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15 Oct 2021

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The Body and Religiously Motivated Social Action: A Global Look at Religion and Political Transformation

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University

* Announced by University of Pittsburgh*

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Podcast Series: Ventures

Online
Sponsored By: 
The University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies

*Announced by the University of Pittsburgh*

“Ventures” is a podcast from the University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES). Taking a cue from Marshall Hodgson, the former University of Chicago Professor and author of the renowned Venture of Islam series, this podcast dives into the expansive geographical and historical terrain covered by Middle Easterners. “Ventures” features interviews with leading lights in the field of Middle Eastern & Islamic studies as well as artists, musicians, and journalists.

20 Oct 2021

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Gender Differences in Approaches to Pandemics in the MENA Region

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
University of Michigan’s International Institute and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies

*Announced by the University of Pittsburgh*

Featuring Ambreen Kazi Kamran, Assistant Professor, Princess Nora bent Abdallah Women Health Research Chair; Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, College of Medicine King Saud University.

15 Oct 2021

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Afghanistan’s Next Transition

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Harvard University's Davis Center For Russian and Eurasian Studies

*Announced by the University of Pittsburgh*

Speakers: Fara Abbas, Philipp Ackermann, Anand Gopal

Description: This Harvard University panel, co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Negotiation Task Force, will explore the lead up to the collapse of the Afghan government, as well as what the new Taliban regime holds for the future of the country and its people

27 Oct 2021

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At the Cutting Edge of Atrocity Prevention: Law, Technology, and Journalism in Myanmar

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am

The February 1 military coup in Myanmar has challenged
international law and the global institutions tasked with
protecting civilians and preventing mass atrocities. What
started as a short-term crisis has turned into an ongoing
conflict that has exacerbated existing concerns of atrocities
targeting ethnic minorities. The current abuses by the
Tatmadaw have raised concerns around the role that
international law and technology have played in failing to
prevent or even facilitating the military?s actions. At the

06 Oct 2021

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Viewing of Yalda, A Night For Forgiveness

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
multiple locations

13 Oct 2021

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Book Talk: Fear of a Muslim Planet

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online

In his latest book, Fear of a Muslim Planet: Global Islamophobia in the New World Order, prominent American Muslim human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar outlines a modern narrative history of global Islamophobia through the lens of the “great replacement” conspiracy theory propagated by white supremacists and how anti-Muslim policies are impacting the lives of the world’s nearly 2 billion Muslims in places like the US, China, Myanmar, India and the European Union.

03 Oct 2021

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ISIS and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 2:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Archaeological Institute of America

On February 26th, 2015, ISIS posted a (now iconic) video on YouTube, showing the deliberate destruction of ancient sculpture in the Mosul Museum and at the archaeological site of Nineveh in Iraqi Kurdistan. Many users of social media had a visceral reaction to the video and quickly shared it both to inform others of ISIS’s barbaric acts and to declare their own cosmopolitan, humanitarian, civilized condemnation of these uncivilized acts against antiquities.

19 Oct 2021

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Cairo After Dark: Historiography of the Middle East

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 3:00pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
The University of California, Los Angeles Center for Near Eastern Studies

Speakers: Raphael Cormack

29 Sep 2021

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Islamophobia in post-9/11 America

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Race & Gender at the University of California, Berkeley

What's it like being Muslim in the United States, post-9/11? Join us Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET to hear from a panel of experts who will go over the results of a comprehensive new survey (to be released that morning) conducted by the Othering & Belonging Institute on the experiences and attitudes of US Muslims. Speakers:

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