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Fri 3/23 to Sat 3/24
22nd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference

22nd Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference
March 23 - 24, 2018 
Location: TBD

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 22nd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference. It is a student-organized event where researchers can present their scholarly work involving social and public policy in Latin America. Our team is focused on assuring a high-quality and open environment for the exchange of ideas and the improvement of works in progress. This year's presentations will be organized around, but not limited to, the following topics:

Social Issues and Public Policy: Economic development, health care, education, sustainability, climate change, energy, LGBT and gender studies, urban development, ethnicity, violence and crime, shadow economy, peace and conflict studies, social movements, lobbying and advocacy, policy formulation and implementation, technology, e-democracy, corruption and security.

Political systems and institutions: Democratic challenges, political economy, state building, public opinion, social-military relations, civil society, political parties and movements, political history, legislative studies, judicial studies, electoral systems, parties and party systems, comparative politics, ideology and subnational politics.

Sat 3/24
Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference

Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference
Creativity, Innovation, and Resilience: Rethinking Challenges and Opportunities in Africa
Time:(All day)
Location:University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:African Studies Program along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and U.S. Department of Education
Contact Email:

The African Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its inaugural, regional one-day conference on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference creates a space for the sharing of ideas and broader intellectual engagement for Africanist faculty, researchers, and graduate students from across the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions. Seeing the need for opportunities for scholarly development and networking among educators and researchers in African Studies outside of the annual meeting of the African Studies Association, we invite Africanists from universities, community colleges, HBCUs, and other academic institutions in the neighboring states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and New York to participate in the conference. The larger goal is to stimulate a regional intellectual community for Africanist scholars and researchers across a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and institutions.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Moses Ochonu, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History in the Department of History at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of three books (including Colonialism by Proxy: Hausa Imperial Agents and Middle Belt Consciousness in Nigeria, which was a finalist for the 2015 Herskovits prize), numerous articles, and is a frequent public commentator on history and politics in Nigeria and the larger African continent. Co-sponsors for this conference also include the Department of Africana Studies, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Education.

The conference organizers have limited travel funds available to support conference participants who are more than three hours away from the University of Pittsburgh. If you are interested, please contact Yolanda Covington-Ward at to request an application for travel funds.

Registration for the conference is free and breakfast and lunch will be provided. The deadline for conference abstracts is March 1, 2018. To present at the conference, please submit an abstract of 150 to 200 words through the online registration form. Participants will be notified of their acceptance within one week of the abstract deadline. A conference website with the full agenda will also be posted before the conference takes place.

You may also register on the website of the University of Pittsburgh African Studies program:

Please direct any questions or concerns to Yolanda Covington-Ward at

Fri 3/30
Application Deadline: European Studies Center Funding Opportunities

The European Studies Center (ESC) has additional funds to support graduate students during Summer 2018 and AY2018-19. We welcome applications from graduate students in any department working on topics related to European Studies. Contact for more information.

Information on how to apply can be found on the Center for Global Health's Student Funding Opportunities page
Wed 4/4 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Hang Them! Popular Music and the Politics of Participation and Belonging in Homophobic Uganda

Hang Them! Popular Music and the Politics of Participation and Belonging in Homophobic Uganda

Wednesday April 4, 2018 - 12 – 1:30pm - 4130 WWPH

Dr. Charles Lwanga is a recent graduate of the School of Music He holds a Ph.D in Composition and Theory (2012) and a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology (2018) from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently a visiting assistant professor of Music at Skidmore College in New York where he teaches theory and ethnomusicology. He will be sharing his research and work experience as a composer.

Sat 4/14 to Sun 4/15
Unite for Sight: Global Health & Innovation Conference

Unite For Sight's upcoming 15th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) at Yale on April 14-15, 2018. GHIC is a must-attend event that convenes more than 2,000 professionals and students who are interested in all aspects of health, development, and social entrepreneurship. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference. 

To register, please visit the Unite for Sight's conference webpage

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Center for Global Health Lecture

Humanitarian Exploits: Ordinary Displacement and the Political Economy of the Global Refugee Regime

Friday 10/27 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Dr. Georgina Ramsay will present this lecture in 3106 Posvar Hall.

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