Oct 2018

05 Oct 2018

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Coethnicity and Clientelism in Divided Societies: Insights from an Experimental Study of Political Behavior in Lebanon

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4500 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Political Science Department

The political science department is pleased to welcome our first speaker for the Seminar on Representation and Identity (SIRIP) Friday, October 5 from 12:00-1:30 in 4500 Posvar. SIRIP is a new year-long series that features researchers from American and Comparative Politics who are doing path-breaking work on topics related to identity, representation, ethnicity, and diversity.

Contact: 
Laura Paler (lpaler@pitt.edu)

06 Oct 2018

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It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of How a School in Somaliland Became a Global Community

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Few of a Kind Store, 302 1/2 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh

Join us for a live, international video-forum with Jonathan Starr, an American who founded Abaarso School in Somaliland, and Nimco Ahmed Ismail, a graduate of the school who became an Abaarso teacher and then the school's Dean of Girls. Suad Yusuf, a Pittsburgher and past Abaarso teacher, will host the video-forum. Attendees will be invited to ask panelists questions!

To support future programming and the community work of the Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh, a donation of $2 is suggested for attending the event.

Contact: 
Malak Bokhari, storemwap@gmail.com

11 Oct 2018

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Brown Bag Lunch with Natalie Rothman, University of Toronto

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Department of History Lounge in 3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

The Early Modern Worlds Initiative and the World History Center present a year-long speaker series titled "Islam in the World". Four speakers have been invited (one in the fall and three in the spring), each of whom will give a talk as well as chair an informal brown bag session on "perspectives on the field" during their visit. The full schedule for the series is listed below.

All events will be held in the Department of History Lounge in 3703 Posvar Hall. If you would like more information on the series, please contact whc@pitt.edu.

11 Oct 2018

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Dragomans and the Routes of Orientalism, Lecture by Natalie Rothman, University of Toronto

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
Department of History Lounge in 3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh History Department

Natalie Rothman, is Associate Professor of History, specializing in the history of the Mediterranean in the early modern period.

The Early Modern Worlds Initiative and the World History Center present a year-long speaker series titled "Islam in the World". Dr. Rothman is the first speaker of the series.

19 Oct 2018

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Book Discussion:

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Seton Hill Univeristy

Educators and librarians are invited to our fall 2018 book discussion on October 19th. The book for discussion is An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine. We will begin with a complementary dinner at 5 PM and the book discussion at 6 PM in the Greensburg Room of the Administration Building. Twenty free copies are available. Dr. Rachel Sternfeld, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania will lead the discussion.

Contact: 
Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu or Fran Leap leap@setonhill.com

19 Oct 2018

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Halal-A-Palooza by Muslim Student Association University of Pittsburgh

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
William Pitt Union Ballroom
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Student Association

Halal-A-Palooza!
Date: Friday, October 19th
Time: 8 PM
Location: William Pitt Union Ballroom

Join the Pitt MSA for an informative but fun cultural fair! Halal-a-palooza aims to showcase cultures around the world that have a Muslim population. Stop by on October 19th to see cultural clothing, sample some ethnic foods, performances, and see what contributions Muslims have made around the world!

Bring your family and friends

24 Oct 2018

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World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh The Policy and Politics of US Nuclear Strategy

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Duquesne Club 325 Sixth Avenue The Walnut Room

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North Korea is years beyond the nuclear “breakout” the US so fears in Iran. Yet, there are similarities in how the US strategy should be shaped to reduce the threat of a nuclear crisis with both countries. Is the US safer today or more at risk following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and meeting with Kim Jong-un?

24 Oct 2018

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World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Presents:The Policy and Politics of US Nuclear Strategy

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Duquesne Club 325 Sixth Avenue The Walnut Room
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh | 2640 BNY Mellon Center, 500 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2510

Luncheon and Presentation
North Korea is years beyond the nuclear “breakout” the US so fears in Iran. Yet, there are similarities in how the US strategy should be shaped to reduce the threat of a nuclear crisis with both countries. Is the US safer today or more at risk following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and meeting with Kim Jong-un?

25 Oct 2018

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Journalism: First Draft of History or Tomorrow's Fishwrapper? Can Scholars Help?

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Confucius Institute along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), School of Education, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh Press and Central Eurasi

A special roundtable convened by EurasiaNet, https://www.eurasianet.org/.

Eurasianet is an independent news organization that covers news from and about the South Caucasus and Central Asia, providing on-the-ground reporting and critical perspectives on the most important developments in the region. We strive to provide information useful to policymakers, scholars, and interested citizens both in and outside of Eurasia. Content is published in both English and Russian.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

26 Oct 2018

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The Power of Evidence-Based Research in Policy-Making: Lessons from Afghanistan

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
121 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

This is the keynote lecture for the Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference being held at Pitt from October 24th-28th. Registration for the conference is required to attend this lecture: https://nomadit.co.uk/cess/cess2018/conferencesuite.php/registration/.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

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