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Conversations on Europe: The End of Soft Power? The EU and the Middle East

The second installment in "Conversation on Europe" -- a series of interactive videoconferences for 2012-13 -- the EUCE/ESC brings experts together via remote connection to discuss the range and level of European influence in the Middle East. Europe has, until recently, been an attractive model for countries in democratization, because of the non-threatening, non-military way Europe—and the EU in particular—attracted adherents. Almost two years after the Arab Spring, does Europe retain any influence, any ability to influence events?

A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Sponsored By: 
Frick Art and Historical Center

The exhibition provides a beautiful and fascinating look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia (what is now present-day Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan). Produced for both the luxury and middle-class markets, these vessels, bowls, pitchers, and bottles reflect numerous cultural and artistic influences and an aesthetic sensibility that seems startling modern.

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412-371-0600

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Foreign Affairs "The Best Books on the Middle East 2012"

Annual listing of best reads on the Middle East for 2012 selected by L. Carl Brown, the professor emeritus of history at Princeton University, was Middle East reviewer for Foreign Affairs for the January/February through May/June issues this year. John Waterbury, the William Stewart Tod professor of Politics and International Affairs emeritus at Princeton became Middle East reviewer for Foreign Affairs.

21 Nov 2013

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Snow

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 6:00am to 7:00am
Carnegie Library, Main Library, Large Print Room , 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Books in the Afternoon Series

14 Nov 2013

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Poetry of Rumi

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Carnegie Library, Main Library, Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Jelaluddin Rumi, the 13th century Muslim mystic poet, was truly one of the most passionate and profound poets in history. Now, today his presence still remains strong, due in part to how his words seem to drip of the divine, and startle a profound remembrance that links all back to the Soul-Essence. Born in what is present day Afghanistan in 1207, he produced his master work the Masnawi which consists of over 60,000 poems before he died in 1273. The best way to fully say in words his impact, is that he has the ability to describe the Indescribable, Ineffable-- God.

04 Aug 2013

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A Screaming Man

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Carnegie Library, Main Library, Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

International Cinema Sunday

02 Jun 2013

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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Carnegie Library, Main Library, Director's Conference Room, 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

International Cinema Sunday at Carnegie Library

20 May 2013

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Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Large Print Room, Carnegie Library, Main
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Book Discussion: "The winner of the 2001 Eisner Award for Best New Graphic Album. Sacco spent five months in Bosnia in 1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories that are rarely found in conventional news coverage, emerging with this astonishing first-person account.

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