May 2013

A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Sponsored By: 
Frick Art and Historical Center

The exhibition provides a beautiful and fascinating look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia (what is now present-day Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan). Produced for both the luxury and middle-class markets, these vessels, bowls, pitchers, and bottles reflect numerous cultural and artistic influences and an aesthetic sensibility that seems startling modern.


Call For Papers: Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 12:45pm to Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 12:45pm
San Jose, Costa Rica
Sponsored By: 
Universidad Nacional Costa Rica

Upcoming Deadline! Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society
Application Deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2013

11 May 2013


Meet Your Muslim Neighbors

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

The public is welcome to visit the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh to listen to a diverse group of Muslims from the Pittsburgh community and to exchange ideas.


20 May 2013


Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Large Print Room, Carnegie Library, Main
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Book Discussion: "The winner of the 2001 Eisner Award for Best New Graphic Album. Sacco spent five months in Bosnia in 1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories that are rarely found in conventional news coverage, emerging with this astonishing first-person account.

Democratic Transitions in the Arab World: Two Years After the Arab Spring

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 8:30am to 6:00pm
Amphitheater - Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
Sponsored By: 
Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy

14th Annual Conference on Islam & Democracy

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Tamara Sonn, CSID Program Committee Chair
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Panel 1
How a Proper Understanding of Islam Can Help Democracy?

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Book Discussion:The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Dormont Public Library, 2950 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Sponsored By: 
Dormont Public Library

A book discussion group open to the public featuring the book The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance. Guest speaker Dr. Khlood Salman, Associate Professor of Nursing at Duquesne University, will moderate the discussion and answer questions.

30 May 2013


Learning from Abbottabad: Combating Global Terrorism in a Post 9/11 World with Peter Bergen

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
The Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon on the Occasion of the 82nd Annual Meeting

Peter Bergen
National Security Analyst for CNN
Director of the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation
Author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad

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