Mark your calendars!
CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES—CLAS-- Openhouse--INVITATION
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Frick Fine Arts Cloisters
Come and join us to celebrate a new year!—meet faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, staff and CLAS friends. Enjoy delicious Latin American food—Edgar’s Tacos will be catering the event.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
LECTURE: “Compulsory Voting and Income Inequality” (with Yusaku Horiuchi)
John M. Carey (John Wentworth, Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth College)
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 332 Cathedral of Learning
What difference does it make if the state makes people vote? The question is central to normative debates about the rights and duties of citizens in a democracy, and to contemporary policy debates in a variety of countries over what actions states should take to encourage electoral participation. By focusing on a rare case of abolishing compulsory voting in Venezuela, this study shows that not forcing people to vote yields a more unequal distribution of income. The evidence supports Arend Lijphart’s claim, advanced in his 1996 presidential address to the American Political Science Association, that compulsory voting can offset class bias in turnout and, in turn, contribute to the equality of influence.
Refreshments will be provided.
This one-credit weekend minicourse will explore themes of inequality, economics and society.
Friday, September 11, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 12, 9:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, September 13, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open to all students. For students register for Fall ECON 1903 Brazil Today! Also, open to the community. Join us for the Pitt/CMU Brazil Today mini course!
You can still register here: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/mini-course/brazil2015
Sponsored by: University of Pittsburgh: Global Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Economics, Katz Graduate School of Business, the Swanson School of Engineering, International Business Center, and College of Business Administration Carnegie Mellon University: H. John Heinz III College, Office of the Provost, Division of Student Affairs.
Theatre Auditions September 8, 9 and 12, 2015!!
Please visit http://play.pitt.edu/current-season/auditions for sign up information! Come one, come all!
Be a part of our Fall season, highlights of which include:
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
University Center for International Studies
University of Pittsburgh
4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260