University of Pittsburgh

03 Nov 2016


Torture in the French-Algerian War

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:30pm
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Join the ESC as we welcome Dr. Annette Förster, Lecturer and Research Associate for the Institute of Political Science at Aachen University, and the current Rooney International Visiting Scholar at Robert Morris University. Her lecture will focus on the ways French authorities systematically used torture in the French-Algerian War (1954-1962). The lecture explores that practice and tests two theses: 1. Democracies tend to use torture in asymmetric conflicts when faced with terrorist methods. 2. Torture goes along with the erosion of basic democratic structures and principles.


03 Nov 2016


Politicizing Islam: Exploring Means and Objectives

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave., NW 8th Floor
Sponsored By: 
Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID)

Opening Remarks:

Ahmed Al Hamli,
President and Founder, TRENDS


Richard Burchill
(Moderator), Director of Research & Engagement, TRENDS

Geneive Abdo,
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council

Mokhtar Awad,
Research Fellow, Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, George Washington University

Hillel Fradkin,
Director, Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World, Hudson Institute

03 Nov 2016


Circles of Diversity Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
YWCA Westmoreland County, 424 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
Sponsored By: 
YWCA Racial Justice Committee

Please join the YWCA Westmoreland County for a “Circles of Diversity” panel discussion event. “Four Women’s Stories: Muslim Life in Southwestern Pennsylvania” will be held on November 3, 2016 at the YWCA Westmoreland County. The event, sponsored by the YWCA Westmoreland County Racial Justice Committee, will feature four Muslim women each bringing a wealth of information and experiences to share. The women will discuss myths and realities about the religion of Islam and Muslim culture.


27 Oct 2016


From Other To Us: How We Can Build More Welcoming Communities

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

Join us for a community forum that will explore national trends in immigrant integration and discuss the good work that’s being done locally to support our immigrant communities. Keynote speaker Felicia Escobar, Special Assistant to President Obama for Immigration Policy, will bring her insight to the wide range of welcoming work that’s happening in communities across the country, before a panel discussion will shift the focus of the discussion to local best practices.


Creative Voices of Muslim Asia

Asia Society's Creative Voices of Muslim Asia is a multidisciplinary initiative using the arts as a springboard to understand the diversity of Islam as a creative inspiration.

05 Oct 2016


Oil & Power in the New Libya

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
3911 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Ford Institute for Human Security, Global Studies Center, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Come join guest speaker Nate Mason for a discussion on the prospects of government and diplomacy in Libya before and after the revolution.

27 Oct 2016


What costs $700 million a year and accomplishes nothing - a discussion of peacekeeping in the Middle East

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Katz 241 at the University Park campus of Penn State
Sponsored By: 
Penn State University School of International Affairs

Come join Ambassador Dennis Jett (Ret.), Ph.D., Professor of International Affairs, for a discussion on the efficacy of peacekeeping in the Middle East.

08 Oct 2016



Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
William Pitt Union Ballroom, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Muslim Student Association

Halal-a-palooza is a cultural event that encompasses countries from around the world that has a Muslim population. Experience the different cultures, taste their food, and find out more about how Islam reached each country.

06 Oct 2016


Nuruddin Farah

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh

Come join author Nuruddin Farah at the Humanities Center of the University of Pittsburgh for a reading and discussion of his new fiction.

15 Oct 2016


Countering Islamophobia

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Sponsored By: 
Council on American-Islamic Relations, Pittsburgh Chapter

Come join the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations for a workshop by Corey Saylor focusing on what is Islamophobia, what is causing it, and how to recognize it.


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