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29 Mar 2013


Second International Conference on Islam & Democracy: Democratic Transitions in the Arab World: Tunisia as a Model

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 5:30pm


Fathi Ayadi - Nahda Party
Nejib Chebbi - Republican Party
Tayyib Baccouche - Nidaa Tounes

Mouldi Riahi - Attakattol Party
Imed Daimi - Congress for the Republic

Abdelaziz Massoudi - Al Massar

Kamel Morjane - Al-Moubadara Party
Abderraouf Ayadi - Wafa Party

Imen Ouederni at: ouederni@islam-democracy.org

29 Mar 2013


Islamic Awareness Week at Pitt: Friday Prayer

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Dining Room A, William Pitt Student Union
Sponsored By: 
PItt's Muslim Student Association

Every Friday the public is welcome to join the MSA for their weekly joint prayer at 2 PM in William Pitt Student Union. During Islam Awareness Week, a speaker will give an explanation about the prayer along with the regular service. All welcome to attend!

03 Apr 2013


De-Radicalizing the Taliban's Child Militants: A View from Swat Valley

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Alumni Fireside Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
Sponsored By: 
International Center for teh Study of Terrorism, The Center for Global Studies

Pakistan’s Swat Valley and the brutal legacy of the Taliban’s recruitment of child militants will be the focus of a talk by Dr. John Horgan, director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism (ICST) at Penn State. The event will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in the Alumni Fireside Lounge at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus. Horgan’s talk, titled “De-Radicalizing the Taliban’s Child Militants: A View from Swat Valley,” is free and open to the public.

Kate Slaverns (kes37@psu.edu)

07 Apr 2013


Fragments of a Revolution

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 2:00pm
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave.
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

We watched the news headlines as a nation's youth took to the streets to demand justice. We added a ribbon to our Twitter defaults to show support for the protesters. This is not the story of Egypt, Libya, or Syria, but of the movement that started it all: the Green Revolution in Iran. An anonymous filmmaker living virtually in Iran tells the story of the 2009-2010 election protests by sharing with us his personal archives of YouTube videos, tweets, emails, and other brief clips of the chaos that authorities tried to shield from our eyes.

09 Apr 2013


Videoconference A Closer Look at the United Arab Emirates

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh


Dr. Alsaghira Al Ahbabi
Second Secretary

Mr. Saud H. Al Nowais
Commercial Counselor

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Washington D.C.

1:25-2:10 p.m. EDT


Since its founding in 1971, the United Arab Emirates has transformed into one of the economic powerhouses of the Middle East — a modern and dynamic hub of commerce, trade, and culture. In a rapidly changing region, the UAE has embraced diversity and promoted the role of women in the workforce and government.

Amiena Mahsoob, 412-281-7970.

09 Apr 2013


2 Year Sudan's independence and its Humanitarian Implications

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Dining room A, WIlliam Pitt Student Union
Sponsored By: 
Forge, Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition

Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih, Darfuri Activist, International Woman of Courage Award Winner

Dr. Louis A. Picard, Director of GSPIA Ford Institute

Olabukunola Williams, Enough Project, Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program Manager

10 Apr 2013


Panel Discussion and Reception Does the Maghreb Matter? Building Peace Through Economic Development

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bricolage, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council Of Pittsburgh

April 10, 2013

Panel Discussion and Reception
Does the Maghreb Matter? Building Peace Through Economic Development

Dr. Timothy Docking
Emerging Markets Funding Group
IBM Corporation

Dr. J. Peter Pham
Michael S. Ansari Africa Center
Atlantic Council

Dr. Louis A. Picard
Ford Institute for Human Security
University of Pittsburgh—GSPIA

11 Apr 2013


Human Rights as Security Threat: Lawfare and the Assault on Rights in Israel/Palestine

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Rockwell Hall, Lecture Hall 2, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Duquense University

Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair
Distinguished Speaker in International Relations

Human Rights as Security Threat:
Lawfare and the Assault on Rights in Israel/Palestine

Examines how the government of Israel, facing criticism by human rights groups, has attempted to portray activists as national security threats.

Professor Neve Gordon
Ben-Gurion University, Israel

11 Apr 2013


A Tale of Three Hagia Sophias: Conversion, Museumification, Contestation

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
4217 WWPH, Univeristy of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
European Union Center of Excellence & European Studies Center, Department of Anthropology, Department of Religious Studies, and the Center for Russian and East European Studies

“A Tale of Three Hagia Sophias: Conversion, Museumification, Contestation”
Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, Lecturer at the Graduate Program of Middle Eastern & Eurasian Studies, Middle East Technical University