Pitt International Week Continues Through Sept. 30

Issue Date: 
September 24, 2007


Pitt’s International Week 2007, “Your World, Your Health”—celebrating the diversity of the University, Oakland, and the greater Pittsburgh community—will continue through Sept. 30. The event is sponsored by the University Center for International Studies’ Global Studies Program and Student Affairs’ Office of Cross-Cultural and Leadership Development, in collaboration with a number of campus, student, and community organizations.

International Week aims to expand the awareness of and interest in global learning opportunities by celebrating the intercultural diversity of campus life. It also supports and complements Pitt’s academic and public service missions.

Following are International Week highlights. For more information and a complete calendar of events, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/internationalweek.

Sept. 24
Lecture, “The Debt Can Go to ‘Hell-th’: The Effects of the Global Debt Crisis on the Public Health Crisis in Africa.”
8 p.m., Bellefield Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall, basement), 4001 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

Sept. 25
Lecture, “Human Rights, Human Security, and Health.” 4-5:30 p.m., 3911 Posvar Hall.

Oakland International Restaurant Tour.  6-9 p.m, various Oakland restaurants.

Film Screening, Blood Diamond, directed by Edward Zwick.  6:30-9 p.m., William Pitt Union (WPU) Assembly Room.

Film Screening, Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge, (the first of a three-part series), directed by Mike Beckham, Richard Dale, Sarah Holt, Tabitha Jackson, Rob Whittlesey, Gail Willumsen, and Andrew Young.  7-9 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall.

Film Screening, Ha-Buah (The Bubble), directed by Eytan Fox   8:30 p.m., G-24 Cathedral of Learning.

Sept. 26   
Lecture, “Contemporary Slavery: Implications for Global Health and Policy.”  Noon, 4130 Posvar Hall.

Cultural Event, “African Cultural Workshop.”  5-9 p.m., WPU Ballroom.

Film Screening, Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge, (the second of a three-part series).  7-9 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall.

Performance, “The Damask Drum.”  8 p.m., Studio Theatre, located in the Cathedral of Learning basement.
Performances run through Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sept. 29 and 30.

Cultural Event, “Salsa Lessons.”  9:15-10:15 p.m., Posvar Hall’s first floor Galleria.

Sept. 27
Lecture, “Emergency USA.”  10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall.

Lecture, “Human Trafficking in Asia Linked With International Migration to Japan and South Korea.”  Noon, 4130 Posvar Hall.

Lecture, “UAE-U.S.: Common Interests; Shared Vision.”  Noon, WPU Kurtzman Room.

Cultural Event, “Global Health and Rehabilitation.”  2:30-5:30 p.m., Forbes Tower.

Lecture, “Cross-Cultural Communication.”  4-6 p.m., WPU Dining  Room A.

Cultural Event, “Asia and Friends: Karaoke Night”  4:30 p.m.-midnight, WPU Kurtzman Room and Ballroom.

Panel Discussion, “Bridging the Gap Between Africans and Africans in the Diaspora.”  6-8:30 p.m., 324 Cathedral of Learning.

Film Screening, Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge, (the third of a three-part series).  7-9 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall.

Film Screening, Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World, directed by John Scagliotti.  8:45-10:30 p.m., 630 WPU.

Sept. 28
International Fair.  11 a.m.-3 p.m., WPU Lawn.

Cultural Event, African Festival 2007.  3-8 p.m, WPU Lower Lounge.

Sept. 29  
Pitt’s 28th-Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival.  10 a.m.-midnight, WPU.

Panel Discussion, Cross Cultural Forum.  6-7:30 p.m., 630 WPU.