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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.

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"The Abode of Peace: The Prophet, the Qur'an, and Turning the Other Cheek"

Dr. Juan R.I. Cole, an academic and commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia. He is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Since 2002, he has written a weblog, Informed Comment which is also syndicated on He gave this talk at Georgetown University's Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding on the history of the early Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad. November 2018


Anti-Islamic Campaigns and Internment Camps for Muslims in China

Dr. James Millward, Professor of Inter-Societal History at Georgetown University presents on China's Muslim Internment Camps and the policies behind them

14 Apr 2019


Call for Papers: 10th Annual International Islamophobia Conference- Virtual Internment Islamophobia, Social Technologies of Surveillance and Unequal Citizenship

Monday, April 15, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, April 21, 2019 (All day)
Berkeley Law School, UC Berkeley
Sponsored By: 
Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project University of California, Berkeley

Call for Papers for the 10th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Abstracts are limited to 300 words and a one paragraph (100 words) biography to be used for the program, if the paper is selected.
Abstracts are due by Jan. 30th, 2019
Response to abstracts by Feb. 15th, 2019
Final Invite by March 1st, 2019

Islamophobia Studies Center 2425 Channing Way, Suite 335 Berkeley, CA 94704

22 Dec 2018


Islamic Contribution to Psychology

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Few of A Kind Book Store, 302 1/2 N Craig Street, PIttsburgh PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Few of a Kind and Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh

Join Few of A Kind for an informative and in depth take on how Islam has contributed to the world of psychology from its origins in the 19th and 20th century. We will touch on the psychological principles and practices that are credited to philosophers such as Kant, Spinoza, and others which had origins with Avicenna and Averroes.



11 Jan 2019


Immigrant, Black and Muslim

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4500 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Clair Adida, University of California, San Diego to present as part of New Speaker Series -Seminar in Representation & Identity Politics (SIRIP) organized by the
Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh

This year’s series features researchers from American and Comparative politics who are doing path-breaking work on topics related to identity, representation, ethnicity, and diversity.

15 Feb 2019


Book Discussion: Islam After Communism

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
4217 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, 230 South Boquet Street
Sponsored By: 

Educators and librarians are invited to participate in the CERIS Spring 2019 Book discussion on Feb 15, 2019. Dinner at 5 PM and discussion to follow at 6 PM.
We will discuss Islam After Communism by Adeeb Khalid. The book was selected and the discussion will be led by Dr. James Pickett, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh. To participate please register at

Elaine Linn,


Travelers Along the Silk Roads

Travelers Along the Silk Roads
10th Century to the Present
October 24, 2018-May 1, 2019
Ground & Second Floors, Hillman Library
Free & open to the public during Hillman Library hours

Hillman Library Ground Floor Exhibit

06 Dec 2018


Book DIscussion: The Monk of Mokha

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall, 230 South Bouquet Street, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

A book book discussion on the Monk of Mokha, by David Eggers facilitated by Will Picard.

Maja Konitzer,

01 Nov 2018


Nuruddin Farah

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
City of Asylum, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum

Join the City of Asylum for a reading and Q&A with Neustadt Prize-winner Nuruddin Farah, presented by Paul A. Bové. Nuruddin Farah will be reading from his work "Maps."



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