Announcements

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Islamic Art and Modernism are both terms which have been written about, discussed, and mentioned as a period of style extensively- yet both terms remain fluid. This study by Kaz Rahman takes a new look at how we position Islamic Art- how it in fact embodies, exemplifies and invents many aspects of Modernism in Painting and Architecture and how it relates to Film.

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This year's Global Issues Through Literature series, a reading group designed for K-12 educators to learn and use new texts in the classroom, will travel the world through the eyes of authors writing under authoritarianism to try to understand the role of literature as document, commentator, and critic of restrictive regimes.

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Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University and President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union. She is a leading scholar in communication, prominent public intellectual, and champion of the humanities on the national stage. The title of her lecture, “Constructing the Terrorist Threat: Islamophobia, the Media, and the War on Terror,” stems from her 2017 Media Education Foundation video, designed to support pedagogical efforts to teach critically about media discourse on Muslims.

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Join us for an International Week Event featuring films about refugee displacement followed by a discussion by Pitt Professor Heath Cabot.

Mare Nostrum (14 minutes)
On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybh4czwN6YE

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Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture is glad to announce a different kind of Call For Papers for an academic journal which has so far been engaged in bringing forth analytical pieces of critical thought pertaining to Gender and Cultural Studies. This unique call evolved from the deliberations and discussions generated by the previous issue of the journal which was on Islamic Feminism (January –-2017 Vol. XVII No.1) guest edited by the distinguished scholar, Prof. Margot Badran.

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In the past few years, Islamophobia Studies has experienced the arrival of numerous new scholars, researchers, community organizers, journalist and social media contributors to the field. The field has been enriched and challenged by this rapid expansion. Each contributor to the field has set out to provide a working definition for Islamophobia, selection of an academic and research methodology and collecting relevant data to qualify their thesis.

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Looking back at 24 years of fiction writing, storytelling, and psychodrama work, Elmougy will review intersections among her tracks of work. She has come to realize that everything she does carries with it the spirit of resistance. In her talk, she will explain what she means by “resistance,” and what it is like to be on this journey at this particular moment in Egypt’s history.

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Dr. Dennis Jett is the former American ambassador and senior director at the National Security Council. He joined the School of International Affairs at Penn State University after a 28-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service. His experience and expertise focus on international relations, foreign aid administration, and American foreign policy. He will join the Middle East Studies Center at Slippery Rock University for a lecture concerning the incredibly relevant pitfalls of U.S. Foreign Policy specifically regarding nuclear policy. If you are interested in how the U.S.

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Charles Kurzman is a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. He is a leading scholar of the Middle Eastern region and Arab world, Islam, revolutions, and comparative and historical
sociology. His will share his research on the many different social facets of Muslim Extremism in addition to the American response. Join us for lunch from 12:30 to 2:00 this Friday to experience this relevant and exciting talk!

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“The Palestinian Struggle: Adversity on All Fronts”
Friday, November 17, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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