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RUBBER COATED STEEL

Lawrence Abu Hamdan (Lebanese, German co-production) 22 mins

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You are invited to participate in the spring 2018 faculty book
discussion at the University of Pittsburgh. Please join in the
discussion about Beyond Timbuktu: an Intellectual History of
Muslim West Africa by Ousmane Kane.

Amir Syed, a Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of the
Islamic World at the University of Pittsburgh will facilitate the
book discussion.
The author, Ousmane Kane is the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal
Professor in Contemporary Islamic Religion & Society at Harvard
University.

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Please join us for a luncheon featuring Linda Robinson, a senior international and defense researcher at the RAND Corporation; John T. Ryan Jr. Memorial Lecture upon the occasion of the Council’s 86th annual meeting.

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Pittsburgh Architecture Movie Festival (PAM) is a platform for the exploration of how people inhabit the built environment through the lens of film and other forms of kinetic imagery. Pam Fest 2017 is an opportunity to experience immersive, critical, narrative, experimental and dialogic film and architecture worlds and start thinking about how, why and where we live today and the problems and issues we face in these environments moving forward.

This fest features Kaz Rahman who is launching his book Islamic Art in Modern Film and Architecture.

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What does it mean to be both Muslim and American? You are invited to explore this fascinating and important question this coming summer. You will read compelling texts and conduct engaging field trips as you study the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. As an NEH Summer Scholar, you will reflect on and discuss thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; visit two mosques; and make a final presentation about how you will integrate teaching about Muslim Americans into your classroom.

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In today's world, it seems that religious violence has become unfortunately common. But is religion actually the major cause of violence? What is the relationship between religion and other factors such as political, ethnic, racial, economic, or other social disparities and injustices?

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This one-credit mini-course is part of a series organized by regions around the world based on their role on the world stage, their importance within the Muslim world, and the critical influence they play in the global community. The series seeks to illuminate the various perspectives of the Muslim community around the world.

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Mariah Idrissi is an international model and public speaker promoting modest fashion and female empowerment. She has been interviewed by national and international news and radio stations such as CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera. She has also been featured in high fashion magazines worldwide such as Marie Claire, Teen Vogue and Grazia.

Mariah will be giving a talk on representation and changing the face of fashion. All are welcome and there will be food!

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Join us on Thursday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m. for a free film screening of the National Geographic documentary “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS.”

108 Center for Media Innovation
(corner of Wood Street and Third Avenue)
Point Park University

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Abdel Salam Shehada, A Palestinian filmmaker from Rafah, Gaza will join us to screen and discuss his very moving and personal film "To My Father". He looks at the changing role and meaning of photography in the lives of people in Gaza in his lifetime, especially since the Israeli occupation began in 1967. Shehada has been making documentary films for over thirty years and his work has been screened at film festivals around the world.

The film will be followed by questions and discussion.

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