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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

CERIS Book Discussion for Educators

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
4217 WW Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
CERIS

In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar. “This powerful novel about a 9-year-old boy and his absent father offers an unnerving portrait of life in the Libya of Muammar Qaddafi. “

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Sami Hermez, Visiting Professor of Contemporary and International Issues, University of Pittsburgh. The CERIS faculty Book discussion is open to all educators. There will be a light dinner served at 5:30 PM with book discussion to begin at 6:00 PM.

Contact: 
Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

20 Feb 2013

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18 Days

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cathedral of Learning G13, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

In 10 short episodes, 10 Egyptian directors imagine different narratives of the first 18 days of the Egyptian Revolution, culminating in the ouster of Mubarak (10 directors, 2011, 125 min).

06 Feb 2013

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The Night

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cathedral of Learning G13, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

Arab Film Series, Focus on the Arab World
...Roads to the Spring...

The Night is an epic narrative of the history of modern Syria from an autobiographical point of view (Muhammad Malas, 1993, 116 min)

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