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Taking place during the turmoil following the ousting of Egyptian president Morsi in 2013, Clash is set entirely inside a police truck. The detainees inside consist of Muslim Brotherhood, pro-army supporters, and those who identify as neither. Together, they must navigate their diverging political and religious backgrounds to survive this claustrophobic nightmare while violent protests rage outside.

A trailer can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/194276940

The film showing will be followed with a Skype Q&A.

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Join the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Center for International Legal Education for the 25th Annual McLean Lecture featuring Rami Shehadeh. Rami Shehadeh is a 1998 Pitt Law LLM graduate and a current political officer at the UN Department of Political Affairs where he has led the UN's Syria team for the past six years. His ideas have often shaped the UN's policy framework, in particular how to promote an approach that protects the welfare and rights of all citizens in post-conflict Syria and contributes to regional peace and stability.

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Salam Neighbor is an award-winning film dubbed a “must see” by the UN Refugee Agency. It documents the life of Syrian refugees through the journey of the first two filmmakers permitted by the United Nations to register and set up a tent in a refugee camp. They spent one month in the Za’atari camp in the midst of one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises and captured both tales of trauma and inspiration.

A casual discussion will follow the film.

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Join us for a public lecture featuring Ella Shohat, Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University. This lecture traces the genealogy of the gradual splitting of a once-linked Oriental figure into two: “Arab” and “Jew,” and its ramifications for contemporary postcolonial tensions. Examining the shifting Orientalist imaginary in the wake of the Enlightenment and the imperial project, the lecture traces present-day assumptions about a longstanding Arab / Jewish divide -- and the ambiguous position of the Arab-Jew within it -- back to crucial shifts in 19th century representation.

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Join us for the Spring 2018 Marting Lecture featuring Dr. Everett K. Rowson. Dr. Rowson is an Associate Professor of Middle Eastern, East, and Islamic Studies at NYU. His primary research interests are the intellectual and social history of the medieval Islamic world as told through Arabic texts.

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Join us for the second meeting of the European Colloquium, in which graduate students and faculty from both Pitt and CMU come together to discuss current research on European topics. Our second presenter will be Heath Cabot, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. Paul Eiss, Associate Professor of Anthropology and History at CMU, will act as the discussant. Organized as a monthly brown bag event, we hope that everyone will bring not only their lunch, but also their questions and comments to what will hopefully become an ongoing conversation.

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Come join us for the 2018 celebration of International Francophone Day. Events and locations for the day are as follows:

Noon-1:00: Participatory Theatrical Workshop, no experience necessary. At Henry Heymann Theatre.

1:00-1:45: Pizza and post-performance discussion, CL 1325.

2:15-4:30: "Mariannes Noires" film screening and public interview with co-director Mame-Fatou Niang. Kurtzmann Room, WPU.

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Join the University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association for its annual Fastathon. Fastathon is an event where we encourage people to fast for one day for a cause. Join us later in the evening for dinner and hear our guest speaker Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, who will talk about justice for minorities in America.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is a former NBA player who is famous for refusing to stand up during the national anthem. Twenty years later, he now works as a social justice advocate, giving lectures on oppression and standing up for what you believe in.

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Global crises are rising and getting worse, and there is a shortage of people to work in the field of humanitarian aid and disaster relief. La Roche College’s Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training Program offers the chance to learn about working in these fields through an intense five-day workshop.

With local and global experts, real-world simulation experiences and interactive classes, participants will leave with a strong understanding of key concepts, trends and essential knowledge necessary to succeed in this field on both a domestic and international level.

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“Blackness, Citizenship and the Arts: A Transatlantic Dialogue" is a two-day celebration of the Humanities in Pittsburgh and at Carnegie Mellon University. The event features a photo-exhibit on French Islam, the screening of Mariannes Noires, a documentary on Black France, and a one-day conference with scholars,
artists, and activists from Paris and Pittsburgh.

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