Revolutions in Bad Times

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
2432 Wesley W Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum, Department of Sociology, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Asef Baat is Professor of Global and Transnational studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He previously taught at Leiden University in the Netherlands and the American University in Cairo. Among his books are: Street Politics; Poor People’s Movement in Iran; Making Islam Democratic; Social Movements and Past-Islamist Turn; and Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East.

16 Oct 2013


Global Perspectives: Conflict in Syria

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Heritage Hall at the Pitt-Johnstown Living Learning Center, University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, Pitt-Johnstown Wounded Warrior Fundraising Initiative, Geography Club, and History Club.

Perspectives: Conflict in Syria, at 7:00 pm, October 16, 2013, in Heritage Hall at the Pitt-Johnstown Living Learning Center.

Jacob Wolff,

13 Nov 2013


Egypt Dialogue Series: A series of discussions on global issues with Pitt and Egyptian university students

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:15pm
3431 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh

The Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program invites Pitt students to dialogue with students at American University in Cairo (AUC) on topics concerning politics, economics, revolutions, religion, terrorism, American foreign policy, women’s rights, occupation, sharia law and more. All the topics you shouldn’t discuss at a cocktail party! The Egyptian students are enrolled in a interdisciplinary global issues course at AUC. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor of Sociology.

Elaine Linn,

Securing Egypt's Future

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC
Sponsored By: 
Middle East Institute

Middle East Institute Host one day conference
The Middle East Institute is hosting a an all-day conference titled “Securing Egypt’s Future.” The event brings together a range of Egyptian and American voices to examine recent political, social, and economic developments with the aim of providing recommendations and solutions for securing a more stable, prosperous, inclusive, and democratic Egypt.


Please note that the conference is divided into morning and afternoon sessions, which require separate registration.

Morning Session

13 Apr 2013


Back to the Square

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

Back to the Square is a powerful documentary that reveals citizens' continuing struggles following the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Roughly six months after the "Facebook Revolution," Director Petr Lom explores the lives of five seemingly unrelated people and, doing so, addresses larger issues plaguing the nation. A poor, illiterate horse herdsman struggles against political manipulation. A rural woman is forced to contend with tremendous sexual discrimination. A taxi driver relays his brutal experience in prison as a victim of police corruption.

07 Apr 2013


Fragments of a Revolution

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 2:00pm
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave.
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

We watched the news headlines as a nation's youth took to the streets to demand justice. We added a ribbon to our Twitter defaults to show support for the protesters. This is not the story of Egypt, Libya, or Syria, but of the movement that started it all: the Green Revolution in Iran. An anonymous filmmaker living virtually in Iran tells the story of the 2009-2010 election protests by sharing with us his personal archives of YouTube videos, tweets, emails, and other brief clips of the chaos that authorities tried to shield from our eyes.

CERIS Book Discussion for Educators

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
4217 WW Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 

In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar. “This powerful novel about a 9-year-old boy and his absent father offers an unnerving portrait of life in the Libya of Muammar Qaddafi. “

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Sami Hermez, Visiting Professor of Contemporary and International Issues, University of Pittsburgh. The CERIS faculty Book discussion is open to all educators. There will be a light dinner served at 5:30 PM with book discussion to begin at 6:00 PM.

Elaine Linn,

20 Feb 2013


18 Days

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cathedral of Learning G13, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

In 10 short episodes, 10 Egyptian directors imagine different narratives of the first 18 days of the Egyptian Revolution, culminating in the ouster of Mubarak (10 directors, 2011, 125 min).

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