Lecture/Forum

12 Apr 2022

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Science, Religion, and Vaccine Hesitancy

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 4:30pm
Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue

This mini-symposium features speakers Lauren O’Donnell (Duquesne University School of Pharmacy) and Michael Jensen-Seaman (Duquesne University Department of Biology) with panelists Michael Deem (University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law), Rabbi Seth Adelson (Congregation Beth Shalom, Pittsburgh), and Imam Chris Caras (Islamic Center of Pittsburgh). Those who cannot attend in person may follow the livestream at https://youtu.be/308bVygBIVw.

07 Apr 2022

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Perestroika in the Periphery: Tajikistan

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies European Studies Center Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Fifteen independent states emerged out of the rubble of the Soviet Union. Yet, our dominant narrative of collapse—perestroika to the August coup—primarily focuses on events in Moscow. And that story tends to be one of democratization and liberalization. But what of peripheral republics like Tajikistan? How were Gorbachev’s reforms implemented far from the center? How did they shape Tajikistan’s final years as a Soviet republic and its initial years as an independent state?

31 Mar 2022

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Islamophobia in France: 2022 Presidential Elections and the Criminalization of Muslim Civil Society

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Georgetown University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

French citizens will be heading to the polls in April 2022 to vote for the country’s next president. Islamophobia appears to be a running theme throughout the views of many of the candidates, including current President Emmanuel Macron, centrist candidate Valérie Pécresse, and far-right contenders Marine Le Pen and Éric Zemmour.

31 Mar 2022

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Sahar Aziz to Present: The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom F

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
online/in-person
Sponsored By: 
School of Law, University of Pittsburgh

Professor Aziz is the author of the groundbreaking book The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom. In her groundbreaking book, Professor Aziz explores this paradox: how could a religious minority be so overtly discriminated against in a country that privileges religious freedom legally and normatively? The answers illuminate the racial contours of religious freedom in American law and society. She is Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar, Rutgers University School of Law.

Contact: 
lawequity@pitt.edu

09 Sep 2021

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Secularism and Islam in Foreign Policy A Conversation with Sarah Wolff

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
online
Sponsored By: 
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh,
Event will take place 10 EDT

13 Jul 2021

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A conversation with Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director, Human Rights Watch

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Join the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University for a conversation with Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch moderated by CCAS professor Dr. Fida Adely.

Shakir will discuss the recent HRW report he was the lead author on, "A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution."

About Omar Shakir

04 May 2021

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The Politics of Vulnerability: A Conversation with Asma Uddin

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU).

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

22 Apr 2021

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Crossing the Boundaries Between Islam & Christianity in Egypt - An Anthropological Exploration of Conversion

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue at Duquense University

The Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue is delighted to invite you this a public lecture The Zoom link is as follows: duq.zoom.us/j/99307424331.

Contact: 
www.duq.edu/theology/ccmd.

16 Apr 2021

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FREEDOM OR FEAR OF EXPRESSION? POLITICAL CARTOONING IN AFRICA, EUROPE, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
African Studies Program Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies University Center for International Studies City of Asylum Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies
Contact: 
zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu

08 Apr 2021

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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Crimea: Embattled Homeland, Suspended Lives

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:
Crimea:Embattled Homeland, Suspended Lives

MODERATOR
Vladimir Padunov, Slavic Languages and Literatures and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
SPEAKERS
Alim Aliev, Ukrainian Institute
Austin Charron, Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rory Finnin, Ukrainian Studies, University of Cambridge
Mykola Gnatovsky, Taras Shevchenko NationalUniversity, Kyiv
Nataliya Gumenyuk
Author of Lost Island: Dispatchesfrom Occupied Crimea

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