20 Oct 2017


Writing, Storytelling and Psychodrama: An Alphabet of Resistance

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Cathedral of Learning Room 204
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Arabic Language and Culture Club

Looking back at 24 years of fiction writing, storytelling, and psychodrama work, Elmougy will review intersections among her tracks of work. She has come to realize that everything she does carries with it the spirit of resistance. In her talk, she will explain what she means by “resistance,” and what it is like to be on this journey at this particular moment in Egypt’s history.

20 Oct 2017


Displacement Film Series: Mare Nostrum and On the Bride's Side

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Global Studies Center, International Week, CMU IFF

Join us for an International Week Event featuring films about refugee displacement followed by a discussion by Pitt Professor Heath Cabot.

Mare Nostrum (14 minutes)
On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.

26 Oct 2017


Nuclear Programs and U.S. Foreign Policy

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
ECB Room 111
Sponsored By: 
Middle East Studies, Gender Studies & The Honors Program

Dr. Dennis Jett is the former American ambassador and senior director at the National Security Council. He joined the School of International Affairs at Penn State University after a 28-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service. His experience and expertise focus on international relations, foreign aid administration, and American foreign policy. He will join the Middle East Studies Center at Slippery Rock University for a lecture concerning the incredibly relevant pitfalls of U.S. Foreign Policy specifically regarding nuclear policy. If you are interested in how the U.S.

27 Oct 2017


Constructing the Terrorist Threat

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
Cathedral of Learning Room 322
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center, Humanities Center, the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Cultural Studies, Department of Communication, Department of English, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Sociology and CERIS

Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University and President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union. She is a leading scholar in communication, prominent public intellectual, and champion of the humanities on the national stage. The title of her lecture, “Constructing the Terrorist Threat: Islamophobia, the Media, and the War on Terror,” stems from her 2017 Media Education Foundation video, designed to support pedagogical efforts to teach critically about media discourse on Muslims.