12 Oct 2015


Combatants For Peace

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Porter Hall 100
Sponsored By: 
University Lecture Series, the Department of History/Global Studies, The Center for International Relations and Politics, J Street Pittsburgh, The University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center, and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Stud

Toward a Non-violent Solution to the Palestinian -Israeli Conflict

Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

22 Oct 2015


Moses, Jesus and Mohammed

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Gateway Middle School Auditorium 4450 Old William Penn Hwy, Monroeville
Sponsored By: 
Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium

Dr. Tim Crain, Director of National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill lecturing on Moses, Jesus and Mohammed

Rabbi Barbara Symons, MIM President 412-372-1200 or rabbi@templedavid.org

23 Oct 2015


Who Killed Ahmet Yıldız?

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 4:00pm
Baldwin Wallace University, Lindsey- Crossman Chapel, 56 Seminary St.
Sponsored By: 
OCMES, Baldwin Wallace Univer- sity, Case Western Reserve University, and Kent State University

International news media called Ahmet Yildiz’s murder the "first Turkish gay honor killing." The crime and the discourses that unfolded in its aftermath speak to racializing narratives within Turkey, as well as across transnational queer circuits, and to the imagined transnational division of labor between the domestic and the public, where the relationship between sex and violence is used to shore up the West as the place of stranger danger by establishing the so-called "East" as the location of family violence.


13 Oct 2015


Religion & Society Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 4:15pm to Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 4:30pm
Duquesne University, Fisher Hall Room 719
Sponsored By: 
Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue

The Consortium for Christian–Muslim Dialogue invites local faculty, students, and members of the general public to the “Religion & Society Lecture Series” of monthly talks. The series has been organized in collaboration with the Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh, which will provide refreshments.

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

20 Sep 2015


Bassem Tamimi Lecture

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
O'Hara Student Center at the University of Pittsburgh in the Ballroom
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace

Bassem Tamimi is an internationally recognized Palestinian human rights activist from the West Bank farming village of Nabi Selah, where weekly nonviolent demonstrations are held in opposition to illegal Israeli settlement construction and military occupation. Bassem has been detained by the Israeli authorities over a dozen times, at one point spending three years in administrative detention without trial. In 1993, as a result of interrogation by the Israeli Shin Bet, Bassem was left unconscious for eight days and partially paralyzed for months to follow.

17 Sep 2015


Pope Francis: Reshaping the Diplomatic Role of the Vatican- Global Engagement and Leadership Program

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Power Center, Duquesne University 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council, Co-sponser: Duquesne University

Keynote speaker: Ambassador Anne Leahy
Former Canadian Ambassador
to the Holy See

Introductory Remarks by the Most Reverend
David A. Zubik, D.D.
Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

Moderated by Ambassador Dan Simpson
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Associate Editor

Call 412-281-7970 or email welcome@worldpittsburgh.org.

16 Sep 2015


Religious Freedom & its Intersection with the 14th Amendment

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
719 Fisher Hall, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Christian–Muslim Dialogue Committee of Duquesne University in collaboration with the Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh

Nicholas Cafardi, Dean Emeritus and Professor in the Duquesne University School of Law, will give the inaugural lecture in the Religion & Society Lecture Series, a project of the Christian–Muslim Dialogue Committee of Duquesne University and the Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh.

Professor Cafardi will speak on “Religious Freedom & its Intersection with the 14th Amendment,” in 719 Fisher Hall on Wednesday, 16 September at 4:30.

The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu (iwuchukwum@duq.edu)

22 Jul 2015


Historical Perspectives on Persian and Iranian Art and Culture

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 10:15am to 12:15pm
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored By: 

Art History Class:
Historical Perspectives on Persian and Iranian Art and Culture

4 sessions, Wednesdays or Saturdays
Starting July 22 or 25, 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
$80 ($64, Carnegie Museums members)

Explore Iran’s rich cultural and artistic history with Soude Dadras, visiting scholar in the department of history of art and architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. Each session will focus on one of four art forms deeply rooted in Persian history—carpets, ceramics, architecture, and calligraphy and painting.


20 Oct 2015


Dr. Fareed Zakaria Keynote Address

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute

The American Middle East Institute is proud to present Dr. Fareed Zakaria, Host of CNN's GPS

Tickets Now on Sale

Dr. Zakaria's lecture is the culminating event of our Eighth Annual Business Conference.



13 Feb 2015


Dreaming History: Pilgrimage Economy and Spiritual Authority in Cntemporary Central Java, Indonesia

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Department of Religous Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sceinces, University of Pittsburgh

Ismail Fajrie Alatas, to present on the Muslim pilgrims on pious journeys to visit the tombs of Muslim saints scattered around Java. Mr. Alatas will present his research on the process of history-making that enable sites to become popular pilgrimage destinations. Comprehending these dynamics in turn provides a contextual glimpse into the various negotiations that constitute the formation of Islamic spiritual authority. Ismail Fajrie Alatas is in the joint doctoral program in Anthropology & History, University of Michigan

Linda Penkower, penkower@pitt.edu


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