Announcements

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The Majlis Podcast is Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's in-depth weekly current affairs talk show focusing on Central Asia.

Hosted and produced by Muhammad Tahir, RFE/RL's Media Relations Manager, every week the podcast brings the most relevant experts to discuss the pressing issues of the day involving its target region.

As part of the Special Events Series of the 2018 conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, RFE/RL will record an episode on a current affairs topic with discussants and a live audience.

Conference registration is NOT required.

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A special roundtable convened by EurasiaNet, https://www.eurasianet.org/.

Eurasianet is an independent news organization that covers news from and about the South Caucasus and Central Asia, providing on-the-ground reporting and critical perspectives on the most important developments in the region. We strive to provide information useful to policymakers, scholars, and interested citizens both in and outside of Eurasia. Content is published in both English and Russian.

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This is the keynote lecture for the Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference being held at Pitt from October 24th-28th. Registration for the conference is required to attend this lecture: https://nomadit.co.uk/cess/cess2018/conferencesuite.php/registration/.

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The political science department is pleased to welcome our first speaker for the Seminar on Representation and Identity (SIRIP) Friday, October 5 from 12:00-1:30 in 4500 Posvar. SIRIP is a new year-long series that features researchers from American and Comparative Politics who are doing path-breaking work on topics related to identity, representation, ethnicity, and diversity.

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Emergent (BarAyandegan) is a new body of work about Iranian women and how they changed the dynamics of gender and the socio-economic structures in the 20th century Iran. In its first phase, Emergent includes a series of guided conversations with women who were born before 1950. These conversations took place in their personal spaces, and make up the content of the podcast series. Each episode provides an intimate portrait of one woman in her own voice.

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Behzad Noubary has been serving as Deputy Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Morocco since August 2016. Behzad joined UNICEF in 2008, with assignments in New York, Gabon, DR Congo, and Yemen. Prior to joining UNICEF, Behzad worked as management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the US and served in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso. An American citizen of Iranian descent born in the UK, Behzad holds degrees from Columbia University and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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Join us for a live, international video-forum with Jonathan Starr, an American who founded Abaarso School in Somaliland, and Nimco Ahmed Ismail, a graduate of the school who became an Abaarso teacher and then the school's Dean of Girls. Suad Yusuf, a Pittsburgher and past Abaarso teacher, will host the video-forum. Attendees will be invited to ask panelists questions!

To support future programming and the community work of the Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh, a donation of $2 is suggested for attending the event.

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Join the Rhetoric Society of America Pitt Graduate Student Chapter in hosting Dr. Jasbir K. Puar for a public research presentation. The address is part of a workshop on Race, Media, and Technology. As the keynote address, Dr. Jasbir K. Puar will be presenting an argument from her most recent book, The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability.

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In schools across the United States today, educators do more than just teach academic subjects. One of the most important things a teacher can do is to understand the diversity of backgrounds and experiences of their students and teach them how to work together. Are you an educator who wants to create an inclusive and enriching classroom experience? If so, this toolkit is for you. These evidence-based resources built by expert scholars will help you foster a safe learning environment for all of your students, especially those who happen to be Muslim.

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Join us for a discussion by former FBI Special Agent, U.S. Army officer and leading cyber-security expert Clint Watts. Watts is currently a senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University and a Foreign Policy Research Institute fellow. Watts has given expert testimony to the U.S. Congress multiple times on terrorism and cybersecurity.

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