12 Nov 2013


"Ripeness in Revolution?" From North Africa to the Sahel

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
3431 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Ford Institute for Human Security, Global Studies Center, University Centers for International Studies

The presentation will focus on:
• How can conflicts be resolved in states where extremist organizations seek their own territory?
• What does the Arab Spring mean for North and West Africa and what are the prospects of developing democracy in these regions?
• What are the challenges for weak states in trying to combat terrorism and revolution from the grassroot level?
• What makes this region different for analysts to understand?


07 Nov 2013


“Syria in the Arab Revolutions: Two Years On”

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Auditorium Wing, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Johnstown, PA
Sponsored By: 
Penn Highlands Community College, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

This talk will focus on the transformation of the Syrian uprisings over the last two years and provide an analysis of both the geopolitical and grassroots forces. How can we begin to understand the conflict in Syria? Who are the different actors on the ground? What positions might we consider taking in this country?

Erica Reighard 814.242.1440.

11 Nov 2013


Engaging the Muslim World: Five Years On

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University

Juan R.I. Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively on modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian Gulf and South Asia and has given numerous media interviews on the war on terrorism and the Iraq War. He lived in various parts of the Muslim world for nearly 10 years and continues to travel widely there.

Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

Revolutions in Bad Times

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
2432 Wesley W Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum, Department of Sociology, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Asef Baat is Professor of Global and Transnational studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He previously taught at Leiden University in the Netherlands and the American University in Cairo. Among his books are: Street Politics; Poor People’s Movement in Iran; Making Islam Democratic; Social Movements and Past-Islamist Turn; and Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East.

05 Nov 2013


The People will not be Humiliated: Reexamining the Arab Revolutions Two Years On

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center

This talk will work through a number of issues that have been tackled by the revolutionaries in the Arab world. Primarily, the analysis of the geopolitical and grassroots forces at work in advancing and countering the revolutions, mainly in Syria but also in Egypt. The politics of international intervention will figure in prominently as it is a question that remains on the table in both policy and academic circles.

06 Nov 2013


Dr Sami Hermez

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
206 Admin Building
Sponsored By: 
Cafe Politica at Seton Hill University

Dr Sami Hermez will speaking about the Middle East.
For more information please contact Dr Fran Leap 724-830-1054

Fran Leap

01 Nov 2013


Does Syria Matter? Policy Discussion and Luncheon

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:00pm
Duquesne Club
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will be hosting the lecture "Does Syria Matter? Policy Discussion and Luncheon" on Friday, November 1 from 12:00 pm-1:45 pm at the Duquesne Club at 325 Sixth Ave in Pittsburgh, PA. Michael Doran, a Roger Hertog Senior Fellow will be speaking. Political dissent, general war fatigue, and an international coalition split on what course to take makes any involvement in Syria - either diplomatic or military - frought with untold consequences and ramifications. But to what degree does Syria actually matter? And, why is the Syrian Civil War an increasingly American issue? Join the World Affairs Council and a leading Middle East expert to discuss the complexities of the on-going Syrian conflict. More information can be found at www.worldpittsburgh.org

29 Oct 2013


American Middle East Institute, Colin Powell: Global Statesman

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Carnegie Music Hall
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute

Ticket For Colin Powell Lecture Only.
(Does not include admission for Business Conference or VIP Sponsors' Dinner)

To purchase tickets to the business conference, please visit: www.showclix.com/event/EnergyandWater2013

For sponsorship or tickets to the VIP Sponsors' Dinner email: mhastings@americanmei.org


28 Oct 2013


Crisis in Syria: New Developments

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
O'Hara Student Center Dining Room
Sponsored By: 

Come join FORGE (a student group which aims to Facilitating Refugees Growth and Empowerment) as we learn about the current situation in Syria and the more than 2 million refugees produced by the conflict. Dr. Basel Termanini, Laila Al-Soulaiman and Mohammed Bamyeh will speak based on their diverse knowledge of the crisis, informing us of the history and medical relief efforts within Syria, the global impact of the conflict, and the empowerment of youth as a response. It will be held on October 28th in the O'Hara Student Center Dining Room from 8-10pm.

18 Oct 2013


Changing Perspectives in Development Practice: Overcoming Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
3911 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center, UCIS, GSPIA International Development Division, Ford Institute for Human Security

Dr. Dina El Naggar is a Senior Communications Officer at the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency. The World Bank Group's integrity mission is designed to detect, investigate, sanction and prevent fraud and corruption in Bank-financed projects. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was a UNDP project manager managing projects in the environment and child rights sector where she designed and managed the implementation of Egypt's national campaign against female genital mutilation and the social marketing campaign "Think Twice" targeting hazardous behavior among adolescents.



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