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The Yemen Peace Project

The Yemen Peace Project is dedicated to defending the rights and interests of Yemeni Americans, advocating for peaceful, constructive US policies toward Yemen, and increasing understanding between Americans and Yemenis. A site to stay informed with current postings from Yemen and opportunities to take action.

17 May 2017

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The Trump Administration and the Islamic World From Fighting Extremism to Building Peace and Prosperity

Thursday, May 18, 2017 (All day)
Renaissance Hotel 999 9th Street, NW Washington DC 20001
Sponsored By: 
Center for Islam and Democracy

4 Important and Timely Topics:
1- The Resurgence of Islamophobia: Examining the Roots of Current Anti-Muslim Bigotry
2- Trump and the War against "Radical Islamic Terrorism": Implications for the Region and the West

3- Can Tunisia Provide Hope for Democracy and Prosperity in the Arab World?

4- Trump's Embrace of Political Authoritarianism: Whither the Future of the Arab-Islamic World?

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

19 Apr 2017

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Diverse Spiritualities: Embodiment and Relationality in Religions of Africa and its Diasporas

Thursday, April 20, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 22, 2017 (All day)
University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies and Department of Africana Studies

Symposium Schedule for Thursday, April 20th @ 630 William Pitt Union:
Pre-keynote Reception
5:00 – 6:00 PM

Welcome
6:00 – 6:15 PM

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Stephanie Mitchem (University of South Carolina): “The Embodied Power of Sankofa”
View the flyer online here or attached above.
6:15 – 7:30 PM
Q&A from 7:15 – 7:30 PM

Symposium Schedule for Friday, April 21st @ 630 William Pitt Union:
Pre-keynote Reception
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Contact: 
ydc1@pitt.edu jouili@pitt.edu

18 Apr 2017

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Saving Lifta: Home, Memory, and Future in the Last Nakba Village

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh University Center for International Studies

At a time of mass displacement across the Middle East, Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war—and their descendants—remain at the center of the world’s longest-running, unresolved refugee situation. Approaching seventy years since the war that would become known as both the Israeli War of Independence and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), the longevity of the Palestinian refugee issue is widely linked to the failure of the official “peace process” that began in the 1990s with the purported aim of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Syria in Context: A Conversation

This event was part one of a two-part event entitled "Taking Refuge" that occurred on March 22, 2017 at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conversants are Joseph Bahout, visiting lecturer with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Luke Peterson (Global Studies), with introduction by Michael Goodhart (Global Studies).

03 Apr 2017

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Jewish Studies Brown Bag Colloquium: "ISIS's Writings on Jews and Judaism: Its Appropriation of Medieval Muslim Views"

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Humanities Center 602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Jewish Studies Program

Come join Younus Mirza with the University of Pittsburgh Jewish Studies Department for the last Jewish Studies Brown-Bag lunch colloquium for the semester.

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European Islamophobia Report 2016

This is the second edition of the annual European Islamophobia Report (EIR) which was presented for the first time in 2015. New countries are included in this year’s EIR; while 25 countries were covered in 2015, the report for 2016 includes 27 country reports. EIR 2016 is the result of 31 prominent scholars who specialise in different fields such as racism, gender and Islamophobia Studies. In the years to come we will attempt to include more countries in our report. Our final aim is to cover and monitor the developments of Islamophobia in all European countries.

06 Apr 2017

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How to Be a Muslim Ally

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
1st Floor Auditorium, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, 650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh GSPIA, Hello Neighbor, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Inclusive Innovation Week

This dynamic diversity training will provide insight and resources to enable you to be an effective ally to the Muslim community. Come and learn to combat misconceptions surrounding the Islamic faith and culture. RSVP required.

30 Mar 2017

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Queering Religion: The Student Perspective

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602A, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies

Join us for a panel discussion by Pitt students and alumni sharing their experiences of the intersection of religiosity and queer identity in modern life. Special focus will be placed on experiences at Pitt. Pizza and refreshments will be provided at 5:30.

Contact: 
bdg36@pitt.edu

31 Mar 2017

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Historicizing Boko Haram’s Rage Against Modernity and Munafunci

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh African Studies Program, Department of Africana Studies, Department of History, Global Studies Center

In this talk, Dr. Moses Ochonu, Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, will historicize the political, theological, and economic events and anxieties that produced the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. He will deploy, as a structuring analytical device, the theological and polemical construct of munafunci (or hypocrisy). Munafunci is a recurring trope in the rhetorical claims of Muslim reformers and other critics of political and religious orthodoxies in Northern Nigeria.

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