Apr 2017

02 Apr 2017


Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival Presents: Disturbing the Peace

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

Filmmakers Stephen Apkon and Andrew Young trace the compelling true story of the joint Israeli and Palestinian activist group, Combatants for Peace. A rare story of binational cooperation, the peace movement was founded by former Israeli and Palestinian combatants who work together using non-violent activism to end the bloodshed in the Middle East. From both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the men and women of Combatants for Peace prove how movements like theirs at the community level are vital to creating peaceful solutions to violence.

03 Apr 2017


Jewish Studies Brown Bag Colloquium: "ISIS's Writings on Jews and Judaism: Its Appropriation of Medieval Muslim Views"

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Humanities Center 602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Jewish Studies Program

Come join Younus Mirza with the University of Pittsburgh Jewish Studies Department for the last Jewish Studies Brown-Bag lunch colloquium for the semester.

06 Apr 2017


How to Be a Muslim Ally

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
1st Floor Auditorium, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, 650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh GSPIA, Hello Neighbor, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Inclusive Innovation Week

This dynamic diversity training will provide insight and resources to enable you to be an effective ally to the Muslim community. Come and learn to combat misconceptions surrounding the Islamic faith and culture. RSVP required.

07 Apr 2017


Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival Presents: The Age of Consequences

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
CMOA Theater, Carnegie Museum of Art
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

‘The Hurt Locker’ meets ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

08 Apr 2017


Hearing the Call: A Franciscan Journey with Islam

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 11:30am
5th Floor of Union Building, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 

Fr. Michael D. Calabria, OFM, is a Franciscan friar and the founding director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure University. His most recent publication explores Mughal Art as a manifesto for Environmentalism in South Asia.

14 Apr 2017


"The Islamic Practices that Shape Uyghur Nationalism"

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

Associate Professor of History, Dr. Rian Thum's research and teaching are generally concerned with the overlap of China and the Muslim World. He argues that the Uyghurs- and their place in China today- can only be understood in the light of longstanding traditions of local pilgrimage and manuscript culture.


18 Apr 2017


Saving Lifta: Home, Memory, and Future in the Last Nakba Village

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh University Center for International Studies

At a time of mass displacement across the Middle East, Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war—and their descendants—remain at the center of the world’s longest-running, unresolved refugee situation. Approaching seventy years since the war that would become known as both the Israeli War of Independence and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), the longevity of the Palestinian refugee issue is widely linked to the failure of the official “peace process” that began in the 1990s with the purported aim of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

19 Apr 2017


Diverse Spiritualities: Embodiment and Relationality in Religions of Africa and its Diasporas

Thursday, April 20, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 22, 2017 (All day)
University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies and Department of Africana Studies

Symposium Schedule for Thursday, April 20th @ 630 William Pitt Union:
Pre-keynote Reception
5:00 – 6:00 PM

6:00 – 6:15 PM

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Stephanie Mitchem (University of South Carolina): “The Embodied Power of Sankofa”
View the flyer online here or attached above.
6:15 – 7:30 PM
Q&A from 7:15 – 7:30 PM

Symposium Schedule for Friday, April 21st @ 630 William Pitt Union:
Pre-keynote Reception
4:00 – 5:00 PM

ydc1@pitt.edu jouili@pitt.edu

20 Apr 2017


Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism? 8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Friday, April 21, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 23, 2017 (All day)
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley

There is a need for an approach to the study of Islamophobia which explores the way in which it is being institutionalized by policies that promote and police a conception of Western societies that appears to be becoming increasingly exclusive and exclusionary. This conference provides an inter-disciplinary platform to reflect and respond to the crisis of post-Cold war liberal order by exploring the relationship between Islamophobia and the reshaping of Western societies.