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Iran Refracted: Perspectives on Iranian Culture and Society

Iran boasts one of the globe’s oldest civilizations. Persia is simultaneously a
unique culture and the crossroads of many linguistic, confessional, and ethnic groups. American media view Iran almost exclusively through a political lens; how would we talk about Iran if we were not to focus on politics?

Anahita Firouz Radjy
Writer and lecturer; former producer, National Iranian Television; author of In the Walled Garden.

Dr. Ali Masalehdan
CEO of Masimex, a Pittsburgh medical and laboratory equipment and supplies firm

Transforming Christian Relations with Other Religions

Fifty years ago, the Catholic Church exhorted her sons
and daughters to become, through “dialogue and
collaboration with the followers of other religions,” truly
“a sign and instrument both of a very closely knit union
with God and of the unity of the whole human race.”
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, celebrates this
“witness to the Christian faith and life,” with experts
and researchers from the Christian, Jewish, Islamic
and Buddhist faiths. This is the true way Duquesne is

18 Oct 2012

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Reel Voices from the Middle East: Caramel

Friday, October 19, 2012 (All day)
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Room 125
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

Six Lebanese woman, of different religions and ages, all seek love, duty, friendship and possibility. Some work together in a beauty salon in Beirut but each one of their lives intersects. A comedy about everyday women facing everyday problems.

19 Oct 2012

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CERIS Book Discussion for Educators

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Seton Hill University, Greensburg Room (near main student dining room)
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

CERIS will hold the Faculty Reader's Forum on the 19th. This event is open to all educators. At 5:30 we will have dinner in the Greensburg Room (next to the main student dining hall) and then a book discussion on Anthony Shadid’s book House of Stone. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Ahmad Khalili, Professor of Sociology at Slippery Rock University. If you which to attend and receive a free copy of the book, please contact Elaine Linn

Contact: 
Elaine Linn - eel58@pitt.edu

19 Oct 2012

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CERIS Representative Meeting Fall 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Seton Hill University, Administrative Bldg Room 408
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

The Fall 2012 Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) representative meeting will be held on October 19 at 3:00 PM. The meeting will be held in Administrative Building on the Seton Hill Campus. Please confirm with Elaine Linn if you are or are not attending.

Contact: 
Elaine Linn - eel58@pitt.edu

31 Oct 2012

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Fifth Annual Conference: Building a Bridge to the Middle East

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 (All day)
Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh, American Middle East Institute

Tom Brokaw will be in conversation with His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal. Tickets On Sale Now!

01 Nov 2012

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Reel Voices from the Middle East: Destiny

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:00pm
Cathedral of Learning, Room G-24
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

Set in 12th century Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph. The caliph’s political rivals, centered around the leader of a fanatical Islamic sect, force the caliph to send Averroes into exile, but his ideas keep on living.

10 Nov 2012

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Idea of France: Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 5:00am
Pitt Campus
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

As part of the "Idea of France" international and interdisciplinary conference being held November 10-12 on Pitt's campus, two global studies colloquia will be held. The first will be a discussion with John Bowen (Anthropology, Wash U) of his 2010 book Can Islam be French?, to be held Friday November 11, 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Oakland (Schenley Room III/IV), 100 Lytton Street. The suggested reading is chaps. 1-3, and 9. A second colloquium will be held on Susan Suleiman and Christie McDonald’s edited volume French Global (2010) on Saturday November 12, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

16 Nov 2012

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Reel Voices from the Middle East: Heena Maysara

Friday, November 16, 2012 (All day)
Cathedral of Learning, Room G-24
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

Poverty, cruelty and political corruption in Egypt. When Nahed (Sumaya Al Khasheb) escapes the advances of her stepfather, she runs right into the hands of rapists. Life takes a drastsic turn for the worse, and Nahed ends up a dancer whose child must live on the streets.

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