Our Past Activities

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...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Nuclear Fallout: Science and Society in Europe, "Exposing Cherynobyl" The hit HBO mini-series Chernobyl thrust the nuclear disaster back into public consciousness. What are its legacies in and...