Carnegie Mellon University

16 Nov 2013


Muslims in a Global Context Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines Friday, November 15, 2013 - Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, November 17, 2013 (All day)
Sennott square, University of Pittsburgh

This one credit mini-course is part of a series organized by regions around the world based on their role on the world stage, their importance within the Muslim world, and the critical influence they play in the global community. The series and course seeks to illuminate the various perspectives of the Muslim community around the world.

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.

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



Muslims in a Global Context: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar

Muslims in a Global Context is a semi-annual mini-course series for students, educators, and the broader community to learn from faculty experts and practitioners about issues of critical importance to the understanding of countries with significant Muslim populations. Each term the cluster of countries changes. Speakers for this session include: Dr. Juan Cole, University of Michigan (Monday, November 11), Dr. James Hoesterey, Emory University, Dr. Sidharth Chandra, Michigan State, Dr. Azlan Tajuddin, LaRoche College.

Course #: 
PS1903 (28672)
2013-01-01 00:00:00
Political Science, Global Studies Center
Student Population: 
Continuing Education
Primary Focus on Islam?: 


Problems in Establishing Political Legitimacy in Afghanistan

A lecture by Dr. Thomas Barfield, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Boston University


US Security and Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

A lecture by Colin Clarke, Project Associate, RAND Corporation at the Muslims in a Global Context Mini Course


Women in Pakistan

A presentation at the 1 Credit Mini Course: Muslims in a Global Context by Dr. Anita Wiess,

Dr. Anita Weiss, Professor and Head, Department of International Studies, University of Oregon

13 Apr 2013


Back to the Square

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

Back to the Square is a powerful documentary that reveals citizens' continuing struggles following the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Roughly six months after the "Facebook Revolution," Director Petr Lom explores the lives of five seemingly unrelated people and, doing so, addresses larger issues plaguing the nation. A poor, illiterate horse herdsman struggles against political manipulation. A rural woman is forced to contend with tremendous sexual discrimination. A taxi driver relays his brutal experience in prison as a victim of police corruption.

07 Apr 2013


Fragments of a Revolution

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 2:00pm
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave.
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

We watched the news headlines as a nation's youth took to the streets to demand justice. We added a ribbon to our Twitter defaults to show support for the protesters. This is not the story of Egypt, Libya, or Syria, but of the movement that started it all: the Green Revolution in Iran. An anonymous filmmaker living virtually in Iran tells the story of the 2009-2010 election protests by sharing with us his personal archives of YouTube videos, tweets, emails, and other brief clips of the chaos that authorities tried to shield from our eyes.

24 Mar 2013


Tahrir: Liberation Square

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 3:00pm
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave.
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

Experience the overthrow of a 30-year regime of oppression, corruption, and abuse in Stefano Savona's documentary, Tahir: Liberation Square. Savona introduces us to young Egyptians who, day by day, come to the Square, chanting, marching and discussing the bright future of a free Egypt. We feel their exhilaration during an inspirational speech by Google executive Wael Ghonim, whose Facebook page helped spark the revolution. We feel their anger as an ex-convict admits that Mubarak hired prisoners as thugs to quell the demonstrators.


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