)? Would you like to study abroad, develop your skills in a foreign language, and build connections with other cultures, governments, and institutions around the world? Join us in the Global Hub for a conversation with FSO, poet, and translator Nina Murray to learn about the Fulbright Program, the Critical Language Scholarship, and internships and careers at the U.S. Department of State. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, October 26

Bunkasai
Time:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location:
WPU Assembly Room
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Pitt Japanese Student Association

Join the Japanese Student Association at their annual Bunkasai cultural festival on Saturday, October 26th from 11am-2pm in the WPU Assembly Room. Food, art, dance, performances, and other activities will all be present.

Dracula: The Man Behind the Myth
Time:
1:30 pm
Location:
Romanian Room CL 130
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Heather Rutherford
Contact Phone:
412-527-9623
Contact Email:
hrutherford7@gmail.com

A one-hour presentation in English by Marilena Legersky followed by a brief Q & A and refreshments in the Croghan-Schenley Room. Free event for all ages.

Sunday, October 27

Celtic Culture Afternoon
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Irish, Scottish, and Welsh Rooms
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
John Morgan
Contact Phone:
412-953-9130
Contact Email:
jrmcpapgh@hotmail.com

Annual festival put on by the Irish, Scottish, and Welsh Nationaltiy Rooms. Enjoy Celtic songs, dance, storytelling, and much more! Event is Free and open to the public. Refreshments available in the Cloisters.

Monday, October 28 to Wednesday, October 30

Deconstruction & Reuse Conference
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Phipps Conservatory & Gardens
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Build Reuse

Tours! Workshops! Networking! The only national conference that focuses on how communities can create, support, and develop reuse economies. To register, visit www.buildreuse.org/conference

Monday, October 28

Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Time:
9:00 am
Presenter:
Cristina Lagnese/Sage Levy
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

Vampirism and How to Use It
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
J.D. Wright
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

The Slavic version of the vampire myth is especially rich and compelling. In this talk, Dr. J. D. Wright will explore the ways in which the Slavic world understood the vampire and also how the image or metaphor of vampirism has been put to use for a variety of different purposes, both political and personal.

Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Hungarian Folk Music Concert
Time:
7:00 pm
Presenter:
Mark Fulep & Helga Scheibert
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Jonathan Naser
Contact Phone:
724-288-5857
Contact Email:
jn647@yahoo.com

Hungarian Folk Music Concert featuring flutest Mark Fulet and pianist Helga Scheibert. Event is free with a $10 suggested donation for Hungarian Room Study Abroad Scholarship.

Tuesday, October 29

Brown Bag Research Update: Dr. Mari Webel
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Mari Webel, Assistant Professor of History
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and Open to the Public
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

Dr. Webel will discuss her findings from engaging with multidisciplinary participants about the past, present and future of "neglected tropical diseases" (NTDs) from her workshop Defining the Neglected Tropical Diseases: Research, Development, and Global Health Equity, 1970-present.

Your Future in Asia: The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Smitha Prasadh and JET Alumni
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

Are you graduating soon? Wondering what your next adventure could be? Learn about the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program. It is a great opportunity for college graduates to work in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIR).

Conversations on 1619 Series "Convict Leasing"
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Professor Kaniqua Robinson, Africana Studies
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Africana Studies
Cost:
Free and Open to the Public
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
Dristas@pitt.edu

In 1619 a ship carrying 20-some enslaved Africans arrived in British North America. In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of that history-shaping event, the Department of Africana Studies and the Global Studies Center will host Conversations on 1619. Too many Americans are ignorant or ill-informed about the history of slavery and enslavement, and there are too few opportunities to have frank conversations about it. Events, aimed at Pitt undergrads but open to all members of the Pitt community, provide a space for informed, moderated discussion of topics related to slavery, whiteness, racism, and the making of our country.

Global Citizens Lab
Time:
9:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub

Global Citizen Lab is a student organization aiming at bridging students from different cultural backgrounds, and bringing global, inclusive perspectives towards social and political issues through multifaceted observation and civic engagement.

We are also dedicated to maintaining an intellectual, inclusive platform for cultural exchange and social interactions among students of all backgrounds, connecting US students with international students via cultural exchange to create a more inclusive and open-minded campus.

Wednesday, October 30

Nationality Rooms - Art Materials Workshop Series
Oils & Pigments
Time:
2:30 pm
Presenter:
Michael Walter
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms

Michael Walter, Nationality Rooms Tour Coordinator and Quo Vadis Advisor, will talk about oil painting and pigments as it pertains to some decoration of Nationality Rooms. Discussion of oil painting in relation to other types of painting also seen in Nationality Rooms will be presented.

German Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Department of German
Socialist Commission Shops and Used Clothing Retail
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Mateja Habinc, Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Ljubljana
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with University of Ljubljana
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Based on Slovene/Yugoslav and Czechoslovak primary sources, Dr. Habinc will discuss socialist commission shops in comparison with other types of historically known second-hand retail channels. The lecture will examine the role such shops had in socialist consumption practices and in economies of shortage.

