Recognizing Ramadan in Pittsburgh

  This post was written and researched by World Affairs Council intern, Jalyn Evans Over a billion Muslims around the world are ending their season of Ramadan at sundown on July 28th. Ramadan is a 30-day period in which Muslims fast–abstaining from daytime food and drink. Learning about this sacred time for Muslims provides us … Read More

Internship Opportunities and Global Learning for the Summer of 2014 and Beyond

There is a lot to be learned outside of the classroom! Whether you are thinking about college applications or possible career plans, a summer internship, study, or travel opportunity is worth considering, and with summer just around the corner many high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are doing just that. To help start the search … Read More

Soliya: Connecting Muslim Communities with the West

For the next eight weeks, I will be joining the organization Soliya as a volunteer group facilitator for their Connect Program. Soliya’s mission is “to improve relations between Western and predominantly Muslim societies by enabling youth to participate in cross-cultural dialogue and education. Soliya’s programs use video conferencing and new media to connect young people … Read More