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Educator's Guide to Islamic Religious Practices

The guide is part of the Muslim civil rights organization’s anti-bullying campaign and is designed to combat bullying and to help create a more welcoming atmosphere for Muslim students in Ohio’s school districts. “This guide is intended to help teachers, administrators and educational staff understand the needs of their Muslim students and families. We believe that education is the most important part of a young person’s life, and we want to help facilitate healthy and supportive classrooms for all students,” said Jennifer Nimer, CAIR-Columbus executive director.

18 Sep 2017

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Pitt Law Presents: Hate Crimes & Their Prosecution In The United States Today

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The University Club, 123 University Pl. Ballroom A, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Following the events in Charlottesville, it has become tragically clear that hate groups are on the rise, and hate crimes have become more prevalent in the United States. What are the causes of this? Can anything be done to stop it? And what are the limits posed in resisting organized hate groups and those who promote violence against and hatred of others, given the constitutional protections of free speech and freedom of association that extend to all of us?

Counter-Islamophobia Kit

Counter-Islamophobia Kit
This two year project is funded by the European Commission – Directorate of Justice, and brings together experts from across Europe.
The project will critically review dominant anti-Muslim narratives, and also compare the use and efficacy of prevailing counter-narratives to Islamophobia in eight European Union member states (France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, Greece and the UK).

13 Sep 2017

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Immigration Crisis: The Collapse of the Post-Colonial State

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:00pm to 11:30pm
Livestream from Zaytuna College
Sponsored By: 
Zaytuna College

Part of the Zaytuna 2017 Fall Lecture Series on the “Immigration Crisis: The Collapse of the Post-Colonial State.” Dr. Hatem Bazian will focus on a critical section of his new book “Annotations on Race, Colonialism, Islamophobia, Islam, and Palestine,” dealing with the immigration crisis and the collapse of the post-colonial state.

19 Oct 2017

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Tenth Annual ASMEA Conference - The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions Ten Years On

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Sponsored By: 
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

Register now for the Tenth Annual ASMEA Conference, The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions Ten Years On.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Mr. Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

SPECIAL REMARKS: High Ranking Members of the Diplomatic Corps

Contact: 
202-429-8860 or info@asmeascholars.org

27 Sep 2017

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Seton Hill Premiere of "The Sultan and the Saint"

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center 100 Harrison Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Seton Hill University, YWCA, Westmoreland Library Network

In the year 1219, Francis of Assisi risked his life by walking across enemy lines to meet the Sultan of Egypt, the Muslim ruler and scholar Sultan Malik al-Kamil. This remarkable encounter, and the commitment to peace of the two men behind it, sucked the venom out of the Crusades and began a new relationship between Muslims and Christians for the better.

Join us for the Seton Hill premiere of UPF's latest film, "The Sultan and the Saint."

Contact: 
Frances Leap: leap@setonhill.edu

09 Oct 2017

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American Middle East Institute's Transformational Technologies Conference: Changing Lives & Markets

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:00pm
Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute

​Celebrating our 10th annual business conference in Pittsburgh, showcasing​ a survey of life-changing technologies, and welcoming dignitaries and decision makers from the Middle East & North Africa for business, investment, and educational opportunities.

DAY 1 - MONDAY, ​OCTOBER 9, 2017

9AM - Business Conference
Fairmont Ballroom - Downtown Pittsburgh

DAY 2 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 , 2017

Private site visits to view path-breaking technologies
(Dignitaries, Sponsors & VIP Ticket Registrants)

TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 10, 2017

Contact: 
mwagley@americanmei.org or 412-995-0076

Arabic in the Sky

An article in Aramco World about the history of naming stars.

Scholars have identified 210 visible stars that carry Arabic names, some of which preserve older names that date back to Babylon and Sumeria. In this illustration, the 30 brightest stars with Arabic names appear as eight-pointed stars, in sizes adjusted for their relative magnitudes, or brightnesses. some 210 of the brightest and most visible stars have modern names of Arabic origin.

Treacherous Love Stories

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
144 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Department of French and Italian and the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, European Studies Center, Honors College, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh

Two events coming about about Sexuality and Islam in France

Undergraduate Lecture by Denis Provencher, University of Arizona entitled Treacherous Love Stories - September 13, 2017, Noon- 12:50 PM, September 13, 144 Cathedral of Learning

General Lecture entitled Queer Maghrebi, September 13, 1:30 PM - 3 PM, 602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

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Plural Identities in the Middle East

Lessons on Late Ottoman Empire download, Gallery Walk of Baghdad and Cosmopolitan Alexandria
Handout, Timeline, graphics, maps, charts

This project was funded by the British Council and Social Science Research Council's "Our Shared Past Initiative."

Medieval map of Constantinople,
1422

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