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Negotiating Arab Identities & Gender Roles in Film & Literature - Carnegie Mellon University

2015-01-01 00:00:00
Spring

This course focuses on the processes of self-definition by Arab men and women in literature and their representation in film. These processes include expressions of sexuality, body image, the motif of un/veiling, the issues of filiation and affiliation, and national and religious identities. Each process will be identified within a spatial and temporal context in light of the manifestations of the socio-cultural changes.

Course #: 
82300
Department: 
Modern Languages
Credits: 
3
Region(s): 
Prerequisites: 
None
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
0

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Arabic for Global Exchange (Mini) - Carnegie Mellon University -

2015-01-01 00:00:00
Spring

7 Class Meeting: Tuesdays 1:30-2:50 - 1/13- 1/20 - 1/27 - 2/3 - 2/10 - 2/17 - 2/24 (this is a Mini3 course)

Course Objectives:
- To acquire necessary cultural knowledge of the Arabic-Speaking World.
- To learn basic, functional Arabic vocabulary that will enable you to converse in a basic, Arabic conversation. You will learn how to greet and respond to greetings, order food in a restaurant, and use important expressions and Arabic etiquette for every day conversation when traveling to an Arabic-speaking country or having a professional meeting.

Course #: 
82114
Department: 
Modern Languages
Credits: 
2
Region(s): 
Prerequisites: 
None
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
0

22 Mar 2014

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2014 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival: The Square

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
CMU McConomy Auditorium 5032 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Mellon University, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Directed by Jehane Noujaim | Egypt/USA | 2013 | 104 min.

Event Includes: Panel discussion with Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, and Amani Attia, Professor of Arabic at the University of Pittsburgh. Moderated by Roger Rouse, Global Studies professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Plus a reception featuring an assortment of hummus, cheeses, bread, and pastries will be generously provided by Allegro Hearth Bakery
Presented in Conjunction with: Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh

10 Apr 2014

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Turkish music master Önder Özkoç to perform

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
Center for Iranian Music, College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University

The Carnegie Mellon University Center for Iranian Music is sponsoring the residency of Turkish music master Önder Özkoç through April at the College of Fine Arts (CFA). Özkoç’s residency will feature free lectures and research on Turkish music, as well as a recital on Thursday, April 10, at Kresge Recital Hall.

Beginning Feb. 19, the free lectures will take place weekly from 6:30 - 8:20 p.m. every Wednesday through April 23 in Room 157 of the CFA Building. These lectures are open to all CMU and the public. Lectures will cover the following topics:

Contact: 
Erberk Eriylmaz at erberkeryilmaz@gmail.com

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Muslims in a Global Context: Central Asia

Spring

5pm Friday March 21 - 1:00 pm Sunday, March 23, 2014

Room 100, Porter Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

2014-01-01 00:00:00
Department: 
Global Studies, Political Science
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
1
Credits: 
1

16 Nov 2013

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Muslims in a Global Context Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines Friday, November 15, 2013 - Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, November 17, 2013 (All day)
Sennott square, University of Pittsburgh

This one credit mini-course is part of a series organized by regions around the world based on their role on the world stage, their importance within the Muslim world, and the critical influence they play in the global community. The series and course seeks to illuminate the various perspectives of the Muslim community around the world.

27 Sep 2013

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The Limits of American Intervention: Lessons from Afghanistan

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, CMU
Sponsored By: 
CMU Center for International Relations and Politics

From South America to Africa to Asia, dystopian states and ineffectual nations create conditions threatening to U.S. and global security. Yet recent history has demonstrated the risks attending American-led military campaigns to eliminate hostile regimes and create suitable replacements through sustained nation-building programs. Drawing upon his three tours of duty in Afghanistan as a military commander and ambassador, Karl Eikenberry will discuss the limits of American hard power in effecting sustainable political-economic change through intervention.

The Politics of Jesus, a public lecture by Dr. Reza Aslan, Author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Humanities Scholars Program at Carnegie Mellon University, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Reza Aslan
Author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth and No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California - Riverside
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh

Contact: 
welcome@worldpittsburgh.org.

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Muslims in a Global Context: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar

Fall
2013-01-01 00:00:00
Department: 
Political Science, Global Studies Center

Muslims in a Global Context is a semi-annual mini-course series for students, educators, and the broader community to learn from faculty experts and practitioners about issues of critical importance to the understanding of countries with significant Muslim populations. Each term the cluster of countries changes. Speakers for this session include: Dr. Juan Cole, University of Michigan (Monday, November 11), Dr. James Hoesterey, Emory University, Dr. Sidharth Chandra, Michigan State, Dr. Azlan Tajuddin, LaRoche College.

Course #: 
PS1903 (28672)
Student Population: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Continuing Education
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
1
Credits: 
1

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