Events

29 Oct 2020

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The Origins of the Kurdish Question: Sèvres, Lausanne, and the Partition of Ottoman Kurdistan

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 4:30pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center

Djene Rhys Bajalan w/ Brenden O'Leary

October 29, 2020
4:30 PM EST

Registration Required

01 Nov 2020

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Witness Palestine Film Festival: BROOKLYN INSHALLAH

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
Virtual
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.

Contact: 
http://witnesspalestinerochester.org/contact-us/

Book Discussion: Who are the Uyghurs?

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 6:00pm
Virtual
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.

11 Nov 2020

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Understanding Violence Against Muslim Minorities in Indonesia

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Walsh School of Foreign Service

Event:
This talk explores why violence against Indonesia’s Muslim minority sects—specifically the Ahmadiyah sect and the Shi’a sect—unexpectedly emerged and escalated over the past two decades. Demonstrating how the occupation of public space by Muslim minorities were perceived as a challenge to Sunni Muslim dominance and how decentralization reforms incentivized political actors to engage in conflict, this talk identifies factors driving Indonesia’s shift towards illiberalism. In doing so, it speaks to broader concerns about the state of democracy in the world today.

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