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Pitt Alumni network meet in Amsterdam

We’re happy to announce that on Saturday, Sept 10th, from 14:00 – 17:00 hrs the Benelux Pitt community will have a network meet for the Pitt alumni.

We’ve chosen a typical Dutch venue in the form of café het Paleis. It’s a cozy, cute, neighborhood cafe just behind the real palace of the Dutch King and Queen on the Dam in Amsterdam. It should be pretty easy to get to by public transport or walking from Central Station.

Large windows to let the light in, terrace outside to enjoy the sun, the sights and sounds of the city and breath in fresh air. All very typical Dutch, in my opinion.

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Cafe het Paleis

Pitt will be sending out announcement and invite very soon. So keep an eye on your mailbox. Please RSVP to Jason Kane from Pitt, or use the contact form here, so we can keep track of the size of the crowd.

If you’d like to give a shout out on your socials about this Pitt Europe network meet, then we’d really appreciate that too!

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Pitt Europe alumni event in Amsterdam

We’re happy to announce our next social event for alumni in Europe and the Netherlands especially!

The location is still to be confirmed but we can announce that the happening in Amsterdam on Sunday September 10th from 14:00 until 17:00.

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More details including on how to sign up will follow soon! Keep an eye on our socials!

Rotterdam alumni event is at full capacity!

We are very happy and very sad at the same time… Our alumni event in Rotterdam is filled to capacity and the venue has requested we do not take on any more attendees.

Approximately 20 alumni will attend this popular Pitt Europe event for alumni. They come largely from the Netherlands but we welcome a few alum from Belgium and France. They happened to be in the neighborhood! (Cue “small world” Disney song here…)

The event is held at the massively popular restaurant BY AMI in Rotterdam. The place is at the waterside and features a large terrace.

But the popularity comes from the gigantic, colorful Instawalls hand painted by an artist and friend of the owner Jeroen van der wall.

The place features five of these huge graffiti and the rest of the inside is decorated lavishly to match the walls.

Chef and owner Ahmed has gone to great lengths to create equally colorful and appealing plates and dishes, making each course a visual treat as well as a mouthwatering experience. Add custom printed frothed milk cappuccinos and designer-level cocktails and you can see why the restaurant quickly fills to capacity. Especially with lockdown having finished a couple of weeks ago and many people trying to make the best of it while they can.

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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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