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13 Jul 2021

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A conversation with Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director, Human Rights Watch

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Join the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University for a conversation with Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch moderated by CCAS professor Dr. Fida Adely.

Shakir will discuss the recent HRW report he was the lead author on, "A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution."

About Omar Shakir

28 Jul 2021

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Islamophobia: A Threat to All Americans

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh's Muslim Affinity Group, Pitt's Muslim Alumni Network

Presenter: Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Contact: 
eel58@pitt.edu

29 Jul 2021

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Birds of a Feather: A Pittsburgh Bird Watcher's Guide to Ancient Egypt

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, American Middle East Institute

Calling all nature lovers and history buffs! Do you enjoy birdwatching? Are you fascinated with the wonders of ancient Egypt? If you answered “yes” to either question, join resident Egyptologist Lisa Haney and Powdermill’s Bird Banding Program Manager Annie Lindsay as they discuss the significance of birds in ancient Egyptian thought and practices, and reveal where to spot some of their favorite species here in Pittsburgh.Tune in and explore the significance of the peregrine falcon, barn owl, geese, and ducks and learn how to bird watch like an ancient Egyptian.

02 Aug 2021

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The Arab Legacy in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, August 6, 2021 - 2:45pm
online
Sponsored By: 
6. The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University,

The 2021 Summer Institute will engage with current scholarship that spans 1400 years of cultural histories connecting the Arabic-speaking and Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds. These eras range from the Arab-Umayyad era in the 7th century, through the Hispano-Arabic period, encompassing the Golden Age of Spain and Iberia, and continuing to contemporary Latin America. Scholars in literature, language, theater, the arts, and other fields in the humanities have looked at particular aspects of this interwoven, centuries-long, transcultural tradition.

27 Aug 2021

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Association for Asian Studies: Asian Studies (Part V)

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Association for Asian Studies

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

05 Sep 2021

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September 11, 2001 Looking Back 20 Years and Looking Ahead

Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
International Islamophobia Studies and Research Association

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh
NOTE THE TIME IS Pacific Standard Time

Featured speakers:
Salman Sayyid, University of Leeds
Munir Jawa Graduate Theological Union
Jasmin Zine Wilfrid Lourier University
Rabab Adelhadi San Francisco State
Farid Hafez University of Saltsburg
Hatem Bazian, University of California Berkeley

09 Sep 2021

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Secularism and Islam in Foreign Policy A Conversation with Sarah Wolff

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am
online
Sponsored By: 
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh,
Event will take place 10 EDT

13 Sep 2021

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Medieval Africa and Africans, on online course for educators

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to Friday, October 29, 2021 - 3:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
The National Center for Humanities, Medieval Academy of America

The National Center for Humanities has several online courses for educators.

In the current political and cultural moment, the Medieval Academy of America is working to redress the historical limitations of Medieval Studies and expand its focus to the “Global Middle Ages.”

13 Sep 2021

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Understanding the Modern Middle East, a workshop for educators

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to Friday, October 29, 2021 - 3:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
National Humanities Center

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Far too often, the Middle East appears as doubly alien: out of place and out of time. A century of popular culture caricatures, at least two centuries of Orientalist representations, and decades of American military interventions, have all fed into the notion of the Middle East as a turmoil-laden, sectarian, and tribal premodern region. In this course, we will go beyond these stereotypes to look at the historical forces that shaped the region across the twentieth century to understand the complexities of its peoples and societies.

20 Sep 2021

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After September 11, 2021: The Next 20 Years

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University

The twentieth anniversary of the September 11 attacks prompted sustained reflection on the relationship between religion and violence, the place of religion and society, and the connections between memory, reconciliation, and peace. The Berkley Center has been grappling with these questions since its founding in 2006.

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