German Campus Week Lecture: German Reconstruction and Development since the Fall of the Wall
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Philipp Oswalt
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Department of German
Brazil Nuts: Bate-Papo
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Brazil Nuts
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Alex Kruszewski
Location:
Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Alex Kruszewski
Contact Email:
alex.a.kruszewski@gmail.com

Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

Thursday, October 31

Confusion, Misunderstanding and Mutilated Testimony:
How Hou Hsiao-hsien Uses Cinema Aesthetics to Illustrate Taiwan's Political History
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Christopher Lupke, University of Alberta
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law School, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Debauchery and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century France
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Lisa Jane Graham, The Frank A. Kafker Professor of History at Haverford College
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of

Eighteenth-century France was renowned for having a high society and a philosophical movement that celebrated the pursuit of pleasure. Underneath this surface hedonism, however, one finds ambivalence about the capacity of human beings to regulate their desires without the traditional constraints of scarcity and sin. Unlike the stable and rational category of happiness, pleasure threatened to derail liberal models of self and society. I argue that this anxiety about pleasure coalesced in the category of debauchery. I will explore the meaning and scope of debauchery through a combination of police archives, medical tracts, fairytales, and political pamphlets. This attention to debauchery explains the impact of pornography in discrediting the monarchy and the importance of moral discipline in the French Revolution.

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series: StrengthsFinder 2.0 Workshop
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center

Seeking a career that you will enjoy? Want to leverage your talents to land that future job in international affairs, government, nonprofit, or business? Attend the StrengthsFinder 2.0 Workshop. Designed by the nationally known Gallup Company to help people capitalize on their greatest talents in the workplace and on teams.

Sign up to secure one of the 20 spots available.

https://signup.com/go/JWFjSmV

Visit Elaine Linn in Global Studies (4100 Posvar Hall) to receive a free access code. Take the test, print your 5 top strengths, and bring to the workshop on Oct. 31st at 4:30pm to incorporate these talents into future internships and careers.

Angela Illig, M.S., N.C.C., Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Facilitator, will be conducting the workshop.

Location:

Posvar Hall, Rm 4130

4:30-6pm

Sponsored by:

African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center

Turkish Language Table
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Persian Language Table
Time:
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, November 1

Let's Talk Africa Lecture Series: Ghana
The Role of Ethics in Ghanaian Women's Business Leadership Development
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Jennifer Petrie
Location:
The Global Hub, First Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
Contact:
Elizabeth Myers, Administrative Assistant
Contact Phone:
412-648-1802
Contact Email:
elizabeth.myers@pitt.edu

Jennifer will present her research methods and findings on the role of ethics plays in Ghanaian women’s business leadership development programs. She describes the findings from her mixed methods research study on local business owners and business educators in Ghana. While previous research examines the role of small business entrepreneurs and the glass-ceiling challenges confronting women’s leadership development in Africa, this study examined the important role of ethics in women’s leadership development. This study also seeks to identify educational practices targeting women in business ethics and leadership and describe next steps required to improve ethical leadership development in Ghana and Africa. Jennifer has been conducting research on education, leadership, and women in Ghana since 2010.

Film Screening: Yi Yi
with Dr. Christopher Lupke, University of Alberta
Time:
1:00 pm
Location:
3911 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

Yi Yi (一 一) is a 2000 Taiwanese film written and directed by Edward Yang. The film's theme centers around the emotional struggles of an engineer named NJ and three generations of his middle-class Taiwanese family in Taipei.
The title in Chinese means "one by one" (meaning "one after another"). When written in vertical alignment, the two strokes resemble the character for "two": (二). Yi Yi premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, where Yang won the Best Director Award. It is now generally regarded as one of the major films of the 21st century.
- Q and A with film scholar Chris Lupke.

Modern Greek Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, Nook B
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Cristina Lagnese/Sage Levy
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 313
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Presenter:
Professor Eunjung Kim
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

Monday, November 4

Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
1989 and All That: Transnational Political Upheaval and the Origins of Global Studies
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. William Brustein, West Virginia University
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

The year 1989 witnessed momentous changes in global politics: the end of the Cold War, the acceleration of global neoliberal capitalism, and the start of a long decade of internationalism and interventionism -- G.H.W Bush's famous "New World Order."

In this conversation with Dr. William Brustein, Vice President for Global Strategies and International Affairs and Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Sociology at West Virginia University and former Director of Pitt's University Center for International Studies, we explore how the events of 1989 and their aftermath contributed to the creation of Global Studies as a Field and as an academic enterprise.

