Mar 2016

09 Mar 2016

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Abrahamic Religions and the Middle East

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue

Duquesne University’s Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue invites you to its 2016 Symposium on Inter-religious Dialogue, a panel discussion by David Harris-Gershon, Haider Ala Hamoudi, and Mark Haas, moderated by Luke Peterson. The event is free, open to the general public, and streamed live.

Contact: 
ccmd@duq.edu

10 Mar 2016

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Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar

Thursday, March 10, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, April 10, 2016 (All day)
Pittsburgh Public Theater All performances at the O'Reilly Theater, Downtown 621 Penn Avenue
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Public Theater

Amir is a hot-shot corporate lawyer in Manhattan. He’s also a Pakistani-American whose white wife is an artist interested in Islamic forms. When Amir is mistakenly linked to a Muslim leader, his world begins to unravel. Matters come to a head when he and his wife host a dinner party for another couple – a Black female attorney and her Jewish husband.

Contact: 
412-316-1600

17 Mar 2016

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Iranian Film and Video Festival

Thursday, March 17, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, April 2, 2016 (All day)
Depends on date and film
Sponsored By: 
Conflict Kitchen, Schenley Drive and Roberto Clemente Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Iranian Film and Video Festival highlights recent Iranian cinema and video that explore the diversity of the Iranian experience through fiction and experimental storytelling. Join us at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Row House Cinema, and Conflict Kitchen to enjoy these award-winning works.

Contact: 
Conflict Kitchen, Schenley Drive and Roberto Clemente Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

17 Mar 2016

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Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

Thursday, March 17, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, April 23, 2016 (All day)
Connan Room, Cohon University Center
Sponsored By: 
The Humanities Center, CAUSE, Center for Arts in Society,

The Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, organized by The Humanities Center, continues to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the themes that define our contemporary social landscape. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the 2016 festival will bring the ubiquitous and intimate theme of conflict to life through the power of independent film, poignant discussions, ethnic cuisine, and more. This year’s festival will both move us and enrich us by helping us better comprehend the unique ways in which “Faces of Conflict” shape our modern world and ourselves.

18 Mar 2016

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Muslims in a Global Context: Mini Course

Friday, March 18, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, March 20, 2016 (All day)
University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center

Muslims in a Global Context is a semi-annual mini-course series for students, educators, and the broader community to learn from faculty experts and practitioners about issues of critical importance to the understanding of countries with significant Muslim populations. Each term the cluster of countries changes. In the past two years, three sections were offered covering Egypt and Northern African countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India and the Gulf States and Iran.

Contact: 
Veronica Dristas at dristas@pitt.edu.

18 Mar 2016

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CLASSIC MEN: MUSLIM DANDIES AND THE WAR ON TERROR

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 2:30am
602 CATHEDRAL OF LEARNING

This talk examines the creative sartorial practices of American Muslim men, and particularly Black Muslim men, who are increasingly using the aesthetic of Black Dandyism to signify on white supremacy as well as on ethno-religious hegemonies within US Muslim communities. It investigates particularly how in the age of US empire and the war on terror, Muslim dandyism redefines US American Muslim masculinity, thereby confronting the intersecting hegemonies of race, class, gender, religion, and nation.

Contact: 
Global Studies Center, Year of the Humanities,African Studies Program, School of Arts and Sciences

18 Mar 2016

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LAMEECE ISSAQ DISCUSSION

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:00pm
Basement of Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center

Who is the Arab today? Five visions explores modern Middle Eastern identities in the West, including the parental obligation of naming a child to survive post-9/11 America.

Contact: 
Professor Cynthia Croot at ccroot@pitt.edu

20 Mar 2016

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CMU International Film Festival: Tales

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 12:00pm
| McConomy Auditorium | CMU University Center
Sponsored By: 
CMU International Film Festival, Conflict Kitchen

Synopsis
Ending an eight-year hiatus from narrative feature filmmaking, award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Banietemad returns with Tales, which weaves the stories of seven characters linked by shared struggles — social, economic, and political — into a film that is both a microcosm of Iranian working-class society and an incisive, luminous portrait of human fallibility and virtue in the face of everyday challenges.

Contact: 
jola@andrew.cmu.edu

25 Mar 2016

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CMU International Film Festival: A Syrian Love Story

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
McConomy Auditorium | CMU University Center
Sponsored By: 
CMU International Film Festival

Synopsis
"Filmed over a period of five years, this intimate and insightful documentary perfectly balances the personal and the political, telling its tale of national and international upheavals through their impact on individuals at the cutting edge of change. This is a profoundly moving account of two love stories: that between the film’s central couple, Amer and Raghda, who are torn apart by imprisonment and exile; the other being their love for Syria, which casts a long shadow over their lives, their marriage and their children." -Mark Kermode, The Guardian

Contact: 
jola@andrew.cmu.edu

26 Mar 2016

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The Zahra Center

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 2:00pm
McConomy Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University

The Zahra Center - Based on the novel "Surviving Zahra" by Fatima Aly Jaffer, directed by Iman Mazloum, this is a play about the culture of silence regarding domestic abuse and sexual assault in North American Muslim communities, set against a backdrop of a seven day long wedding with matchmaking aunties and annoying sister-in-laws. This play offers a narrative of the North American Muslim experience while also exploring issues that are seen as taboo topics in most societies. Performance dates are March 26th and 27th at 2 p.m. in the McConomy Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University.

Contact: 
imazloum@andrew.cmu.edu]

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