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After the Caliphate:
The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora
A Conversation & Book Signing with Author Colin P. Clarke

In 2014, the declaration of the Islamic State caliphate was hailed as a major victory by the global jihadist movement. But it was short-lived. Three years on, the caliphate was destroyed, leaving its surviving fighters – many of whom were foreign recruits – to retreat and scatter across the globe.

So what happens now?

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Announced by University of Pittsburgh

On April 19, 1989, a young woman in the prime of her life was brutally raped and left for dead in New York City's Central Park. Five boys - four Black and one Latino - were tried and conviceted of the crime in a frenzied case that rocked the city. They became collectively known as "The Central Park Five."

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Film screening and discussion with David Collura, a subject of the documentary film Crossing Borders.

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Announced by University of Pittsburgh

Sponsored by Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA): A Christian Voice for Palestine

Film showing & discussion: 5 Broken Cameras

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Join the Muslim Student Association and the Office of Interfaith Dialogue at Pitt with the our Interfaith Open Mic Night next Thursday October 17th at 8:30 PM in Nordy's! This event will allow Pitt students from different religious, cultural backgrounds and world views to come together and showcase talents, poems, spoken word, musical pieces, dance etc that relate to their religious/cultural identity. This is a great opportunity for Pitt students to learn from each other's backgrounds, meet people, and create a sense of community throughout campus.

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This presentation will feature exiled writers who are part of City of Asylum's Exiled Writer Residency Program, which is a long-term residency for literary writers who are in exile from their home countries and under threat of persecution because of their writing. The goal of this sanctuary program, which is operated on the Northside in Pittsburgh, is to enable each writer-in-residence to continue to write while transitioning to a stable, independent life in exile.

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U.S. Middle East Policy Luncheon Discussion

Featuring Ambassador Jerry Feierstein
Senior Vice President, Middle East Institute; Former US Ambassador to Yemen

Tuesday, November 5
12:00 - 1:30 pm

Join us for a luncheon with Ambassador Gerald Feierstein of the Middle East Institute for a talk on U.S. Middle East Relations.

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Announced by University of Pittsburgh

Middle East Reads: Educator Book Club

The Middle East Studies Center (MESC) at Portland State University and the Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are starting an online book club through Goodreads.com.

We welcome all educators, K-12 teachers, community college professors, and librarians to join us online from any location. Pre-service teachers are also encouraged to join.

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Announced by University of Pittsburgh

FUNDED program for full-time community college/university faculty is the Palestinian American Research Center’s Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine. It will be held in Jerusalem and the West Bank, from June 3-16. Applications are due Jan. 15. For a lot more information and an application, go to: http://parc-us-pal.org/facultyDevSem.htm

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Book Talk
The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt: Strategies for Regime Survival in Autocracies

Thursday, October 24, 4:30-6 PM
2432 Posvar Hall

How does labor migration facilitate authoritarianism? Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas examines how migration and political power are inextricably linked, identifying the ways through which authoritarian regimes rely on the export of human capital across the Middle East and the Global South. This lecture is free and open to the public.

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