05 Oct 2016


Western Bombs, Eastern Societies: The Destruction of Nations and Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Katz Building Auditorium, Penn State University
Sponsored By: 
Department of Asian Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Weiss Chair of the Humanities, the Department of History, and the School of International Affairs

After the fiasco of the Iraq War of 2003, the West pushed for a new mandate through the UN called the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in 2005. This new mandate revived ideas of humanitarian intervention that had been called into question from the detritus of Iraq. No lessons were learned. After R2P came Libya, a society now in ruins, and then came Syria, a country whose civil war had been fanned along even as no good outcome seemed on the horizon. Presented by Dr. Vijay Prashad from Trinity College, this talk will explore the landscape of intervention and its perils.

13 Sep 2016


Improving Legal Education in Iraq: A Roundtable

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 12:30pm
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law Center for International Legal Education

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Center for International Legal Education will be holding a roundtable discussion featuring Dr. Salah Hadi Saleh, the Director General of the Scholarship Department of the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education, who will be the principal speaker for the roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing legal education in Iraq, and lessons that can be drawn from the development and export of legal education elsewhere in the world. Commentators on Dr. Saleh’s presentation will be:

25 Sep 2016


Peace, Justice & Compassion: Can our communities live peace with compassion?

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Cafeteria Dining Room), 616 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Sponsored By: 
Greater Pittsburgh Interfaith Coalition

Join the Greater Pittsburgh Interfaith Coalition for a panel discussion on "Peace, Justice & Compassion: Can our communities live peace with compassion?" Free to the public, registration is encouraged.

14 Sep 2016


The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Reflection on Progress and Future Perspectives

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Duquesne Club (325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222)
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal. Leading experts will reflect on the first year following the historic Iran Nuclear Agreement. What progress has the agreement made to date? How strong of an agreement is it? What does the future look like?

Featured speakers include Ambassador Frank Wisner, former United States Ambassador, and Dr. Jim Walsh, Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program.

The cost to Members is $45; Non-Members will be charged $60.


05 Oct 2016


Religion and Democracy: a panel discussion

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 4:00pm
Genesius Theater, Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
the Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue of Duquesne University and the Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh

Mark Haas (Political Science, Duquesne University) and Ihsan Colak (Respect Graduate School) will discuss religion and democracy with moderator Clifford Bob (Political Science, Duquesne University). The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.


04 May 2016


Diversity through the Eyes of Women - Muslim Community Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Point Park University
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Join us for a series of dynamic discussions surrounding Pittsburgh’s changing cultural landscape, featuring local women leaders.

Muslim Community Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 4th
5:30—7:00 PM
Point Park University

Panelists include:
Riffat Chughtai, President of Pak-PAC and Practice Manager with UPMC
Sister Sarah Jameela, Community Leader of the Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh 
Dr. Maliha Kamal, Chief Hospitalist at St. Margaret's Hospital

Moderator: Nadia Khawaja, Muslim Association of Greater Pittsburgh

25 Apr 2016


Syria: Where are we today, how did we get there, and where do we go from here?

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty

Join the World Affairs Council for an evening discussion that will focus on the ongoing conflict in Syria. Expert and author Ross Harrison will address the current situation, regional and global players involved, and the challenges faced in responding to the crisis. He will also provide his personal insight into the evolution of this conflict, and give his outlook for the future. Attendees will have the special opportunity to engage in a discussion with Mr. Harrison during an extended Q&A session.

412-281-7970 or events@worldpittsburgh.org

10 Feb 2016


Panel Discussion: Understanding Islam - Voices from Pittsburgh

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and WESA

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh - Panel Discussion

Understanding Islam: Voices from Pittsburgh

Safdar Khwaja, Chapter President, Council on American-Islamic Relations

Wasi Mohamed, Executive Director, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Moderated by Paul Guggenheimer, Host of Essential Pittsburgh, 90.5 WESA

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Community Broadcast Center, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203


23 Feb 2016


The Raizman Lecture featuring Jenny Nordberg

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Campbell Memorial Chapel
Sponsored By: 
The Women’s Institute at Chatham

he Women’s Institute at Chatham presents The Raizman Lecture featuring Jenny Nordberg, award-winning author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan.


09 Mar 2016


Abrahamic Religions and the Middle East

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue

Duquesne University’s Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue invites you to its 2016 Symposium on Inter-religious Dialogue, a panel discussion by David Harris-Gershon, Haider Ala Hamoudi, and Mark Haas, moderated by Luke Peterson. The event is free, open to the general public, and streamed live.



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