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27 Mar 2013

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Five Broken Cameras

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cathedral of Learning G13, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

2013 Academy Award Nominee, Documentary spanning 5 years of the struggle of one Palestinian villager against the Israeli Separation Barrier threatening his village, from the point of view of the 5 cameras destroyed in the process of making the film (Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi, 2011, 94 min.)

Contact: 
mab205@pitt.edu

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MUSLIMS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT: GULF STATES AND IRAN

Spring
2013-01-01 00:00:00
Department: 
Political Science

Muslims in a Global Context is a semi-annual workshop/mini-course series that brings together faculty experts and practitioners with members of the business and cultural community, teachers, and university students for one weekend each fall and spring term. The workshops consist of presentations on topics of critical importance to the understanding of countries with significant Muslim populations. Each workshop focuses on a single cluster of countries.

Course #: 
1903
Student Population: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Continuing Education
Region(s): 
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
0
Credits: 
1

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The Ottoman Empire (1300-1923)

Fall
2013-01-01 00:00:00
Department: 
History

This course traces the history of the ottoman empire from its origins as an obscure band of frontier warriors, to the highpoint of its geopolitical power in the sixteenth century, and on to its further evolution as an increasingly complex and peaceful society, down to the opening of the period of European imperialism and nation building. It will address not only the ottomans' political power, but also those economic, social, and cultural factors that helped explain that power and gave the empire such a distinctive place in the history of Western Europe, Balkans and the Middle East.

Course #: 
1753 (27743)
Student Population: 
Undergraduate
Subject(s): 
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
1
Credits: 
3

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Renaissance East and West

Fall
2013-01-01 00:00:00
Department: 
History

The Renaissance was a decisive movement in world history. It developed as a cultural and intellectual movement in the global context. Between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, Europe and Muslim world engaged in intense exchange of ideas, objects, and skills shaped the Renaissance in Europe and in the Muslim World. This course will begin with a critical history of the evolution of the term.

Course #: 
1001 (22122)
Student Population: 
Undergraduate
Subject(s): 
Primary Focus on Islam?: 
1
Credits: 
3

26 Apr 2013

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Ottoman-Persian Exchanges, 16th-20th Centuries

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:00pm to Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 6:00pm
University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall, 218 - Ben Franklin
Sponsored By: 
University of Pennsylvania, Middle East Studies Center

The Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania is organizing a conference on cultural, social, political, economic, and intellectual exchanges between the Ottoman and Persian empires 16th through 20th centuries, which will be held on Friday, 26 April 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania.

"Engaging Muslim Communities to Counter Radicalization - Intercultural Challenges and Dilemmas: A Practitioner's Perspective"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Room 3911 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Ridgeway Center, GSPIA

"Engaging Muslim Communities to Counter Radicalization - Intercultural Challenges and Dilemmas: A Practitioner's Perspective"
Abdul Hye Miah

27 Feb 2013

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Sudan and South Sudan: Opportunities and Challenges

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
3431 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Ford Institute, University of Pittsburgh

Ambassador Princeton Lyman, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan

• North-South Issues
• Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Nuba Mountains
• U.S. Diplomatic Efforts

New Security Concerns in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Role of the EU

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4217 WW Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
European Union Center of Excellence & European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

“New Security Concerns in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Role of the EU”
Marina Skordeli, Director of the Jean Monnet Center at the University of Athens

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Muslim Students' Association, University of Pittsburgh

Muslim Students' Association (MSA) is an organization dedicated to serving the Muslim students on campus and educating the campus community about Islam and Muslims. The MSA has created a series of videos cleverly using the format of the NBC comedy The Office, integrating Muslim daily rituals to inform viewers about the practices and challenges of young Muslim adults.

The Light Thief (Svet-Ake)

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh

In this colorful modern-day parable of good and evil, a humble village electrician devotes his compassion and ingenuity to destitute
neighbors in a wind-swept valley of Kyrgyzstan. Played with wry humanity by writer-director Aktan Arym Kubat, the trusting Mr. Light
strikes a suspect bargain with a rich developer running for local office, as unemployment threatens the survival of the community.
Stoking a dream to supply wind-generated electricity to the whole valley, the modest visionary comes up against an increasingly dark

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