Tracing Cultural Exchanges in World History through Primary Sources: Beyond what WE got from THEM
Time:
4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Susan Douglass, K-14 Education Outreach Coordinator Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Cost:
Free and Open To K-14 Educators
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Email:
majab@pitt.edu

In this workshop, participants will gain access to resources on teaching about cultural interactions as a topic of study. Using examples from the arts, technology and trade, we will explore primary sources that illustrate how to teach about these interactions through documents, objects, and artworks that represent modes of interaction. They will explore the story of classical knowledge and its transfer to Europe, as well as material culture such as foods and fabrics that moved across the eras to become global consumer products. Finally, we will discuss frameworks for teaching about the world that put the "global" into world history.

Dinner, parking, and Act 48 credit are provided. Register at https://forms.gle/bcMEw8qbPMDTS5zi7

Tuesday, November 5

Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Cristina Lagnese/Sage Levy
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 313
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Conversations on 1619 Series: "Post-Traumatic Cultural Disorder"
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Professor Jerome Taylor, Africana Studies
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Africana Studies
Cost:
Free and Open to the Public
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

In 1619 a ship carrying 20-some enslaved Africans arrived in British North America. In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of that history-shaping event, the Department of Africana Studies and the Global Studies Center will host Conversations on 1619. Too many Americans are ignorant or ill-informed about the history of slavery and enslavement, and there are too few opportunities to have frank conversations about it. Events, aimed at Pitt undergrads but open to all members of the Pitt community, provide a space for informed, moderated discussion of topics related to slavery, whiteness, racism, and the making of our country.

Global Citizens Lab
Time:
9:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub

Global Citizen Lab is a student organization aiming at bridging students from different cultural backgrounds, and bringing global, inclusive perspectives towards social and political issues through multifaceted observation and civic engagement.

We are also dedicated to maintaining an intellectual, inclusive platform for cultural exchange and social interactions among students of all backgrounds, connecting US students with international students via cultural exchange to create a more inclusive and open-minded campus.

Wednesday, November 6

Go Abroad Again
Time:
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Study Abroad Office

The well-known quote by Michael Palin says, “Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote.” In addition to studying abroad again, there are many other international opportunities to explore including internships, fellowships and even graduate school. We’ll be happy to share our knowledge and resources on what is out there.

German Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Department of German
DAAD Lecture: A European Borderland between Localism and Globalization. The Multiethnic Region of Dobrudja/Dobrogea in the 19th/20th Century
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Tobias Weger
Location:
History Department Lounge, 3702 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
Brazil Nuts: Bate-Papo
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Brazil Nuts
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Alex Kruszewski
Location:
Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Alex Kruszewski
Contact Email:
alex.a.kruszewski@gmail.com

Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

Thursday, November 7

Soviet and American Plans to Survive Nuclear Armageddon
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Ed Geist, Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office and European Studies Center along with Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Department of Communication, Department of History, Cultural Studies Program and World History Center
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

The United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a decades-long nuclear race. Though the Cold War rivals achieved "Mutual assured destruction" in the 1960s, both powers made plans for their respective societies to survive nuclear holocaust. This live interview with Ed Geist will examine the American and Soviet political and cultural context that influenced their civil defense efforts to withstand the ultimate catastrophe.

Madeline Miller's Circe - Four Evenings -- Global Literary Encounters
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Jacques Bromberg & Ellen Lee, Classics
Location:
Latin American Lecture Room, Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with University Library System (ULS) and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Cost:
Free & Open To The Public
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Email:
majab@pitt.edu

In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, Global Studies Center is hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. Open to series subscribers and the Pitt Community, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues. A limited number of tickets to the author's lectures will be available to those who attend the discussions.

Turkish Language Table
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Club Cúla Búla
Time:
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, November 8

Modern Greek Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, Nook B
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Sunday, November 10

Polish Fest
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Cathedral of Learning Commons Room
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with Polish Nationality Room/Lithuanian Nationality Room/Quo Vadis
Cost:
Free to the public
Contact:
Larry Kozlowski
Contact Email:
lgk505@aol.com

Celebrate Polish Fest with us by enjoying the folk dancing, music and cultural displays. Sample foods from an old world bakery, Myrna's Catering of pierogies, haluski, sauerbraten and much more. Children and adults will love the crafts and kids' activity corner.

Monday, November 11

Russian Tutoring and Conversation Table
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Katya Kovaleva
Location:
415 Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Improve your Russian, meet other Russian students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Russian culture!

Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Tuesday, November 12

Conversations on Europe: Migration in the Mediterranean: A Historical Perspective
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
German Club Conversation Table
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
Global Citizens Lab
Time:
9:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub

Global Citizen Lab is a student organization aiming at bridging students from different cultural backgrounds, and bringing global, inclusive perspectives towards social and political issues through multifaceted observation and civic engagement.

We are also dedicated to maintaining an intellectual, inclusive platform for cultural exchange and social interactions among students of all backgrounds, connecting US students with international students via cultural exchange to create a more inclusive and open-minded campus.

