The following events draw interdisciplinary audiences and help forge networks relating to our center's six concentrations: Changing Identities in a Global World; Communication, Technology and Society; Conflict and Conflict Resolution; Global Health; Global Economy and Global Governance; and Sustainable Development.

Sunday, August 16

India Day
11:30 am
Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Nationality Rooms

The Indian Room Committee and the Nationality Rooms are hosting its annual India Day on Sunday, August 16 This year’s theme is the celebration of Technology, Innovation and Development.

The program is:

11.45 ---Assembly for the Parade at Bigelow Blvd ( Cathedral of Learning).
12 Noon.--- Commencement of the Parade.
Parade route: From Bigelow to Bellefield to Fifth Ave.
1 PM --Hoisting of the Flags- US & INDIA.
followed by two hours of cultural program

Cultural program will include music & dance from various regions of India, food and crafts.
Our main speakers are:
- Dr. Sanjeev Shroff- Distinguished Professor and Gerald Mcginnis Chair at the Swanson School of Engineering
- Dr. Priya Narasimhan- Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, September 24

Media, Citizenship, Democracy
(All day)
123 University Place
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies

A platform for ideas, questions, and concerns about today's most pressing political and social issues, domestic and international.

Friday, October 30

GSC/CERIS Fall 2015 Book Discussion Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace
Book discussion for K-16 and librarians
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Robert Matson, Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA (Dining Room, Administration Building)
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies and Seton Hill University

Educators and librarians are invited to attend this book discussion to expand self knowledge and to integrate into curriculum when applicable.

Author Paul Moses captures the lives of St. Francis and Sultan al-Kamil and illuminates the political intrigue and religious fervor of their time. In the process, it reveals a startlingly timely story of interfaith conflict, war, and the search for peace. More than simply a dramatic adventure, though it does not lack for colorful saints and sinners, loyalty and betrayal, and thrilling Crusade narrative, The Saint and the Sultan brings to life an episode of deep relevance for all who seek to find peace between the West and the Islamic world. Winner of the 2010 Catholic Press Association Book Award for History.

Dr. Robert Matson, Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown will facilitate the discussion.
To attend dinner and book discussion register at

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