Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

Penn State School of Global Languages, Literature and Cultures
401 Burrowes Bldg,
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 867-1665
Contact: Elena Galinova, Academic Director, Language Institute at Penn State,

16 Apr 2021


CERIS Spring 2021 Book Discussion: The Many Faces of Muhammad

14 Apr 2018


2018 CERIS Research Symposium

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Duquense University, Pitttsburgh PA
Sponsored By: 
Sponsored by the Consortium for Educational Resources www.cerisnet and the Center for Christian – Islamic Dialogue

Students are invited to present their research at the CERIS Research Symposium on April 14, 2018 at Duquesne University. As we are celebrating our 15th year, we are highlighting faculty and student research or special projects, along with hosting keynote speaker Dr. Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Elaine Linn,

05 Oct 2016


Western Bombs, Eastern Societies: The Destruction of Nations and Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Katz Building Auditorium, Penn State University
Sponsored By: 
Department of Asian Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Weiss Chair of the Humanities, the Department of History, and the School of International Affairs

After the fiasco of the Iraq War of 2003, the West pushed for a new mandate through the UN called the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in 2005. This new mandate revived ideas of humanitarian intervention that had been called into question from the detritus of Iraq. No lessons were learned. After R2P came Libya, a society now in ruins, and then came Syria, a country whose civil war had been fanned along even as no good outcome seemed on the horizon. Presented by Dr. Vijay Prashad from Trinity College, this talk will explore the landscape of intervention and its perils.

World on Trial: 2004 French Headscarf Law Teacher's Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
114 Katz Building, University Park, PA
Sponsored By: 
The Center for Global Studies at Penn State

Registration is now open for Penn State's Center for Global Studies Teacher’s Workshop:

World on Trial: 2004 French Headscarf Law
Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
114 Katz Building
Penn State University
University Park, PA

Sarah Lyall-Combs

25 Apr 2013


Geographies of Power: Justice, Revolution, and the Cultural Imagination

Friday, April 26, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, April 27, 2013 (All day)
Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
Sponsored By: 
Pennsylvania State University, Worldwide Universities Network, University of Alberta, University of Cape Town, The University of York

Using historical analysis and cross-cultural awareness, this conference will emphasize shifting geographies of power in the period between the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the 2011 Arab Spring. The project is premised on the idea that “the frontiers of cultural understanding” are undergoing a transformation that can only be appreciated through a cross-cultural perspective and a multi-disciplinary methodology that is alert to the historical precedents behind current geopolitical and cultural conflicts.

April Cole (

03 Apr 2013


De-Radicalizing the Taliban's Child Militants: A View from Swat Valley

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Alumni Fireside Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
Sponsored By: 
International Center for teh Study of Terrorism, The Center for Global Studies

Pakistan’s Swat Valley and the brutal legacy of the Taliban’s recruitment of child militants will be the focus of a talk by Dr. John Horgan, director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism (ICST) at Penn State. The event will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in the Alumni Fireside Lounge at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus. Horgan’s talk, titled “De-Radicalizing the Taliban’s Child Militants: A View from Swat Valley,” is free and open to the public.

Kate Slaverns (


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