Lecture/Forum

14 Jan 2021

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Book discussion: ,A Critical Political Economy of the ME and North Africa

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Islamophobia Studies Center, University of California Berkley

A conversation with Joel Beinin, Sherene Seikaly and Bassam Haddad. ISC is hosting a webinar conversation with the editors of the newly released book, A Critical Political Economy of the ME and North Africa, this Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME. Hosted by the Islamophobia Studies Center

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S0t-oaDqTCuG-tEb3qiVjA

14 Jan 2021

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The Arab Spring: Ten Years Later

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania

Registration Required

18 Nov 2020

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The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Georgetown University

12:15 PM EST

18 Oct 2020

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The Ruins of Lifta: Where the Holocaust and Nakba Meet

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 3:00pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
Voices from the Holy Land

Lifta is the only Arab village abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that has not been completely destroyed or repopulated by Jews. Its ruins are now threatened by an Israeli development plan that would convert it into an upscale Jewish neighborhood. Discovering that his parents' Holocaust experiences may have distorted his views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Menachem - the filmmaker and an Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn - sets out to establish a personal relationship with a Palestinian.

Contact: 
https://www.voicesfromtheholyland.org/contact

Transcending the Israel Lobby at Home and Abroad

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 12:00pm
Sponsored By: 
American Educational Trust

University of Massachusetts Professor Emeritus Sut Jhally will share select clips and discuss the key findings of his 2016 documentary, "The Occupation of the American Mind," which analyzes pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Jhally will explore whether the news media have been getting better—or worse—since the documentary was produced, and whether election-season news coverage is likely to cover—or cover up—growing challenges to standard pro-Israel narratives and politics.

Contact: 
202-342-7325, conference@israellobbycon.org

Book Discussion: Who are the Uyghurs?

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 6:00pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies

The discussion will take place at 6:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

The plight of the Uyghurs is arguably the single biggest human rights violation in the world today. Assistant Professor of History James Pickett (University of Pittsburgh) will facilitate a discussion using articles and chapters of books to shed light on the historical context and current conditions facing the Uyghurs of China.

After registering, participants will receive a reading packet and a Zoom meeting link.

PA Teachers can earn Act 48 Credit. Please provide number in registration form.

Center for Governance and Markets: A Virtual Conversation, The Plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China: A Modern Cultural Genocide

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Center for Governance and Markets, Beth Shalom, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Sean Roberts is Associate Professor and Director of the International Development Program at the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University. His research focuses on China's development of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. His new book, The War on the Uyghurs: China's Internal Campaign against a Muslim Minority, was recently published by Princeton University Press.

14 Jun 2020

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Women in the Quran: Mary, Mother of Jesus

Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Online or at the Few of a Kind store at 4741 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Sponsored By: 
Few of a Kind Book Store

Few of Kind store presents this discussion and presentation by Sadaf Khan
A 5$ donation is appreciated as all proceeds will go to the Muslim Women's Shelter in Pittsburgh.

Contact: 
www.Fewofakindstore@com

27 Feb 2020

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Breakfast Briefing with Ross Harrison regarding “Iran and the United States”

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:30am
University Club, Ballroom B
Sponsored By: 
The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies and Department of Political Science

Save the Date: On February 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at the University Club, Ballroom B, the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies and Department of Political Science will host a Breakfast Briefing with Ross Harrison regarding “Iran and the United States.”

31 Jan 2020

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Voices Unheard: Conflict in Yemen

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
William Pitt Union Room 630, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
FORGE (Facilitating Opportunities for Refugee Growth and Empowerment)

Announced by University of Pittsburgh

Hosted by FORGE (Facilitating Opportunities for Refugee Growth and Empowerment)

Contact: 
forgeatpitt@gmail.com

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