Please join us at 4 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 15 for an interesting presentation by Dr. Edmond Keller, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of UCLA, where he was Chair of Political Science & Director of UCLA’s Globalization Research Center-Africa in Posvar Hall room 4130. The event is a film screening followed by a discussion by Dr. Keller.

Information:A Pillar of Evidence-Based Public Policy 
A Casualty of Polarized Discourse?
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Noon-1:30 p.m.
3911 Posvar Hall

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Alcoa Room
2nd Floor, Barco Law Building
For more information: 
Sandy Monteverde, Ridgway Center, ( or
Diane Cohen, Ford Institute, (

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 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

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