Announcements

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Luncheon and Presentation
North Korea is years beyond the nuclear “breakout” the US so fears in Iran. Yet, there are similarities in how the US strategy should be shaped to reduce the threat of a nuclear crisis with both countries. Is the US safer today or more at risk following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and meeting with Kim Jong-un?

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The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) has announced its 10th annual FUNDED Faculty Development Seminar to Jerusalem and the West Bank for U.S. community college or university faculty with an interest in BUT LITTLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE to Israel/Palestine. (It’s funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is a reputable program.) I participated in this program in 2012, and it’s a truly amazing, life-changing experience!!

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ACMCU Event video posted!

In case you missed our event on October 2nd, "Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Religion and Democracy in Indonesia", with Dr. Bernard Adeney-Risakotta, the following video is a full edited version of his presentation and following Q&A presented by ACMCU. Click on the image below to view the video:

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The Center for the Study of Mediterranean Dialogues (Granada, Spain) is now accepting applications for the 2019 one-week intensive summer school entitled Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies. The dates are June 16 - 22, 2019.

The summer school, now in its seventh year, has established itself as the primary centre in the world for Critical Muslim Studies. The school welcomes participations from Muslim and non-Muslim heritages and associations. The seminar will be held in the Escuela de Estudios Arabes.

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Natalie Rothman, is Associate Professor of History, specializing in the history of the Mediterranean in the early modern period.

The Early Modern Worlds Initiative and the World History Center present a year-long speaker series titled "Islam in the World". Dr. Rothman is the first speaker of the series.

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The Early Modern Worlds Initiative and the World History Center present a year-long speaker series titled "Islam in the World". Four speakers have been invited (one in the fall and three in the spring), each of whom will give a talk as well as chair an informal brown bag session on "perspectives on the field" during their visit. The full schedule for the series is listed below.

All events will be held in the Department of History Lounge in 3703 Posvar Hall. If you would like more information on the series, please contact whc@pitt.edu.

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Halal-A-Palooza!
Date: Friday, October 19th
Time: 8 PM
Location: William Pitt Union Ballroom

Join the Pitt MSA for an informative but fun cultural fair! Halal-a-palooza aims to showcase cultures around the world that have a Muslim population. Stop by on October 19th to see cultural clothing, sample some ethnic foods, performances, and see what contributions Muslims have made around the world!

Bring your family and friends

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World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

North Korea is years beyond the nuclear “breakout” the US so fears in Iran. Yet, there are similarities in how the US strategy should be shaped to reduce the threat of a nuclear crisis with both countries. Is the US safer today or more at risk following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and meeting with Kim Jong-un?

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An initiative of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Not in Our Name is the first documentary project ever produced on counter-extremism in Central Asia. With the goal of empowering communities to stand up to violent extremist recruiters who claim to represent them, the RFE/RL team traveled to diverse regions and explored how residents can work together from the local to the national level to prevent the spread of violence.

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The conflict in the North Caucasus has echoed throughout the Middle East, Europe, and even in the USA (Boston bombing). The Russians claim it is just another page of the war on terror.

The general consensus is that the conflict has its origins in Muslim resistance to Russian colonization in the 19th century, known as the Caucasian war. Is it actually that simple though? No one doubts that the Caucasian war took place, but was the resistance really Muslim?

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