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Resources on Teaching about the Middle East

Primary and Secondary Levels

University Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona has resources for K-12 teachers: Their lesson plan page has a SEARCH ENGINE, so that you can search by grade, subject, and content area - simultaneously. Go to: There is everything from an awesome 3rd-5th grade lesson on "Water in the Desert" to middle and high school lessons in English, History, Geography, Current Events, etc....

26 Sep 2017


The Rise of Islamophobia

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Online, The Carter Center
Sponsored By: 
The Carter Center

Conversations at The Carter Center: The Rise of Islamophobia
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 7–8:15 p.m.
Islamophobia and radical extremism are inextricably linked. Find out how the negative portrayal of Muslims in the media impacts real-world events and learn more about strategic responses to Islamophobia in Europe and the U.S.


Al-Aqsa & Jerusalem Under Occupation "International Law, Religious Freedom & Israeli Attacks"

Islamophobia Studies Center, University of California Berkley, Director Bazian's Recorded Livestream (7.26.17) on Al-Aqsa Occupation
Link to Video
Al-Aqsa & Jerusalem Under Occupation
"International Law, Religious Freedom & Israeli Attacks

13 Sep 2017


Sexuality and Islam in France: Presentations by Denis Provencher

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Universitiy of Pittsburgh, Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Univrsity of PIttsburgh's Departments of French and Italian and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program

The Department of French and Italian and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program presents:
Events on Sexuality and Islam in France
General lecture by Denis Provencher (Arizona), “Queer Maghrebi French”

11 Jul 2017


Elusive Struggle for Justice in Palestine

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Sixth Presbyterian Church (1688 Murray Ave in Pittsburgh)
Sponsored By: 
Friends of Sabeal

The Elusive Struggle for Justice in Palestine,” this Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sixth Presbyterian Church (1688 Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill). This event will provide an opportunity to discuss how justice might best be accomplished by looking at tools that will facilitate the conversation, and also suggesting ways to put the conversation into action.

Tina Whitehead


Muslims in America Bibliography

For a variety of reasons, Muslims in America are in the public spotlight. As a result, the demand for information and analysis on Muslims and Islam in the United States has risen. At ISPU, we conduct objective, solution-seeking research that empowers American Muslims to develop their community and fully contribute to democracy and pluralism in the United States. It is our hope that these materials will allow a host of interested parties to do the same.

26 Mar 2018


Mohsin Hamid to Present in Pittsburgh

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Carnegie Music Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Mohsin Hamid to present as part of the Drue Heinz Trust Series in Pittsburgh, March 26, 2018. Single Tickets go on sale July 5, 2017.
Hamid's book Exit Wes is book being discussed at the CERIS book discussion on October 27, 2017 at Seton Hill University. A free book is available for to those who sign up at

Single tickets on sale July 5, 2017

22 Jun 2017


How to Be a Muslim: An American Story

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
White Whale Bookstore 4754 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224
Sponsored By: 
White Whale Bookstore

Book reading and discussion with author Haroon Moghul.

Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University’s Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere: on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print. Moghul was becoming a prominent voice for American Muslims even as he struggled with his relationship to Islam. In high school he was barely a believer and entirely convinced he was going to hell. He sometimes drank. He didn’t pray regularly. All he wanted was a girlfriend.

(412) 224-2847

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


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?


8:30 - 9:00 Registration


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