22 May 2016


Nature and Environment in the Sacred Texts of World Religions

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:00am to Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:00pm
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY in Otto Shults Community Center
Sponsored By: 
Nazareth College, Brian and Jean Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue in collaboration with the Department of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

The industrial revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries, abuse of power and human greed, and continuing population explosion in many countries have all contributed to an environmental crisis that threatens the sustainability of life on planet earth as we know it. Our reliance on fossil fuels, our creation of immense quantities of waste products, and our destruction of natural resources to fuel our consumer economies have led to global warming, a reduction in biodiversity and a serious threat to long-term environmental sustainability.


08 Apr 2015


Countering Violent Extremism in the US and the EU

Thursday, April 9, 2015 (All day) to Friday, April 10, 2015 (All day)
Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
European Union, Graduate School for Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for Security Studies, Global Studies Center, and Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies

April 9-10, 2015

15th Annual Policy Conference

Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Faculty Organizer: Prof. Michael Kenney (GSPIA)

*Registration is required. To register, please visit:

European Union Studies Center of Excellence, University of Pittsburgh

14 Nov 2014


The 2014 Palestine Center Annual Conference: "From Local to Global: The Persistence of the Palestinian Struggle"

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:00am to 5:30pm
The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave NW | Washington, DC 20037
Sponsored By: 
The Jerusalem Center

Join us for the 2014 Annual Conference at the Palestine Center, entitled "From Local to Global: The Persistence of the Palestinian Struggle," featuring distinguished panelists Rochelle Davis, Michael R. Fischbach, Matthew A. Reynolds, Bill Fletcher, Philip Farah, Ramah Kudaimi, Henry Siegman, Ian Lustick, Khaled Elgindy, Thomas Abowd, Issam Nassar and Diana Buttu.

The 2014 Palestine Center Annual Conference
"From Local to Global: The Persistence of the Palestinian Struggle"
14 November 2014

Schedule of Events
*Panelists may be added.


28 Oct 2014


OASIS: Growing Business Between the U.S. and the Middle East is a high-level

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (All day)
Fairmont Hotel, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute

American Middle East Institute's 7th Annual Business Conference: OASIS - Growing Business Between the U.S. and the Middle East

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Fairmont Hotel, Pittsburgh
8 am - Registration
9 am - 2:30 pm - Program


24 Sep 2014


Who is Jesus to Muslims? Who is Muhammad to Christians?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Power Center Ballroom,512 Power Center 600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Sponsored By: 
Duquesne University

2014 Symposium on Interreligious Dialogue


Sayyidna Isa; Jesus in the Eyes of a Muslim
Ifan A. Omar, Associate Professor of Theology, Marquette University

Who is Muhammed to Christians?
Nelly van Doorn-Harder
Professor of Islamic Studies
Wake Forest University

Free to all students with ID and to Duquesne University Faculty and Staff
Registration is required for general public at
Registration fee: $15

Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu,, 412 396.1014

CERIS Book Discussion for Educators: Paradise Beneath Her Feet How Women Are Transforming the Middle East

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
4217 Wesley W Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 

K- 16 educators and librarians are welcome to join CERIS member faculty for a discussion about the book Paradise Beneath Her Feet
How Women Are Transforming the Middle East by Isobel Coleman.

We are fortunate to have Dr. Michael McKale, Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the Institute for Ethics, Saint Francis University.

Please contact Elaine Linn at for a free book and to reserve a spot at the table. A light dinner is included.

Elaine Linn,

03 Mar 2013


Turkey's Regional and Global Impact: From Kopru (Bridge) to Merkez (Center)

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 5:45pm
University of Kansas
Sponsored By: 
University of Kansas

The conference on Turkey's Regional and Global Impact: From Kopru (Bridge) to Merkez (Center) has put out a call for papers. The conference will address Turkey's evolving role in regional and global affairs, its impact and foreign policy in relation to the Middle Eastern nations, and its relations with Russia, the EU/Europe, China and the US. Paper proposals are due December 1, 2013 and should be sent to The conference will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at the University of Kansas.

15 Nov 2013


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
Sponsored By: 
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"


07 Nov 2013


Legacies of the Future: The Life and Work of Edward Said

Thursday, November 7, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, November 9, 2013 (All day)
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Sponsored by: boundary 2, University Honors College, Humanities Center, Department of English, and Professors Jonathan Arac, Lynn Emmanuel, and RA Judy

Thursday, November 7
Humanities Center, 602 CL
4:00-6:00 p.m. - Lecture:
Joseph N. Cleary, Professor of English, Yale University, “The History of the Novel and Empire in the Works of Edward Said and Georg Lukács”

Friday, November 8, English Department, 501 CL
2:00-3:30 p.m. - Lecture:Aamir Mufti, Professor of Comparative Literature, UCLA, “The Late Style of Bandung Humanism”
4:00-6:00 p.m. – Reading:Nuruddin Farah, Distinguished Professor of Literature, Bard College, Reading from his recent fiction and taking questions

Hummanities Office, (412) 624-8519

01 Nov 2013


Indonesia Focus 2013 "Beyond Physical Capital: The Role of Human and Social Capital in Indonesia Economic Growth"

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 6:00pm
William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
ASIRPA, Indonesian Students Association

ASIRPA in collaboration with the Indonesian Student Association in Pittsburgh currently organize an annual interdisciplinary conference called Indonesia Focus 2013, November 1-2, 2013, at the William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. The theme for this year is "Beyond Physical Capital: The Role of Human and Social Capital in Indonesia Economic Growth." We cordially invite you to join this conference. It's a FREE registration.



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