Jul 2022

02 Apr 2022

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Human Rights and the Arts

Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 10:30pm
Online

Speaker: Ziad Abu-Rish

04 Apr 2022

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Islamizing Revel Governance: The Shari'a Poltics and Symbolic Power of Jihadi Insurgencies

Monday, April 4, 2022 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

The territorial governance projects of Islamist rebel groups, like those of non-Muslim rebels, include a wide range of activities including the distribution of food and material aid, implementation of a system of law and order, mediation of civil disputes, and construction and agricultural projects.

05 Apr 2022

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Recorded Book Talk: Rebellious Wives, Neglectful Husbands: Controversies Modern Qur'anic Commentaries

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, May 10, 2022 (All day)
Online

In this book talk, Dr. Hadia Mubarak, author of Rebellious Wives, Neglectful Husbands: Controversies in Modern Qur’anic Commentaries explores the impact of modernity on three influential, Sunni Qurʾanic commentaries in the twentieth century and the ways in which colonialism, nationalism, and modernization set into motion new ways of engaging with the subject of women in the Qurʾan.

06 Apr 2022

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Book Talk: Islam, Securitization, and U.S, Foreign Policy

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 2:00pm

Islam has been an issue of discussion in U.S. politics. How do we talk about Islam, its place and relationship within the context of U.S. security? How does the language we use to describe Islam influence the way we imagine it? How is Islam constructed as a security issue? These and similar questions will be discussed in this event.

06 Apr 2022

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Islamophobia in France: 2022 Presidential Elections and the Criminalization of Muslim Civil Society

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 11:15pm
Online

French citizens will be heading to the polls in April 2022 to vote for the country’s next president. Islamophobia appears to be a running theme throughout the views of many of the candidates, including current President Emmanuel Macron, centrist candidate Valérie Pécresse, and far-right contenders Marine Le Pen and Éric Zemmour.

07 Apr 2022

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Perestroika in the Periphery: Tajikistan

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies European Studies Center Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Fifteen independent states emerged out of the rubble of the Soviet Union. Yet, our dominant narrative of collapse—perestroika to the August coup—primarily focuses on events in Moscow. And that story tends to be one of democratization and liberalization. But what of peripheral republics like Tajikistan? How were Gorbachev’s reforms implemented far from the center? How did they shape Tajikistan’s final years as a Soviet republic and its initial years as an independent state?

07 Apr 2022

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Was the Arab Spring a Failure? Notes from Movements and Non-Movements on the Ground

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Did the Arab Spring fail? By political standards, analysts would argue that the movements that began in the Middle East in late 2010 onward failed to bring about the democratic changes the protesters involved hoped for. Dictatorships still prevail, and widespread social inequality remains the norm. Profs. Allam and Bayat, however, argue that although the revolutions failed to bring about substantive political and regime change, several important societal changes took place, and the fights for social justice continue on the ground.

11 Apr 2022

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European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium

Monday, April 11, 2022 - 2:30pm to Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 2:30pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies European Studies Center Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia.

11 Apr 2022

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Video Re-broadcast of Islamophobia in France

Monday, April 11, 2022 - 11:15pm to Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 11:15pm
Online

French citizens will be heading to the polls in April 2022 to vote for the country’s next president. Islamophobia appears to be a running theme throughout the views of many of the candidates, including current President Emmanuel Macron, centrist candidate Valérie Pécresse and far-right contenders Marine Le Pen and Éric Zemmour.

12 Apr 2022

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Science, Religion, and Vaccine Hesitancy

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 4:30pm
Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue

This mini-symposium features speakers Lauren O’Donnell (Duquesne University School of Pharmacy) and Michael Jensen-Seaman (Duquesne University Department of Biology) with panelists Michael Deem (University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law), Rabbi Seth Adelson (Congregation Beth Shalom, Pittsburgh), and Imam Chris Caras (Islamic Center of Pittsburgh). Those who cannot attend in person may follow the livestream at https://youtu.be/308bVygBIVw.

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