Wednesday, November 13

Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Time:
10:00 am
Presenter:
Cristina Lagnese/Sage Levy
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

German Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Department of German
Brazil Nuts: Bate-Papo
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Brazil Nuts
Micah Myers of Kenyon College
Global and the Classic Lecture Series
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Micah Myers
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Classics
Cost:
Free and Open to the Public
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

Micah Myers joined Kenyon in 2013. He previously held positions at North Carolina State University and Indiana University, Bloomington. Myers teaches Latin and Greek language courses, as well as courses in translation on ancient literature and culture. His research focuses on Latin poetry and on travel in the ancient world.

Watch Party in the Global Hub!
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
The Global Hub, First Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
Contact:
Elizabeth Myers, Administrative Assistant
Contact Phone:
412-648-1802
Contact Email:
elizabeth.myers@pitt.edu

Join us for a second screening of a new film about Pitt Alumna and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai of Kenya. Kenyan tea, snacks and free t-shirts provided for the first 20 attendees. We'll also share the Planting Ideas Action Guide, a booklet based on the documentary and the mission of The Green Belt Movement created by Wangari in Kenya. Wangari lived a life of planting both ideas and trees. Her legacy is best reflected in her own words:"It is the people who must save the environment. It is the people who must make their leaders change. And we cannot be intimidated. So we must stand up for what we believe in."

Be sure to visit her memorial garden and plaque featured on the front lawn of the Cathedral of Learning, Fifth Avenue Entrance.

Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Alex Kruszewski
Location:
Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Alex Kruszewski
Contact Email:
alex.a.kruszewski@gmail.com

Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

Thursday, November 14

The Visibility of Perception. On the Experience of Urban Environments
Humanizing The Global, Globalizing the Human: Invisibility Lecture Series
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Aggregate professor of Social Theory and Space & Culture
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
Cost:
Free & Open To The Public
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

Andrea Mubi Brighenti is Aggregate Professor of Social Theory and Space & Culture at the Department of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy. Research topics focus on space, power and society. He has published The Ambiguous Multiplicities: Materials, episteme and politics of some cluttered social formations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Visibility in Social Theory and Social Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Territori migranti [Migrant Territories. Space and Control of Global Mobility] (ombre corte, 2009). Has edited Urban Interstices. The Aesthetics and Politics of Spatial In-betweens(Ashgate, 2013), Uma Cidade de Imagens (Mundos Sociais, 2012 – with Ricardo Campos and Luciano Spinelli), and The Wall and the City (professionaldreamers, 2009). Urban Walls. Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Surfaces (Routledge, 2018, co-edited with Mattias Kärrholm).

The Visibility of Perception. On the Experience of Urban Environments
Humanizing The Global, Globalizing the Human: Invisibility Lecture Series
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Andrea Mubi Brighenti, aggregate professor of Social Theory and Space
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and Open to the Public
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

Andrea Mubi Brighenti is aggregate professor of Social Theory and Space & Culture at the Department of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy. Research topics focus on space, power and society. He has published The Ambiguous Multiplicities: Materials, episteme and politics of some cluttered social formations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Visibility in Social Theory and Social Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Territori migranti [Migrant Territories. Space and Control of Global Mobility] (ombre corte, 2009). Has edited Urban Interstices. The Aesthetics and Politics of Spatial In-betweens(Ashgate, 2013), Uma Cidade de Imagens (Mundos Sociais, 2012 – with Ricardo Campos and Luciano Spinelli), and The Wall and the City (professionaldreamers, 2009). Urban Walls. Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Surfaces (Routledge, 2018, co-edited with Mattias Kärrholm).

Women of the Gulag: Film Screening & Discussion with the Director
Time:
5:30 pm
Presenter:
Marianna Yarovskaya, Director
Location:
Auditorium 125, Frick Fine Arts
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Mellon Department of History and Carnegie Mellon Department of Modern Languages
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Women of the Gulag tells the compelling and tragic stories of six women as last survivors of the Gulag. Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago largely tells of the men caught in Stalin's camps and special settlements for "crimes against the state." Women of the Gulag, features six women in their eighties and nineties as they tell their stories while going about their daily lives in remote Urals villages, in break-away Sukhumi, or in Moscow suburbs. Their only hesitancy to speak out relates to sexual violence, about which they would only hint. Sadly, three died shortly after their interviews.

Turkish Language Table
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Persian Language Table
Time:
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, November 15

Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership 2019 Emerging Leader Award
Time:
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building
Sponsored by:
Director's Office along with Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)

The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership is pleased to announce this year's Emerging Leader Award recipient, Samir Lakhani, founder of the nonprofit Eco-Soap Bank a global soap-recycling organization which operates in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

This annual celebration recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who, relatively early in their professional careers, have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and high promise of future contributions.

