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11 Oct 2020

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Witness Palestine Film Festival: A PEOPLE WITHOUT A LAND

Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
Witness Palestine Rochester

A PEOPLE WITHOUT A LAND
Streaming Oct 4-13, 2020
Online Discussion Sunday Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Contact: 
http://witnesspalestinerochester.org/contact-us/

14 Oct 2020

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Forge the Future: Charting New Paths in Health, Technology, and Manufacturing

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute

Join us for the first virtual conference on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, from 9:30am to 11am EDT.

The conference will feature U.S. & Middle East experts and dignitaries, including a welcome by the Mayor of Pittsburgh, the Honorable William Peduto, and a special message from neurosurgeon and CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The discussion will focus on healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and robotics.

Contact: 
www.AmericanMEI.org

14 Oct 2020

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Why the Islamic World Is Central to the History of Plague

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
McGill Social Studies of Medicine

Historical scholarship on the Black Death, inaugurated in the 1830s by European historians and medical authors, has since developed into one of the most prolific industries serving both the academy and the general public. That body of scholarship—an artifact of nineteenth-century Eurocentric and colonialist historiography—resulted in a virtual consensus, still in force, as to the temporospatial definition of past pandemics, as well as their causes and effects on societies that experienced them.

15 Oct 2020

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American Muslim Poll 2020 | A Four-Part Webinar Series: Political Coalition Building

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
ISPU

This October, join us virtually every Thursday at 3 pm EST for a deep dive into the research revealed in ISPU's fifth annual American Muslim Poll. Visit www.ispu.org/events for more information and to register!

*OCTOBER 15 @ 3pm EST* - Political Coalition Building with Asma Uddin and Margari Hill, moderated by Dr. Youssef Chouhoud
*OCTOBER 22 @ 3pm EST* - Discrimination and Bullying with Tahirah Amatul Wadud, Dr. Sonia Ghumman, and Manar Waheed, moderated by Dalia Mogahed

16 Oct 2020

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Iran Colloquium: Satan Conquered: The Iranian Revolution and its Demons

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 8:00am to 3:45pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University

The 1979 Revolution gave birth to a political order that defined God as its greatest protector and Satan as its ultimate foe. While scholars have long grappled with the Islamic Republic’s theological master narratives, Satan’s multifaceted role in the Iranian political and religious landscape remains poorly understood. In this talk, I offer an analysis of a range of sources— textual, ethnographic, and audiovisual—to argue that in the past two decades, confrontations with the Accursed One have fragmented into contradictory, anxiety-ridden struggles for the soul of the Islamic Republic.

Contact: 
cmes@yale.edu

16 Oct 2020

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Satan Conquered: The Iranian Revolution and its Demons

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
Yale MACMILLAN CENTER

The 1979 Revolution gave birth to a political order that defined God as its greatest protector and Satan as its ultimate foe. While scholars have long grappled with the Islamic Republic’s theological master narratives, Satan’s multifaceted role in the Iranian political and religious landscape remains poorly understood. In this talk, I offer an analysis of a range of sources— textual, ethnographic, and audiovisu- al—to argue that in the past two decades, confrontations with the Accursed One have fragmented into contradictory, anxiety-ridden struggles for the soul of the Islamic Republic.

Contact: 
https://iranianstudies.macmillan.yale.edu/

18 Oct 2020

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The Ruins of Lifta: Where the Holocaust and Nakba Meet

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 3:00pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
Voices from the Holy Land

Lifta is the only Arab village abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that has not been completely destroyed or repopulated by Jews. Its ruins are now threatened by an Israeli development plan that would convert it into an upscale Jewish neighborhood. Discovering that his parents' Holocaust experiences may have distorted his views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Menachem - the filmmaker and an Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn - sets out to establish a personal relationship with a Palestinian.

Contact: 
https://www.voicesfromtheholyland.org/contact

18 Oct 2020

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Witness Palestine Film Festival: IT’S WHAT WE DO

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
Witness Palestine Rochester

Courageous veterans of the Israeli military have come forward to testify to the violence that they were ordered to carry out against Palestinians living under occupation. House demolitions, night raids of Palestinian homes, arrest and detention of children, and other human rights abuses are routine. In 2004, Israeli Defense Forces veterans, who have seen and participated in these atrocities, formed Breaking the Silence, whose purpose is to bring these stories to the Israeli public. The film, based on a play, presents verbatim testimonies of former Israeli soldiers.

Contact: 
http://witnesspalestinerochester.org/contact-us/

20 Oct 2020

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Problems of Islamic Reform: Nigeria, Egypt and the United States

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Duke University Islamic Studies Progrqam

Please register here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvc-uvqj8oHte1iTfYbpFMNZ4LVYFAV4md
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2 PM – 3 PM

21 Oct 2020

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Book Talk: Truth Over Fear: Combating the Lies About Islam

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Prince Alwaheed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

12 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

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