Lecture/Forum

02 Feb 2018

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Joel Migdal Book Talk, Shifting Sands

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
3911 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Please join us for a talk with prominent scholar Joel Migdal. In his recent book, Shifting Sands, Dr. Migdal discusses how key transformations led to a series of missteps and misconceptions in the 20th century US policy towards the Middle East. He sees an opportunity for the US to deploy a new, more workable strategy. When he joins us, he will highlight key themes in his recent work and extend its analysis to present day challenges in the region.

This event is part of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs’ Middle East Politics and Development Lecture Series.

23 Jan 2018

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Fictional Narrations of Islamic Pasts

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh

Come join us for the inaugural lecture presented by the Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh, and featuring Shahzad Bashir, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities at Brown University.

25 Jan 2018

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Muslim Internationalism as the Last Utopia: Crisis of World Order, Islamophobia and Pan-Islamism

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
History Department Lounge, 3702 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh

Come join us for this public lecture presented by the Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh, and featuring Cemil Aydin, Professor of History at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

25 Jan 2018

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Muslim Internationalism and Pan-Islamic Ideas During the Cold War

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Sociology Colloquium Room, Posvar Hall 2431, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh

The Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh will be presenting a colloquium featuring Cemil Aydin,

20 Jan 2018

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What Makes a Leader: Lessons for our Time from the Quran and Sunnah

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh 4100 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Come join the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in hosting Sheikh Suhaib Webb for a discussion on leadership. Sheikh Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American Muslim Imam, thought leader, and educator. The evening will begin with dinner at 5:30 PM, followed by Isha at 6:45 PM, and concluding with his lecture starting at 7:00 PM.

04 Nov 2017

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Mariah Idrissi

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored By: 
Pitt FEM & Pitt Muslim Student Association

Mariah Idrissi is an international model and public speaker promoting modest fashion and female empowerment. She has been interviewed by national and international news and radio stations such as CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera. She has also been featured in high fashion magazines worldwide such as Marie Claire, Teen Vogue and Grazia.

Mariah will be giving a talk on representation and changing the face of fashion. All are welcome and there will be food!

08 Nov 2017

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Can the Iran Deal Survive? A Luncheon Discussion Featuring Ambassador Thomas Pickering

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
The Duquesne Club, Main Room (325 Sixth Ave)
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh in partnership with The Iran Project

Ambassador Thomas Pickering served more than four decades as a U.S. diplomat. He last served as under secretary of state for political affairs, the third highest post in the U.S. State Department. Pickering also served as ambassador to the United Nations, the Russian Federation, India, Israel, and Jordan, and holds the personal rank of Career Ambassador. The Ambassador will speak on the current threats to the Iran deal and their possible outcomes in addition to how the current administration is affecting U.S. Middle East policy.

Registration is required in order to attend.

16 Nov 2017

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Kaz Rahman Lecture & Book Launch

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Few of a Kind Store

Join Kaz Rahman for a discussion of his new book "Islamic Art and Modernism" right at Pittsburgh's Few of a Kind Store. Be sure not to miss Rahman, a director, artist, and author, discuss his latest work!

16 Nov 2017

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Islamic Art and Modernism

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
MWA of Pittsburgh 302 1/2 Craig Street
Sponsored By: 
New East Foundation

Islamic Art and Modernism are both terms which have been written about, discussed, and mentioned as a period of style extensively- yet both terms remain fluid. This study by Kaz Rahman takes a new look at how we position Islamic Art- how it in fact embodies, exemplifies and invents many aspects of Modernism in Painting and Architecture and how it relates to Film.

Contact: 
412-204-7340

20 Oct 2017

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Writing, Storytelling and Psychodrama: An Alphabet of Resistance

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Cathedral of Learning Room 204
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Arabic Language and Culture Club

Looking back at 24 years of fiction writing, storytelling, and psychodrama work, Elmougy will review intersections among her tracks of work. She has come to realize that everything she does carries with it the spirit of resistance. In her talk, she will explain what she means by “resistance,” and what it is like to be on this journey at this particular moment in Egypt’s history.

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