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Egypt Dialogue Series: A series of discussions on global issues with Pitt and Egyptian university students

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:15pm
3431 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh

The Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program invites Pitt students to dialogue with students at American University in Cairo (AUC) on topics concerning politics, economics, revolutions, religion, terrorism, American foreign policy, women’s rights, occupation, sharia law and more. All the topics you shouldn’t discuss at a cocktail party! The Egyptian students are enrolled in a interdisciplinary global issues course at AUC. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor of Sociology.

Contact: 
Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

14 Nov 2013

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Poetry of Rumi

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Carnegie Library, Main Library, Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Jelaluddin Rumi, the 13th century Muslim mystic poet, was truly one of the most passionate and profound poets in history. Now, today his presence still remains strong, due in part to how his words seem to drip of the divine, and startle a profound remembrance that links all back to the Soul-Essence. Born in what is present day Afghanistan in 1207, he produced his master work the Masnawi which consists of over 60,000 poems before he died in 1273. The best way to fully say in words his impact, is that he has the ability to describe the Indescribable, Ineffable-- God.

14 Nov 2013

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3 Poems by Rumi - Poetry Discussion Group

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Classroom A, Carnegie Library Main Branch
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library

The 3 Poems by... Poetry Discussion Group will discuss three poems by Rumi. Join us for lively discussions of your favorite poetry. Registration is required. Register to receive the poems by email in advance. To register call 412.622.3151 or go to http://www.carnegielibrary.org/events/details.cfm?event_id=87802.

Contact: 
newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org

Revolutions in Bad Times

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
2432 Wesley W Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum, Department of Sociology, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Asef Baat is Professor of Global and Transnational studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He previously taught at Leiden University in the Netherlands and the American University in Cairo. Among his books are: Street Politics; Poor People’s Movement in Iran; Making Islam Democratic; Social Movements and Past-Islamist Turn; and Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East.

15 Nov 2013

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Muslims in a Global Context: Indonesia, Malaysia, Phillipines, Myanmar

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 5:00pm to Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 12:00pm
Sennott Square, University of Pittsburgh
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Sponsored by: University of Pittsburgh's Global Studies Center and Political Science Department and Carnegie Mellon University's Office of the Provost and Division of Student Affairs

Free and open to the public (we ask that your register at link below)

entative Schedule (Updated on 11/3/2013)

Friday, November 15, 2013 5:00 pm- 8:45 pm
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm Introductions
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Azlan Tajuddin - "Historical Overview of the Region"
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Break
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm Siddharth Chandra - "Views from the East and West"

Contact: 
dristas@pitt.edu

16 Nov 2013

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Muslims in a Global Context Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines Friday, November 15, 2013 - Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, November 17, 2013 (All day)
Sennott square, University of Pittsburgh

This one credit mini-course is part of a series organized by regions around the world based on their role on the world stage, their importance within the Muslim world, and the critical influence they play in the global community. The series and course seeks to illuminate the various perspectives of the Muslim community around the world.

19 Nov 2013

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Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys - The Conference of the Birds

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
Sponsored By: 
National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association

Join us this fall for an exciting 5-part reading and discussion series: Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys: Literary Reflections. The discussion will be led by local scholar Dr. Christina Michelmore. Dr. Michelmore received her BA from Smith College and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, both in history. For seven years she lived and worked in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Pakistan. Until her retirement in 2013, she was chair of the Department of History, Political Science and International Studies at Chatham University.

Contact: 
Jane Jessell, newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org

21 Nov 2013

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Snow

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 6:00am to 7:00am
Carnegie Library, Main Library, Large Print Room , 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Books in the Afternoon Series

21 Nov 2013

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Tides of Change: Looking Back and Forging Ahead in the Middle East and Africa

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:00am to Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 8:00pm
Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC
Sponsored By: 
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

Join us this year at the upcoming Sixth Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA). Appropriately titled Tides of Change: Looking Back and Forging Ahead in the Middle East & Africa, the conference will take place in Washington, D.C. on November 21-23, 2013.

Contact: 
info@asmeascholars.org

21 Nov 2013

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Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa 6th Annual Conference: Tides of Change: Looking Back and Forging Ahead in the Middle East and Africa

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:00am to Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 6:00pm
Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC
Sponsored By: 
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa is holding their sixth annual conference entitled Tides of Change: Looking Back and Forging Ahead in the Middle East and Africa on November 21-23, 2013 at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. The keynote address will be given by Michael Young from the Daily Star, Beirut and opening remarks will be given by the Qatari ambassador, H.E. Mohamed bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi. There will be roundtable discussions and paper presentations as well.

Contact: 
info@asmeascholars.org

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