Jan 2018

06 Jan 2018


MWAP Discussion Event on Blurred Lines: Women "Celebrity" Shaykhs, and Spiritual Abuse

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 11:00am
Few of a Kind Store: 301 1/2 N. Craig Street
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh

Join the Women's Association of Pittsburgh for this discussion on Ustadha Zaynab Ansari's "Blurred Lines" as a part of MWAP's #mmetoo campaign against sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual assault. All attendees are expected to have read the article before the event.

Link to article: https://muslimmatters.org/2015/05/27/blurred-lines-women-celebrity-shayk...

09 Jan 2018


Art in Context: Border Crossings

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Warhol Theater at The Warhol Museum
Sponsored By: 
The Andy Warhol Museum

Artists, scholars, and community members come together to consider creative expression in relation to timely political and social concerns. Art in Context: Border Crossings will explore shifting perspectives on historic and contemporary immigrant and refugee experiences in Pittsburgh and beyond. In a complex and contentious era of border closures, anti-immigrant rhetoric, and isolationism, what role do artists play in maintaining the free exchange of ideas across cultural boundaries?

11 Jan 2018


Rahim AlHaj: Beyond Microtonal Music

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
Carnegie Music Hall
Sponsored By: 
University Of Pittsburgh Department of Music, Andy Warhol Museum,

Iraqi oud player Rahim AlHaj will be performing in Pittsburgh as part of the Beyond Microtonal Music Festival from January 11-13th. AlHaj will perform a movement of his own piece, Letters from Iraq alongside the Beyond Festival Chamber Orchestra at the Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 11th. This concert will also include a variety or works by other modern composers, and is FREE to Pitt students. AlHaj will give a second performance, featuring traditional and contemporary Iraqi music alongside percussionist Issa Malluf, at the Andy Warhol Museum at 8 p.m.


16 Jan 2018


Stealing the Bosnian Census, 2013-2016

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall, 230 South Bouquet Street, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

The 2013 Bosnian census figures report by the central government contain an over count of approximately 150,000, a number greater than the population of the third-largest city in the country, and probably due mainly to illegal registration on non-residents in strategically important parts of the country. While EUROSTAT has devised procedures to ensure a more accurate enumeration, the leaders of the three main ethno-national political communities had opposing interests in country nonresident, illegally, as residents.


20 Jan 2018


What Makes a Leader: Lessons for our Time from the Quran and Sunnah

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh 4100 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Come join the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in hosting Sheikh Suhaib Webb for a discussion on leadership. Sheikh Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American Muslim Imam, thought leader, and educator. The evening will begin with dinner at 5:30 PM, followed by Isha at 6:45 PM, and concluding with his lecture starting at 7:00 PM.

23 Jan 2018


Fictional Narrations of Islamic Pasts

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh

Come join us for the inaugural lecture presented by the Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh, and featuring Shahzad Bashir, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities at Brown University.

25 Jan 2018


Muslim Internationalism and Pan-Islamic Ideas During the Cold War

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Sociology Colloquium Room, Posvar Hall 2431, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh

The Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh will be presenting a colloquium featuring Cemil Aydin,

25 Jan 2018


Muslim Internationalism as the Last Utopia: Crisis of World Order, Islamophobia and Pan-Islamism

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
History Department Lounge, 3702 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh

Come join us for this public lecture presented by the Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh, and featuring Cemil Aydin, Professor of History at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

25 Jan 2018


In Good Faith: A Panel Discussion on Community Service in Judaism and Islam

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
Repair the World Pittsburgh, 6022 Broad Street
Sponsored By: 
Repair the World: Pittsburgh and CAIR-Pittsburgh

Join Repair The World: Pittsburgh and CAIR-Pittsburgh for a panel discussion on community service in Judaism and Islam.

Our four featured panelists are:
Imam Abdul Wajid (Islamic Center of Pittsburgh)
Sarah Jameela Martin (Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh)
Rabbi Sarah Henry (Rodef Shalom)
Ken Regal (Just Harvest)

Doors open at 6pm, panel begins at 6:30pm.
Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

30 Jan 2018


Call for Papers: The Road Travelled, 9th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (All day)
UC Berkeley
Sponsored By: 
CRG’s IRDP at the University of California, Berkeley & Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the University of Leeds, UK, The Islamophobia Studies Journal, ReOrient

The theme for the ninth annual International Islamophobia Conference is framed by a critical article written by Professor S. Sayyid and Abdoolkarim Vakil (https://irdproject.com/reports-of-islamophobia-1997-2017/) on the occasion of Runnymede Trust publishing, “Islamophobia: Still a Challenge for us all”. We included the full article below to contextualize the ninth annual conference call for papers, which seeks to examine five areas framed by the authors and abstracts should engage one or more of these strands.