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13 Nov 2020

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Iran Colloquium: Hafiz and His Contemporaries: Time, Place, and Dialogue in the post-Mongol Persian Ghazal

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw is Associate Professor of Persian Literature at the University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow in Persian at Wadham College, Oxford. From 2011-2013, he was Assistant Professor of Persian and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Dominic currently serves on the Editorial Board of Middle Eastern Literatures and, for a decade (2004-2014), he was Assistant Editor for Iranian Studies. He is a former member of both the Board of the International Society for Iranian Studies, and the Governing Council of the British Institute of Persian Studies.

Contact: 
cmes@yale.edu, 203-436-2553

13 Nov 2020

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Posing Slaves for the Camera: Race and Memory in Khartoum, 1882

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 3:00pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
University of Arizona, Fall 2020 Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series

This talk explores a series of photographs taken by a French photographer in Sudan in 1882. The photographs explores racial types for the "enlightenment" of the French government, yet reveal so much more about Khartoum society at a critical time in the city's history.

17 Nov 2020

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Webinar: An Update on EU-Iran Relations

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the European & Eurasian Studies Program, the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies, and the Politics & International Relat

The EU's relations with Iran have strengthened since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in 2015. These relations have become more important now, as the current US administration is determined to further undermine the agreement by pressing the UN to restore economic sanctions and extend the arms embargo against Iran. The EU’s disagreement with the US position has brought the nuclear non-proliferation regime, the maintenance of international agreements, and the future of European relations with the US and Iran at a crossroads.

Contact: 
calyc@fiu.edu

17 Nov 2020

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Film Screening: Adam

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 3:15pm to Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 3:15pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Three Rivers Film Festival

Adam
Pittsburgh Premiere Three Rivers Film Festival
A single mom, Abla, runs a modest bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives with her 8-year old daughter. Enter a young pregnant woman looking for a job and a roof over her head. Unwilling at first to allow a stranger into their lives, Abla’s resolve softens and the change becomes a positive for all of them. This beautifully acted debut feature from Maryam Touzani is a character driven tale that blends the perfect ingredients to create a satisfying and heart-felt story. (Adult Content: sexual situations, nudity)

17 Nov 2020

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Film Screening: Ala Kachuu - Take and Run

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 4:15pm to Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 4:15pm
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Sponsored By: 
Three Rivers Film Festival

Three Rivers Film Festiva

Ala Kachuu - Take and Run
Pittsburgh Premiere
$15 per ticket

Nov 12 - 22, 20202

17 Nov 2020

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Film Screening: Antigone

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 4:30pm to Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 4:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Three Rivers Film Festival

Antigone
Pittsburgh Premiere
$15 per ticket
screening Nov 12 - 22, 2020

18 Nov 2020

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The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Georgetown University

12:15 PM EST

18 Nov 2020

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Bassel & The Supernaturals

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum

Bassel & The Supernaturals tells the story of Bassel Almadani's experience as a first generation Syrian-American—using soulful melodies and a funky style, deeply inspired by Otis Reading, and using captivating lyrics of love, loss, and the war in Syria.

The group is also deeply values driven, dedicated to building awareness and empathy for Syrian refugees. A substantial portion of their proceeds benefit the Karam Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization focused on building a better future for Syria.

19 Nov 2020

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Cementing the Boundaries of Frenchness: Race/Ethnicity and Belonging in a Non-Color-Blind French Republic

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh University Center for International Studies European Studies Center

France is often portrayed as a case of color-blind civic ‘assimilation’ despite a shift to ‘integration’ since the 1980s. However, the creation of institutions such as the High Council for Integration (1989-2013) and the first ever census-based survey on the assimilation of immigrants and their France-born children (Mobilité géographique et insertion sociale, Tribalat 1993) signaled starting from the 1990s the foregrounding of cultural differentiation in public life and the promotion of ethnic origin as a framework and primary principle of classification (Bertaux 2016:1496).

20 Nov 2020

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Sabira Cole Film Festival

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum

The 1st annual Sabira Cole Film Festival ventures online for 2020, inviting viewers into a new virtual space that continues to bring the Pittsburgh community a curated collection of independent cinema from or about the African Diaspora. This year’s festival brings not just dynamic features and short films but also live events with filmmakers and local organizations. Find the full festival schedule here: SCFF2020

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