Sep 2015

10 Sep 2015


Gallery Conversation: Arab Women and Traditions in Contemporary Culture

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Carnegie Museum of Art She Who Tells a Story Exhibition Galleries
Sponsored By: 
The Global Studies Center and the Consortium for Educational Resources in Islamic Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Free; seating is limited. RSVP requested


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.

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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

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.

28 Sep 2015


LGBT Moroccan Writer Abdellah Taia

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 10:00am to Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program

LGBT Moroccan Writer Abdellah Taia
September 28, 2015 - 10:00am - September 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

GSWS; Film Studies; EUCE; French and Italian; Global Studies Center; CERIS.


29 Sep 2015


Salvation Army

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored By: 
Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures; Department of Religious Studies; European Union Center of Excellence; Film Studies Program; Global Studies Center; Humanities Center

Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he adores and a handful of predatory older men, in a society that denies his homosexuality. Salvation Army, the directorial debut for Abdellah Taïa – an acclaimed Moroccan and Arab writer – is adapted from his novel of the same name. Discussion with the director after the screening. Free admission.