Jun 2021

04 Mar 2021

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Film Screening and Discussion with the Director: Welcome to Chechnya

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

rom Academy Award-nominated director David France ("How to Survive a Plague," "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson") comes "Welcome to Chechnya," a powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya. With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes Chechnya's underrepresented atrocities while highlighting a group of people who are confronting brutality head-on.

04 Mar 2021

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France and Britain: Their Colonial Footprint in the Middle East

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the Fletcher School and Department of History at Tufts University

05 Mar 2021

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Conflict in Transcaucasia: War over Nagorno-Karabakh

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

12:00 PM EST

In September 2020, Azerbaijan’s military advanced into the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and, by November, the Armenian side lost control not only of parts of the disputed territory but also of the security zone seized during the First Karabakh War in 1992-1994. Join us for a forum to explore the history and human cost of this war, the impact of Russian and Turkish rivalry in the region, and the prospects for long-term peace.

Moderator:
Vasili Rukhadze, Lecturer, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

15 Mar 2021

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Call for Papers - Comparative Desert Imaginations: Place, Mobility, and Environment Symposium & Student Workshop Spring 2021 (20-21 May 2021)

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Sponsored By: 
This conference is part of a multi-year collaboration between colleagues at Notre Dame University, Yale University, and Williams College.

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Contact: 
comparativedesertsconference@gmail.com

18 Mar 2021

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Experiential Learning about the Middle East through the Senses

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Middle East Studies at Duke University-The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

How to Teach about the Middle East - and Get it Right! Spring Webinar Series Registration
This series offers five interactive sessions between January and May 2021, featuring resources and strategies for teaching about the Middle East relevant to both in-person and virtual teaching for Grades 6-12 and community colleges.

All events occur on Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time

25 Mar 2021

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Apeirogon Book Discussion

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Seton Hill University, Narrative 4, CERIS

Join book discussion with Seton Hill faculty Dr. Christine Cusick, of Aperigon,by award winning author Colum McCann. Free copies of the book are available is participating in the book discussion, as a gift from Narrative 4. Contact Dr. Cusick at cusick@setonhill.edu for book and discussion link.

Contact: 
cusick@setonhill.edu

05 Apr 2021

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Homeland

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 (All day)
online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

Review of film: "Visually striking, but narratively undernourished, the father-and-son-bonding drama “Homeward” unfolds against the backdrop of a fraught road trip from Kyiv to Russia-annexed Crimea and marks a flawed debut from young Ukrainian helmer-writer Nariman Aliev, a Crimean Tatar. Indeed, the plight of Crimean Tatars (both historically and currently) forms an important element of the plot.

07 Apr 2021

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Who is the legal person in Islamic law?

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
George Mason University AVACGIS Guest Lecture Series

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Contact: 
avacgis@gmu.edu

08 Apr 2021

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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Crimea: Embattled Homeland, Suspended Lives

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:
Crimea:Embattled Homeland, Suspended Lives

MODERATOR
Vladimir Padunov, Slavic Languages and Literatures and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
SPEAKERS
Alim Aliev, Ukrainian Institute
Austin Charron, Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rory Finnin, Ukrainian Studies, University of Cambridge
Mykola Gnatovsky, Taras Shevchenko NationalUniversity, Kyiv
Nataliya Gumenyuk
Author of Lost Island: Dispatchesfrom Occupied Crimea

10 Apr 2021

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Activism, Civil Society, and the Marginalized: A Human Rights Panel on Crimea Today

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

Activism, Civil Society, and the Marginalized: A Human Rights Panel on Crimea Today
MODERATOR:
Trevor Erlacher, , Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University o fPittsburgh
SPEAKERS
Kateryna Busol, Center for Defense Strategies
Mumine Saliyeva, , Crimean Solidarity Civic Initiative, Crimea
Tamila Tasheva, Mission of the President of Ukraine in Crimea
Maria Tomak, Media Initiative for HumanRights (MIHR) in Ukraine

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