20 Jan 2018


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


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


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


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


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.


20 Oct 2017


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.

26 Oct 2017


Nuclear Programs and U.S. Foreign Policy

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
ECB Room 111
Sponsored By: 
Middle East Studies, Gender Studies & The Honors Program

Dr. Dennis Jett is the former American ambassador and senior director at the National Security Council. He joined the School of International Affairs at Penn State University after a 28-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service. His experience and expertise focus on international relations, foreign aid administration, and American foreign policy. He will join the Middle East Studies Center at Slippery Rock University for a lecture concerning the incredibly relevant pitfalls of U.S. Foreign Policy specifically regarding nuclear policy. If you are interested in how the U.S.

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.


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