University of Pittsburgh

29 Oct 2013


Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys - The Arabian Nights

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 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,

19 Sep 2013


Colloquium: "The Arab Spring Between Three Enlightenments"

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center

Colloquium presented by Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology) with responses by Ronald Judy (English) and John Beverly (Hispanic). For more information and additional events visit the Humanities Center website

13 Nov 2013


Egypt Dialogue Series: A series of discussions on global issues with Pitt and Egyptian university students

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:15pm
3431 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh

The Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program invites Pitt students to dialogue with students at American University in Cairo (AUC) on topics concerning politics, economics, revolutions, religion, terrorism, American foreign policy, women’s rights, occupation, sharia law and more. All the topics you shouldn’t discuss at a cocktail party! The Egyptian students are enrolled in a interdisciplinary global issues course at AUC. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor of Sociology.

Elaine Linn,


Life of Muhammad

PBS series on the Life of Muhammad. The show is available online until 9/13/2013.
The Seeker
• Aired: 08/20/2013
• Length: 55:05
• Expires on 09/03/2013
• Rating: TV-PG
Omaar examines the world into which Muhammad was born, his marriage to his first wife, Khadijah, as well as his first revelations and the profound impact they had on his life and on the lives of those closest to him.

Securing Egypt's Future

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC
Sponsored By: 
Middle East Institute

Middle East Institute Host one day conference
The Middle East Institute is hosting a an all-day conference titled “Securing Egypt’s Future.” The event brings together a range of Egyptian and American voices to examine recent political, social, and economic developments with the aim of providing recommendations and solutions for securing a more stable, prosperous, inclusive, and democratic Egypt.


Please note that the conference is divided into morning and afternoon sessions, which require separate registration.

Morning Session

05 Aug 2013


Ramadan Lecture and Display

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Hill District Library, 2217 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Womens Association of Pittsburgh

Public presentation by Imam AbuSamih Tadese, Founder of the Islamic University Center of Pittsburgh


Islamic Patterns, Islamic Art

Primary, Middle and Secondary Levels (Can be adapted) Curriculum created by Carol Bier, Maryland Institute College of Art. Curriculum created for use in class on pattern in Islamic art taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.


Mada Masr

Alternative news and commentary on current events in Egypt.

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


Ramadan Begins

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

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

Elaine Linn,


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