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Thursday, July 19 to Friday, July 20

Patching the Liberal World Order: How Can International Cooperation Pwn Emerging Cyber Challenges
Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Workshop
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Michael Colaresi, Political Science and various
Location:
William Pitt Union, Lower Lounge and Croghan-Schenley Room, CoL
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences; Office of the Provost; Pitt Cyber Institute and European Union
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Iris Matijevic
Contact Email:
irm24@pitt.edu

The computing and digital revolutions have created new tools and capabilities that are challenging the liberal world order. If the Cold War was an era of static state superpowers, modern computing gives not only developed states but even a moderately trained rebel group their own superpowers: to teleport their presence around the globe, move vast sums of money instantly, and make evidence vanish. From Wikileaks to the hacking of elections, headlines across the democratic world have highlighted transnational cyber-enabled crime, violence and polarization. The goal of this workshop is to bring scholars together from a variety of backgrounds to discuss whether current concepts and theories are sufficient to suggest solutions to these cyber dilemmas, particularly for open liberal democracies. Topics would include current and emerging cyber security challenges like hacking, election manipulation and disinformation, cyber crime, online radicalization, as well as topics related to domestic and international trust and distrust, including intelligence cooperation, surveillance, repression, leaking and whistle-blowing, evolving alliance commitments and rivalries. One cross-cutting theme that will be of particular interest is how the tools and technologies maintained by international cooperation and liberal societies, such as the internet, open source software and free social media, are being used to undercut governance and bipartisanship; and what can be done about it.

Monday, July 23

2018 PittStart University Resource Fair
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:
Alumni Hall Ballroom
Sponsored by:
Director's Office

Tuesday, July 24

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

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

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

Friday, August 24

GSSA Orientation
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

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

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

Tuesday, September 18

Global Across the Curriculum
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Thursday, September 20

African Studies Program Welcome Reception
Time:
3:00 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

South Asia Initiative Speaker Series - Year 3
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Aswin Punathambekar
Location:
4130 WWPH
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
Contact:
Lynn Kawaratani
Contact Phone:
412.383.3062
Contact Email:
lyk12@pitt.edu

Tuesday, September 25

Global Across the Curriculum
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

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

Thursday, September 27 to Saturday, September 29

Transnational Networks & Mid Global Crisis and Change
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Tuesday, October 2

Global Across the Curriculum
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

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 will be conducted by the Center for Community Dialogue based in Tucson, AZ. The training will be 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. Peace Circles are an ancient and contemporary way to address conflict and tends to build community.

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.

If you are interested, please contact David J. Smith at davidjsmith@davidjsmithconsulting.com before June 15, 2018. For more information about the ERT Section go to this site: http://acreducation.weebly.com

Tool Kit (David Smith)
Time:
10:00 am
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu
Career Toolkit with David J Smith
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
David Smith
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Elaine Linn

Here is a link to my book: http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Peace-Jobs

And I mentioned, I spend a lot of my time talking with groups about careers. Here is about my visits to UMass and Whittier. https://davidjsmithconsulting.com/2018/04/17/planning-a-career-in-confli...

https://davidjsmithconsulting.com/2018/03/06/career-day-at-whittier-coll...

And my NGO https://www.foragecenter.org (Forage Center)

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.

Saturday, October 13

UCIS 50th Anniversary
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Tuesday, October 16

Global Across the Curriculum
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

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

Global Studies Student Meeting
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

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

CERIS Meeting & Book Discussion
Time:
10:00 am
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu
South Asia Initiative Speaker Series - Year 3
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Laura Kunreuther
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

Monday, October 29

Model UN Conference
Time:
10:00 am
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Tuesday, October 30

Global Across the Curriculum
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Wednesday, October 31

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

Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4

Global Health Mini Course
Time:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location:
2400 Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

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

Global Across the Curriculum
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

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.

Saturday, November 10

Housing Summit
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Jackie Smith
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Building
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Jackie Smith
Contact Email:
jgsmith@pitt.edu

Tuesday, November 13

Global Across the Curriculum
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Tuesday, November 27

Global Across the Curriculum
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Wednesday, November 28

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

Monday, December 10

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

Saturday, January 26

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

Wednesday, January 30

Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Friday, February 1

Mari Webel (Faculty Fellow) Conference
Time:
(All day)
Location:
TBA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Contact:
Global Studies Center
Contact Phone:
412-648-5085
Contact Email:
global@pitt.edu

Wednesday, February 27

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

Friday, March 1

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

Wednesday, March 27

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

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