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27 Oct 2018

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Not in Our Name

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:45pm to 9:15pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

An initiative of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Not in Our Name is the first documentary project ever produced on counter-extremism in Central Asia. With the goal of empowering communities to stand up to violent extremist recruiters who claim to represent them, the RFE/RL team traveled to diverse regions and explored how residents can work together from the local to the national level to prevent the spread of violence.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

27 Oct 2018

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Ingushetia, the Speech of the Voiceless

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

The conflict in the North Caucasus has echoed throughout the Middle East, Europe, and even in the USA (Boston bombing). The Russians claim it is just another page of the war on terror.

The general consensus is that the conflict has its origins in Muslim resistance to Russian colonization in the 19th century, known as the Caucasian war. Is it actually that simple though? No one doubts that the Caucasian war took place, but was the resistance really Muslim?

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

27 Oct 2018

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Majlis Podcast: Central Asia in Current Affairs

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:45pm to 2:15pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

The Majlis Podcast is Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's in-depth weekly current affairs talk show focusing on Central Asia.

Hosted and produced by Muhammad Tahir, RFE/RL's Media Relations Manager, every week the podcast brings the most relevant experts to discuss the pressing issues of the day involving its target region.

As part of the Special Events Series of the 2018 conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, RFE/RL will record an episode on a current affairs topic with discussants and a live audience.

Conference registration is NOT required.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

25 Oct 2018

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Journalism: First Draft of History or Tomorrow's Fishwrapper? Can Scholars Help?

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Confucius Institute along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), School of Education, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh Press and Central Eurasi

A special roundtable convened by EurasiaNet, https://www.eurasianet.org/.

Eurasianet is an independent news organization that covers news from and about the South Caucasus and Central Asia, providing on-the-ground reporting and critical perspectives on the most important developments in the region. We strive to provide information useful to policymakers, scholars, and interested citizens both in and outside of Eurasia. Content is published in both English and Russian.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

26 Oct 2018

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The Power of Evidence-Based Research in Policy-Making: Lessons from Afghanistan

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
121 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

This is the keynote lecture for the Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference being held at Pitt from October 24th-28th. Registration for the conference is required to attend this lecture: https://nomadit.co.uk/cess/cess2018/conferencesuite.php/registration/.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

05 Oct 2018

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Coethnicity and Clientelism in Divided Societies: Insights from an Experimental Study of Political Behavior in Lebanon

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4500 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Political Science Department

The political science department is pleased to welcome our first speaker for the Seminar on Representation and Identity (SIRIP) Friday, October 5 from 12:00-1:30 in 4500 Posvar. SIRIP is a new year-long series that features researchers from American and Comparative Politics who are doing path-breaking work on topics related to identity, representation, ethnicity, and diversity.

Contact: 
Laura Paler (lpaler@pitt.edu)

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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

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