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University of Pittsburgh’s European Studies Center Webinar

The University of Pittsburgh’s European Studies Center is offering an online webinar/videochat:

Virtual Briefing: The Transatlantic Relationship After the Election

Thursday, November 12 | 12:00pm 

Join us for a roundtable discussion of the state of the transatlantic relationship in the wake of the U.S. Presidential Elections. Featuring:

  • Dr. James Goldgeier, American University (NATO and security),  
  • Mr. Ignacio Garcia-Bercero, DG Trade (former TTIP chief negotiator),
  • Dr. Mai’a Cross, Northeastern University (Europe and the Politics of Crisis).

Moderated by Steven Sokol (American Council on Germany). 

Hosted by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Transatlantic Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Transatlantic Policy Center at American University.

This event is part of the #JMintheUS event series, an initiative of Jean Monnet Centers in the U.S. 

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Pitt Europe on Pitt Commons

If you are a Pitt alum living in Europe, you have this site, a Twitter account and Facebook group to try and stay in touch with alumni everywhere in Europe. There is also a WhatsApp group with people living in the Netherlands at the moment.

We are a loosely organized group of former Pitt students with graduation dates ranging from the 60s to the last decade. We hold various positions in national and multinational businesses, local European governments, nonprofits and research institutions. There is literally no end as to where you can suddenly find a Pitt alum when you least expect it.

You can choose to get in touch with us by either following or subscribing to any of the channels mentioned above. Or, alternatively, you can join the Pitt Europe group on Pitt’s new cross-educational and cross-border platform: Pitt Commons.

The latter not only reconnects you with fellow Pitt alum living and working in Europe, but also lets you easily get back in touch with some of your favorite friends and mates from the days back in college when we could all still meet and greet in real life! 🙂

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Great meeting Pitt Students and Alumni on Zoom

Although I joined the chat session too late, the feel I got from the Zoom session was exactly that of the Pitt Europe happy hours: open, curious, friendly and informative.

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Thanks to Jason for setting this up! Apologies for neglecting my appointment but I’ll be there next time! Glad to hear that the feelings were that we should do this more regularly, especially in these crazy distorted times of COVID-19. #pittglobal

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Study Abroad in Groningen

Did you know that Pitt works together with the University of Groningen (RuG) for their ‘study abroad’. program? No, me neither! And I have been a liaison for Pitt in the Netherlands since my graduation in 1990. So that’s a lot of wasted years that I could have helped, but glad to discover this now!

Students are offered a full year abroad in Groningen starting in the Spring Term.

I’ve sent an Email to their contact and offered to work together, so the Pitt alums in the Netherlands can potentially help out these PItt students with life in the Netherlands.

(Zoom) Chat with Pitt students

As part of the ongoing activities by the Pitt Alumni Organization to bring together its global network as one global community, and lessen the emphasis on US and non-US as it has been doing in the past, there is an informal Zoom session planned between current students at Pitt and the alumni network of former Pitt students throughout Europe.

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Register for the Zoom online, to be held on October 14th, 2PM (Eastern time) and 8PM (Central European time.

You can read more about this also on LinkedIn and our Facebook group. #pittglobal #h2p