University of Pittsburgh

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


09 Oct 2013


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

27 Sep 2013


The Limits of American Intervention: Lessons from Afghanistan

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, CMU
Sponsored By: 
CMU Center for International Relations and Politics

From South America to Africa to Asia, dystopian states and ineffectual nations create conditions threatening to U.S. and global security. Yet recent history has demonstrated the risks attending American-led military campaigns to eliminate hostile regimes and create suitable replacements through sustained nation-building programs. Drawing upon his three tours of duty in Afghanistan as a military commander and ambassador, Karl Eikenberry will discuss the limits of American hard power in effecting sustainable political-economic change through intervention.

World on Trial: 2004 French Headscarf Law Teacher's Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
114 Katz Building, University Park, PA
Sponsored By: 
The Center for Global Studies at Penn State

Registration is now open for Penn State's Center for Global Studies Teacher’s Workshop:

World on Trial: 2004 French Headscarf Law
Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
114 Katz Building
Penn State University
University Park, PA

Sarah Lyall-Combs

28 Jan 2014


Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys - Minaret

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
Sponsored By: 
National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association

Join us this fall for an exciting 5-part reading and discussion series: Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys: Literary Reflections. The discussion will be led by local scholar Dr. Christina Michelmore. Dr. Michelmore received her BA from Smith College and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, both in history. For seven years she lived and worked in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Pakistan. Until her retirement in 2013, she was chair of the Department of History, Political Science and International Studies at Chatham University.

Jane Jessell,


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