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University of Pittsburgh

Asian Studies Center, Contact: Shashank Srivastava, shashank.srivastava@pitt.edu
www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc

Center for Russian and East European Studies. Contact: Zsuzsanna Magdo, zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu
ucis.pitt.edu/crees

07 Jul 2019

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National Endowment for the Humanities Workshop for K-12 teachers

Monday, July 8, 2019 (All day) to Friday, July 26, 2019 (All day)
Sponsored By: 
National Endowment for the Humanities

What does it mean to be both Muslim and American? You are invited to explore this fascinating and important question this coming summer. You will read compelling texts and conduct engaging field trips as you study the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. As an NEH Summer Scholar, you will reflect on and discuss thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; visit two mosques; and prepare teaching tools to integrate this information into your existing classes.

31 Jan 2019

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Silk Roads Rising -- Globalization and Exchange from the 10th Century to the Present

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 3:00pm to Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:30pm
Hillman Library, Thornburgh Room,
Sponsored By: 
ULS

A spekaer series in conjunction with the University Library System (ULS) exhibit "Travelers Along the Silk Roads: 10th Century to the Present" located on the ground and second floors of Hillman Library. Free & open to the public.

Speakers Series Schedule:

Jan 31st: Traveling for the State: Dunhuang Envoys on the Silk Road (850-1000)
Speaker: Xin Wen
Assistant Professor , East Asian Studies adn History,
Princeton University

22 Jan 2019

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Reading Across Cultures--Diverse Books for the 7 – 12 Grade Classroom

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 8:00pm

Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Freeman Book Award, Middle East Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award) will sponsor a 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards.

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The History of African American Islam

Rasul Miller is a PhD candidate and a William Fontaine fellow of Africana Studies and History at the University of Pennsylvania. Rasul received his BA in Economics and African and African American Studies from Duke University. His research interests include Muslim movements in 20th century America and their relationship to Black internationalist thought and West African intellectual history. He serves as editor and contributing writer for the history section of Sapelo Square, an award winning online platform dedicated to the experiences of Black Muslims.

17 Jan 2019

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Book Talk: The Islamic State in Britain: Radicalization and Resilience in an Activist Network

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Twentieth Century Club, 2nd Floor (4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213).
Sponsored By: 
The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies

The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies is delighted to invite you to the launch of Dr. Michael Kenney’s book, “The Islamic State in Britain: Radicalization and Resilience in an Activist Network,” on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm at the Twentieth Century Club, 2nd Floor (4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213).

A panel discussion will be held with Drs. Kenney, Alexander Montgomery and Julie Chernov Hwang.

Contact: 
Sanda Prigg-Monteverde sjp89@pitt.edu

01 Feb 2019

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Africa and Asia: Intersections of Labor and Migration: a mini-course for K-12 educators

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall, 230 South Bouquet Street, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
NCTA in collaboration with the Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Center and African Studies Center, University Center for International Studies.

A mini-course this February at the University of Pittsburgh for K-12 teachers. This course is offered by NCTA in collaboration with the Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Center and African Studies Center, University Center for International Studies.

Contact: 
Patrick Hughes at hughespw@pitt.edu

19 Jan 2019

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CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: Nana Asma'u: The Model of Literacy for Muslim Women

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
301 1/2 N Craig Street. Few of a Kind Store
Sponsored By: 
Few of a Kind and Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Dr. Beverly Mack, Professor Emeritus of African and Women Studies, University of Kansas will present her research on Nan Asma'u, the Model of Literacy for Muslim Women

16 Jan 2018

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Stealing the Bosnian Census, 2013-2016

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall, 230 South Bouquet Street, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

The 2013 Bosnian census figures report by the central government contain an over count of approximately 150,000, a number greater than the population of the third-largest city in the country, and probably due mainly to illegal registration on non-residents in strategically important parts of the country. While EUROSTAT has devised procedures to ensure a more accurate enumeration, the leaders of the three main ethno-national political communities had opposing interests in country nonresident, illegally, as residents.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

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ISPU Study: Contributions to the State of Michigan

Rebecca Karam, Principal Investigator of ISPU's Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project, discusses the contributions of Muslims to the state of Michigan, highlighting the stories of some truly inspiring individuals.

For more: www.muslimsforamericanprogress.com

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