Events

For decades, Kenya had been considered the hope of Africa’s democracy. Unfortunately, Kenya’s democratization seems to be accompanied by what are clearly anti-democratic features. Violence, manipulation and rigging of elections, political exclusion, intolerance and blatant attempts to close political spaces for some groups, have been on the increase. Please join us as Prof. Joshua M. Kivuva, a Visiting Scholar from the University of Nairobi’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration, leads a discussion on this topic as part of the African Studies Program's Let's Talk Africa Series.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 
12:00-2:00 p.m. 
4217 Posvar Hall
Contact macrina@pitt.edu for more information! 


Dr. Alexander Bick
Tues., Nov., 7, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
4130 Posvar Hall

The Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), co-hosts The Gender Equality in Public Institutions workshop at the University of Pittsburgh from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10 at the Twentieth Century Club, 3rd Floor. The workshop aims to convene scholars and practitioners to discuss and further global monitoring of women’s participation and leadership in public service. Specifically aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 to “promote peaceful, just, and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels,” the workshop focuses on strategies and efforts to measure progress toward proportional representation of women in public institutions. For details, click here. 

Friday, November 10
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Twentieth Century Club, 3rd Floor
4201 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


The Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), co-hosts The Gender Equality in Public Institutions workshop at the University of Pittsburgh from 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 9 at the Twentieth Century Club, 3rd Floor. 

Thursday, November 9
8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - Keynote: Sarah Poole, Deputy Assistant Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Twentieth Century Club, 3rd Floor
4201 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Hillman Library will host a book talk with GSPIA Associate Professor Jennifer Murtazashvili at 4:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 18 in the Thornburgh Room. During the talk, Dr. Murtazashvili will discuss her recent book Informal Order and the State in Afghanistan (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Her book is based on analysis of hundreds of interviews and ethnographic fieldwork in more than 30 villages across six provinces of rural Afghanistan. The book examines the role traditional authority has played in efforts to build state and security in Afghanistan.

African Studies will host an information session at 12:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20 in Posvar Hall, room 4217. Since 2012, more than 20 GSPIA students have traveled to Uganda to serve as interns for a variety of projects at Bright Kids. GSPIA students interested in a summer internship are encouraged to attend.

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
12:00 p.m.
Posvar Hall, room 4217
Hosted by African Studies
Free pizza!

 

The Ford Institute will host guest lecturer Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, founder and director of Bright Kinds Uganda at 10:45 a.m., Wed., Oct. 18 in Posvar Hall, room 3911.

Victoria Nalongo Namusisi
Founder & Director, Bright Kids Uganda, Entebbe Home
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
Posvar Hall, room 3911

The Ford Institute will host a workshop comparing human rights and human trafficking approaches led by Dr. Lisa Alfredson at 12:00 p.m., Oct. 10 in Posvar Hall, room 3610. The workshop attempts to answer the controversial question, "When is –and isn’t— forced marriage a form of modern slavery?"  The workshop will explore the range of types of forced marriages – from customary forced marriages, to mail-order-brides, and abducted “wives” of armed fighters – in relation to competing legal definitions and conceptual debates about slavery. 

The Ford Institute will host guest speaker, Sadoc Aguilar Palma, at 2:00 p.m., Wed., Oct. 11 in Posvar Hall, room 3431. After 36 years of conflict, Guatemala has made significant strides in ending violence and poverty. There are many challenges faced by local, especially indigenous rural communities, including poverty. Sadoc will discuss his experiences and challenges faced in working with smaller local partners and farmers to help strengthen community livelihoods. 

In the post-Crimea international arena, the Russian-speaking populations outside of the Russian Federation have once again become a central focus of journalistic enquiries and political analysis. Loyalties and identities of Russophones in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, where they are numerically the largest, and in Latvia and Estonia, where they make proportionally large share of the population, are under scrutiny. The lecture will focus on the conflictual interplay of regional security and stability strategies, Russia’s nation-building efforts and the questions of Russophone minority protection in post-Soviet space 25 years after the dissolution of USSR. 

For more information, click here. 

Monday, September 25, 2017
12:00 p.m.
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

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