Friday, November 15, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building (2nd Floor)
The award ceremony is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
RSVP gspiaji@pitt.edu

Samir Lakhani is a social entrepreneur dedicated to restoring health and dignity to developing countries through environmental initiatives. Prior to founding Eco-Soap Bank in 2014, Lakhani was deeply involved in climate-resilient aquaculture and nutrition projects in northern Cambodian villages. To date, Eco-Soap Bank has reached over 1.3 million people with recycled soap and free hygiene education. In 2017, Samir received a CNN Heroes Award and Rotary Presidential Peacebuilding Award for his work with global hygiene. Samir Lakhani graduated in 2015 from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Environmental Studies in the Department of Geology.

Modern Greek Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, Nook B
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Faculty Workshop with Andrea Mubi Brighenti
Humanizing The Global, Globalizing the Human: Invisibility Lecture Series
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Andrea Mubi Brighenti, aggregate professor of Social Theory and Space & Culture
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and Open To The Public
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Andrea Mubi Brighenti is Aggregate Professor of Social Theory and Space & Culture at the Department of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy. Research topics focus on space, power and society. He has published The Ambiguous Multiplicities: Materials, episteme and politics of some cluttered social formations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Visibility in Social Theory and Social Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Territori migranti [Migrant Territories. Space and Control of Global Mobility] (ombre corte, 2009). Has edited Urban Interstices. The Aesthetics and Politics of Spatial In-betweens(Ashgate, 2013), Uma Cidade de Imagens (Mundos Sociais, 2012 – with Ricardo Campos and Luciano Spinelli), and The Wall and the City (professionaldreamers, 2009). Urban Walls. Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Surfaces (Routledge, 2018, co-edited with Mattias Kärrholm).

Saturday, November 16

Balmoral Classic Bagpiping Competition
Time:
8:30 am
Presenter:
Scottish Room
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
George Balderose
Contact Phone:
412-323-2707
Contact Email:
george@bagpiping.org

U.S. Junior Solo Bagpiping Championship

Korean Music Festival
Time:
7:00 pm
Presenter:
Korean Heritage Room
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Seung-hwan Shin
Contact Phone:
412-874-7782
Contact Email:
shs39@pitt.edu

Monday, November 18

Measuring Ethnicity: Statistical Data, Cartography and the Making of the German Eastern Border, 1890-1930
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Philipp Kröger, University of Augsburg
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Philipp Kröger is a historian of Modern Central Europe and is completing his Ph.D. at the University of Augsburg, Germany. His presentation ties into his current work on the German state's statistics of nationality on its eastern border from the late-19th-century to WWII.

Join us for our first Pizza and Politics lecture of the year and enjoy some free lunch and a great lecture!

Russian Tutoring and Conversation Table
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Katya Kovaleva
Location:
415 Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Improve your Russian, meet other Russian students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Russian culture!

Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Tuesday, November 19

German Club Conversation Table
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
Global Citizens Lab
Time:
9:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub

Global Citizen Lab is a student organization aiming at bridging students from different cultural backgrounds, and bringing global, inclusive perspectives towards social and political issues through multifaceted observation and civic engagement.

We are also dedicated to maintaining an intellectual, inclusive platform for cultural exchange and social interactions among students of all backgrounds, connecting US students with international students via cultural exchange to create a more inclusive and open-minded campus.

Wednesday, November 20

German Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Department of German
Brazil Nuts: Bate-Papo
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Brazil Nuts
Exceptionalism and the New Mainstream: Explaining Orbán's Illiberal Regime in Hungary
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Stefano Bottoni, University of Florence, Italy
Location:
Simmons A, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Hub along with Carnegie Mellon University Department of English and Carnegie Mellon University Department of History

Thirty years after the democratic transition in 1989, hybrid political cultures and peculiar, neither Western nor fully Eastern power practices seem to have taken root in the European semi-peripheries. Regional experts speak of de-globalization as the outcome of the emergence of populist and nationalist movements in both Western and Eastern Europe, and warn against the peculiar role the latter area might play—as it already did in the interwar period and during the Cold War—as a laboratory of authoritarian politics. This talk analyzes how, under prime minister Viktor Orbán, the former "model pupil" Hungary became the most visible and conceptually refined example of the rejection of liberal democracy, and provides some regional perspectives for how to tackle this challenge.

Dr. Stefano Bottoni received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Bologna in 2005. Currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Florence, he was previously Senior Fellow at the Institute of History in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2009-2019). His main fields of interest include the political and social history of Eastern Europe under the socialist regimes. His publications include The Long Awaited West. Eastern Europe since 1944 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, October 2017), and Stalin’s Legacy in Romania. The Hungarian Autonomous Region, 1952-1960 (Langham: Lexington Books, Harvard Cold War Series Book Series, 2018).

Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Alex Kruszewski
Location:
Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Alex Kruszewski
Contact Email:
alex.a.kruszewski@gmail.com

Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

Thursday, November 21

Global Issues Through Literature: We Are All That's Left by Carrie Arcos
Time:
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free & Open To The Public
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Email:
majab@pitt.edu

This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Books, Act 48 credit, dinner, and parking are provided. Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y4krh7k6

Asia Pop Speaker Series
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Turkish Language Table
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, November 22

Modern Greek Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, Nook B
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Cristina Lagnese/Sage Levy
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 313
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms

Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

Monday, November 25

Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Time:
9:00 am
Presenter:
Cristina Lagnese/Sage Levy
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms

Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

Wednesday, November 27

German Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Department of German
Brazil Nuts: Bate-Papo
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Brazil Nuts

Thursday, November 28

Turkish Language Table
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Persian Language Table
Time:
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, November 29

Modern Greek Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, Nook B
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Monday, December 2

Russian Tutoring and Conversation Table
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Katya Kovaleva
Location:
415 Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

Improve your Russian, meet other Russian students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Russian culture!

Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Tuesday, December 3

Conversations on Europe: Democratic Backsliding - Poland and Hungary
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
German Club Conversation Table
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub

Wednesday, December 4

High School Model European Union
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Time:
10:00 am
Presenter:
Cristina Lagnese/Sage Levy
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

German Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Department of German
Brazil Nuts: Bate-Papo
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Brazil Nuts
Kitsuke Workshop
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
International Engagement Opportunities in Pittsburgh
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Study Abroad Office

Your international experience does not have to end with the completion of your study abroad program. Pittsburgh is home to a plethora of cultural groups, internationally minded non-profits and global businesses. Apply your international experience to a world of opportunities here in Pittsburgh! Learn about internship, volunteering and part-time job opportunities, where you can advance the skills learned abroad and make a difference locally.

Who’s Revitalizing Homer?: The Relevance and Risks of Classical Reception Today
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Donna Zuckerberg, Editor-in-Chief of EIDOLON
Location:
TBA
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of

Recently, a surprising group has taken up the mantle of explaining why the study of the ancient Greeks and Romans remains vitally important: the alt-right. Alt-right thinkers present themselves as protectors of the Classics who are saving the cultural heritage of the West from "social justice warrior" professors who secretly want to destroy it. In this lecture, Donna Zuckerberg explores what antiquity means to far-right online communities and what others interested in Classics can do to respond.

Faculty Fellow Lecture: Dr. Donna Zuckerberg, Classict & Author of Not All Dead White Men (2018)
Faculty Fellow Lecture
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Donna Zuckerberg, Classict & Author of Not All Dead White Men (2018)
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and Open to the Public
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Alex Kruszewski
Location:
Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Contact:
Alex Kruszewski
Contact Email:
alex.a.kruszewski@gmail.com

Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

Thursday, December 5

First Annual Center for Latin American Studies Undergraduate Symposium
Time:
(All day)
Location:
4130 and 4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh is calling for undergraduate students to submit papers for our upcoming symposium to be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.—Room 4130 and 4127 Wesley W. Posvar Hall.

This symposium provides a platform for students to showcase their research, papers and an opportunity to see what other undergraduate students at Pitt are working on areas related to Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States.

The Center is accepting papers across all disciplines, that showcase our region, such as but not limited to: Economic development, inequality and social inclusion, democracy, human rights, health, education, LGBTQ and gender studies, ethnicity, race studies, ecocriticism, urban development, violence and crime, social movements and political parties, technological innovation, political behavior, Latinx politics, and elites, will be accepted. If you have a topic that is not listed, please let us know.

Papers should be 10 pages and be double-spaced, with citations of at least four to five resources (MLA or APA format). Students will be limited to 15 minutes to present.

Call for papers due: November 5, 2019

Papers accepted will be announced on November 15, 2019

For questions or inquires, email: lavst12@pitt.edu

Eyewitnesses to History Panel: Remembering 1989 Roundtable
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
540 William Pitt Union (WPU)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
Richard Powers' The Overstory - Four Evenings -- Global Literary Encounters
Four Evenings -- Global Literary Encounters
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Michael Goodhart, Professor, Political Science; Director, Global Studies Center
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with University Library System (ULS) and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Cost:
Free & Open To The Public
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Email:
majab@pitt.edu

In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, Global Studies Center is hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. Open to series subscribers and the Pitt Community, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues. A limited number of tickets to the author's lectures will be available to those who attend the discussions.

Turkish Language Table
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Club Cúla Búla
Time:
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, December 6

Modern Greek Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, Nook B
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Sunday, December 8

Holiday Open House
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Cathedral of Learning Commons Room
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Sage Levy
Contact Phone:
4126246150
Contact Email:
ssl27@pitt.edu

Annual Holiday Open House Celebration with food, music, dancing, and crafts.

Monday, December 9

Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Tuesday, December 10

1989 for Young Learners
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Gregor Thum, PhD
Location:
Posvar 4217
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Samantha Moik
Contact Phone:
412-624-3503
Contact Email:
smm302@pitt.edu

Anne Nesbet's novel, Cloud and Wallfish, invites middle-school readers into Berlin in 1989. A limited number of books will be available free of charge to the first registrants for this book discussion.

