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22 Mar 2018

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Countering Violent Extremism: What Do Women's Rights Have to Do with It?

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:00pm
Gates Hall 6115, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
CMU Department of History

Join us as the CMU Department of History presents the Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women's History, Lila Abu-Lughod, "Countering Violent Extremism: What Do Women's Rights Have to Do with It?" Professor Abu-Lughod focuses on issues of women's rights and gender in the Middle East, along with issues of power, culture, and representation. She is the author of six books, and numerous articles, including her critically acclaimed article-turned-book, "Do Muslim Women Need Saving?" (2013).

14 Mar 2018

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Two Faiths: One Spirit

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, March 18, 2018 (All day)
Sponsored By: 
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Art Works

Each year CityMusic Cleveland hosts a special FREE concert series focused on themes of humanism and social justice.

This year's program Two Faiths: One Spirit highlights the common humanity that lies at the heart of all major faiths.

Contact: 
info@CityMusicCleveland.org

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The Lost Tapes

More than 50 years after his death, the impassioned speeches of human rights activist Malcolm X will mesmerize new and old students of history, Islam, race and rhetoric.

14 Mar 2018

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Book Discussion--We Too Sing America

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
548 William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh

Deepa Iyer will be visiting Pitt for one day to discuss her book We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multracial Future. Iyer is a senior fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion and Race Forward, a civil rights attorney, and an impactful activist for racial and immigrant justice in America.

Her 2015 book historicizes our current era of increasingly open hatred and bigotry, while offering ideas for initiating productive dialogues about race, social justice, and policy.

5-6pm: Book Discussion for students and educators

12 Mar 2018

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Radiance of Resistance: A Film Showing

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Carnegie Library East Liberty Branch, 130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Sponsored By: 
The Carnegie Library

Radiance of Résistance tells the story of Janna Ayyad 9 years old, and Ahed Tamimi 14 years old that live under military occupation in Nabi Saleh, Palestine. Janna Ayyad has been called the youngest journalist in Palestine. Ahed won the Handala Courage Award from Turkey when she was 13 and met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This film will take an intimate look at their everyday lives and their importance as the new generation of Palestinian non-violent resistance.

22 Mar 2018

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Book Discussion: Exit West

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Hillman Library Room 171B, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center

As part of the Pittsburgh A&L "Ten Evenings" series, Mohsin Hamid (author of Exit West) will be talking about his recent works and creative processes. Prior to their public lectures at the Carnegie Music Hall, the Global Studies Center is hosting a more intimate gathering with Pitt faculty, students and the community to learn about and discuss how these works of fiction help us to understand global processes and the connections, disruptions, inequalities, and opportunities they create. We will be giving out a limited number of FREE tickets to the lecture to those who attend.

Contact: 
Lisa Bromberg lisabromberg@pitt.edu

14 Apr 2018

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2018 CERIS Research Symposium

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Duquense University, Pitttsburgh PA
Sponsored By: 
Sponsored by the Consortium for Educational Resources www.cerisnet and the Center for Christian – Islamic Dialogue

Students are invited to present their research at the CERIS Research Symposium on April 14, 2018 at Duquesne University. As we are celebrating our 15th year, we are highlighting faculty and student research or special projects, along with hosting keynote speaker Dr. Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Contact: 
Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

21 Feb 2018

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Pakistan's Role in Regional Stability

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Giant Eagle Auditorium (A51), Baker Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Center for International Relations and Politics, University of Pittsburgh

Join us for a lecture by His Excellency Aiziz Chaudhry, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States. He is a career Foreign Service Officer with over 36 years of bilateral and multilateral experience in the field of diplomacy. Before his appointment as ambassador in March 2017, he served as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, spokesperson of the foreign ministry, Additional Foreign Secretary for the UN and Disarmament Affairs, and Director General for relations with South Asian countries where he has remained closely associated with the peace process with India.

Contact: 
dhkim@andrew.cmu.edu

24 Feb 2018

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Nationalism and Identity in the Era of Colonialism

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:15am to 4:00pm
IR110 Amado Recital Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sponsored By: 
Pennsylvania Council for International Education

The objective of this workshop is to facilitate the teaching at the high school level of complex issues such as Colonialism, Nationalism and identity. By offering lectures and hands-on interactive modules which incorporate both maps and facilitated discussions on nationalism and identity the hope is that the teachers will find useful tools that they can incorporate in their teaching. Curricula generated from this workshop will be posted on the PA Department of Education’s SAS portal and tagged as meeting global education goals and skills.

Contact: 
cgood@pacie.org

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Arabic Language and Arab Culture (ALAC)

Qatar Foundation International is pleased to offer K-12 schools in the US, Canada, Brazil and the UK an exciting opportunity between December 18 (UN Arabic Day) and March 2, 2018 with Chatterbox and Natakallam. Connect your classroom with an Arabic- speaking refugee to learn some Arabic, hear their personal story, and learn more about the Arab world via Skype.

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