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05 Aug 2013


Ramadan Lecture and Display

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Hill District Library, 2217 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Womens Association of Pittsburgh

Public presentation by Imam AbuSamih Tadese, Founder of the Islamic University Center of Pittsburgh

Securing Egypt's Future

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC
Sponsored By: 
Middle East Institute

Middle East Institute Host one day conference
The Middle East Institute is hosting a an all-day conference titled “Securing Egypt’s Future.” The event brings together a range of Egyptian and American voices to examine recent political, social, and economic developments with the aim of providing recommendations and solutions for securing a more stable, prosperous, inclusive, and democratic Egypt.


Please note that the conference is divided into morning and afternoon sessions, which require separate registration.

Morning Session

Secondary Education Teachers: Speaking the Culture of Egypt

Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 5:45pm to 7:30pm
University of Pittsburgh and Cairo, Egypt
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

A dream come true….. spending summer 2014 in Egypt.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies Center and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, is pleased to announce a call for applications from secondary school educators to participate in this once in a life time course of study.

Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

17 Sep 2013


The Politics of Jesus, a public lecture by Dr. Reza Aslan, Author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Humanities Scholars Program at Carnegie Mellon University, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Reza Aslan
Author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth and No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California - Riverside
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh


19 Sep 2013


Colloquium: "The Arab Spring Between Three Enlightenments"

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center

Colloquium presented by Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology) with responses by Ronald Judy (English) and John Beverly (Hispanic). For more information and additional events visit the Humanities Center website www.humcenter.pitt.edu.

27 Sep 2013


The Limits of American Intervention: Lessons from Afghanistan

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, CMU
Sponsored By: 
CMU Center for International Relations and Politics

From South America to Africa to Asia, dystopian states and ineffectual nations create conditions threatening to U.S. and global security. Yet recent history has demonstrated the risks attending American-led military campaigns to eliminate hostile regimes and create suitable replacements through sustained nation-building programs. Drawing upon his three tours of duty in Afghanistan as a military commander and ambassador, Karl Eikenberry will discuss the limits of American hard power in effecting sustainable political-economic change through intervention.

03 Oct 2013


Gulf Food Security: The Global Land Grab Phenomenon

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
3610 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Dr. Eckart Woertz, a Senior Researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, will be speaking about the issues of Middle East food security and the impact of the global food crisis. He will also be addressing the effects and geopolitical importance of food trade and food boycotts.

06 Oct 2013


International Cinema Sunday (Afghanistan)

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Classroom A, Carnegie Library Main Branch
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library

This powerful and remarkable drama chronicles the true story of a young girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy to save her family from starvation. The first feature film made in Afghanistan in the post-Taliban era. Directed by Siddiq Barmak, 82 minutes, 2003. Refreshments will be provided.


08 Oct 2013


Muslim Journeys: Judaism and Islam

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Carnegie Library-Squirrel Hill Branch
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library

Sheikh Atef Mahgoub, the Spiritual Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, will present "Judaism and Islam: 10 Major Similarities and More" as part of our Muslim Journeys series.


08 Oct 2013


Salon Reading: Hamdy El-Gazzar

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
City of Asylum, 330 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum

7:00 pm Reception, 7:30 pm Reading, 8:30 pm Dessert and Informal Discussion