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Asian Studies Center, Contact: Shashank Srivastava,

Center for Russian and East European Studies. Contact: Zsuzsanna Magdo,

25 Jan 2018


Muslim Internationalism and Pan-Islamic Ideas During the Cold War

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Sociology Colloquium Room, Posvar Hall 2431, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh

The Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh will be presenting a colloquium featuring Cemil Aydin,

20 Jan 2018


What Makes a Leader: Lessons for our Time from the Quran and Sunnah

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh 4100 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Come join the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in hosting Sheikh Suhaib Webb for a discussion on leadership. Sheikh Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American Muslim Imam, thought leader, and educator. The evening will begin with dinner at 5:30 PM, followed by Isha at 6:45 PM, and concluding with his lecture starting at 7:00 PM.

30 Jan 2018


Call for Papers: The Road Travelled, 9th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (All day)
UC Berkeley
Sponsored By: 
CRG’s IRDP at the University of California, Berkeley & Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the University of Leeds, UK, The Islamophobia Studies Journal, ReOrient

The theme for the ninth annual International Islamophobia Conference is framed by a critical article written by Professor S. Sayyid and Abdoolkarim Vakil ( on the occasion of Runnymede Trust publishing, “Islamophobia: Still a Challenge for us all”. We included the full article below to contextualize the ninth annual conference call for papers, which seeks to examine five areas framed by the authors and abstracts should engage one or more of these strands.

13 Sep 2018


Impact of Emerging Digital Technology and Social Media on Muslim Communities: NAAIMS 47th Annual National Conference

Friday, September 14, 2018 (All day)
New York, NY
Sponsored By: 
Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center The Graduate Center City University of New York (CUNY)

Abstracts: March 23, 2018
Final Papers: August 20, 2018
Social Media is very popular in the Muslim world and has become the “go to” source for Muslims
seeking information on Islamic practices and beliefs. The Internet serves as an emerging interpretive
space for understanding Islam which has led to the increasing fragmentation of already decentralized
traditional ‘ulematic authority. When Muslims seeking spiritual and/or religious guidance go to the

Professor Anna Akasoy

25 Jan 2018


In Good Faith: A Panel Discussion on Community Service in Judaism and Islam

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
Repair the World Pittsburgh, 6022 Broad Street
Sponsored By: 
Repair the World: Pittsburgh and CAIR-Pittsburgh

Join Repair The World: Pittsburgh and CAIR-Pittsburgh for a panel discussion on community service in Judaism and Islam.

Our four featured panelists are:
Imam Abdul Wajid (Islamic Center of Pittsburgh)
Sarah Jameela Martin (Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh)
Rabbi Sarah Henry (Rodef Shalom)
Ken Regal (Just Harvest)

Doors open at 6pm, panel begins at 6:30pm.
Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

06 Jan 2018


MWAP Discussion Event on Blurred Lines: Women "Celebrity" Shaykhs, and Spiritual Abuse

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 11:00am
Few of a Kind Store: 301 1/2 N. Craig Street
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh

Join the Women's Association of Pittsburgh for this discussion on Ustadha Zaynab Ansari's "Blurred Lines" as a part of MWAP's #mmetoo campaign against sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual assault. All attendees are expected to have read the article before the event.

Link to article:

14 Jul 2018


A Reverence For Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures Through the Arts

Sunday, July 15, 2018 (All day) to Friday, July 27, 2018 (All day)
New York, NY
Sponsored By: 
National Endowment for the Humanities

With generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), City Lore, in collaboration with Poets House and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, presents A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts, a two-week NEH Summer Scholars Institute for school educators, school personnel, and full-time graduate students pursuing careers in middle and high school education.The institute will examine the high regard for poetry and its relationship to music and visual arts in several cultures of the Muslim world, both historically and in


Curriculum Development Stipends for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

Through funding from the U.S. Department of Education, six Title VI National Resource Centers plan to award stipends to faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop and incorporate greater content about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia into the curricula of the institutions at which they teach. These National Resource Centers (NRCs) receive grants under the Higher Education Act to train specialists and to work with other postsecondary institutions to expand Russian, East European, and Eurasian content in the classroom.


Teachers of Critical Languages Program

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) grant application for 2018-2019.

TCLP brings fully-funded Egyptian, Moroccan or Chinese teachers to K-12 schools across the U.S. to teach Arabic or Chinese language and culture for an academic year. Increase your students' access to these critical languages by applying today to host a TCLP teacher at your school!


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