Lecture/Forum

05 Apr 2018

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Middle East Meltdown: Causes and Consequences

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Omni William Penn Hotel
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Middle East Meltdown – Causes and Consequences – A Luncheon Discussion

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Registration and Networking – 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Speaker – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

The Omni William Penn Hotel – Bob & Dolores Hope Room
530 William Penn Pl,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

$35 for WAC members
$50 for non-members
$20 for students or active military/veterans with ID

14 Mar 2018

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Book Discussion--We Too Sing America

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
548 William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh

Deepa Iyer will be visiting Pitt for one day to discuss her book We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multracial Future. Iyer is a senior fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion and Race Forward, a civil rights attorney, and an impactful activist for racial and immigrant justice in America.

Her 2015 book historicizes our current era of increasingly open hatred and bigotry, while offering ideas for initiating productive dialogues about race, social justice, and policy.

5-6pm: Book Discussion for students and educators

22 Mar 2018

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Book Discussion: Exit West

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Hillman Library Room 171B, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center

As part of the Pittsburgh A&L "Ten Evenings" series, Mohsin Hamid (author of Exit West) will be talking about his recent works and creative processes. Prior to their public lectures at the Carnegie Music Hall, the Global Studies Center is hosting a more intimate gathering with Pitt faculty, students and the community to learn about and discuss how these works of fiction help us to understand global processes and the connections, disruptions, inequalities, and opportunities they create. We will be giving out a limited number of FREE tickets to the lecture to those who attend.

Contact: 
Lisa Bromberg lisabromberg@pitt.edu

21 Feb 2018

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Pakistan's Role in Regional Stability

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Giant Eagle Auditorium (A51), Baker Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Center for International Relations and Politics, University of Pittsburgh

Join us for a lecture by His Excellency Aiziz Chaudhry, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States. He is a career Foreign Service Officer with over 36 years of bilateral and multilateral experience in the field of diplomacy. Before his appointment as ambassador in March 2017, he served as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, spokesperson of the foreign ministry, Additional Foreign Secretary for the UN and Disarmament Affairs, and Director General for relations with South Asian countries where he has remained closely associated with the peace process with India.

Contact: 
dhkim@andrew.cmu.edu

22 Feb 2018

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A Discussion with Former Ambassador Dennis Jett on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Posvar 4217 University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Global Affairs Club, Global Studies Center, CERIS

Join the Global Affairs Club at the University of Pittsburgh as we welcome former Ambassador Dennis Jett to lead a discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal. This is the second event of the semester in our overarching semester focus on regional dynamics in the Middle East.

21 Feb 2018

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A Dialogue with the Ambassador of Pakistan

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a moderated armchair dialogue with His Excellency Mr. Aizaz Chaudhry, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States. Our discussion will explore the strength of the strategic partnership between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, as well as the challenges and opportunities that the future holds.

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,

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