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Asian Studies Center, Contact: Shashank Srivastava, shashank.srivastava@pitt.edu
www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc

Center for Russian and East European Studies. Contact: Zsuzsanna Magdo, zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu
ucis.pitt.edu/crees

26 Oct 2021

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Contesting Islam, Constructing Race & Sexuality

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (All day)
Online

*Promoted by the University of Pittsburgh*

This title will be available starting October 27 on our virtual platform.

Set over the course of a tense day at an isolated boarding school, this moral drama follows a boy’s desperate fight to save his sick friend in the face of a rigid bureaucracy.

27 Oct 2021

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Orientalism Webinar

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 8:00pm
Online

*Promoted by the University of Pittsburgh*

The speaker of the week will be Dr. Hatem Bazian, Director of Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project, University of California, Berkeley, also the author of “Palestine,” on Wednesday, Oct 27, at 08:00PM (Turkey Time; UTC+03:00). His talk is titled "An Assessment and the Challenges in the Islamophobia Studies Field."

06 Nov 2021

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03 Nov 2021

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: Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Peripheries Roundtable

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
online

Join Pitt’s World History Center on Wednesday November 3 at 12:00 pm for a virtual roundtable about peripheral, contested, and extractive geographies in the Ottoman and post-Ottoman Empire, moderated by University of Pittsburgh professor Gregor Thum. The roundtable features: Ana Fumurescu (Graduate Student Fellow, World History Center), Ari Şekeryan (Research Affiliate, World History Center) and Ana Sekulić, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) Postdoctoral Fellow.

28 Oct 2021

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A Struggle For Home: The Crimean Tatars

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 5:00pm
Online

The film chronicles the rich and often tragic history of the Crimean Tatar people, the Muslim-Turkic indigenous population of the Crimean Peninsula, from ancient times to the aftermath of the 2014 Russian annexation of the peninsula. The film premiered at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in November 2015.

21 Oct 2021

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Community in the Time of Corona

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:00pm
online

*promoted by the University of Pittsburgh*

A year and a half into COVID-19 pandemic, we have published new reports and explored with partners certain trends in regards to important aspects of pandemic life, including vaccine uptake and hesitancies, masking habits, mental health, and more, among American Muslim communities. This webinar will discuss these trends and findings with experts in the health and research fields.

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21 Oct 2021

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Social Change and Contentious Politics in the Middle East

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 4:00pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania

*Promoted by the University of Pittsburgh*

19 Oct 2021

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Contesting Islam, Constructing Race & Sexuality

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
Islamophobia Studies Center at Berkley, California

Join us for a talk with author Sunera Thobani. Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam.

14 Oct 2021

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Understanding the Decrease in African American Mosques and Attendees

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

*Promoted by the University of Pittsburgh*

The US Mosque Survey 2020 found a sharp decrease in African American Mosques and the number of African American attendees. In 2020, African American mosques comprised 13% of all mosques, but in 2010, African American mosques accounted for 23% of all mosques—a 43% decrease. This is especially noteworthy considering African American Muslims account for roughly 28% of all American Muslims according to ISPU research.

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