29 Nov 2017


Migration and Policies on Immigration: Economic, Political, Legal, Cultural, and Moral Implications

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Power Center Ballroom C, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Duquesne University’s Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue

The Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue presents a panel discussion by Suhail Abboushi (Business), James Bailey (Theology), Bernadette Paolo (African Studies), and Nihat Polat (Education), moderated by Barbara Murock (Immigrants and Internationals Initiative, Allegheny County Department of Human Services).


12 Oct 2017


Genies, Islamic Law, and Wine-Soaked Romance: Culture and Contradiction in Pre-Colonial Central Asia

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Cathedral of Learning Room 602
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center

James Pickett (Department of History) will give a compelling, multidisciplinary speech about genies, Islamic Law, and romance that focuses on the culture of pre-colonial Central Asia and its contradictory tendencies. Dr. Pickett's research at Pitt focuses on Central Eurasian history, Russian and Soviet history, and Islam and Communism. This event features responses by Dr. Neil Doshi (Department of French and Italian) as well as Jeanette Jouili (Department of Religious Studies).

13 Sep 2017


Immigration Crisis: The Collapse of the Post-Colonial State

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:00pm to 11:30pm
Livestream from Zaytuna College
Sponsored By: 
Zaytuna College

Part of the Zaytuna 2017 Fall Lecture Series on the “Immigration Crisis: The Collapse of the Post-Colonial State.” Dr. Hatem Bazian will focus on a critical section of his new book “Annotations on Race, Colonialism, Islamophobia, Islam, and Palestine,” dealing with the immigration crisis and the collapse of the post-colonial state.

Treacherous Love Stories

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
144 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Department of French and Italian and the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, European Studies Center, Honors College, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh

Two events coming about about Sexuality and Islam in France

Undergraduate Lecture by Denis Provencher, University of Arizona entitled Treacherous Love Stories - September 13, 2017, Noon- 12:50 PM, September 13, 144 Cathedral of Learning

General Lecture entitled Queer Maghrebi, September 13, 1:30 PM - 3 PM, 602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

18 Apr 2017


Saving Lifta: Home, Memory, and Future in the Last Nakba Village

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh University Center for International Studies

At a time of mass displacement across the Middle East, Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war—and their descendants—remain at the center of the world’s longest-running, unresolved refugee situation. Approaching seventy years since the war that would become known as both the Israeli War of Independence and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), the longevity of the Palestinian refugee issue is widely linked to the failure of the official “peace process” that began in the 1990s with the purported aim of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

03 Apr 2017


Jewish Studies Brown Bag Colloquium: "ISIS's Writings on Jews and Judaism: Its Appropriation of Medieval Muslim Views"

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Humanities Center 602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Jewish Studies Program

Come join Younus Mirza with the University of Pittsburgh Jewish Studies Department for the last Jewish Studies Brown-Bag lunch colloquium for the semester.

30 Mar 2017


Queering Religion: The Student Perspective

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602A, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies

Join us for a panel discussion by Pitt students and alumni sharing their experiences of the intersection of religiosity and queer identity in modern life. Special focus will be placed on experiences at Pitt. Pizza and refreshments will be provided at 5:30.


31 Mar 2017


Historicizing Boko Haram’s Rage Against Modernity and Munafunci

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh African Studies Program, Department of Africana Studies, Department of History, Global Studies Center

In this talk, Dr. Moses Ochonu, Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, will historicize the political, theological, and economic events and anxieties that produced the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. He will deploy, as a structuring analytical device, the theological and polemical construct of munafunci (or hypocrisy). Munafunci is a recurring trope in the rhetorical claims of Muslim reformers and other critics of political and religious orthodoxies in Northern Nigeria.

08 Apr 2017


Hearing the Call: A Franciscan Journey with Islam

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 11:30am
5th Floor of Union Building, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 

Fr. Michael D. Calabria, OFM, is a Franciscan friar and the founding director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure University. His most recent publication explores Mughal Art as a manifesto for Environmentalism in South Asia.

27 Mar 2017


World Theatre Day:Presentation and Talk with Photo-journalist Maranie Rae and Human Refuge(e)

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Cathedral of Learning, room 602
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies, Pitt's Year of Diversity, Theatre Arts, Classics Departments University of Pittsburgh

12PM / Presentation and Talk with Photo-journalist Maranie Rae and Human Refuge(e)
- a platform providing first-hand stories from refugees around the world.
Cathedral of Learning, room 602
Lunch provided

lbr62@Pitt.edu, Lisa Bromberg


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