Our Past Activities

Monday, February 1, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021
The year 2020 emphasized globalization and the shared experiences of a global pandemic, climate change, and social justice movements in communities across the world. The 20/20 Visions project...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Communist revolution in the 20th century was reliant on a profound change in individual consciousness. It is not surprising that communist ideology spoke forcefully and often about creating “new...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
A virtual round table series hosted by The European Studies Center As part of the ESC’s 2019-2020 Year of Memory and Politics, this month we explore borders and contested...
Friday, March 6, 2020
Every year at the beginning of March, the High School Japanese Speech Contest takes place at the William Pitt Union on the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland Campus. Japanese language learners of all...
Friday, February 28, 2020 to Saturday, February 29, 2020
Chasing Leviathan: the Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of Whaling Friday, February 28 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 29 8:30 a.m. (registration and breakfast) to 4:00 p.m. Join us...
Thursday, February 27, 2020
This reading group for K-12 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective.  Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical...
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Kamishibai (Paper Theater) is a Japanese art that makes stories come alive for kids. It started in the late 1920s, but is part of a long tradition of picture storytelling. With the advent of...
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Nearly two million Vietnamese immigrants escaped to the United States in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, many of them prospering in America's $8 billion nail economy.  Join us as we explore...