Book Discussion: Who are the Uyghurs?

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 6:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies

The discussion will take place at 6:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

The plight of the Uyghurs is arguably the single biggest human rights violation in the world today. Assistant Professor of History James Pickett (University of Pittsburgh) will facilitate a discussion using articles and chapters of books to shed light on the historical context and current conditions facing the Uyghurs of China.

After registering, participants will receive a reading packet and a Zoom meeting link.

PA Teachers can earn Act 48 Credit. Please provide number in registration form.

Center for Governance and Markets: A Virtual Conversation, The Plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China: A Modern Cultural Genocide

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Center for Governance and Markets, Beth Shalom, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Sean Roberts is Associate Professor and Director of the International Development Program at the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University. His research focuses on China's development of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. His new book, The War on the Uyghurs: China's Internal Campaign against a Muslim Minority, was recently published by Princeton University Press.

A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Sponsored By: 
Frick Art and Historical Center

The exhibition provides a beautiful and fascinating look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia (what is now present-day Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan). Produced for both the luxury and middle-class markets, these vessels, bowls, pitchers, and bottles reflect numerous cultural and artistic influences and an aesthetic sensibility that seems startling modern.

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