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Upcoming Events

30
Nov
2010

Film: Food, Inc
12:15-1:45 p.m. | Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center
Event only open to classes with assignments related to this film.
For more information about the film: Film Web Site

10
Dec
2010

Amnesty International Write-A-Thon on Human Rights Day
10 a.m to 2 p.m. | J. Clarence Kelly Library

The J. Clarence Kelly Library at Penn State Greater Allegheny will host an Amnesty International Write-A-Thon on International Human Rights Day. Participate locally in the world's largest letter writing event to take action to assure that human rights are respected and protected around the world.


This event supports the Teaching International Program's focus on Human Rights.

All campus students, faculty, staff, and members of the public are encouraged to participate. Materials, information and refreshments will be provided. 

Human Rights Day was started by the United Nations in 1950 to mark the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in this day in 1948 (United Nations Web Site).


Lecture: Turning Up the Volume on the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change
TBA | TBA

EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED

Donald A. Brown is Associate Professor of Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law at Penn State University where he is currently teaching interdisciplinary courses on climate change and sustainable development and acting as Program Director of the Collaborative Program on the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change whose secretariat is the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. 

Before holding these positions he was an environmental lawyer for the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Program Manager for United Nations Organizations at the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of International Environmental Policy. In this position he represented the United States Environmental Protection Agency on United States delegations to the United Nations negotiating climate change, biodiversity, and sustainable development issues.

Brown has written about and lectured extensively on the ethics, politics, science, and economics of climate change issues over the last 20 years.  His career interest has been the need to integrate environmental science, economics, and law in environmental policy making with ethical considerations. His latest book is American Heat, Ethical Problems with the US Response to Global Warming.


Previous Events

16
Sep
2010

Film: Katyn
12:15-2:15 p.m. | Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center
Event only open to classes with assignments related to this film.
For more information about the film:
New York Review of Books essay
Internet Movie Database entry

23
Sep
2010

Field Trip: Max Vanko artwork
12:15-4:30 p.m. | off campus
The field trip will begin with a trip to see the murals at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale, PA where there will be a tour of the murals.  Afterwards, participants will travel to Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  There is an exhibition of Maxo Vanko's paintings and works on paper. 

For images of his work please visit:

Maxo Vanko Mural Website:  www.vankamurals.org/

Post Gazette Article by Mary Thomas: www.post-gazette.com/pg/10115/1052856-437.stm

PCA Exhibition:   www.pittsburgharts.org/gallery_vanka.php

28
Sep
2010

Lecture: Historical Perspectives on Eastern Europe
12:15-1:35 p.m. | Frable 117
Dr. Robert Szymczak is an associate professor of history at Penn State Beaver. Szymczak is a specialist in European, American, and Slavic history with a special emphasis on Poland and Polish Americans.
He is an expert on the Katyn Forest Massacre of 1940, the subject of one of his two doctoral dissertations (D.A. Carnegie-Mellon; PhD University of Lancaster). One of Szymczak's recent publications is "The Vindication of the West: The Katyn Case in the West, Poland, and Russia, 1952-2008" in The Polish Review.

30
Sep
2010

Film: Art:21 Ecology
12:15-1:15 p.m. | Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center
Event only open to classes with assignments related to this film.
For more information about the film: PBS Web Site

12
Oct
2010

Lecture: Human Rights Violated
12:15-1:30 p.m. | Frable 119
Edith Bell was born in Hamburg, Germany and spent several years in concentration camps during WWII. After years in the Netherlands, Israel and Panama, she came to the United States in 1955. In the early 1960’s she became a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and has been a peace and justice activist ever since. She has been speaking on her experience of growing up as a Jewish child in Nazi Germany to many diverse groups for the past 20 years.


27
Oct
2010

Film: The Peacekeepers and the Women
3:00-5:00 p.m. | Frable 117
Event only open to classes with assignments related to this film.
For more information about the film: Women Make Movies Web Site

04
Nov
2010

Duane Michals: One Artist’s Journey, Told in the First Person
6:30 p.m. | Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
Duane Michals is a well-known phototographer who was born in McKeesport, PA. His work includes a first exhibition of pictures taken in Russia.

For more information on Duane Michals, see Kodak's Legends Online. Michals is also known for his work on gay themes and sexuality.

For event on the event, see the Carnegie Museum of Art Web site.


10
Nov
2010

Film: Miss Gulag
3:30-4:30 p.m. | Frable 117
Event only open to classes with assignments related to this film.
For more information about the film: Women Make Movies Web Site

18
Nov
2010

Student Research Conference
12:15-1:30 p.m. | Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center


Teaching International program cited in recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article