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Emergent: Women’s Voices

Emergent (BarAyandegan) is a new body of work about Iranian women and how they changed the dynamics of gender and the socio-economic structures in the 20th century Iran. In its first phase, Emergent includes a series of guided conversations with women who were born before 1950. These conversations took place in their personal spaces, and make up the content of the podcast series. Each episode provides an intimate portrait of one woman in her own voice.

06 Oct 2018

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It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of How a School in Somaliland Became a Global Community

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Few of a Kind Store, 302 1/2 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh

Join us for a live, international video-forum with Jonathan Starr, an American who founded Abaarso School in Somaliland, and Nimco Ahmed Ismail, a graduate of the school who became an Abaarso teacher and then the school's Dean of Girls. Suad Yusuf, a Pittsburgher and past Abaarso teacher, will host the video-forum. Attendees will be invited to ask panelists questions!

To support future programming and the community work of the Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh, a donation of $2 is suggested for attending the event.

Contact: 
Malak Bokhari, storemwap@gmail.com

28 Sep 2018

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Spatial Debilities: Slow Life and Disaster Capitalism in Palestine

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
1500 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Rhetoric Society of America Pitt Graduate Student Chapter

Join the Rhetoric Society of America Pitt Graduate Student Chapter in hosting Dr. Jasbir K. Puar for a public research presentation. The address is part of a workshop on Race, Media, and Technology. As the keynote address, Dr. Jasbir K. Puar will be presenting an argument from her most recent book, The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability.

14 Nov 2018

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Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Porter Hall 100, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Politics & Strategy

Join us for a discussion by former FBI Special Agent, U.S. Army officer and leading cyber-security expert Clint Watts. Watts is currently a senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University and a Foreign Policy Research Institute fellow. Watts has given expert testimony to the U.S. Congress multiple times on terrorism and cybersecurity.

Contact: 
Jose M. Lopez Sanchez, jmls@cmu.edu

27 Nov 2018

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Analyzing Extremist Ideologies, Online and Offline

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Porter Hall 100, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Politics & Strategy

Join us for a discussion featuring J.M. Berger on extremist ideologies online and offline. J.M. Berger is the author of Extremism (MIT Press, August 2018). He is a research fellow with VOX-Pol and a postgraduate research student at Swansea University's School of Law, where he studies extremist ideologies. Berger's work encompasses extremism and terrorism, propaganda, and social media analytical techniques.

Contact: 
Jose M. Lopez Sanchez, jmls@cmu.edu

24 Sep 2018

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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan, David Ranz to present on South Asia Strategy – The Bilateral Relationship between Pakistan and the United States

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Baker Hall A53, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Politics & Strategy

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan, David Ranz, will discuss the current status of the U.S.-Pakistan bilateral relationship and where Pakistan fits into the Administration’s South Asia strategy

Contact: 
Jose M. Lopez Sanchez, jmls@cmu.edu

17 Sep 2018

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“Captivated by the Mediterranean: Early Modern Spain and the Political Economy of Ransom”

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
History Department Lounge 3703 Posvar Hall University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Co-sponsored by EMW, World History Center, History Department, Jewish Studies Program.
Contact: 
Molly Warsh (warsh@pitt.edu)

28 Feb 2019

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New mosques, new neighbors? The domestication of Islam and the politics of proximity, presented by Patricia Ehrkamp.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center

Speaker: Patricia Ehrkamp, University of Kentucky Department of Geography.

Contact: 
Veronica Dristas

Arabic for Beginners - Free Language Classes at the Carnegie Library

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Classroom A, CLP - Main (Oakland)
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Arabic for Beginners gives an introduction to Arabic language and various cultures of the Middle East. It meets on the second and third Sunday of each month, except for November 18, in Classroom A. This class session runs from September through December.

These classes are FREE.
You do not have to register for the classes.
You do not need to bring anything or buy anything.
New participants are welcome at any time.
This class is for adults, but young people are welcome as long as they behave respectfully.

Contact: 
newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org

Turkish for Beginners - Free Language Classes at the Carnegie Library

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Graphic Novels Room, CLP - Main (Oakland)
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

This is an introduction for those who are new to Turkish or consider themselves a little rusty. Meets on the first and third Monday of each month, except September 3, in the Graphic Novels Room. This class session runs from September through December.

These classes are FREE.
You do not have to register for the classes.
You do not need to bring anything or buy anything.
New participants are welcome at any time.
This class is for adults, but young people are welcome as long as they behave respectfully.

Contact: 
newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org

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