Lecture/Forum

08 Nov 2018

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A History of African American Islam

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
4100 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Muslim Student Association, Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh, and the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Rasul Miller is a PhD candidate and a William Fontaine fellow of Africana Studies and History at the University of Pennsylvania. Rasul received his BA in Economics and African and African American Studies from Duke University. His research interests include Muslim movements in 20th century America and their relationship to Black internationalist thought and West African intellectual history. He serves as editor and contributing writer for the history section of Sapelo Square, an award winning online platform dedicated to the experiences of Black Muslims.

Contact: 
Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

07 Nov 2018

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WHERE DID ALL THE POWER GO? Black Muslims and the Movement for Community Control and Police accountability

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
Indiana University of Pennsylvania HSS, Room B10
Sponsored By: 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

WHERE DID ALL THE POWER GO?
Black Muslims and the Movement for Community Control and Police accountability
A talk by Rasul Miller

08 Nov 2018

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"Where Did All That Power Go?: Black Muslims and the Movement for Community Control and Police Accountability"

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Wesley W. Posvar Hall Room 3106
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Africana Studies Center, Department of Religious Studies, Islamicate Studies Working Group

"Where Did All That Power Go?: Black Muslims and the Movement for Community Control and Police Accountability"

Rasul Miller, is a PhD candidate and a William Fontaine fellow of Africana Studies and History at the University of Pennsylvania. Rasul’s research interests “include Muslim movements in 20th century America and their relationship to Black internationalist thought and West African intellectual history. He serves as editor and contributing writer for the history section of Sapelo Square, an award winning online platform dedicated to the experiences of Black Muslims.”

Contact: 
Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

23 Oct 2018

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Authoritarian Governance of Uyghur Autonomous Region in China

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Wesley W. Posvar Hall Room 4130
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center Center

Sarah Tynen: State Territorialization through Bureaucratic Control: Authoritarian Governance at the Neighborhood Level in China
Ph.D. Candidate • Graduate Part-time Instructor • Urbanization and Poitical Governance • MA 2014
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Areas of interest: State-society relations, development, migration and ethno-cultural nationalism in China's autonomous regions and borderlands

Contact: 
global@pitt.edu

24 Oct 2018

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World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Presents:The Policy and Politics of US Nuclear Strategy

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Duquesne Club 325 Sixth Avenue The Walnut Room
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh | 2640 BNY Mellon Center, 500 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2510

Luncheon and Presentation
North Korea is years beyond the nuclear “breakout” the US so fears in Iran. Yet, there are similarities in how the US strategy should be shaped to reduce the threat of a nuclear crisis with both countries. Is the US safer today or more at risk following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and meeting with Kim Jong-un?

05 Oct 2018

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Coethnicity and Clientelism in Divided Societies: Insights from an Experimental Study of Political Behavior in Lebanon

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4500 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Political Science Department

The political science department is pleased to welcome our first speaker for the Seminar on Representation and Identity (SIRIP) Friday, October 5 from 12:00-1:30 in 4500 Posvar. SIRIP is a new year-long series that features researchers from American and Comparative Politics who are doing path-breaking work on topics related to identity, representation, ethnicity, and diversity.

Contact: 
Laura Paler (lpaler@pitt.edu)

06 Oct 2018

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It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of How a School in Somaliland Became a Global Community

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Few of a Kind Store, 302 1/2 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh

Join us for a live, international video-forum with Jonathan Starr, an American who founded Abaarso School in Somaliland, and Nimco Ahmed Ismail, a graduate of the school who became an Abaarso teacher and then the school's Dean of Girls. Suad Yusuf, a Pittsburgher and past Abaarso teacher, will host the video-forum. Attendees will be invited to ask panelists questions!

To support future programming and the community work of the Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh, a donation of $2 is suggested for attending the event.

Contact: 
Malak Bokhari, storemwap@gmail.com

28 Sep 2018

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Spatial Debilities: Slow Life and Disaster Capitalism in Palestine

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
1500 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Rhetoric Society of America Pitt Graduate Student Chapter

Join the Rhetoric Society of America Pitt Graduate Student Chapter in hosting Dr. Jasbir K. Puar for a public research presentation. The address is part of a workshop on Race, Media, and Technology. As the keynote address, Dr. Jasbir K. Puar will be presenting an argument from her most recent book, The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability.

14 Nov 2018

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Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Porter Hall 100, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Politics & Strategy

Join us for a discussion by former FBI Special Agent, U.S. Army officer and leading cyber-security expert Clint Watts. Watts is currently a senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University and a Foreign Policy Research Institute fellow. Watts has given expert testimony to the U.S. Congress multiple times on terrorism and cybersecurity.

Contact: 
Jose M. Lopez Sanchez, jmls@cmu.edu

27 Nov 2018

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Analyzing Extremist Ideologies, Online and Offline

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Porter Hall 100, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Politics & Strategy

Join us for a discussion featuring J.M. Berger on extremist ideologies online and offline. J.M. Berger is the author of Extremism (MIT Press, August 2018). He is a research fellow with VOX-Pol and a postgraduate research student at Swansea University's School of Law, where he studies extremist ideologies. Berger's work encompasses extremism and terrorism, propaganda, and social media analytical techniques.

Contact: 
Jose M. Lopez Sanchez, jmls@cmu.edu

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