Oct 2017

19 Oct 2017


Tenth Annual ASMEA Conference - The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions Ten Years On

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Sponsored By: 
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

Register now for the Tenth Annual ASMEA Conference, The Middle East and Africa: Assessing the Regions Ten Years On.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Mr. Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

SPECIAL REMARKS: High Ranking Members of the Diplomatic Corps

202-429-8860 or info@asmeascholars.org

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.

20 Oct 2017


Displacement Film Series: Mare Nostrum and On the Bride's Side

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Global Studies Center, International Week, CMU IFF

Join us for an International Week Event featuring films about refugee displacement followed by a discussion by Pitt Professor Heath Cabot.

Mare Nostrum (14 minutes)
On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybh4czwN6YE

23 Oct 2017


Arab Citizens in the Jewish State

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
JCC Squirrel Hill (Levinson Hall)
Sponsored By: 
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh for a screening of the short film, 77 steps, followed by a discussion with special guests GHAIDA RINAWI ZOABI & MYRIAM DARMONI CHARBIT on the complexities of being an Arab citizen in the Jewish state and on efforts being made through education to foster a shared society. 77 steps follows filmmaker Ibtisam Mara’ana who leaves her childhood home in an Arab village near Haifa, to make a life for herself in Tel Aviv while experiencing the complexities of dating a Jewish man.

25 Oct 2017


Root of Peace: A Jewish Settler & Palestinian Activist in Dialogue

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 616 N Highland Avenue
Sponsored By: 
Roots, The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Two Roots activists – Antwan Saca, a Palestinian Christian and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, an Israeli settler – tell their personal stories and seek peace and justice for Palestinians and Israelis. Roots is a grassroots Palestinian and Israeli initiative for understanding, nonviolence and transformation. They work in both the Holy Land and the United States for education, dialogue, and action in service of peace with dignity for all.

To learn more about Roots, visit www.friendsofroots.net.

Eric Probola at eprobola@jfedpgh.org or 412.992.5247

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.

27 Oct 2017


Constructing the Terrorist Threat

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
Cathedral of Learning Room 322
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center, Humanities Center, the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Cultural Studies, Department of Communication, Department of English, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Sociology and CERIS

Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University and President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union. She is a leading scholar in communication, prominent public intellectual, and champion of the humanities on the national stage. The title of her lecture, “Constructing the Terrorist Threat: Islamophobia, the Media, and the War on Terror,” stems from her 2017 Media Education Foundation video, designed to support pedagogical efforts to teach critically about media discourse on Muslims.

27 Oct 2017


CERIS Book Discussion: EXIT WEST

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Seton Hill University
Sponsored By: 
Sponsored by the Consortium for Educational Resources www.cerisnet and the Center for Christian – Islamic Dialogue, Duquesne Unveristy and Seton Hill University

This reading group gathers educators to discuss works to expand knowledge on the broad subject of Islamic Studies. Fall 2017 discussion at Seton Hill University in Greensburg PA on October 27th. You can also participate via Internet.

Fran Leap, leap@setonhill.edu

30 Oct 2017


Islamophobia Studies Journal Call for Papers

Monday, October 30, 2017 (All day) to Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)
Paris, France
Sponsored By: 
IRDP Project

In the past few years, Islamophobia Studies has experienced the arrival of numerous new scholars, researchers, community organizers, journalist and social media contributors to the field. The field has been enriched and challenged by this rapid expansion. Each contributor to the field has set out to provide a working definition for Islamophobia, selection of an academic and research methodology and collecting relevant data to qualify their thesis.

Dr. Hatem Bazian

31 Oct 2017


Call For Papers: Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (All day)
Sponsored By: 
Samyukta: A Journal of Gender and Culture

Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture is glad to announce a different kind of Call For Papers for an academic journal which has so far been engaged in bringing forth analytical pieces of critical thought pertaining to Gender and Cultural Studies. This unique call evolved from the deliberations and discussions generated by the previous issue of the journal which was on Islamic Feminism (January –-2017 Vol. XVII No.1) guest edited by the distinguished scholar, Prof. Margot Badran.