The conference promotes evidence-based policy-making on environment and energy, drawing on policy experiences and research knowledge from the US and the EU. Specifically, the focus will be on the challenge of securing energy for economic growth while ensuring the protection of human health and the environment. The broader conference agenda examines the choice of the energy portfolio of various countries, and how trade-offs should be struck on the benefits and risks of various energy resources. The narrower agenda examines the development of shale gas, its benefits and potential risks, and strategies to mitigate these risks.
Winchester Thurston's faculty Karen Gaul, Central Catholic High School's faculty Matthew Sudnik, and Professor Roger Rouse, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, will frame Hsiao-Hung Pai's Scattered Sand in the context of Human Security to discuss China's rural migrants. They will share with our K-12 community on how they also used the book to look at globalization and consumerism.
Co-sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia and the International Business Center
Friday, April 11
Symposium -- Europe: East and West; Undergraduate Research Symposium
selected undergraduate students
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
William Pitt Union, rooms 548, 527 and 837
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, International Business Center
The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.
After the initial submission of papers, selected participants were grouped into panels according to their research topics. At the symposium, participants give a 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.
Ranel T. Wijesinha completes business development assignments in the geopolitically sensitive locales of Afghanistan and the post-Soviet states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and the Kyrgyz Republic, among others.
The New York Times writes about the International Internship Program that gives Pitt students the opportunity to work abroad. Former student Andrew Gamertsfelder parlayed his experience into a job with a Brazilian company.
Accounting professor Elise Boyas is the first faculty member to win three College of Business Administration and one Part-Time MBA teaching awards in the same year. Boyas strives to make accounting something that every student can understand - and maybe even appreciate.
Surrounded by political enemies, possessing limited natural resources, hemmed in by rugged terrain, by all accounts, Israel faces serious obstacles. But the nation's economy has prospered. Professor Paul Harper studies what makes the country such an entrepreneurial success.