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KQV Global Press Conference
Japan Update

March 28, 2015

This half-hour radio program will feature Amy Boots, Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania; Peter Kelly, President of the National Association of Japan-America Societies; and Hisanori Nei, Professor at the Japanese National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. They will discuss "Japan Update” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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KQV Global Press Conference
Saudi Arabia: “An Island of Stability”

March 29, 2015

This half-hour radio program will feature Peter Robertson, U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council U.S. Co-Chairman, Chairman of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, and former Vice Chairman of the Board of Chevron. He will discuss "Saudi Arabia: 'An Island of Stability'” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.

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Global Blueprint
Interactive workshops to shape Pittsburgh’s international vision.

March 30, 2015

Join us to help shape Pittsburgh’s global identity! Through participation in the Global Blueprint, participants will have the opportunity to connect with peers and colleagues to discuss Pittsburgh’s international vision. Workshop attendees are invited to share ideas and insights concerning Pittsburgh’s global future and brainstorm collective efforts and actions to address both the challenges and opportunities inherent in being a globally fluent metro area.

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The Politics of Jesus
Discussion and Reception
The Politics of Jesus

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

September 17, 2013

6:00-8:00 p.m.

New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh

Online registration is closed. If you would like to attend, please contact Melanie Gulasy at 412-281-7055.

Dr. Reza Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions. His most recent book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, arrived in bookstores in July, and has been garnering significant media attention.

His first book is the international bestseller, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, which has been translated into thirteen languages, and named one of the 100 most important books of the last decade. He is also the author of How to Win a Cosmic War (published in paperback as Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in a Globalized Age), as well as editor of two volumes: Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, and Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalties, Contentions, and Complexities.

Dr. Aslan is the founder of AslanMedia.com, an online journal for news and entertainment about the Middle East and the world, and co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of BoomGen Studios, the premier entertainment brand for creative content from and about the Greater Middle East.

Born in Iran, Dr. Aslan holds degrees from Santa Clara University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well the University of Iowa. An Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, he is also a member of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He serves on the board of directors of the Ploughshares Fund, Narrative Four, PEN USA, and the Levantine Cultural Center.

Registration
Student Admission (with ID): $15 | General Admission: $25  | VIP: $50
(VIPs receive a signed copy of Zealot, priority seating, and a special opportunity to meet the author)

Online registration is closed. If you would like to attend, please contact Melanie Gulasy at 412-281-7055.

Participants must register to attend. No-shows and cancellations after September 13, 2013 will be charged.

Cash Bar. Appetizers will be served.

Questions?
Call 412-281-7970 or email welcome@worldpittsburgh.org.

Co-sponsored by the Humanities Scholars Program  at Carnegie Mellon University
Media sponsor: 90.5 WESA

 

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