May 2022

Jewish-Arab Education for Equality: Is it Possible to Create a Common Future in Israel?

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Rockwell Hall, Room 502, Duquesne Univeresity
Sponsored By: 
Duquense University

Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair
Distinguished Speaker in International Relations

Jewish-Arab Education for Equality:
Is it Possible to Create a Common Future in Israel?

A discussion of the deep-rooted segregation in Israel’s schools—as well as an alternative, the Hagar Jewish-Palestinian School.

Professor Neve Gordon
Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Free and Open to the Public

12 Apr 2013


2013 Islamic Studies Undergraduate Symposium

Saturday, April 13, 2013 (All day)
Slippery Rock University
Sponsored By: 
Slippery Rock University and CERIS

9:00 AM: Welcome – Dr. Ahmad Khalili, Slippery Rock University

Dr. Tony Gaskew, University of Pittsburgh Bradford

09:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Student Presentations

Strain Behavioral Science Building (SBS)

11:45 Keynote Address
Dr. Sami Hermez, University of Pittsburgh

Closing Comments
Dr. Tony Gaskew

Dr. Ahmad Khalili, or Elaine Linn

13 Apr 2013


Back to the Square

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

Back to the Square is a powerful documentary that reveals citizens' continuing struggles following the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Roughly six months after the "Facebook Revolution," Director Petr Lom explores the lives of five seemingly unrelated people and, doing so, addresses larger issues plaguing the nation. A poor, illiterate horse herdsman struggles against political manipulation. A rural woman is forced to contend with tremendous sexual discrimination. A taxi driver relays his brutal experience in prison as a victim of police corruption.

19 Apr 2013


Broken Verses

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 7:00am to 8:00am
First Floor - New & Featured (Main Library) 4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie.

Years after her activist mother disappears and her mother's lover, a renowned Pakistani poet, is killed by government thugs and , Aasmaani, an employee at Pakistan's first independent television station, begins to receive a series of letters written in her mother's private code. (Pakistan)
Book Discussions are held in the Teen Meeting Room


Petals on a Flower: Finding the Balance in our Purpose for Life

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

PRE-ORDER TICKETS & SAVE $5 before April 13!
REGULAR ADMISSION $15 before 4/13, $20 at door FAMILY of 5 or more $30 before 4/13, $35 at door SENIORS & STUDENTS $7 before 4/13, $12 at door BABYSITTING FULL DAY $5 per child (by reservation only before April 13th)
Email for tickets OR buy online at www.icp-pgh,com


22 Apr 2013


Muslim Journeys: The Poetry of Rumi

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Monroeville Public Library Gallery Space

Please join poet Erik Rosen for a reading from the poetry of Rumi. This event is part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys series at Monroeville Public Library. The goal of this series is to familiarize public audiences with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

This program is free and open to the public.

23 Apr 2013


A Report on the 2013 World Social Forum in Tunis

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sociology Department Conference Room, 2nd Floor WW Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

Brittany Duncan, PhD Student in Sociology to present.

25 Apr 2013


Geographies of Power: Justice, Revolution, and the Cultural Imagination

Friday, April 26, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, April 27, 2013 (All day)
Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA
Sponsored By: 
Pennsylvania State University, Worldwide Universities Network, University of Alberta, University of Cape Town, The University of York

Using historical analysis and cross-cultural awareness, this conference will emphasize shifting geographies of power in the period between the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the 2011 Arab Spring. The project is premised on the idea that “the frontiers of cultural understanding” are undergoing a transformation that can only be appreciated through a cross-cultural perspective and a multi-disciplinary methodology that is alert to the historical precedents behind current geopolitical and cultural conflicts.

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26 Apr 2013


Ottoman-Persian Exchanges, 16th-20th Centuries

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:00pm to Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 6:00pm
University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall, 218 - Ben Franklin
Sponsored By: 
University of Pennsylvania, Middle East Studies Center

The Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania is organizing a conference on cultural, social, political, economic, and intellectual exchanges between the Ottoman and Persian empires 16th through 20th centuries, which will be held on Friday, 26 April 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania.

28 Apr 2013



Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored By: 
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer

Panelists will relate the current U.S. use of drone strikes to Christian and Islamic theories of what is just in war and to American constitutional law.
Jules Lobel is a co-author of Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the War on Terror (2007) and president of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Ronald Stone is the author of Prophetic Realism: Beyond Militarism and Pacifism in an Age of Terror; Susan Hascall teaches and has written several articles about Islamic Law.

FREE except for those who want CLE credit!