Lecture/Forum

12 Jan 2017

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The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction, Reading and Discussion with the Author

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center and Center for Russian and East European Studies

Come join James Milward, Professor of History at Georgetown University, for an open discussion about his book "The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction." Participants will be responsible for acquiring the book themselves.

Contact: 
par85@pitt.edu

12 Jan 2017

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Silk Road Journeys of the Eurasian Lute

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium Rm. 125, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)

Georgetown University professor, Dr. James Millward, discusses the ancestors of the guitar, viola, mandolin and other members of the stringed instrument family that hail from Central Eurasia and traveled both east and west along what we call the “Silk Road.” Silk Road interactions involved more than the conveyance of a thing from point A to point B; these conversations laid the shared substratum of old world civilization and continue to resonate today.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

26 Jan 2017

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Islam in America: A Cultural History

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
webinar
Sponsored By: 
National Humanities Center

This webinar, conducted by Ellen McLarney, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University, will pose the question, “What does it mean to be a Muslim American?” by addressing local and global, national and transnational identities. Through an introduction of a brief history of Islam in America, teachers will gain foundational knowledge necessary for understanding the contemporary cultural life of Muslim Americans. The webinar will then examine civic and religious roles of Muslim Americans as they converge in shared spaces and various community institutions.

Contact: 
etaylor@nationalhumanitiescenter.org

08 Feb 2017

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The Problem of Evil: Islamic and Christian Perspectives

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Genesius Theater, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue and Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh

The Religion & Society Series continues with a discussion by Kevin Mongrain (Assoc. Professor of Theology, Duquesne University) and Suleyman Eris (founder and president, Respect Graduate School) about The Problem of Evil: Islamic & Christian Perspectives, in the Genesius Theater on the campus of Duquesne University. The event is organized by the Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue with the Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh, and hosted by Duquesne’s Theology Department.

Contact: 
ccmd@duq.edu

14 Apr 2017

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"The Islamic Practices that Shape Uyghur Nationalism"

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

Associate Professor of History, Dr. Rian Thum's research and teaching are generally concerned with the overlap of China and the Muslim World. He argues that the Uyghurs- and their place in China today- can only be understood in the light of longstanding traditions of local pilgrimage and manuscript culture.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

10 Feb 2017

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"How to Misunderstand Central Asian Islam (and How to Do Better)"

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

Dr. Morgan Liu is a cultural anthropologist studying Islamic knowledge and practice in post-Soviet Central Asia, focusing on Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. He is interested in ethnographic approaches to the state, post-socialism, space, and agency. Liu takes a comparative look at notions of just society across the Middle East, Russia, and Asia.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

12 Jan 2017

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"Silk Road Journeys of the Eurasian Lute"

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

Georgetown University professor, Dr. James Millward, discusses the ancestors of the guitar, viola, mandolin, and other members of the stringed instrument family that hail from Central Eurasia and traveled both east and west along what we call the "Silk Road." Silk Road interactions involved more than the conveyance of a thing from point A to point B; these conversations laid the shared substratum of old world civilization and continue to resonate today.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

01 Dec 2016

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“From the American People”: A Geography of U.S. Foreign Aid in Israel/Palestine

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

This talk explores the relationship between national securitization, liberal warfare, and transnational linkages and encounters between the U.S. and the North Africa/Middle East region. Drawing on over a year of research in Israel/Palestine, this talk examines how the tethering of U.S. terrorism law and policy to foreign aid transactions is giving rise to expansive networks of surveillance and enforcement far beyond U.S. borders.

03 Dec 2016

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Guest Speaker Wisam Sharieff

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Dining room of O'hara Student Center, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association

Join us as Ustadh Wisam Sharieff gives a talk at the University of Pittsburgh. Ustadh Wisam Sharieff is the founder of Advocating Qur’anic Literacy (AQL), an institute focused on educating communities on how to read, memorize, and understand the Qur’an. He graduated from the Qur’an Academy in Lahore, Pakistan with a bachelor’s degree in Arabic grammar and a minor in Arabic literature. His studies include studying personally with Dr. Israr Ahmed (R) for one year, studying a summer in Makkah, and earning his ‘ijaazah in Egypt in the Hafs ’an ‘Aasim’s recitation.

04 Dec 2016

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Collective Voices Sharing Stories

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Sponsored By: 
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Jewish Women's Center of Pittsburgh, & Rodef Shalom Sisterhood

Join us for an afternoon of conversation and storytelling where sisters from all faith traditions will be sharing life experiences and stories (not only religious ones) to one another to try to feel connected on a human level. This afternoon will hopefully bring many heartfelt memories of smiles and laughter along with empathizing with one another about our individual journeys through life.

Contact: 
malkeiva@aol.com

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