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Call for Papers: Paris, France International Islamophobia Conference The Epistemic, Racial, Cultural and Structural Exclusionary Measures in France and Europe

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 5:45pm to Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 5:45pm
Paris, France
Sponsored By: 
UC Berkeley IRDP (Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project) and CADIS (Centre d'Analyse et d'Intervention Sociologiques), Paris

The Epistemic, Racial, Cultural and Structural Exclusionary Measures in France and Europe

CFP Deadline: September 2, 2013
Conference Date: December 13-14, 2013
UC Berkeley IRDP (Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project)
and CADIS (Centre d'Analyse et d'Intervention Sociologiques), Paris
Invite Scholars and Researchers to Submit Paper Proposals:

08 Jul 2013

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Ramadan Begins

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 (All day)
Worldwide
Sponsored By: 
CERIS

Happy Ramadan to all! Muslims living in Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and the greater tri-state region will begin observing the annual fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan on July 9, 2013. For the next 28 to 30 days, mosques throughout the region will have daily prayers, programs, and dinners throughout the month. CERIS wishes all a happy month of Ramadan. Please visit the website of local mosques for more information about specific activities during this special month.

Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
www.icp-pgh.org/

Contact: 
Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

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Muslims in a Global Context: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar

Fall
2013-01-01 00:00:00
Department: 
Political Science, Global Studies Center

Muslims in a Global Context is a semi-annual mini-course series for students, educators, and the broader community to learn from faculty experts and practitioners about issues of critical importance to the understanding of countries with significant Muslim populations. Each term the cluster of countries changes. Speakers for this session include: Dr. Juan Cole, University of Michigan (Monday, November 11), Dr. James Hoesterey, Emory University, Dr. Sidharth Chandra, Michigan State, Dr. Azlan Tajuddin, LaRoche College.

Course #: 
PS1903 (28672)
Student Population: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Continuing Education
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
1
Credits: 
1

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HAA 1030: Special Topics – Museum Studies Roads of Arabia: Studying, Collecting and Displaying the Art of Arabia, Ancient to Modern

2013-01-01 00:00:00
Fall

Frankincense and myrrh, the Queen of Sheba, Lawrence of Arabia: these elements figure prominently in Western perceptions of Arabia.  Recent discoveries in the region, however, have exposed a richer history of Arabian art and culture.  In conjunction with the exhibition Roads of Arabia at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH), this course surveys the visual traditions of the Arabian Peninsula from its most ancient settlements to its modern Islamic cultures and critically examines their collection and display in museums in the Middle East and abroad.

Course #: 
HAA 1030 (28980)
Department: 
History of Art and Architexture
Credits: 
3
Region(s): 
Student Population: 
Undergraduate
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
1

Patriotism and White Supremacy – Confronting Racism in Conversation

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Bricolage -Downtown – 937 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Coalition for Racial Justice and WWHAT’S UP!

Conversation Salon's
This session will focus on xenophobia and white America’s fear of Arab Americans and Muslims. Its a potluck.

Contact: 
(412) 471-0999

Humanity Day, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Each year during the month of Ramadan, the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh invites the greater Pittsburgh community to join their members in breaking their fast and recognizing those in Pittsburgh that have contributed to bridging relations between communities in our beautiful city. The Islamic Center is pleased to have as their featured speaker, Ihsan Bagby. Dr. Bagby is Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky. His research for the last 10 years has focused on Muslims in America. He is a board member on the Council of Islamic Relations.

Contact: 
Julie Webb, Outreach Coordinator, outreach@icp-pgh.org

CERIS Book Discussion for Educators: B

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Seton Hill University, Room/Bldg TBA
Sponsored By: 
CERIS and Seton Hill University

Educators are invited to attend dinner and a book discussion on Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo. Boo explores how Muslims, Hindus, and Christians sharing a slum in India's financial capital, Mumbai, have been dealing with the daily implications of global change, intensifying inequality, and repeated efforts to incite religious conflict. Shortlisted for numerous prizes, the book recently won the 2012 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Contact: 
Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

22 Jun 2013

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Persian and Politics at Conflict Kitchen

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Schenely Plaza, Forbes and Schneley Plaza, Pittsburgh

Join Conflict Kitchen for a special five-course Persian meal prepared by our chef with special guests, under the tent, for dinner conversation about Iranian life, culture, and politics.

To make a reservation email info@conflictkitchen.org include the number of people attending, dietary restrictions, and your phone number. Conflict Kitchen will get back to you to confirm your reservation. Seating is limited.
Price: $45 per person
*BYOB

Contact: 
info@conflictkitchen.org

25 Jun 2013

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Pakistan/Sri Lanka: The Military In Humanity

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh

The Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh is with a focus on “Pakistan/Sri Lanka: The Military In Humanity,” with a keynote address by Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa and contributions from discussants Ms. Frederica Jansz and Dr. Arjuna Parakrama, chaired by Professor Susan Z Andrade.

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