University of Pittsburgh

29 Nov 2017


Making Victory Count After Defeating ISIS with Linda Robinson

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
The Duquesne Club, Founders Room, 325 Sixth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Please join us for a luncheon featuring Linda Robinson, a senior international and defense researcher at the RAND Corporation; John T. Ryan Jr. Memorial Lecture upon the occasion of the Council’s 86th annual meeting.

17 Nov 2017


Pittsburgh Architecture Movie Festival

Friday, November 17, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, November 18, 2017 (All day)
Springboard Design's Studio at 1931 Sidney Street, Pittsburgh PA

Pittsburgh Architecture Movie Festival (PAM) is a platform for the exploration of how people inhabit the built environment through the lens of film and other forms of kinetic imagery. Pam Fest 2017 is an opportunity to experience immersive, critical, narrative, experimental and dialogic film and architecture worlds and start thinking about how, why and where we live today and the problems and issues we face in these environments moving forward.

This fest features Kaz Rahman who is launching his book Islamic Art in Modern Film and Architecture.

07 Jul 2018


Muslim American History and Life 2017 Seminar

Sunday, July 8, 2018 (All day) to Friday, July 27, 2018 (All day)
Indiana University-- Purdue University Indianapolis
Sponsored By: 
National Endowment for the Humanities, Indiana University

What does it mean to be both Muslim and American? You are invited to explore this fascinating and important question this coming summer. You will read compelling texts and conduct engaging field trips as you study the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. As an NEH Summer Scholar, you will reflect on and discuss thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; visit two mosques; and make a final presentation about how you will integrate teaching about Muslim Americans into your classroom.

28 Jul 2018


5th International Conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Religions and the (De)Legitimization of Violence

Sunday, July 29, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (All day)
Otto A. Shults Community Center, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618
Sponsored By: 
Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue

In today's world, it seems that religious violence has become unfortunately common. But is religion actually the major cause of violence? What is the relationship between religion and other factors such as political, ethnic, racial, economic, or other social disparities and injustices?

03 Nov 2017


Global Studies Mini-Course: Muslims and Migration

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
120 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center, Political Science Department & CMU's Office of the Provost, Division of Student Affairs

This one-credit mini-course is part of a series organized by regions around the world based on their role on the world stage, their importance within the Muslim world, and the critical influence they play in the global community. The series seeks to illuminate the various perspectives of the Muslim community around the world.

Veronica Dristas Assistant Director of Outreach Global Studies Center University Center for International Studies (UCIS) University of Pittsburgh 4101 Wesley W. Posvar Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15260 412 624-2918 / 412 624-2918

04 Nov 2017


Mariah Idrissi

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored By: 
Pitt FEM & Pitt Muslim Student Association

Mariah Idrissi is an international model and public speaker promoting modest fashion and female empowerment. She has been interviewed by national and international news and radio stations such as CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera. She has also been featured in high fashion magazines worldwide such as Marie Claire, Teen Vogue and Grazia.

Mariah will be giving a talk on representation and changing the face of fashion. All are welcome and there will be food!

08 Nov 2017


Film screening: To My Father by the Palestinian

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Students for Justice in Palestine

Abdel Salam Shehada, A Palestinian filmmaker from Rafah, Gaza will join us to screen and discuss his very moving and personal film "To My Father". He looks at the changing role and meaning of photography in the lives of people in Gaza in his lifetime, especially since the Israeli occupation began in 1967. Shehada has been making documentary films for over thirty years and his work has been screened at film festivals around the world.

The film will be followed by questions and discussion.

25 Oct 2017


Root of Peace: A Jewish Settler & Palestinian Activist in Dialogue

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 616 N Highland Avenue
Sponsored By: 
Roots, The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Two Roots activists – Antwan Saca, a Palestinian Christian and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, an Israeli settler – tell their personal stories and seek peace and justice for Palestinians and Israelis. Roots is a grassroots Palestinian and Israeli initiative for understanding, nonviolence and transformation. They work in both the Holy Land and the United States for education, dialogue, and action in service of peace with dignity for all.

To learn more about Roots, visit

Eric Probola at or 412.992.5247

23 Oct 2017


Arab Citizens in the Jewish State

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
JCC Squirrel Hill (Levinson Hall)
Sponsored By: 
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh for a screening of the short film, 77 steps, followed by a discussion with special guests GHAIDA RINAWI ZOABI & MYRIAM DARMONI CHARBIT on the complexities of being an Arab citizen in the Jewish state and on efforts being made through education to foster a shared society. 77 steps follows filmmaker Ibtisam Mara’ana who leaves her childhood home in an Arab village near Haifa, to make a life for herself in Tel Aviv while experiencing the complexities of dating a Jewish man.

03 Nov 2017


Bassem "The Jon Steward of Egypt" Youssef

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:30pm to Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Nittany Lion Inn Boardroom & the Lewis Katz Auditorium, University Park
Sponsored By: 
UPAC, The Department of African American Studies, Africana Research Center, African Studies Program, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Egyptian Student Association & more!

Join the Global Studies Center at The Pennsylvania State University for a weekend of free events with Bassem Youssef. On Friday we will enjoy the comedy stylings of Youssef in his "The Joke is Mightier Than The Sword" and on Saturday we will watch an exclusive film Screening of "Tickling Giants" followed by discussion with Youssef and the film's director Sara Taksler. A reception will follow. Please not that this event is free to the public and first come first serve. Get ready for some laughs!


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