Lecture/Forum

22 Mar 2017

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Refugees: Pittsburgh Perspectives

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Posvar Hall, room 4130, University of Pittsburgh, 230 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, 15260
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies, Pitt's Year of Diversity, Theatre Arts, Classics Departments University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Perspectives, featuring Leslie Aizenman, Director of Refugee and Immigrant Services, Jewish Family and Children's Services; Wiam Younes (Computer Sciences) co-founder of Pittsburgh Refugee Center; Kristen Tsapis, Community Volunteer, Somali Bantu Community Association; Jenna Baron, Executive Director, ARYSE; Jaime Turek, Senior Reception & Placement Cast Manager at Northern Area Multi-Service Center; and members of the local Syrian community, moderated by Lisa R. Bromberg (Global Studies).
​Posvar Hall, room 4130​
Evening reception

Contact: 
lbr62@Pitt.edu, Lisa Bromberg

15 Mar 2017

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Salvation: Atonement and Intercession in Christian & Islamic Thought

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
104 College Hall, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Duquesne University Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue

Come join Siavash Asadi, Ph.D. for a reflection on Salvation: Atonement and Intercession in Christian & Islamic Thought as part of the Religion & Society Series.

28 Feb 2017

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Finding Protection Amid Chaos in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Sociology Colloquium Room 2432 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum, Department of Sociology, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Faculty Research and Scholarship Program

In the absence of formal protection, how do communities living in refugee camps protect assets and buffer against outsider predation? Using interviews with 200 Palestinian refugees in camps across Lebanon and Jordan, memoirs, and United Nations Relief Works Agency archives, Nadya Haj, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Middle East Studies at Wellesley College, traces the evolution of property rights from informal understandings of ownership to formal legal claims of assets and resources.

01 Mar 2017

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Angry Subjects: In/Civility, Christian Nationalism, and the Paranoid Position in an Age of Trump

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
602 CL, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies

In her now-classic 1981 essay “The Uses of Anger,” Audre Lorde commends anger as a force that allows us to attend to histories of structural oppression. In particular, she urges women of color to name and speak their anger aloud and challenges white feminists to hear it without getting defensive. Meeting Lorde’s charge—to tarry with anger—remains no less urgent and no less discomforting today than it was when she issued her call in 1981. A call to and for anger may even seem counter-intuitive and counter-productive in the age of Trump.

01 Mar 2017

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Workshop with Ann Pellegrini on “What’s Wrong with Tolerance,” chapter 2 of her Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
602 CL, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies

Come join Ann Pellegrini for a workshop on the second chapter of her book Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance. For a PDF of the readings contact Rachel Kranson at kranson@pitt.edu. Readings are also available at religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

15 Feb 2017

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Zaytuna College Lecture Series presents Dr. Abdullah Ali

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Zaytuna College Campus, 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA or Join virtually: zaytuna.edu/LS
Sponsored By: 
The Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union

Join Dr. Abdullah Ali as he lectures on the concept of Blackness in the Islamic Tradition. His lecture will be followed by a moderated conversation with special guest Kristin George from the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley.

Join virtually: zaytuna.edu/LS

11 Feb 2017

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The African American Muslim Journey

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
MACE Islamic Center, 26901 Chardon Road, Richmond Hts., OH 44143
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Association of Cleveland East

MACE Islamic Center is honored to be hosting its second annual conference celebrating The African American Muslim Journey. We are excited to be welcoming renowned scholar and dedicated community leader, Dr. Ihsan Bagby, our keynote speaker, along with other vital members of our community such as Shaykh Musa Sugapong, Imam Abbas and Dr. Nafissa Abdur Rasheed. Please join us in celebrating the inspiring legacy and the vital presence of the African American Muslims in our community.

Contact: 
humkhan85@yahoo.com, muhammadasamad@gmail.com, aishamad@gmail.com

10 Feb 2017

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How to Misunderstand Central Asian Islam (and How to Do Better)

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)

Morgan Liu is a cultural anthropologist studying Islamic knowledge and practice in post-Soviet Central Asia, focusing on Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. He is interested in ethnographic approaches to the state, postsocialism, space, and agency. Liu takes a comparative look at notions of just society across the Middle East, Russia, and Asia.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

12 Feb 2017

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Compassion and Relationships

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Sponsored By: 
Greater Pittsburgh Interfaith Coalition

Compassion and love are lofty ideas, but how do people of faith live these values in everyday relationships? On Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m., an interfaith panel of religious leaders will explore “Compassion and Relationships” in the final installment of the Greater Pittsburgh Interfaith Coalition’s series of conversations on compassion.

People of every faith tradition are invited to attend the discussion, hosted by Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road in Bethel Park.

The four panelists represent diverse faith traditions:

07 Feb 2017

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Trump’s Foreign Policy Positions on Palestine and the Middle East

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20037, United States
Sponsored By: 
The Jerusalem Fund For Education & Community Development

As we begin 2017 with a new presidential administration, so we begin a critical year of major markers in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There are many questions about the foreign policy positions president-elect Donald Trump will assume and take with regard to the Middle East and Palestine. Trump has already declared he will move the U.S.

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