While the book target grades 5-9, all K-12 teachers are welcome!

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyIEJS3DMbzcr-LJxa0wUN3timKJ5V....

German Club Conversation Table
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub

Wednesday, December 11

German Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Department of German
Brazil Nuts: Bate-Papo
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Brazil Nuts

Thursday, December 12

Turkish Language Table
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Persian Language Table
Time:
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, December 13

Modern Greek Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, Nook B
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Monday, December 16

Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Tuesday, December 17

German Club Conversation Table
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub

Wednesday, December 18

Brazil Nuts: Bate-Papo
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Brazil Nuts

Thursday, December 19

Turkish Language Table
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, December 20

Modern Greek Language Table
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Sunday, January 12

Chinese New Year Celebration
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Chinese Room Committee
Location:
Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Dali Li
Contact Phone:
412-951-2343
Contact Email:
dali7621@gmail.com

Celebration of Lunar New Year with performances, refreshments and a presentation. Event is free for all.

Wednesday, January 15

The Horrid Beginning: Boccaccio's Decameron as Archetype of Modern Post-Apocalyptic Narrative
Time:
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Alberto Iozzia, Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Film & Media Studies

In my presentation, I link contemporary expressions of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narrative to Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron, and I claim that the zombie-ridden landscapes of The Walking Dead lead back to Boccaccio’s masterpiece, to its structure, and to its main themes.

Dennis R. Perry defines the apocalypse as the breaking up of the predictable universe: the world as we know it starts collapsing, and so does the scale of values everyone relies on. Apocalypse is therefore but a massive change of costumes, of parameters, of language. These are the very same changes Boccaccio depicted in his collection of novellas: those of a world that was coming out of the Middle Ages much faster than many could perceive.

By using textual evidence, with a particular focus on The Walking Dead – both Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel (2003–present) and Frank Darabont’s TV series ( 2010-present) –, I show that defining the Decameron as the secular archetype of post-apocalyptic fiction is not a stretch, and that the themes of social reconstruction, natural law, and human ingegno are of primary importance in Boccaccio’s book, as much as they are crucial in apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic literature and cinema of the past two hundred years.

Tuesday, January 21

Conversations on Europe: TBD
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Thursday, January 23

Global Issues Through Literature: The Doctor's Wife by Sawako Ariyoshi.
Time:
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Email:
majab@pitt.edu

Thursday, January 30

JMEUCE Lecture: Memories of the World Wars and the Making of the European Union
Time:
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Peter Verovsek, University of Sheffield
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Exposing Chernobyl
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Kate Brown, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, MIT
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office and European Studies Center along with Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Department of Communication, Department of History, Cultural Studies Program and World History Center
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Phone:
4126487407
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

The hit HBO miniseries Chernobyl thrust the nuclear disaster back into public consciousness. What are its legacies in and around the "Exclusion zone"? This live interview with award-winning historian Kate Brown will discuss her book Chernobyl: A Manual for Survival and the role of international agencies in actively suppressing the magnitude of this human and ecological catastrophe.

This event is part of the REEES Fall Speaker Series, Nuclear Fallout: Science and Society in Eurasia.

Thursday, February 6

Herman: the Man Behind the Terror
Screening and Discussion with Director Victoria Baltag
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Film Studies

The life story of Herman, a promising young man who under extreme circumstances changed into Romania's most effective torture machine in the infamous Pitesti Experiment during the Communist Regime.

Wednesday, February 12

From Abdication to Independence: Beauvoir’s Philosophy of Love as Emancipatory Analysis
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Manon Garcia, Harvard University
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center

Thursday, February 13

What is a Woman?: Beauvoir’s Understanding of Sex as Situation
Time:
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Manon Garcia, Harvard University
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures

Tuesday, February 18

Conversations on Europe: Monuments and Contested Memory in Europe
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall (Remote Participation Possible)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Thursday, February 20

Lecture: José-Alain Sahel, University of Pittsburgh (Ophthalmology)
Humanizing The Global, Globalizing the Human: Invisibility Lecture Series
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
José-Alain Sahel, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free and Open To The Public
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
dristas@pitt.edu

José-Alain Sahel is the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, director of the UPMC Eye Center, and the Eye and Ear Foundation Chair of Ophthalmology. Dr. Sahel is known worldwide for his expertise in vision restoration techniques. He has developed several interventions— including stem cell implantation, gene therapy, innovative pharmacologic approaches, and the artificial retina—for retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, vascular eye disease, and other vision impairments that currently are untreatable. Over the past decade he has led pioneering efforts in optogenetic vision restoration, a technique in which cells in the retina are genetically modified to express light sensitive proteins. This therapeutic technique has the potential to help patients who are blind or visually impaired as a result of a genetic defect. Sahel, who was born in Algeria, studied medicine at Strasbourg University and in Lariboisière, Saint-Louis. He received his medical degree with a Medal of the Faculty of Paris and obtained his specialty certification in ophthalmology. He completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery at the Louis Pasteur University Hospital in Strasbourg. He also was a research fellow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a visiting scholar in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. Dr. Sahel is the founder and director of the Vision Institute in Paris and currently a professor at the Sorbonne’s medical school Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie.

