Mar 2022

29 Mar 2022


The Outlaw Ocean Project: The Migration Crisis off the Coast of Libya

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 5:30pm

Ian Urbina will be discussing the current migration crisis in Libya, based largely off his recent investigation in The New Yorker. The E.U., led by Italy, has trained and equipped the Libyan Coast Guard to serve as a proxy maritime force, whose central purpose is to stop migrants from reaching European shores. Efficient and brutal, the at-sea capture and on land internment of these migrants is what European Union officials hail as part of a successful partnership with Libya in their “humanitarian rescue” efforts across the Mediterranean.

30 Mar 2022


31 Mar 2022


Sahar Aziz to Present: The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom F

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Sponsored By: 
School of Law, University of Pittsburgh

Professor Aziz is the author of the groundbreaking book The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom. In her groundbreaking book, Professor Aziz explores this paradox: how could a religious minority be so overtly discriminated against in a country that privileges religious freedom legally and normatively? The answers illuminate the racial contours of religious freedom in American law and society. She is Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar, Rutgers University School of Law.


31 Mar 2022


Islamophobia in France: 2022 Presidential Elections and the Criminalization of Muslim Civil Society

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Georgetown University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

French citizens will be heading to the polls in April 2022 to vote for the country’s next president. Islamophobia appears to be a running theme throughout the views of many of the candidates, including current President Emmanuel Macron, centrist candidate Valérie Pécresse, and far-right contenders Marine Le Pen and Éric Zemmour.