25 Mar 2014


Hijabs in Islam

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Lower Lounge, William Pitt Student Union
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Student Association

At part of the University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association's Islamic Awareness Month, you are invited to attend a panel on Hijabs in Islam.

Arab Spring: Global Implications for U.S. Relations Abroad

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
William Pitt Union, Assembly Room, 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh and the New York Times Readership Program in collaboration with the Student Government Association

Michael Slackman helps to oversee all global coverage at The New York Times, with an emphasis on coordinating the Middle East report. Before returning to New York in May of 2011, Mr. Slackman was a foreign correspondent for The Times.

21 Mar 2014


Yasmin Mogahed: “Reviving the Dead: On Bringing Life Back to the Hardened Heart”

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

As part of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh's Distinguished Speakers Series, Ms. Yasmin Mogahed to present

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04 Mar 2014


Lessons from Afghanistan: The Future of Special Operations Forces

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Once primarily the subject of video games and popular novels, Special Forces have once again captured America’s attention. In the wake of Operation Neptune Spear, a mission that killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the now famous Seal Team Six is one facet of the growing curiosity about what these advanced and highly skilled units do on a daily basis.


Understanding Modern Day Slavery: Pittsburgh’s Role in Finding a Solution

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Bricolage, 937 Liberty Ave
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, and Bricolage Production Company

Join us on March 19 for a salon screening of the documentary Not My Life and a discussion that builds on the topics of human trafficking and forced labor, among other related crimes, and the work being done on the local level to address these issues. Who is being exploited? What are the signs? What can you do to help?


20 Feb 2014


Connectedness in the Islamic World (661-1300 CE)

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 4:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall

Medieval Arabic sources are replete with stories about Muslims traveling far and wide. The abundance of such examples tempts one to believe that these traveling individuals created and maintained the pan-Islamic cultural commonwealth. Yet the Islamic written legacy is so vast that drawing decisive conclusions that traveling was indeed as widespread as our sources suggest is hardly possible.

13 Feb 2014


Microcredit and Third World Women: Panacea for Poverty or Delusional Development?

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:00pm
4500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Women’s Studies Program, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Department of Political Science, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Humanities Center

Microcredit (small loans to start small enterprises in the informal sector) has been praised in many quarters as a panacea for the poverty and patriarchy that poor women in Third World countries confront. Securing poor women access to credit, for enterprises in the small-scale agricultural sector and the urban informal sector is at the center of a significant chunk of “women and development” agendas today.

19 Jan 2014


Islam 101 class at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm
4100 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Islam 101 is a free weekly class that provides basic information on the tenets of Islam, and delves into deeper meanings of the beliefs
and religious practices. The class is open to people of all faiths and backgrounds and has proven to be a great resource for anyone interested
in researching other faiths and cultures. Taught by Taha Selim Ustun: Taha is an experienced interfaith lecturer who
has been promoting the understanding of Islam and Muslims for a number of years in countries such as Malaysia, Turkey and Australia. He recently

Julie Webb, 412-320-5597

12 Nov 2013


"Ripeness in Revolution?" From North Africa to the Sahel

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
3431 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Ford Institute for Human Security, Global Studies Center, University Centers for International Studies

The presentation will focus on:
• How can conflicts be resolved in states where extremist organizations seek their own territory?
• What does the Arab Spring mean for North and West Africa and what are the prospects of developing democracy in these regions?
• What are the challenges for weak states in trying to combat terrorism and revolution from the grassroot level?
• What makes this region different for analysts to understand?


07 Nov 2013


“Syria in the Arab Revolutions: Two Years On”

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Auditorium Wing, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Johnstown, PA
Sponsored By: 
Penn Highlands Community College, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

This talk will focus on the transformation of the Syrian uprisings over the last two years and provide an analysis of both the geopolitical and grassroots forces. How can we begin to understand the conflict in Syria? Who are the different actors on the ground? What positions might we consider taking in this country?

Erica Reighard 814.242.1440.


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