30 May 2015


She Who Tells A Story, Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Museum of Art

Join the Carnegie Museum of Art for a special opening day lecture from Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

25 Mar 2014


Hijabs in Islam

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Lower Lounge, William Pitt Student Union
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Student Association

At part of the University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association's Islamic Awareness Month, you are invited to attend a panel on Hijabs in Islam.

13 Feb 2014


Microcredit and Third World Women: Panacea for Poverty or Delusional Development?

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:00pm
4500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Women’s Studies Program, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Department of Political Science, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Humanities Center

Microcredit (small loans to start small enterprises in the informal sector) has been praised in many quarters as a panacea for the poverty and patriarchy that poor women in Third World countries confront. Securing poor women access to credit, for enterprises in the small-scale agricultural sector and the urban informal sector is at the center of a significant chunk of “women and development” agendas today.

CERIS Book Discussion for Educators: Paradise Beneath Her Feet How Women Are Transforming the Middle East

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
4217 Wesley W Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 

K- 16 educators and librarians are welcome to join CERIS member faculty for a discussion about the book Paradise Beneath Her Feet
How Women Are Transforming the Middle East by Isobel Coleman.

We are fortunate to have Dr. Michael McKale, Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the Institute for Ethics, Saint Francis University.

Please contact Elaine Linn at eel58@pitt.edu for a free book and to reserve a spot at the table. A light dinner is included.

Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

CERIS Book Discussion for Educators: B

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Seton Hill University, Room/Bldg TBA
Sponsored By: 
CERIS and Seton Hill University

Educators are invited to attend dinner and a book discussion on Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo. Boo explores how Muslims, Hindus, and Christians sharing a slum in India's financial capital, Mumbai, have been dealing with the daily implications of global change, intensifying inequality, and repeated efforts to incite religious conflict. Shortlisted for numerous prizes, the book recently won the 2012 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

Democratic Transitions in the Arab World: Two Years After the Arab Spring

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 8:30am to 6:00pm
Amphitheater - Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
Sponsored By: 
Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy

14th Annual Conference on Islam & Democracy

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Tamara Sonn, CSID Program Committee Chair
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Panel 1
How a Proper Understanding of Islam Can Help Democracy?

Imen Ouederni at: ouederni@islam-democracy.org

Petals on a Flower: Finding the Balance in our Purpose for Life

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

PRE-ORDER TICKETS & SAVE $5 before April 13!
REGULAR ADMISSION $15 before 4/13, $20 at door FAMILY of 5 or more $30 before 4/13, $35 at door SENIORS & STUDENTS $7 before 4/13, $12 at door BABYSITTING FULL DAY $5 per child (by reservation only before April 13th)
Email office@icp-pgh.org for tickets OR buy online at www.icp-pgh,com

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