Arab Spring

Arab Spring: Global Implications for U.S. Relations Abroad

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
William Pitt Union, Assembly Room, 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh and the New York Times Readership Program in collaboration with the Student Government Association

Michael Slackman helps to oversee all global coverage at The New York Times, with an emphasis on coordinating the Middle East report. Before returning to New York in May of 2011, Mr. Slackman was a foreign correspondent for The Times.

CERIS Book Discussion for Educators: Paradise Beneath Her Feet How Women Are Transforming the Middle East

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
4217 Wesley W Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 

K- 16 educators and librarians are welcome to join CERIS member faculty for a discussion about the book Paradise Beneath Her Feet
How Women Are Transforming the Middle East by Isobel Coleman.

We are fortunate to have Dr. Michael McKale, Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the Institute for Ethics, Saint Francis University.

Please contact Elaine Linn at for a free book and to reserve a spot at the table. A light dinner is included.

Elaine Linn,

Revolutions in Bad Times

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
2432 Wesley W Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum, Department of Sociology, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Asef Baat is Professor of Global and Transnational studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He previously taught at Leiden University in the Netherlands and the American University in Cairo. Among his books are: Street Politics; Poor People’s Movement in Iran; Making Islam Democratic; Social Movements and Past-Islamist Turn; and Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East.

Securing Egypt's Future

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC
Sponsored By: 
Middle East Institute

Middle East Institute Host one day conference
The Middle East Institute is hosting a an all-day conference titled “Securing Egypt’s Future.” The event brings together a range of Egyptian and American voices to examine recent political, social, and economic developments with the aim of providing recommendations and solutions for securing a more stable, prosperous, inclusive, and democratic Egypt.


Please note that the conference is divided into morning and afternoon sessions, which require separate registration.

Morning Session

Secondary Education Teachers: Speaking the Culture of Egypt

Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 5:45pm to 7:30pm
University of Pittsburgh and Cairo, Egypt
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

A dream come true….. spending summer 2014 in Egypt.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies Center and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, is pleased to announce a call for applications from secondary school educators to participate in this once in a life time course of study.

Elaine Linn,

Democratic Transitions in the Arab World: Two Years After the Arab Spring

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 8:30am to 6:00pm
Amphitheater - Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
Sponsored By: 
Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy

14th Annual Conference on Islam & Democracy

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Tamara Sonn, CSID Program Committee Chair
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Panel 1
How a Proper Understanding of Islam Can Help Democracy?

Imen Ouederni at:

13 Apr 2013


Back to the Square

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

Back to the Square is a powerful documentary that reveals citizens' continuing struggles following the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Roughly six months after the "Facebook Revolution," Director Petr Lom explores the lives of five seemingly unrelated people and, doing so, addresses larger issues plaguing the nation. A poor, illiterate horse herdsman struggles against political manipulation. A rural woman is forced to contend with tremendous sexual discrimination. A taxi driver relays his brutal experience in prison as a victim of police corruption.

20 Feb 2013


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).

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