Human Rights and Religious Freedom in the Holy Land

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 605 Morewood Avenue
Sponsored By: 
Jewish Voice for Peac Pittsburgh, First Unitarian Chuch of Pittsburgh

A discussion with Rabbi Arik Asherman, President, Rabbis for Human Rights, Jerusalem, Dr. Ronald Stone, Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and adjunct professor of religion, University of Pittsburgh and Iman Atef Mahgoub, Imam of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh


11 Nov 2014


Alison Weir, President of If Americans Knew (IAK) to present

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
O'Hara Dining Room, University of Pittsburgh, 4024 Ohara St Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Students for Justice in Palestine, University of Pittsburgh

Alison Weir is an American journalist. She is the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization If Americans Knew (IAK) and president of another US-based non-profit, the Council for the National Interest (CNI). Both organizations are concerned with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Alison Weir will discuss her new book, "Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel" at three events at the University of Pittsburgh

Bloomsburg University Presents: New Strategic Perspectives in the Middle East

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bloomsburg University, Carver Hall’s Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium AND ONLINE
Sponsored By:

Rashid Khalidi, author, professor and scholar at Columbia University, will lecture on “New Strategic Perspectives in the Middle East”

Below is the link to watch the presentation live or on demand.

Watch Now:
Khalidi returns to BU to discuss developments in the Middle East
Recorded: 3/5/2014 6:00:00 PM
Duration: 1:00:00

Nawal Bonomo

29 Jan 2014


The Prawer Plan: Implications for Palestinian Bedouin in the Naqab

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Palestine Center
Sponsored By: 
The Palestine Center

Approved by the Knesset in June of 2013, The Prawer-Begin Plan, if implemented, will see the destruction of over 40 unrecognized Palestinian Bedouin villages in the Naqab (Negev) desert. The Plan is the second step taken by the Israeli government to confiscate Palestinian land in the Naqab, after the "Negev 2015" plan in 2005 and the appointment of the Goldberg committee in 2007.

Engaging the Muslim World: Five Years On

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University

Juan R.I. Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively on modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian Gulf and South Asia and has given numerous media interviews on the war on terrorism and the Iraq War. He lived in various parts of the Muslim world for nearly 10 years and continues to travel widely there.

Elaine Linn,

Legacies of the Future: The Life and Work of Edward Said

Thursday, November 7, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, November 9, 2013 (All day)
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Sponsored by: boundary 2, University Honors College, Humanities Center, Department of English, and Professors Jonathan Arac, Lynn Emmanuel, and RA Judy

Thursday, November 7
Humanities Center, 602 CL
4:00-6:00 p.m. - Lecture:
Joseph N. Cleary, Professor of English, Yale University, “The History of the Novel and Empire in the Works of Edward Said and Georg Lukács”

Friday, November 8, English Department, 501 CL
2:00-3:30 p.m. - Lecture:Aamir Mufti, Professor of Comparative Literature, UCLA, “The Late Style of Bandung Humanism”
4:00-6:00 p.m. – Reading:Nuruddin Farah, Distinguished Professor of Literature, Bard College, Reading from his recent fiction and taking questions

Hummanities Office, (412) 624-8519

Jewish-Arab Education for Equality: Is it Possible to Create a Common Future in Israel?

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Rockwell Hall, Room 502, Duquesne Univeresity
Sponsored By: 
Duquense University

Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair
Distinguished Speaker in International Relations

Jewish-Arab Education for Equality:
Is it Possible to Create a Common Future in Israel?

A discussion of the deep-rooted segregation in Israel’s schools—as well as an alternative, the Hagar Jewish-Palestinian School.

Professor Neve Gordon
Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Free and Open to the Public

Human Rights as Security Threat: Lawfare and the Assault on Rights in Israel/Palestine

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Rockwell Hall, Lecture Hall 2, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Duquense University

Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair
Distinguished Speaker in International Relations

Human Rights as Security Threat:
Lawfare and the Assault on Rights in Israel/Palestine

Examines how the government of Israel, facing criticism by human rights groups, has attempted to portray activists as national security threats.

Professor Neve Gordon
Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Can the Occupier Provide Justice?: The Dilemmas of Human Rights Litigation In Israeli Courts

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Teplitz Courtroom, University of Pittsburgh Law School, 3900 Forbes Ave.
Sponsored By: 
School of Law, University of Pittsburgh

According to the New York Times, Michael Sfard is the Israeli human rights and peace movement’s leading lawyer. He has brought scores of human rights and land-use cases challenging Israel’s occupation politicies in the Palestinian territories, and represented hundreds of soldiers refusing to serve in the occupied territories. And as the Christian Science Monitor and Jewish Forward put it: “Young lawyer Michael Sfard has achieved something that the White House and left-leaning Israeli political leaders could not.

27 Mar 2013


Five Broken Cameras

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cathedral of Learning G13, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

2013 Academy Award Nominee, Documentary spanning 5 years of the struggle of one Palestinian villager against the Israeli Separation Barrier threatening his village, from the point of view of the 5 cameras destroyed in the process of making the film (Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi, 2011, 94 min.)

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