On June 14th, soccer players and representatives from thirty-two countries met in Russia for the 2018 World Cup. Leading up to the major event, concerns over the potential for racism in the host country grew. It was even reported that England national team defender, Danny Rose, discouraged his family from attending this year’s championship over fears of targeted racism against them by soccer fans from other countries. The issue of racism has been a consistent concern for FIFA over the past few years.
On Friday, January 19, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) had the pleasure of hosting a lecture by Mitchell A. Seligson, Centennial Professor of Political Science, Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor, and Professor of Sociology (by courtesy) at Vanderbilt University. Seligson is also an elected member of the General Assembly of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, and is best known for founding the Latin American Public Opinion Project, or LAPOP.
When I studied abroad in Cusco, Peru in the summer of 2017, I took a class titled ‘Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation in the Peruvian Andes’.
On Friday, October 2017, troops and federal police were deployed after several government and environmental agency buildings were set on fire by hundreds of armed men in the town of Humaíta in the Brazilian Amazon.
When you first meet Danielle Michon, she immediately stands out. Not just because she is a native French-Canadian native living in the small town of Valladolid, Mexico, but because she radiates positivity and compassion.