Nov 2020

01 Nov 2020


Witness Palestine Film Festival: BROOKLYN INSHALLAH

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Witness Palestine Rochester

Khader El-Yateem was born in Bethlehem. He was a 19-year-old theology student when Israeli police raided his home, woke him from sleep, arrested him without charge and subjected him to 57 days in solitary confinement. His brother-in-law, an international attorney, was able to secure Khader’s release. Khader went on to complete his studies and was ordained a priest in the Lutheran Church. In 1992, he was sent by the Lutheran Bishop of Jerusalem to Brooklyn, New York, to minister to the large Arab immigrant population there.


Book Discussion: Who are the Uyghurs?

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 6:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies

The discussion will take place at 6:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

The plight of the Uyghurs is arguably the single biggest human rights violation in the world today. Assistant Professor of History James Pickett (University of Pittsburgh) will facilitate a discussion using articles and chapters of books to shed light on the historical context and current conditions facing the Uyghurs of China.

After registering, participants will receive a reading packet and a Zoom meeting link.

PA Teachers can earn Act 48 Credit. Please provide number in registration form.

13 Nov 2020


Iran Colloquium: Hafiz and His Contemporaries: Time, Place, and Dialogue in the post-Mongol Persian Ghazal

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw is Associate Professor of Persian Literature at the University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow in Persian at Wadham College, Oxford. From 2011-2013, he was Assistant Professor of Persian and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Dominic currently serves on the Editorial Board of Middle Eastern Literatures and, for a decade (2004-2014), he was Assistant Editor for Iranian Studies. He is a former member of both the Board of the International Society for Iranian Studies, and the Governing Council of the British Institute of Persian Studies.

Contact:, 203-436-2553