Announcements

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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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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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