Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

427 Burrowes Bldg,
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-8882
Contact: Sarah Lyall-Combs, lyallcombs@psu.edu
www.psu.edu

05 Oct 2016

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Western Bombs, Eastern Societies: The Destruction of Nations and Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Katz Building Auditorium, Penn State University
Sponsored By: 
Department of Asian Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Weiss Chair of the Humanities, the Department of History, and the School of International Affairs

After the fiasco of the Iraq War of 2003, the West pushed for a new mandate through the UN called the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in 2005. This new mandate revived ideas of humanitarian intervention that had been called into question from the detritus of Iraq. No lessons were learned. After R2P came Libya, a society now in ruins, and then came Syria, a country whose civil war had been fanned along even as no good outcome seemed on the horizon. Presented by Dr. Vijay Prashad from Trinity College, this talk will explore the landscape of intervention and its perils.

World on Trial: 2004 French Headscarf Law Teacher's Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
114 Katz Building, University Park, PA
Sponsored By: 
The Center for Global Studies at Penn State

Registration is now open for Penn State's Center for Global Studies Teacher’s Workshop:

World on Trial: 2004 French Headscarf Law
Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
114 Katz Building
Penn State University
University Park, PA

Contact: 
Sarah Lyall-Combs

25 Apr 2013

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Geographies of Power: Justice, Revolution, and the Cultural Imagination

Friday, April 26, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, April 27, 2013 (All day)
Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
Sponsored By: 
Pennsylvania State University, Worldwide Universities Network, University of Alberta, University of Cape Town, The University of York

Using historical analysis and cross-cultural awareness, this conference will emphasize shifting geographies of power in the period between the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the 2011 Arab Spring. The project is premised on the idea that “the frontiers of cultural understanding” are undergoing a transformation that can only be appreciated through a cross-cultural perspective and a multi-disciplinary methodology that is alert to the historical precedents behind current geopolitical and cultural conflicts.

Contact: 
April Cole (alc5505@psu.edu)

03 Apr 2013

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De-Radicalizing the Taliban's Child Militants: A View from Swat Valley

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Alumni Fireside Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
Sponsored By: 
International Center for teh Study of Terrorism, The Center for Global Studies

Pakistan’s Swat Valley and the brutal legacy of the Taliban’s recruitment of child militants will be the focus of a talk by Dr. John Horgan, director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism (ICST) at Penn State. The event will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in the Alumni Fireside Lounge at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus. Horgan’s talk, titled “De-Radicalizing the Taliban’s Child Militants: A View from Swat Valley,” is free and open to the public.

Contact: 
Kate Slaverns (kes37@psu.edu)

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Advanced Language and Cultures I

2011-01-01 00:00:00
Fall

Fifth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: reading more complex texts, films, further development of conversation, composition skills, Arab cultures, current issues.

Course #: 
ARAB 401
Department: 
Arabic
Prerequisites: 
ARAB 110 or approval of instructor
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
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Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I

2011-01-01 00:00:00

Introduction to reading, writing, pronunciation, and aural comprehension of modern standard Arabic, simple grammatical forms, basic vocabulary.

Course #: 
ARAB 001
Fall
Department: 
Arabic
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
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