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03 Oct 2021

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ISIS and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 2:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Archaeological Institute of America

On February 26th, 2015, ISIS posted a (now iconic) video on YouTube, showing the deliberate destruction of ancient sculpture in the Mosul Museum and at the archaeological site of Nineveh in Iraqi Kurdistan. Many users of social media had a visceral reaction to the video and quickly shared it both to inform others of ISIS’s barbaric acts and to declare their own cosmopolitan, humanitarian, civilized condemnation of these uncivilized acts against antiquities.

05 Oct 2021

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The Armenians of Aintab: The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Online
Sponsored By: 
1. UCLA’s Promise Armenian Institute, and the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law

Speaker/ Leader: Dr. Ümit Kurt

06 Oct 2021

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Viewing of Yalda, A Night For Forgiveness

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
multiple locations

13 Oct 2021

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Book Talk: Fear of a Muslim Planet

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online

In his latest book, Fear of a Muslim Planet: Global Islamophobia in the New World Order, prominent American Muslim human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar outlines a modern narrative history of global Islamophobia through the lens of the “great replacement” conspiracy theory propagated by white supremacists and how anti-Muslim policies are impacting the lives of the world’s nearly 2 billion Muslims in places like the US, China, Myanmar, India and the European Union.

14 Oct 2021

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Understanding the Decrease in African American Mosques and Attendees

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

*Promoted by the University of Pittsburgh*

The US Mosque Survey 2020 found a sharp decrease in African American Mosques and the number of African American attendees. In 2020, African American mosques comprised 13% of all mosques, but in 2010, African American mosques accounted for 23% of all mosques—a 43% decrease. This is especially noteworthy considering African American Muslims account for roughly 28% of all American Muslims according to ISPU research.

Panelists Include

15 Oct 2021

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Afghanistan’s Next Transition

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Harvard University's Davis Center For Russian and Eurasian Studies

*Announced by the University of Pittsburgh*

Speakers: Fara Abbas, Philipp Ackermann, Anand Gopal

Description: This Harvard University panel, co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Negotiation Task Force, will explore the lead up to the collapse of the Afghan government, as well as what the new Taliban regime holds for the future of the country and its people

15 Oct 2021

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The Body and Religiously Motivated Social Action: A Global Look at Religion and Political Transformation

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University

* Announced by University of Pittsburgh*

19 Oct 2021

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Cairo After Dark: Historiography of the Middle East

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 3:00pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
The University of California, Los Angeles Center for Near Eastern Studies

Speakers: Raphael Cormack

19 Oct 2021

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Contesting Islam, Constructing Race & Sexuality

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
Islamophobia Studies Center at Berkley, California

Join us for a talk with author Sunera Thobani. Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam.

20 Oct 2021

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Shi’a Islam, Politics, and Resistance in Iran: From Tobacco Protest until Today

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:00pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
University of Michigan’s International Institute and the Global Islamic Studies Center

*Promoted by University of Pittsburgh*

The lecture will examine the role of Shia Islam in Iran's Tobacco Protest (1890-91) and Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911), in the support of Mohammad Mosaddegh (1951-1953) and Iran's Islamic Revolution (1979), as well as Shia Islam and politics in Iran today.

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