University of Pittsburgh

22 Mar 2018


Book Discussion: Exit West

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Hillman Library Room 171B, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center

As part of the Pittsburgh A&L "Ten Evenings" series, Mohsin Hamid (author of Exit West) will be talking about his recent works and creative processes. Prior to their public lectures at the Carnegie Music Hall, the Global Studies Center is hosting a more intimate gathering with Pitt faculty, students and the community to learn about and discuss how these works of fiction help us to understand global processes and the connections, disruptions, inequalities, and opportunities they create. We will be giving out a limited number of FREE tickets to the lecture to those who attend.

Lisa Bromberg

14 Apr 2018


2018 CERIS Research Symposium

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Duquense University, Pitttsburgh PA
Sponsored By: 
Sponsored by the Consortium for Educational Resources www.cerisnet and the Center for Christian – Islamic Dialogue

Students are invited to present their research at the CERIS Research Symposium on April 14, 2018 at Duquesne University. As we are celebrating our 15th year, we are highlighting faculty and student research or special projects, along with hosting keynote speaker Dr. Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Elaine Linn,

21 Feb 2018


Pakistan's Role in Regional Stability

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Giant Eagle Auditorium (A51), Baker Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Center for International Relations and Politics, University of Pittsburgh

Join us for a lecture by His Excellency Aiziz Chaudhry, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States. He is a career Foreign Service Officer with over 36 years of bilateral and multilateral experience in the field of diplomacy. Before his appointment as ambassador in March 2017, he served as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, spokesperson of the foreign ministry, Additional Foreign Secretary for the UN and Disarmament Affairs, and Director General for relations with South Asian countries where he has remained closely associated with the peace process with India.


24 Feb 2018


Nationalism and Identity in the Era of Colonialism

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:15am to 4:00pm
IR110 Amado Recital Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sponsored By: 
Pennsylvania Council for International Education

The objective of this workshop is to facilitate the teaching at the high school level of complex issues such as Colonialism, Nationalism and identity. By offering lectures and hands-on interactive modules which incorporate both maps and facilitated discussions on nationalism and identity the hope is that the teachers will find useful tools that they can incorporate in their teaching. Curricula generated from this workshop will be posted on the PA Department of Education’s SAS portal and tagged as meeting global education goals and skills.



Arabic Language and Arab Culture (ALAC)

Qatar Foundation International is pleased to offer K-12 schools in the US, Canada, Brazil and the UK an exciting opportunity between December 18 (UN Arabic Day) and March 2, 2018 with Chatterbox and Natakallam. Connect your classroom with an Arabic- speaking refugee to learn some Arabic, hear their personal story, and learn more about the Arab world via Skype.


The University of Pittsburgh 2018 Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers

Make college more affordable for your high school students—and help them grow as global citizens and 21st century professional—while earning ACT 48 professional development credits.

The College in High School program and the University Center for International Studies invites applications from secondary educators interested in teaching globally focused courses that offer transferable college credit to students at their high school. Courses in which you can obtain certification and training may include:

22 Feb 2018


A Discussion with Former Ambassador Dennis Jett on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Posvar 4217 University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Global Affairs Club, Global Studies Center, CERIS

Join the Global Affairs Club at the University of Pittsburgh as we welcome former Ambassador Dennis Jett to lead a discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal. This is the second event of the semester in our overarching semester focus on regional dynamics in the Middle East.

21 Feb 2018


A Dialogue with the Ambassador of Pakistan

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a moderated armchair dialogue with His Excellency Mr. Aizaz Chaudhry, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States. Our discussion will explore the strength of the strategic partnership between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, as well as the challenges and opportunities that the future holds.

02 Feb 2018


Joel Migdal Book Talk, Shifting Sands

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
3911 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Please join us for a talk with prominent scholar Joel Migdal. In his recent book, Shifting Sands, Dr. Migdal discusses how key transformations led to a series of missteps and misconceptions in the 20th century US policy towards the Middle East. He sees an opportunity for the US to deploy a new, more workable strategy. When he joins us, he will highlight key themes in his recent work and extend its analysis to present day challenges in the region.

This event is part of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs’ Middle East Politics and Development Lecture Series.

12 Feb 2018


Polymaths of Islam: Scholars and Knowledge Networks in a Eurasian Cosmopolis

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
History Department Lounge, 3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh History Department

Come join the University of Pittsburgh History Department for a Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop featuring James Pickett, Assistant Professor of History at Pitt. Additional commentary will be provided by Devin DeWeese, Professor in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. A reception will be held at 4:00, and the workshop will begin at 4:30. The manuscript can be dowloaded at this link:


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