Lecture/Forum

Treacherous Love Stories

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
144 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Department of French and Italian and the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, European Studies Center, Honors College, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh

Two events coming about about Sexuality and Islam in France

Undergraduate Lecture by Denis Provencher, University of Arizona entitled Treacherous Love Stories - September 13, 2017, Noon- 12:50 PM, September 13, 144 Cathedral of Learning

General Lecture entitled Queer Maghrebi, September 13, 1:30 PM - 3 PM, 602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

18 Apr 2017

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Saving Lifta: Home, Memory, and Future in the Last Nakba Village

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh University Center for International Studies

At a time of mass displacement across the Middle East, Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war—and their descendants—remain at the center of the world’s longest-running, unresolved refugee situation. Approaching seventy years since the war that would become known as both the Israeli War of Independence and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), the longevity of the Palestinian refugee issue is widely linked to the failure of the official “peace process” that began in the 1990s with the purported aim of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

03 Apr 2017

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Jewish Studies Brown Bag Colloquium: "ISIS's Writings on Jews and Judaism: Its Appropriation of Medieval Muslim Views"

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Humanities Center 602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Jewish Studies Program

Come join Younus Mirza with the University of Pittsburgh Jewish Studies Department for the last Jewish Studies Brown-Bag lunch colloquium for the semester.

30 Mar 2017

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Queering Religion: The Student Perspective

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602A, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies

Join us for a panel discussion by Pitt students and alumni sharing their experiences of the intersection of religiosity and queer identity in modern life. Special focus will be placed on experiences at Pitt. Pizza and refreshments will be provided at 5:30.

Contact: 
bdg36@pitt.edu

31 Mar 2017

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Historicizing Boko Haram’s Rage Against Modernity and Munafunci

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh African Studies Program, Department of Africana Studies, Department of History, Global Studies Center

In this talk, Dr. Moses Ochonu, Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, will historicize the political, theological, and economic events and anxieties that produced the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. He will deploy, as a structuring analytical device, the theological and polemical construct of munafunci (or hypocrisy). Munafunci is a recurring trope in the rhetorical claims of Muslim reformers and other critics of political and religious orthodoxies in Northern Nigeria.

08 Apr 2017

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Hearing the Call: A Franciscan Journey with Islam

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 11:30am
5th Floor of Union Building, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
CERIS

Fr. Michael D. Calabria, OFM, is a Franciscan friar and the founding director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure University. His most recent publication explores Mughal Art as a manifesto for Environmentalism in South Asia.

27 Mar 2017

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World Theatre Day:Presentation and Talk with Photo-journalist Maranie Rae and Human Refuge(e)

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Cathedral of Learning, room 602
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies, Pitt's Year of Diversity, Theatre Arts, Classics Departments University of Pittsburgh

12PM / Presentation and Talk with Photo-journalist Maranie Rae and Human Refuge(e)
- a platform providing first-hand stories from refugees around the world.
Cathedral of Learning, room 602
Lunch provided

Contact: 
lbr62@Pitt.edu, Lisa Bromberg

22 Mar 2017

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Refugees: Pittsburgh Perspectives

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Posvar Hall, room 4130, University of Pittsburgh, 230 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, 15260
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies, Pitt's Year of Diversity, Theatre Arts, Classics Departments University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Perspectives, featuring Leslie Aizenman, Director of Refugee and Immigrant Services, Jewish Family and Children's Services; Wiam Younes (Computer Sciences) co-founder of Pittsburgh Refugee Center; Kristen Tsapis, Community Volunteer, Somali Bantu Community Association; Jenna Baron, Executive Director, ARYSE; Jaime Turek, Senior Reception & Placement Cast Manager at Northern Area Multi-Service Center; and members of the local Syrian community, moderated by Lisa R. Bromberg (Global Studies).
​Posvar Hall, room 4130​
Evening reception

Contact: 
lbr62@Pitt.edu, Lisa Bromberg

15 Mar 2017

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Salvation: Atonement and Intercession in Christian & Islamic Thought

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
104 College Hall, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Duquesne University Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue

Come join Siavash Asadi, Ph.D. for a reflection on Salvation: Atonement and Intercession in Christian & Islamic Thought as part of the Religion & Society Series.

28 Feb 2017

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Finding Protection Amid Chaos in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Sociology Colloquium Room 2432 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum, Department of Sociology, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Faculty Research and Scholarship Program

In the absence of formal protection, how do communities living in refugee camps protect assets and buffer against outsider predation? Using interviews with 200 Palestinian refugees in camps across Lebanon and Jordan, memoirs, and United Nations Relief Works Agency archives, Nadya Haj, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Middle East Studies at Wellesley College, traces the evolution of property rights from informal understandings of ownership to formal legal claims of assets and resources.

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