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06 Nov 2013


Dr Sami Hermez

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
206 Admin Building
Sponsored By: 
Cafe Politica at Seton Hill University

Dr Sami Hermez will speaking about the Middle East.
For more information please contact Dr Fran Leap 724-830-1054

Fran Leap

07 Nov 2013


Legacies of the Future: The Life and Work of Edward Said

Thursday, November 7, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, November 9, 2013 (All day)
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Sponsored by: boundary 2, University Honors College, Humanities Center, Department of English, and Professors Jonathan Arac, Lynn Emmanuel, and RA Judy

Thursday, November 7
Humanities Center, 602 CL
4:00-6:00 p.m. - Lecture:
Joseph N. Cleary, Professor of English, Yale University, “The History of the Novel and Empire in the Works of Edward Said and Georg Lukács”

Friday, November 8, English Department, 501 CL
2:00-3:30 p.m. - Lecture:Aamir Mufti, Professor of Comparative Literature, UCLA, “The Late Style of Bandung Humanism”
4:00-6:00 p.m. – Reading:Nuruddin Farah, Distinguished Professor of Literature, Bard College, Reading from his recent fiction and taking questions

Hummanities Office, (412) 624-8519

07 Nov 2013


“Syria in the Arab Revolutions: Two Years On”

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Auditorium Wing, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Johnstown, PA
Sponsored By: 
Penn Highlands Community College, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

This talk will focus on the transformation of the Syrian uprisings over the last two years and provide an analysis of both the geopolitical and grassroots forces. How can we begin to understand the conflict in Syria? Who are the different actors on the ground? What positions might we consider taking in this country?

Erica Reighard 814.242.1440.

World on Trial: 2004 French Headscarf Law Teacher's Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
114 Katz Building, University Park, PA
Sponsored By: 
The Center for Global Studies at Penn State

Registration is now open for Penn State's Center for Global Studies Teacher’s Workshop:

World on Trial: 2004 French Headscarf Law
Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
114 Katz Building
Penn State University
University Park, PA

Sarah Lyall-Combs

09 Nov 2013


Witness Palestine: A Film Series

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 6:00pm
West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church (20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, Ohio 44116), First Unitarian Church of Cleveland (21600 Shaker Heights Blvd, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122)
Sponsored By: 
Interfaith Peace Builders

Witness Palestine: A Film Series will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 5:00pm-9:00pm and Sunday, November 10 from 2:00pm-6:00pm. The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland will show "Welcome to Hebron" and "Salt of This Sea" on November 9. They will show "Since You Left" and "Private" on November 10. The West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church will show "Since You Left" and "Private" on November 9 and "Welcome to Hebron" and "Salt of This Sea" on November 10. Panel discussions will follow each set of films.


09 Nov 2013


Pitt's Muslim Student Association Alumni Networking Conference

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
O’Hara Student Center, University of Pittsburgh 4024 O'Hara St Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Student Association

Come join Pitt MSA for our 1st annual Alumni Networking Conference!

Since re-establishment in 1997, the MSA and the University have accumulated a vast network of alumni who have gained various experiences in their respected professions. With such a rich resource available to us, why not take advantage of it?

With this event, we hope to provide current members a chance to network and learn from past members, and for alumni, we hope to create an environment reconnect with old classmates and network as well.

Pitt MSA <>

11 Nov 2013


Engaging the Muslim World: Five Years On

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University

Juan R.I. Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively on modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian Gulf and South Asia and has given numerous media interviews on the war on terrorism and the Iraq War. He lived in various parts of the Muslim world for nearly 10 years and continues to travel widely there.

Elaine Linn,

12 Nov 2013


"Ripeness in Revolution?" From North Africa to the Sahel

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
3431 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Ford Institute for Human Security, Global Studies Center, University Centers for International Studies

The presentation will focus on:
• How can conflicts be resolved in states where extremist organizations seek their own territory?
• What does the Arab Spring mean for North and West Africa and what are the prospects of developing democracy in these regions?
• What are the challenges for weak states in trying to combat terrorism and revolution from the grassroot level?
• What makes this region different for analysts to understand?


13 Nov 2013


Egypt Dialogue Series: A series of discussions on global issues with Pitt and Egyptian university students

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:15pm
3431 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh

The Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program invites Pitt students to dialogue with students at American University in Cairo (AUC) on topics concerning politics, economics, revolutions, religion, terrorism, American foreign policy, women’s rights, occupation, sharia law and more. All the topics you shouldn’t discuss at a cocktail party! The Egyptian students are enrolled in a interdisciplinary global issues course at AUC. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor of Sociology.

Elaine Linn,