Lecture/Forum

09 Apr 2013

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2 Year Sudan's independence and its Humanitarian Implications

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Dining room A, WIlliam Pitt Student Union
Sponsored By: 
Forge, Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition

Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih, Darfuri Activist, International Woman of Courage Award Winner

Dr. Louis A. Picard, Director of GSPIA Ford Institute

Olabukunola Williams, Enough Project, Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program Manager

03 Apr 2013

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De-Radicalizing the Taliban's Child Militants: A View from Swat Valley

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Alumni Fireside Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
Sponsored By: 
International Center for teh Study of Terrorism, The Center for Global Studies

Pakistan’s Swat Valley and the brutal legacy of the Taliban’s recruitment of child militants will be the focus of a talk by Dr. John Horgan, director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism (ICST) at Penn State. The event will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in the Alumni Fireside Lounge at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus. Horgan’s talk, titled “De-Radicalizing the Taliban’s Child Militants: A View from Swat Valley,” is free and open to the public.

Contact: 
Kate Slaverns (kes37@psu.edu)

28 Mar 2013

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Islamic Awareness Week at Pitt: Hamza Perez

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 539, William Pitt Student Union
Sponsored By: 
PItt's Muslim Student Association

A decade ago, Hamza Perez, born Jason, was a drug dealer on America's mean streets. The child of Puerto Rican parents, he had two recurring competing dreams at night: in one he was in prison by age 21, and in the other he was dead. New Muslim Cool is the story of how, as Hamza laughingly puts it, "both [dreams] came true," albeit in unpredictable ways.

11 Apr 2013

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A Tale of Three Hagia Sophias: Conversion, Museumification, Contestation

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
4217 WWPH, Univeristy of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
European Union Center of Excellence & European Studies Center, Department of Anthropology, Department of Religious Studies, and the Center for Russian and East European Studies

“A Tale of Three Hagia Sophias: Conversion, Museumification, Contestation”
Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, Lecturer at the Graduate Program of Middle Eastern & Eurasian Studies, Middle East Technical University

Jewish-Arab Education for Equality: Is it Possible to Create a Common Future in Israel?

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Rockwell Hall, Room 502, Duquesne Univeresity
Sponsored By: 
Duquense University

Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair
Distinguished Speaker in International Relations

Jewish-Arab Education for Equality:
Is it Possible to Create a Common Future in Israel?

A discussion of the deep-rooted segregation in Israel’s schools—as well as an alternative, the Hagar Jewish-Palestinian School.

Professor Neve Gordon
Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Free and Open to the Public

11 Apr 2013

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Human Rights as Security Threat: Lawfare and the Assault on Rights in Israel/Palestine

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Rockwell Hall, Lecture Hall 2, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Duquense University

Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair
Distinguished Speaker in International Relations

Human Rights as Security Threat:
Lawfare and the Assault on Rights in Israel/Palestine

Examines how the government of Israel, facing criticism by human rights groups, has attempted to portray activists as national security threats.

Professor Neve Gordon
Ben-Gurion University, Israel

28 Mar 2013

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Supplementing Lenin: Toward a Communism of Other-determination

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
501 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center In conjunction with: boundary 2, Department of Film Studies

Presenter: Nergis Ertürk, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Penn State University

28 Mar 2013

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Can the Occupier Provide Justice?: The Dilemmas of Human Rights Litigation In Israeli Courts

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Teplitz Courtroom, University of Pittsburgh Law School, 3900 Forbes Ave.
Sponsored By: 
School of Law, University of Pittsburgh

According to the New York Times, Michael Sfard is the Israeli human rights and peace movement’s leading lawyer. He has brought scores of human rights and land-use cases challenging Israel’s occupation politicies in the Palestinian territories, and represented hundreds of soldiers refusing to serve in the occupied territories. And as the Christian Science Monitor and Jewish Forward put it: “Young lawyer Michael Sfard has achieved something that the White House and left-leaning Israeli political leaders could not.

27 Feb 2013

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"Engaging Muslim Communities to Counter Radicalization - Intercultural Challenges and Dilemmas: A Practitioner's Perspective"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Room 3911 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Ridgeway Center, GSPIA

"Engaging Muslim Communities to Counter Radicalization - Intercultural Challenges and Dilemmas: A Practitioner's Perspective"
Abdul Hye Miah

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