03 Oct 2013


Gulf Food Security: The Global Land Grab Phenomenon

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
3610 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Dr. Eckart Woertz, a Senior Researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, will be speaking about the issues of Middle East food security and the impact of the global food crisis. He will also be addressing the effects and geopolitical importance of food trade and food boycotts.

09 Oct 2013


Conflicts and Peace Movements within Israel

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Pitt Law School, Room 111
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Global Studies Program, Pitt Dept of Political Science, Pitt Dept of Sociology, Pitt Jewish Studies Program, Pitt National Lawyer's Guild

Dr. Rachel Kutz-Flamenbaum will be on the panel talking about human rights and peace movements in Israel and the panel will feature a speaker from an Israeli organization, Breaking the Silence, which is a group of Israeli military veterans whose goal is to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. Prof. Jonathan Harris from Political Science is also on the panel.

27 Sep 2013


The Limits of American Intervention: Lessons from Afghanistan

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, CMU
Sponsored By: 
CMU Center for International Relations and Politics

From South America to Africa to Asia, dystopian states and ineffectual nations create conditions threatening to U.S. and global security. Yet recent history has demonstrated the risks attending American-led military campaigns to eliminate hostile regimes and create suitable replacements through sustained nation-building programs. Drawing upon his three tours of duty in Afghanistan as a military commander and ambassador, Karl Eikenberry will discuss the limits of American hard power in effecting sustainable political-economic change through intervention.

19 Sep 2013


Colloquium: "The Arab Spring Between Three Enlightenments"

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center

Colloquium presented by Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology) with responses by Ronald Judy (English) and John Beverly (Hispanic). For more information and additional events visit the Humanities Center website www.humcenter.pitt.edu.

13 Nov 2013


Egypt Dialogue Series: A series of discussions on global issues with Pitt and Egyptian university students

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:15pm
3431 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh

The Global Studies Center and the African Studies Program invites Pitt students to dialogue with students at American University in Cairo (AUC) on topics concerning politics, economics, revolutions, religion, terrorism, American foreign policy, women’s rights, occupation, sharia law and more. All the topics you shouldn’t discuss at a cocktail party! The Egyptian students are enrolled in a interdisciplinary global issues course at AUC. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor of Sociology.

Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

05 Aug 2013


Ramadan Lecture and Display

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Hill District Library, 2217 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Womens Association of Pittsburgh

Public presentation by Imam AbuSamih Tadese, Founder of the Islamic University Center of Pittsburgh

17 Sep 2013


The Politics of Jesus, a public lecture by Dr. Reza Aslan, Author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Humanities Scholars Program at Carnegie Mellon University, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Reza Aslan
Author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth and No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California - Riverside
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh


01 Jun 2013


Burma Awareness Information Session

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Last Summer and October, when riots broke out in Rakhine state in Burma, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims were displaced from their homes. Many fled to neighboring countries, often being killed or drowned in the process, while many more were placed into camps for Internally Displaced People. The conditions of these camps are generally very bad, and disease and starvation are frequent. Many of these camps are literally under blockade by the Burmese government.

The UN has described the Rohingya of Burma as one of the most persecuted groups of people in the entire world.

Book Discussion:The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Dormont Public Library, 2950 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Sponsored By: 
Dormont Public Library

A book discussion group open to the public featuring the book The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance. Guest speaker Dr. Khlood Salman, Associate Professor of Nursing at Duquesne University, will moderate the discussion and answer questions.

30 May 2013


Learning from Abbottabad: Combating Global Terrorism in a Post 9/11 World with Peter Bergen

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
The Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sponsored By: 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon on the Occasion of the 82nd Annual Meeting

Peter Bergen
National Security Analyst for CNN
Director of the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation
Author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad

Andrea Solomon 412-281-7970 andrea@worldpittsburgh.org


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