Events

Nov 03

Sociology Speakers Series: A book publication celebration of Social Movements and World-System Transformation

This is a book publication celebration event for Social Movements and World-System Transformation (Routledge, 2017) by University of Pittsburgh Professors Jackie Smith, Michael Goodhart, Patrick Manning, and John Markoff.  It will feature a Keynote Address by Professor Emeritus Peter Evans of UC Berkeley, a world-renowned expert on labor, states, social movements, globalization, and development.  The event will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 in the Sociology Colloquium Room, Posvar 2432

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Nov 08

Gender Inequality Research Lab (GIRL) at Pitt Launches

The Gender Inequality Research Lab (GIRL) is a new interdisciplinary research forum for scholars and practitioners to collaborate on policy-relevant research on gender (in)equality. GIRL will bring together faculty, students, and staff who are interested in gender (in)equality around the world and will serve as an umbrella for related research at Pitt. GIRL is co-led by Associate Professor Melanie M. Hughes (Sociology) and Assistant Professor Müge Finkel (GSPIA). In its inaugural year, the Lab will partner with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to research gender inequality in public administration in conflict-affected countries. GIRL officially launches at 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 8.

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Nov 08

Workshop: “Gender Equality in Public Institutions: Monitoring Global Progress”

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 on November 8-10, 2017.  The workshop agenda is available here: http://fordinstitute.pitt.edu/Portals/3/GIRL.Workshop.2017.Agenda.final.pdf 

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Nov 09

Keynote Address: Sarah Poole, Deputy Assistant Administrator of UNDP

Sarah Poole will give the keynote speech at Gender Equality in Public Institutions, a workshop in partnership between the United Nations Development Programme and the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Poole’s speech is titled “Shining a Light on Decision-Making in Public Institutions: Reflections on SDG Data to Fuel Women’s Empowerment in the Public Service."  The workshop agenda is available here: http://fordinstitute.pitt.edu/Portals/3/GIRL.Workshop.2017.Agenda.final.pdf

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