Saturday, February 22 to Sunday, February 23

Undergraduate Model European Union
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Thursday, February 27

Global Issues Through Literature: Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
Time:
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free & Open to the Public
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Email:
majab@pitt.edu
Democracy and "Truth"
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Tuesday, March 3

Historical Memory and Politics in Poland: The Story of the Gdańsk Museum of the Second World War
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Paweł Machcewicz, DAAD Lecturer
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Thursday, March 5

Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines
Humanizing The Global, Globalizing the Human: Invisibility Lecture Series
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Riverside
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free & Open to the Public
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Dr. Victoria Reyes is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her PhD from Princeton’s Department of Sociology in January 2015, and was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. She previously taught in Bryn Mawr College’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department. Her research focuses on boundaries; how they are created and remade as well as how they shape inequality in global settings, and she has examined these processes as they relate to leisure migration, cultural politics, sovereignty, and legally plural, foreign-controlled places she calls “global borderlands.”

Friday, March 6

Faculty Workshop with Dr. Victoria Reyes
Humanizing The Global, Globalizing the Human: Invisibility Lecture Series
Time:
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Presenter:
Dr. Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Riverside
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Cost:
Free & Open To The Public
Contact:
Veronica Dristas
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Dr. Victoria Reyes is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her PhD from Princeton’s Department of Sociology in January 2015, and was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. She previously taught in Bryn Mawr College’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department. Her research focuses on boundaries; how they are created and remade as well as how they shape inequality in global settings, and she has examined these processes as they relate to leisure migration, cultural politics, sovereignty, and legally plural, foreign-controlled places she calls “global borderlands.”

Tuesday, March 10

2020 Euro Challenge
Regional Competition
Time:
8:00 am
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
Contact:
Samantha Moik
Contact Phone:
412-624-3503
Contact Email:
smm302@pitt.edu

The Euro Challenge is a national competition for cash prizes where 9th and 10th grade high school students test their knowledge and understanding of the European economy and the Euro, the currency shared by many of the 28 countries of the European Union. The European Studies Center is proud to host the Western Pennsylvania regional competition for Euro Challenge at the University of Pittsburgh.

Participation can be in-person or remote. The top team(s) from the regional competition will advance to the national competition in New York City, scheduled for April 28, 2020.

To learn more about Euro Challenge and register for the 2020 competition, please visit www.euro-challenge.org.

Tuesday, March 17

Conversations on Europe: Borders and Contested Memory in Northern Ireland
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Thursday, March 19

EUSA Roundtable: Discussion on the Issues Currently Impacting the EU
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association
Of Shores and Waves, and Marine Tales: Islands, Oceans, and Fallacies of Colonial Geographies in the Indian Ocean
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Dr. Emmanuel Jean-François, Penn State
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Todd Reeser
Contact Email:
reeser@pitt.edu

Speaker, Dr. Emmanuel Jean-François, Penn State

This talk takes islands and seas as its focus, outlining an approach to geographies that can be considered globally in any context. It explores the case of the Indian Ocean but relates to broader themes such as colonialism/postcolonialism, racism, and global movements and migration.

As Dr. Jean-François puts in in his abstract: "Using the New Thalassology and Kamau Brathwaite’s notion of “tidalectics” as a relational framework for exploring multipolar connections, minor solidarities, and long-ignored forms of cosmopolitanism, this presentation discusses how the transcolonial and transoceanic imaginaries of Francophone Indian Ocean writers disrupt the colonial taxonomies that have construed islands as spaces of colonial difference, isolation, and vulnerability. While their “de-insularization” of islands and their rewriting of geographies, temporalities, and epistemologies bridge the gap between landmasses and seas, oceans and archipelagoes, it also configures fluctuating horizons and symbolic spaces of relation from which minority, racialized, and subaltern subjects across multiple sites can interact in fruitful and lateral ways."

Thursday, March 19 to Sunday, March 22

Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop
Time:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Presenter:
Varies
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Nationality Rooms along with Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Sunday, March 22

Festival of the Egg
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Nationality Rooms Committees
Location:
Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
Contact:
Larry Kozlowski
Contact Phone:
814-969-5940
Contact Email:
lgk505@aol.com

Festival celebrating Spring across cultures. Free admission, with crafts, pastries, and egg decorating.

Thursday, April 23

Global Issues Through Literature: Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura
Time:
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Presenter:
Global Studies Center
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
Cost:
Free & Open to the Public
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Email:
majab@pitt.edu

Sunday, June 14 to Saturday, June 20

Brussels Study Tour 2020
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center