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06 Oct 2013


International Cinema Sunday (Afghanistan)

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Classroom A, Carnegie Library Main Branch
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library

This powerful and remarkable drama chronicles the true story of a young girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy to save her family from starvation. The first feature film made in Afghanistan in the post-Taliban era. Directed by Siddiq Barmak, 82 minutes, 2003. Refreshments will be provided.


02 Nov 2013


A Workshop with Jeff Halper: World Advocate for Palestinian/Israeli Peace

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
The First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh (Ellsworth and Morewood Aves.)
Sponsored By: 
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East

The continuing struggle for a just and fair peace between Israelis and Palestinians should concern all of us. Dr. Jeff Halper is an American-born Jew who has lived in West Jerusalem for forty years and is co-founder and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions ( He will be presenting a workshop on how we can best direct our energy to advocate for Palestinian-Israeli peace.

04 Nov 2013


Israel/Palestine: Towards Peace, Apartheid or Warehousing?

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Pitt Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored By: 
Students for Justice in Palestine

Dr. Jeff Halper’s talk presents the political situation in maps, and also walks through a house demolition in slides. It ends up asking: Where do we go from here?, in which he will talk about options for resolving the conflict – two states, one state (bi-national or democratic) or a regional confederation – or towards apartheid or the warehousing of the Palestinian population.

01 Nov 2013


A Reading by Jeff Halper - An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
501 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
The Literature Program

Dr. Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He is a tireless advocate for justice and civil rights for all Israelis and Palestinians. He has written three books including "An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel" from which he will be reading. A light lunch will be served at 11:30am and after the reading and discussion.

09 Oct 2013


Islam Unplugged

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
The Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies

An engaging and academic overview of Islam designed to prepare students for research related to Islamic cultures, religious practices, geopolitics, and the Arabic language. Talha Rehmani is a popular Islamic lecturer, Fulbright Scholar, and recent graduate in MS-Robotic Systems Development at Carnegie Mellon University. You will have the opportunity to chat with Muslims from around the globe and sample foods from the Muslim world. The event is free and open to faculty, students and the general public. To register email


03 Oct 2013


Gulf Food Security: The Global Land Grab Phenomenon

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
3610 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Dr. Eckart Woertz, a Senior Researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, will be speaking about the issues of Middle East food security and the impact of the global food crisis. He will also be addressing the effects and geopolitical importance of food trade and food boycotts.

09 Oct 2013


Conflicts and Peace Movements within Israel

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Pitt Law School, Room 111
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Global Studies Program, Pitt Dept of Political Science, Pitt Dept of Sociology, Pitt Jewish Studies Program, Pitt National Lawyer's Guild

Dr. Rachel Kutz-Flamenbaum will be on the panel talking about human rights and peace movements in Israel and the panel will feature a speaker from an Israeli organization, Breaking the Silence, which is a group of Israeli military veterans whose goal is to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. Prof. Jonathan Harris from Political Science is also on the panel.

08 Oct 2013


Salon Reading: Hamdy El-Gazzar

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
City of Asylum, 330 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum

7:00 pm Reception, 7:30 pm Reading, 8:30 pm Dessert and Informal Discussion

05 Oct 2013


Turkish Movie Night: Selam

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Turkish Cultural Center, 1459 Crane Ave, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Turkish Cultural Center

The event is free to the public. Free refreshments will be served. For more information go to


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