August 27| FALL 2019
Intersections of Language and Nature: September 6-8, 2019
Global Academic Partnership (GAP)
I n the  UN International Year of Indigenous Languages  we invite you to join us in the two-day symposium bringing together scholars from indigenous communities, conservation practice, the arts, and academia to address the parallel threats facing linguistic and biological diversity and explore opportunities for collaboration.
As scholarship on biocultural diversity has demonstrated, interesting correlations have been observed across linguistic and biological diversity.  Using ethno-ornithology as a framework, we will investigate the potential for holistic approaches to conservation and scholarship implicit in these observations. 

Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human
Our signature seminar series, Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human, in partnership with Pitt's Humanities Center, is entering its fifth year. The purpose of this seminar is to bring colleagues from the humanities and the social sciences (as well as cognate professional schools) together for a series of lectures and workshops in which they will jointly explore questions that highlight the urgency of thinking globally about the humanities and humanistically about globalization. Throughout the year, we bring internationally-renowned scholars to campus to speak to our theme from their own (inter)disciplinary perspectives. Each of our guests presents a public lecture on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 pm. In addition, each leads a workshop with seminar participants on the Friday morning (from 9-11 am; coffee and pastry provided). Our theme this year is Invisibility . To make the series more accessible, we are no longer requiring participants to commit to all of the lectures/workshops; the public lectures are open to all, and the Friday workshops are open to any faculty and grad students who would like to attend.
October 17, 4:30-6:00PM, 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, "Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines," presented by Victoria Reyes
Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. 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.” Seminar on Friday October 18, 9-11 AM, 4207 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
November 14, 4:30-6:00PM, 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, "The Visibility of Perception. On the Experience of Urban Environments," presented by Andrea Mubi Brighenti.
Andrea Mubi Brighenti is 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). Seminar on Friday November 15, 9-11 AM, 4207 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Save the Date: Gregory Cajete
January 16, 4:30-6:00PM, 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
January 17, 9-11 AM, 4207 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Gregory Cajete is Professor of Native American Studies and Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Cajete is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of Indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethno botany of Northern New Mexico and as a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission. He worked at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 21 years. While at the Institute, he served as Dean of the Center for Research and Cultural Exchange, Chair of Native American Studies and Professor of ethno science.
Save the Date: José-Alain Sahel
February 20, 4:30-6:00PM, 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
February 21, 9-11 AM, 4207 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

José-Alain Sahel is the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Schoo 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. Sahel, who was born in Algeria, studied medicine at Strasbourg University and in Lariboisière, Saint-Louis. 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.
Faculty Fellow: Jacques Bromberg
Jacques Bromberg is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics and a specialist in ancient Greek literature and history. As the 2019-20 GSC Faculty Fellow, Dr. Bromberg will convene a yearlong speaker series entitled "Classics and the Global " dedicated to highlighting the ways in which the study of antiquity can inform the study of globalization, and vice versa. Speakers in the series will present public lectures throughout the year, and selected lectures will be published in the inaugural issue of  Global Antiquities , a new open-access e-journal. This publication unites the sources, approaches, and methodologies of Classical Studies, Ancient History, and Global Studies and aims to spark conversations and collaborations between professionals in these and related fields.

Professor Bromberg will give his Faculty Fellow lecture, " New Global Classics ," on Tuesday October 1, 4:00-6:00PM, 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall.

Wednesday, October 16 ,4:30 PM, 602 Cathedral of Learning

Professor Sailakshmi Ramgopal (Columbia University, Department of History) is a Roman historian whose work explores mobilities and identities in the Roman world. Romans Abroad, her current book project, identifies the particular logics and changing modalities by which associations of Roman traders interacted with non-Romans outside the Italian peninsula, and traces the long-term, recursive effects of those dynamic interactions on the sociopolitical structures and cultural frameworks of the Roman empire. Other interests include the comparative study of diasporas, resistance, and the reception of classics in colonial and postcolonial India and North Africa. Professor Ramgopal was a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (2014).

Wednesday, December 4, 4:30pm, 602 Cathedral of Learning, "Who’s Revitalizing Homer?: The Relevance and Risks of Classical Reception Today," presented by Dr. Donna Zuckerberg, Editor-in-Chief, EIDOLON

