Conference/Workshop

01 Feb 2019

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Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies

Friday, February 1, 2019 (All day)
Granda Spain
Sponsored By: 
Center for the Study of Mediterranean Dialogues

The Center for the Study of Mediterranean Dialogues (Granada, Spain) is now accepting applications for the 2019 one-week intensive summer school entitled Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies. The dates are June 16 - 22, 2019.

The summer school, now in its seventh year, has established itself as the primary centre in the world for Critical Muslim Studies. The school welcomes participations from Muslim and non-Muslim heritages and associations. The seminar will be held in the Escuela de Estudios Arabes.

27 Oct 2018

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Not in Our Name

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:45pm to 9:15pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

An initiative of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Not in Our Name is the first documentary project ever produced on counter-extremism in Central Asia. With the goal of empowering communities to stand up to violent extremist recruiters who claim to represent them, the RFE/RL team traveled to diverse regions and explored how residents can work together from the local to the national level to prevent the spread of violence.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

27 Oct 2018

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Ingushetia, the Speech of the Voiceless

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

The conflict in the North Caucasus has echoed throughout the Middle East, Europe, and even in the USA (Boston bombing). The Russians claim it is just another page of the war on terror.

The general consensus is that the conflict has its origins in Muslim resistance to Russian colonization in the 19th century, known as the Caucasian war. Is it actually that simple though? No one doubts that the Caucasian war took place, but was the resistance really Muslim?

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

27 Oct 2018

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Majlis Podcast: Central Asia in Current Affairs

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:45pm to 2:15pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

The Majlis Podcast is Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's in-depth weekly current affairs talk show focusing on Central Asia.

Hosted and produced by Muhammad Tahir, RFE/RL's Media Relations Manager, every week the podcast brings the most relevant experts to discuss the pressing issues of the day involving its target region.

As part of the Special Events Series of the 2018 conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, RFE/RL will record an episode on a current affairs topic with discussants and a live audience.

Conference registration is NOT required.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

25 Oct 2018

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Journalism: First Draft of History or Tomorrow's Fishwrapper? Can Scholars Help?

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Confucius Institute along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), School of Education, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh Press and Central Eurasi

A special roundtable convened by EurasiaNet, https://www.eurasianet.org/.

Eurasianet is an independent news organization that covers news from and about the South Caucasus and Central Asia, providing on-the-ground reporting and critical perspectives on the most important developments in the region. We strive to provide information useful to policymakers, scholars, and interested citizens both in and outside of Eurasia. Content is published in both English and Russian.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

26 Oct 2018

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The Power of Evidence-Based Research in Policy-Making: Lessons from Afghanistan

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
121 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center

This is the keynote lecture for the Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference being held at Pitt from October 24th-28th. Registration for the conference is required to attend this lecture: https://nomadit.co.uk/cess/cess2018/conferencesuite.php/registration/.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

26 Apr 2018

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CSID's 19th Annual Conference: Authoritarianism and Democratic Decline in the Age of Sectarianism and Populism

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Sponsored By: 
CSID, Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver

Come join us for CSID's 19th Annual Conference: Authoritarianism and Democratic Decline in the Age of Sectarianism and Populism. The conference will feature keynote speaker Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) (invited) as well as numerous panel sessions including Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism, Piety or Politics? Interpreting the Iran-Saudi Rivalry and the Rise of Sectarianism, Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in Tunisia, U.S. foreign policy, Neoliberalism, and the Pact Theory, and Islamic Politics, Populism, and Coalition Building.

Contact: 
dhaouadi@islam-democracy.org

Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training Program

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
La Roche College
Sponsored By: 
La Roche College

Global crises are rising and getting worse, and there is a shortage of people to work in the field of humanitarian aid and disaster relief. La Roche College’s Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training Program offers the chance to learn about working in these fields through an intense five-day workshop.

With local and global experts, real-world simulation experiences and interactive classes, participants will leave with a strong understanding of key concepts, trends and essential knowledge necessary to succeed in this field on both a domestic and international level.

Contact: 
emily.markham@laroche.edu

24 Feb 2018

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Nationalism and Identity in the Era of Colonialism

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:15am to 4:00pm
IR110 Amado Recital Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sponsored By: 
Pennsylvania Council for International Education

The objective of this workshop is to facilitate the teaching at the high school level of complex issues such as Colonialism, Nationalism and identity. By offering lectures and hands-on interactive modules which incorporate both maps and facilitated discussions on nationalism and identity the hope is that the teachers will find useful tools that they can incorporate in their teaching. Curricula generated from this workshop will be posted on the PA Department of Education’s SAS portal and tagged as meeting global education goals and skills.

Contact: 
cgood@pacie.org

12 Feb 2018

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Polymaths of Islam: Scholars and Knowledge Networks in a Eurasian Cosmopolis

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
History Department Lounge, 3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh History Department

Come join the University of Pittsburgh History Department for a Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop featuring James Pickett, Assistant Professor of History at Pitt. Additional commentary will be provided by Devin DeWeese, Professor in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. A reception will be held at 4:00, and the workshop will begin at 4:30. The manuscript can be dowloaded at this link: https://pitt.app.box.com/folder/45307290830.

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