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“Music is at the heart of everything,” says Fatoumata Diawara, known as “Fatou.” Acclaimed actress of film and theater and a celebrated singer, songwriter, and activist for peace in Mali, Fatou will be performing her sweet smoky rhythms that originated from a homeland she escaped but one in which her art still resides. The moral authority of music is difficult to overstate socially, culturally, or politically in Mali, a West African nation ranked among the world’s poorest yet home to some of the richest musical traditions in the world.

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Join MacArthur Fellow Jad Abumrad, host of the NPR broadcast and award-winning podcast RadioLab, in conversation with Eric Dorfman, director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, for surprising insights and intriguing discussion into how mass movement has shaped the course of evolution.

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Join us for a special free screening of "After Spring," a feature documentary that focuses on the Syrian refugee crisis. With the Syrian conflict now in its eighth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. "After Spring" is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees.

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Please join us for official Ohio book launch of Professor Khaled A. Beydoun's new book, "American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear." The event will feature a presentation and Q&A session with the author, followed by a book signing.

The event is free, but registration is requested.

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Please note this talk has been CANCELLED as part of the symposium. The other deliberations will continue as planned.
. More symposium information and registration can be found at the following: link http://www.cerisnet.org/resource/2018-ceris-research-symposium

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Join us for a Jewish Studies/Religious Studies Lecture and Conversation featuring German activist Armin Langer.

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Join us for a Jewish Studies/Religious Studies Lecture and Conversation featuring German activist Armin Langer.

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Join the Penn Museum for Opening Festival - a once-in-a-generation celebration of our new Middle East Galleries! This two-day festival features live performances, markets and arts events celebrating the range and diversity of Middle Eastern tradition and innovation!

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Artist, activist, and director Ai Weiwei captures the worldwide refugee crisis in this breathtakingly epic journey. In this global point of view, Weiwei visits 23 different countries to follow refugees’ quest for things every human needs: safety, shelter, peace, and the opportunity to be who we are.

The event will also include a discussion panel, including Michael Goodhart, Director of Pitt's Global Studies Center.

A trailer can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_YbgOZYrOc

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This vibrant concert film follows four Malian musicians who use their music to stand up to religious extremism. When dance and secular music is prohibited, musical instruments are destroyed, and musicians are forced to flee, these Malian artists use their music to inspire tolerance and peace.

A trailer can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/163518626

Following the film showing there will be a Skype Q&A with director Lutz Gregor moderated by ethnomusicologist Colter Harper, PhD.

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