University of Pittsburgh

06 Nov 2017


Global Issues Through Literature: Authors Under Authoritarianism with Osama Alomar

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center

This year's Global Issues Through Literature series, a reading group designed for K-12 educators to learn and use new texts in the classroom, will travel the world through the eyes of authors writing under authoritarianism to try to understand the role of literature as document, commentator, and critic of restrictive regimes.

Lisa Bromberg (

27 Oct 2017


Constructing the Terrorist Threat

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
Cathedral of Learning Room 322
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center, Humanities Center, the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Cultural Studies, Department of Communication, Department of English, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Sociology and CERIS

Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University and President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union. She is a leading scholar in communication, prominent public intellectual, and champion of the humanities on the national stage. The title of her lecture, “Constructing the Terrorist Threat: Islamophobia, the Media, and the War on Terror,” stems from her 2017 Media Education Foundation video, designed to support pedagogical efforts to teach critically about media discourse on Muslims.

20 Oct 2017


Displacement Film Series: Mare Nostrum and On the Bride's Side

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Global Studies Center, International Week, CMU IFF

Join us for an International Week Event featuring films about refugee displacement followed by a discussion by Pitt Professor Heath Cabot.

Mare Nostrum (14 minutes)
On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.

31 Oct 2017


Call For Papers: Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (All day)
Sponsored By: 
Samyukta: A Journal of Gender and Culture

Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture is glad to announce a different kind of Call For Papers for an academic journal which has so far been engaged in bringing forth analytical pieces of critical thought pertaining to Gender and Cultural Studies. This unique call evolved from the deliberations and discussions generated by the previous issue of the journal which was on Islamic Feminism (January –-2017 Vol. XVII No.1) guest edited by the distinguished scholar, Prof. Margot Badran.


30 Oct 2017


Islamophobia Studies Journal Call for Papers

Monday, October 30, 2017 (All day) to Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)
Paris, France
Sponsored By: 
IRDP Project

In the past few years, Islamophobia Studies has experienced the arrival of numerous new scholars, researchers, community organizers, journalist and social media contributors to the field. The field has been enriched and challenged by this rapid expansion. Each contributor to the field has set out to provide a working definition for Islamophobia, selection of an academic and research methodology and collecting relevant data to qualify their thesis.

Dr. Hatem Bazian

20 Oct 2017


Writing, Storytelling and Psychodrama: An Alphabet of Resistance

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Cathedral of Learning Room 204
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Arabic Language and Culture Club

Looking back at 24 years of fiction writing, storytelling, and psychodrama work, Elmougy will review intersections among her tracks of work. She has come to realize that everything she does carries with it the spirit of resistance. In her talk, she will explain what she means by “resistance,” and what it is like to be on this journey at this particular moment in Egypt’s history.

13 Oct 2017


Muslim and Anti-Muslim Extremism in the U.S.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:30pm
Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Room 2432
Sponsored By: 
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Sociology

Charles Kurzman is a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. He is a leading scholar of the Middle Eastern region and Arab world, Islam, revolutions, and comparative and historical
sociology. His will share his research on the many different social facets of Muslim Extremism in addition to the American response. Join us for lunch from 12:30 to 2:00 this Friday to experience this relevant and exciting talk!

17 Nov 2017


2017 Palestine Center Annual Conference

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:00am
2425 Virginia Ave NW Washington, DC 20037
Sponsored By: 
The Palestinian Center

“The Palestinian Struggle: Adversity on All Fronts”
Friday, November 17, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

08 Feb 2018


Summer Studies Program in Indonesia

Thursday, February 8, 2018 (All day)
Sponsored By: 
US-Indonesia Society

As the most dynamic emerging economy in Southeast Asia, the largest Muslim-majority country, third largest democratic country and one of the most diverse countries in the world, Indonesia is an important country for the U.S and in Asia. The USINDO Summer Studies program aims to provide American students with the language ability, political awareness, culture sensitivity and understanding of this increasingly significant country. For the past 23 years, USINDO has hosted an intensive ten-week language and cultural immersion program, held in Yogyakarta for U.S.

18 Oct 2017


NCUSAR Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Sponsored By: 
National Center for US-Arab Relations

Register now for the 26th Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference! The event will be held 18-19 October in Washington, DC. Since 1992, NCUSAR's annual conference has gathered internationally renowned specialists to analyze, discuss, and debate issues of over-arching importance to the American and Arab people's needs, concerns, interests, and key foreign policy objectives.


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