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06 Feb 2013

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The Night

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cathedral of Learning G13, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

Arab Film Series, Focus on the Arab World
...Roads to the Spring...

The Night is an epic narrative of the history of modern Syria from an autobiographical point of view (Muhammad Malas, 1993, 116 min)

The Light Thief (Svet-Ake)

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh

In this colorful modern-day parable of good and evil, a humble village electrician devotes his compassion and ingenuity to destitute
neighbors in a wind-swept valley of Kyrgyzstan. Played with wry humanity by writer-director Aktan Arym Kubat, the trusting Mr. Light
strikes a suspect bargain with a rich developer running for local office, as unemployment threatens the survival of the community.
Stoking a dream to supply wind-generated electricity to the whole valley, the modest visionary comes up against an increasingly dark

20 Feb 2013

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18 Days

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cathedral of Learning G13, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

In 10 short episodes, 10 Egyptian directors imagine different narratives of the first 18 days of the Egyptian Revolution, culminating in the ouster of Mubarak (10 directors, 2011, 125 min).

New Security Concerns in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Role of the EU

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
4217 WW Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
European Union Center of Excellence & European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

“New Security Concerns in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Role of the EU”
Marina Skordeli, Director of the Jean Monnet Center at the University of Athens

CERIS Book Discussion for Educators

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
4217 WW Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
CERIS

In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar. “This powerful novel about a 9-year-old boy and his absent father offers an unnerving portrait of life in the Libya of Muammar Qaddafi. “

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Sami Hermez, Visiting Professor of Contemporary and International Issues, University of Pittsburgh. The CERIS faculty Book discussion is open to all educators. There will be a light dinner served at 5:30 PM with book discussion to begin at 6:00 PM.

Contact: 
Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Sponsored By: 
Frick Art and Historical Center

The exhibition provides a beautiful and fascinating look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia (what is now present-day Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan). Produced for both the luxury and middle-class markets, these vessels, bowls, pitchers, and bottles reflect numerous cultural and artistic influences and an aesthetic sensibility that seems startling modern.

Contact: 
412-371-0600

"Engaging Muslim Communities to Counter Radicalization - Intercultural Challenges and Dilemmas: A Practitioner's Perspective"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Room 3911 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Ridgeway Center, GSPIA

"Engaging Muslim Communities to Counter Radicalization - Intercultural Challenges and Dilemmas: A Practitioner's Perspective"
Abdul Hye Miah

27 Feb 2013

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Sudan and South Sudan: Opportunities and Challenges

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
3431 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Ford Institute, University of Pittsburgh

Ambassador Princeton Lyman, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan

• North-South Issues
• Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Nuba Mountains
• U.S. Diplomatic Efforts

03 Mar 2013

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Turkey's Regional and Global Impact: From Kopru (Bridge) to Merkez (Center)

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 5:45pm
University of Kansas
Sponsored By: 
University of Kansas

The conference on Turkey's Regional and Global Impact: From Kopru (Bridge) to Merkez (Center) has put out a call for papers. The conference will address Turkey's evolving role in regional and global affairs, its impact and foreign policy in relation to the Middle Eastern nations, and its relations with Russia, the EU/Europe, China and the US. Paper proposals are due December 1, 2013 and should be sent to crees@ku.edu. The conference will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at the University of Kansas.

14 Mar 2013

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The Art of Hajj

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
Carnegie Museum of Art 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museum of Art

In this collaboration between the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, take a fresh look at art through the lens of literature! Each month brings a new book selection related to an exhibition on view. Begin with a 15-minute gallery talk highlighting visual and literary connections. Then, converse with fellow readers and library staff in a casual museum setting. Book: The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter. Art: Selections from the permanent collection. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: CALL 412.622.3288

Contact: 
412.622.3288

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