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.
Global Town Hall: Climate, Gender, and Sustainable Development: Local to Global”.
Global Health Mini Course: Gender Equity
Find us at the Global Hub!
Global Hub
The Global Hub is a part student lounge and academic resource center as well as new space at Pitt to meet. Global Studies will host a variety of events this semester including faculty discussions, play readings, alumni conversations and more. Students can also drop by on Mondays and Wednesdays when Global Studies Ambassadors and Elaine Linn, our advisor, are there to meet with students.
H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellows: 2019-2020
Global Studies awards the H.J. Heinz fellowships to students from developing countries who wish to pursue a Master's degree and demonstrate potential as future leaders in the public, government, non-profit, or private sectors.The Fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner and policy domains. It is not awarded for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals or medical research.
During the residency, the Fellow gives at least one presentation on a subject related to his or her professional experience to members of the University. In addition, the Fellow participates in community engagement activities in the region by lecturing about his or her home country to an audience of high school students or interested adults. 
I Younan An
I Younan An is a graduate of Northern Illinois University (NIU) in Bachelor of Science in Political Science with an emphasis of International Politics. He serves as this year Heinz H.J. Fellows from the GSPIA in the Master of International Development Program. This past summer, he was a junior resident research fellow at Center for Khmer Studies in Cambodia co-conducting his research on the analysis of the future economic development of Cambodia in a Tiger Cub economies framework. His research interests include gender and development, economic and community development, globalization, and poverty issue in Southeast Asia. His future goals include working for an international NGO or agency as a project coordinator organizing and facilitating programs to tackle developing societal issues.

Before attending university in the U.S, he had extensive experiences in community work through organizing and facilitating community projects to tackle social issues including: environmental management, disaster management, and youth empowerment and was also an exchange scholar participating in the South East Asia Youth Leadership Program in the U.S.
Boutros Imad
Boutros Imad is a graduate of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB), which is a hybrid program with concentration on Lebanese and French Law. He was an intern at the Lebanese Parliament where he worked on a project related to ‘integrating disabled people within society’ and their ability to adapt into it, whether on a professional or social level. As a civil law student, he decided to spend a semester abroad at the University of East Anglia, England in order to expand his knowledge in common law. His passion for International Trade and Commercial Law led him to participate in the 26th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot that gave him a broad yet closer look at the application of commercial areas of Law. Mr. Boutros is the recipient of several awards while a student including the Caen Bar Award as he was the First of 2019 Class, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences. He is currently pursuing an LLM degree at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law in order to achieve academic excellence and develop valuable professional skills. He is fluent in Arabic, French and English.
Mercy Jemagia
Mercy Jematia was born and raised in rural village of Mosoriot, in Western Kenya. She graduated from Kibabii University in Bungoma County with a Bachelor of Education (Arts) in linguistics and literation, In December 2017. She trained as a Swahili teacher and did her teaching practice in Chebisaas Boys School in her hometown of Eldoret. She enjoys teaching languages and culture. She is a Heinz fellow and a new International student beginning her masters in Administrative and Policy Studies Program in the School of Education. She appreciates different cultures and looks forward to learning from the university community and sharing her own culture, ideas and interests.
Community and K-12 Educators
Global Issues Through Literature

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. Sessions usually take place in 4130 Posvar Hall (unless otherwise noted) from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Books, Act 48 credit, dinner, and parking are provided.

Save the following Thursday evenings:

October 3, 2019
November 21, 2019
January 23, 2020
February 27, 2020
April 23, 2020

Registration and titles coming soon here.

Contact  Maja Konitzer  with any questions.
Population Education: Hands-on Activities for the Elementary Classroom

4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

Join us at this hands-on, cross-curricular professional development workshop with the  Population Education  open to K-5 educators. The curriculum and the workshop seek to promote issue-based learning while also meeting state and national standards in a range of disciplines including science, social studies, mathematics, language arts and environmental education. The curricula prepares the next generation for responsible global citizenship by encouraging students to think critically, problem solve, and make informed decisions about the world around them. The workshop will provide educators with resources and strategies for teaching about human ecology and related social, environmental and economic issues. Educators will receive 3 hours of Act 48 credit, a certification of completion, and an online curriculum access card with over 40 ready-to-go lesson plans. In addition, the Global Studies Center will provide dinner and parking to registered participants.

Workshop led by Kate Silvis, D.Ed, Professor and the Chair of the Education Department, La Roche University

Contact  Maja Konitzer  with any questions.
Faculty News and Funding Opportunities
Global Studies Faculty Salon
Wednesday, November 20 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM, 4100 Posvar Hall 
Join us for a happy hour in the Global Studies main office. We'll provide drinks and light refreshments; you provide the great company and conversation. Not only are these events fun, they help us to build up the Global Studies program and community at Pitt by giving us a chance to learn more about your work and how we might support it. It's a great way to meet people with shared or complementary interests, and for us to hear your suggestions about what we might do to enrich and encourage exciting research, teaching, and programs on campus and beyond. Feel free to bring a colleague.
Funding For Faculty

GSC Domestic Travel Grants 
AMOUNT OF FUNDING: A maximum of $500 per grant.
DEADLINE: October 18, 2019
For more information visit the  Global Studies website
GSC International Travel Grants
AMOUNT OF FUNDING: A maximum of $1,000 per grant.
DEADLINE: October 18, 2019
For more information visit the  Global Studies website

GSC Faculty Research Grants 
AMOUNT OF FUNDING: A maximum of $2,000 per grant.
DEADLINE: October 18, 2019
For more information visit the  Global Studies website   
CERIS Curriculum Development Grants
AMOUNT OF FUNDING: A total of $2,000 will be available for small grants. 
To receive updates from CERIS, please contact  Elaine Linn . More information is available  here .