Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium

Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 • University of Pittsburgh

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Women’s Leadership & Gender Equity Spring Events @ChathamU

Virtual Brown Bag Series

November 20, 2020 • 12PM • Organized by Robert Morris University

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Virtual Brown Bag Series

November 2020 – March 2021

Since we are not able to gather for our annual symposium, we are coordinating a Virtual Brown Bag Series to keep the members of the Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium connected. Plan to join us over the lunch hour to hear updates from your colleagues on their latest gender scholarship. The presentations will be brief and informal, to give the group plenty of time for discussion and connecting. Mark your calendars, and be sure to register for each session to receive the registration link.

More information about each session, including presenters, topics, and a registration link, will be posted on this website.

Peace and Security During Uncertain Times

October 5-9, 2020 • University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh chapter of Women In International Security (WIIS) proudly announces “Peace and Security During Uncertain Times,” a week-long, virtual conference occurring October 5th – 9th, 2020.

Our world, at present, is more tumultuous than ever. COVID-19 has exposed inequities in global health systems, including disproportionate burdens on women, migrants and refugees, and other marginalized and vulnerable populations. Climate change persists, and experts predict that rising temperatures will increase the risk of violence and armed conflict globally. The proliferation of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction pose an evolving threat to U.S. national security, which Cold War-era foreign policy tools and institutions are questionably equipped to address.

Monday – Thursday, a panel will present a facilitated discussion exploring these challenges and propose courses of action that may assist our country in moving forward. On Friday, students will present their research.

Keynote Address – The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21st Century | Mon., Oct. 5th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST with Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, President, Women in International Security (WIIS).

New Approaches to Arms Control & Nonproliferation | Tu., Oct. 6, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins (Founder and Executive Director, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS)), Dr. Rupal Mehta (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Dr. Amy Nelson (National Defense University).

Climate Change and Conflict | Wed., Oct. 7, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST with Dr. Katherine Mach (University of Miami), Ms. Mackenzie Burnett (The Next 50), and Ms. Rebecca Simon (USAID).

Inequities and Global Health Systems | Thur., Oct. 8, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST with Sylvanus Ayeni, M.D. (Pan Africa Children Advocacy Watch, (PACAW)), and Doris Browne, M.D., M.P.H. (118th President of the National Medical Association (NMA)).

Student Showcase | Fri., Oct. 9, 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST

This conference is free and open to all.

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Hollander Lecture in Women’s Leadership

September 15, 2020 • Chatham University

Graduate Student Symposium

University of Pittsburgh • Sept. 10-11, 2020

The joint Graduate Student Organization of the Cultural Studies Program and GSWS will hold a symposium on the afternoons of Thursday Sept. 10 and Friday Sept. 11,

Just Films Series

Announcing Season Five of the Just Films series! Six new documentaries about gender and intersectional social justice issues: September 2020 through March 2021.

Sponsored by the Chatham University Women’s Institute, the Women and Girls Foundation, the Women’s Law Project, and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.

Free and open to the public. Please register to receive important information about each screening. Due to COVID-19, we have adjusted the series slightly: you will watch the film on your own in advance of the live discussion and Q&A with local experts. Register to receive a code or other information about viewing the film, as well as the zoom link for the discussion.

Unless otherwise noted, all discussions and Q&A sessions will be at 11:30AM — watch the film when it’s convenient for you, then join us on your lunch hour to dig into a conversation about the film with local experts on the topic!

Freedom’s Blood Memories: Slavery, Terror, and the Evolution of Black History

February 19, 2020 • 6 PM • Heinz History Center

The African American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center 6th annual Black History Month Lecture featuring Sowande Mustakeem Ph>D> Washington University, St. Louis with the lecture, Freedom’s Blood Memories: Slavery, Terror, and the Evolution of Black History,Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6 PM at the Heinz History center.

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