Nov 2016

02 Nov 2016


Christian-Muslim Relations Here and Abroad

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:30pm
719 Fisher Hall, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Notre Dame Alumni Association of Pittsburgh, Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue

The Rev. Robert Dowd (Notre Dame) and Elaine Linn (Pitt) will discuss Christian–Muslim Relations Here and Abroad: How People’s Faith Guides Their Lives, in 719 Fisher Hall on the campus of Duquesne University. Organized by the Notre Dame Alumni Association of Pittsburgh in collaboration with the Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue, and hosted by Duquesne’s Theology Department.


03 Nov 2016


Politicizing Islam: Exploring Means and Objectives

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave., NW 8th Floor
Sponsored By: 
Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID)

Opening Remarks:

Ahmed Al Hamli,
President and Founder, TRENDS


Richard Burchill
(Moderator), Director of Research & Engagement, TRENDS

Geneive Abdo,
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council

Mokhtar Awad,
Research Fellow, Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, George Washington University

Hillel Fradkin,
Director, Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World, Hudson Institute

03 Nov 2016


Torture in the French-Algerian War

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Join the ESC as we welcome Dr. Annette Förster, Lecturer and Research Associate for the Institute of Political Science at Aachen University, and the current Rooney International Visiting Scholar at Robert Morris University. Her lecture will focus on the ways French authorities systematically used torture in the French-Algerian War (1954-1962). The lecture explores that practice and tests two theses: 1. Democracies tend to use torture in asymmetric conflicts when faced with terrorist methods. 2. Torture goes along with the erosion of basic democratic structures and principles.


03 Nov 2016


Circles of Diversity Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
YWCA Westmoreland County, 424 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
Sponsored By: 
YWCA Racial Justice Committee

Please join the YWCA Westmoreland County for a “Circles of Diversity” panel discussion event. “Four Women’s Stories: Muslim Life in Southwestern Pennsylvania” will be held on November 3, 2016 at the YWCA Westmoreland County. The event, sponsored by the YWCA Westmoreland County Racial Justice Committee, will feature four Muslim women each bringing a wealth of information and experiences to share. The women will discuss myths and realities about the religion of Islam and Muslim culture.


12 Nov 2016


2016 Greater Pittsburgh Muslim Women's Conference

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4400 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, MCCGP, MAP, PIttsburgh Women's Association

Please join us for our 2016 Pittsburgh Muslim Women's Conference scheduled to take place Saturday November 12th from 8am-4pm. The Program is based on the theme "finding our balance in life". We have speakers traveling in to present, along with local Sister's presenting on how to keep your faith alive in our ordinary lives. The Program is as follows
• 8:00 Registration/Breakfast Served
• 9:00am Introduction by Nadia Khawaja / Quran Recitation by Gheed Khattab
• 9:15am Beverly Mack "Islam is a Thinking Chicks Religion"
• 9:45am-10:00am Open Q&A


30 Nov 2016


Discussion on Syria and the Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 9:15pm to 10:15pm
Room 252 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Amnesty International

Amnesty International will host discussion on Syria and the refugee crisis with Dr. Luke Peterson, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh