25 Oct 2018


Journalism: First Draft of History or Tomorrow's Fishwrapper? Can Scholars Help?

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Confucius Institute along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), School of Education, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh Press and Central Eurasi

A special roundtable convened by EurasiaNet,

Eurasianet is an independent news organization that covers news from and about the South Caucasus and Central Asia, providing on-the-ground reporting and critical perspectives on the most important developments in the region. We strive to provide information useful to policymakers, scholars, and interested citizens both in and outside of Eurasia. Content is published in both English and Russian.


26 Oct 2018


The Power of Evidence-Based Research in Policy-Making: Lessons from Afghanistan

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
121 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

This is the keynote lecture for the Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference being held at Pitt from October 24th-28th. Registration for the conference is required to attend this lecture:


26 Apr 2018


CSID's 19th Annual Conference: Authoritarianism and Democratic Decline in the Age of Sectarianism and Populism

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Sponsored By: 
CSID, Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver

Come join us for CSID's 19th Annual Conference: Authoritarianism and Democratic Decline in the Age of Sectarianism and Populism. The conference will feature keynote speaker Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) (invited) as well as numerous panel sessions including Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism, Piety or Politics? Interpreting the Iran-Saudi Rivalry and the Rise of Sectarianism, Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in Tunisia, U.S. foreign policy, Neoliberalism, and the Pact Theory, and Islamic Politics, Populism, and Coalition Building.


21 May 2018


Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training Program

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
La Roche College
Sponsored By: 
La Roche College

Global crises are rising and getting worse, and there is a shortage of people to work in the field of humanitarian aid and disaster relief. La Roche College’s Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training Program offers the chance to learn about working in these fields through an intense five-day workshop.

With local and global experts, real-world simulation experiences and interactive classes, participants will leave with a strong understanding of key concepts, trends and essential knowledge necessary to succeed in this field on both a domestic and international level.


24 Feb 2018


Nationalism and Identity in the Era of Colonialism

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:15am to 4:00pm
IR110 Amado Recital Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sponsored By: 
Pennsylvania Council for International Education

The objective of this workshop is to facilitate the teaching at the high school level of complex issues such as Colonialism, Nationalism and identity. By offering lectures and hands-on interactive modules which incorporate both maps and facilitated discussions on nationalism and identity the hope is that the teachers will find useful tools that they can incorporate in their teaching. Curricula generated from this workshop will be posted on the PA Department of Education’s SAS portal and tagged as meeting global education goals and skills.


12 Feb 2018


Polymaths of Islam: Scholars and Knowledge Networks in a Eurasian Cosmopolis

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
History Department Lounge, 3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh History Department

Come join the University of Pittsburgh History Department for a Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop featuring James Pickett, Assistant Professor of History at Pitt. Additional commentary will be provided by Devin DeWeese, Professor in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. A reception will be held at 4:00, and the workshop will begin at 4:30. The manuscript can be dowloaded at this link:

28 Jul 2018


5th International Conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Religions and the (De)Legitimization of Violence

Sunday, July 29, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (All day)
Otto A. Shults Community Center, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618
Sponsored By: 
Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue

In today's world, it seems that religious violence has become unfortunately common. But is religion actually the major cause of violence? What is the relationship between religion and other factors such as political, ethnic, racial, economic, or other social disparities and injustices?

03 Nov 2017


Global Studies Mini-Course: Muslims and Migration

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
120 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center, Political Science Department & CMU's Office of the Provost, Division of Student Affairs

This one-credit mini-course is part of a series organized by regions around the world based on their role on the world stage, their importance within the Muslim world, and the critical influence they play in the global community. The series seeks to illuminate the various perspectives of the Muslim community around the world.

Veronica Dristas Assistant Director of Outreach Global Studies Center University Center for International Studies (UCIS) University of Pittsburgh 4101 Wesley W. Posvar Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15260 412 624-2918 / 412 624-2918

30 Oct 2017


Islamophobia Studies Journal Call for Papers

Monday, October 30, 2017 (All day) to Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)
Paris, France
Sponsored By: 
IRDP Project

In the past few years, Islamophobia Studies has experienced the arrival of numerous new scholars, researchers, community organizers, journalist and social media contributors to the field. The field has been enriched and challenged by this rapid expansion. Each contributor to the field has set out to provide a working definition for Islamophobia, selection of an academic and research methodology and collecting relevant data to qualify their thesis.

Dr. Hatem Bazian

18 Oct 2017


NCUSAR Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Sponsored By: 
National Center for US-Arab Relations

Register now for the 26th Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference! The event will be held 18-19 October in Washington, DC. Since 1992, NCUSAR's annual conference has gathered internationally renowned specialists to analyze, discuss, and debate issues of over-arching importance to the American and Arab people's needs, concerns, interests, and key foreign policy objectives.


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