Sep 2019

03 Sep 2019

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U.S.-South and Central Asian Affairs

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Allegheny HYP Club 619 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh | 2640 BNY Mellon Center, 500 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2510

Featuring Ervin Massinga
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistani Affairs, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

Contact: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh | 2640 BNY Mellon Center, 500 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2510

06 Sep 2019

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Freedom to Create Gala

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum

City of Asylum annually honors an international writer or artist who has overcome efforts to limit their creative freedom. This year they will honor Iranian singer and songwriter Mahsah Vahdat, a renowned world music performer and vocal advocate for freedom of expression for musicans and composers. Mahsa left her native Iran because of the restrictions placed on female performers by the Iranian government.

Contact: 
(412) 226 9744

07 Sep 2019

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Freedom to Create Concert & Conversation: Mahsa Vahdat & Sholeh Wolpé

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum

Free but must register:

City of Aslyums's annual forum on freedom of expression features two distinguished artists: Iranian singer and human rights advocate Mahsa Vahdat and Iranian-American poet and playwright Sholeh Wolpé.

12 Sep 2019

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Why Democracy Matters for Muslim-Majority Societies and the West: Lessons from the Last 20 Years

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Sponsored By: 
Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), Georgetown University's Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, University of Denver's Center for Middle East Studies, and the Center for Global Policy

The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), Georgetown University's Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, the University of Denver's Center for Middle East Studies, and the Center for Global Policy are pleased to invite you to the following upcoming Conference.

Registration is FREE, but space is limited. Register at https://bit.ly/30hbN0U.

Program

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Copley Formal Lounge
Georgetown University

Contact: 
Chirin Dirani, chirin.dirani@georgetown.edu

16 Sep 2019

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Emirate of Sharjah Business Seminar

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 12:00pm
K&L Gates Center, 210 6th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sponsored By: 
The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, The American Middle East Institute, and K&L Gates

The US-UAE Business Council, The American Middle East Institute, and K&L Gates cordially invite you to a business seminar in Pittsburgh in honor of a high-level delegation from Sharjah, UAE. The seminar will take place at 12:00pm on Monday September 16, 2019 at the offices of K&L Gates.

The event will provide members of the local business community with the opportunity to directly engage key representatives of Sharjah's world-class public institutions in the education, research, business, and media sectors.

Contact: 
Renee Gestrich, renee.gestrich@klgates.com

17 Sep 2019

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Civil Wars: The Future of the Middle East and Implications for Global Security, Featuring Ross Harrison

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The civil wars in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Libya have had devastating effects on the populations in these countries, and they have drawn in most of the regional and international powers into a destructive conflict trap. This is reshaping the Middle East in ways that will have profound consequences for the region as well as for the United States and other international powers.

17 Sep 2019

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Civil Wars: The Future of the Middle East and Implications for Global Security

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Omni William Penn 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Featuring Ross Harrison, Senior Resident Fellow, Middle East Institute
Building on his recently released book, Escaping the Conflict Trap: Toward Ending Civil Wars in the Middle East (co-edited with Paul Salem), Ross Harrison unpacks the complexities of civil wars in the Middle East and what they mean for the region and for us.

Contact: 
events@worldpittsburgh.org

17 Sep 2019

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"Iranian Global Relations: Strategic Thinking in the 21st Century"

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Carnegie Mellon University, Margaret Morrison 103,
Sponsored By: 
Sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics and the Institute for Strategic Analysis.

Ariane M. Tabatabai is an associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation and an adjunct senior research scholar at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She is also a Truman national security fellow and a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) term member.

17 Sep 2019

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Imprisoning a Generation

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Carnegie Library East Liberty Branch
Sponsored By: 
Thomas Merton Center, Jewish Voices for Peace, Friends of Sabeel, Veterans for Peace of Western PA, Students for Justice in Palestine, Pittsburgh Palestine Solidarity Committee, Pittsburgh DSA

The film tells the stories of four Palestinian children who had been detained and imprisoned under the Israeli military and political system.

There will be an organized discussion following the film to support H.R. 2407, the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.

18 Sep 2019

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We Are All Related – Portraits by Andrea London

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monroeville Public Library 4000 Gateway Campus Boulevard Monroeville PA 15146
Sponsored By: 
Human Dignity Project, Monroeville Public Library

An Artist Talk with Andrea London

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To register, please visit: publicartpittsburgh.org.

Please join the Human Dignity Project, Office of Public Art, and the Monroeville Public Library for an Artist Talk with Andrea London.

Contact: 
Mark Hudson, 412.372.0500 x113

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