Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training Program

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
La Roche College
Sponsored By: 
La Roche College

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.


24 Feb 2018


Nationalism and Identity in the Era of Colonialism

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:15am to 4:00pm
IR110 Amado Recital Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sponsored By: 
Pennsylvania Council for International Education

The objective of this workshop is to facilitate the teaching at the high school level of complex issues such as Colonialism, Nationalism and identity. By offering lectures and hands-on interactive modules which incorporate both maps and facilitated discussions on nationalism and identity the hope is that the teachers will find useful tools that they can incorporate in their teaching. Curricula generated from this workshop will be posted on the PA Department of Education’s SAS portal and tagged as meeting global education goals and skills.


12 Feb 2018


Polymaths of Islam: Scholars and Knowledge Networks in a Eurasian Cosmopolis

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
History Department Lounge, 3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh History Department

Come join the University of Pittsburgh History Department for a Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop featuring James Pickett, Assistant Professor of History at Pitt. Additional commentary will be provided by Devin DeWeese, Professor in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. A reception will be held at 4:00, and the workshop will begin at 4:30. The manuscript can be dowloaded at this link:

28 Jul 2018


5th International Conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Religions and the (De)Legitimization of Violence

Sunday, July 29, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (All day)
Otto A. Shults Community Center, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618
Sponsored By: 
Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue

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?

03 Nov 2017


Global Studies Mini-Course: Muslims and Migration

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
120 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center, Political Science Department & CMU's Office of the Provost, Division of Student Affairs

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.

Veronica Dristas Assistant Director of Outreach Global Studies Center University Center for International Studies (UCIS) University of Pittsburgh 4101 Wesley W. Posvar Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15260 412 624-2918 / 412 624-2918

30 Oct 2017


Islamophobia Studies Journal Call for Papers

Monday, October 30, 2017 (All day) to Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)
Paris, France
Sponsored By: 
IRDP Project

In the past few years, Islamophobia Studies has experienced the arrival of numerous new scholars, researchers, community organizers, journalist and social media contributors to the field. The field has been enriched and challenged by this rapid expansion. Each contributor to the field has set out to provide a working definition for Islamophobia, selection of an academic and research methodology and collecting relevant data to qualify their thesis.

Dr. Hatem Bazian

18 Oct 2017


NCUSAR Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Sponsored By: 
National Center for US-Arab Relations

Register now for the 26th Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference! The event will be held 18-19 October in Washington, DC. Since 1992, NCUSAR's annual conference has gathered internationally renowned specialists to analyze, discuss, and debate issues of over-arching importance to the American and Arab people's needs, concerns, interests, and key foreign policy objectives.

29 Sep 2017


Festival of Friendshp

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig Street

Our theme for the 2017 Convivium Festival is the same one chosen for the 2017 Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples.

13 Oct 2017


Europe's Muslim Question?

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (all available online)
Sponsored By: 
European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, CERIS

October 13th, 2017
9 am - 5 pm
4130 Posvar Hall

In this one-day symposium, invited scholars will discuss the “Muslim Question” in contemporary Europe. Since 9/11, European public debates have increasingly casted local Muslim populations not only as a security threat, but also in opposition to the secular and liberal values considered foundational for a European identity.

Allyson Delnore,

19 Oct 2017


Tenth Annual ASMEA Conference - The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions Ten Years On

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Sponsored By: 
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

Register now for the Tenth Annual ASMEA Conference, The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions Ten Years On.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Mr. Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

SPECIAL REMARKS: High Ranking Members of the Diplomatic Corps

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