Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Nationality Rooms Scholarships: Start Planning Now for Next Summer


Announces the 2014 awards available to University of Pittsburgh full

time students


Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Be a current full-time student on a University of Pittsburgh campus for the fall and spring terms prior to study abroad

Must be enrolled and on campus as a full-time student for the fall and spring terms immediately following the study abroad

Proposed study abroad must relate to career goals

Foreign language skills

Minimum stay of five weeks in one country or region during the summer term


Have a GPA of at least 3.0

Must have at least 60 credits by the end of April 2013 (current sophomore or junior)

Propose a career-related, credit-worthy study abroad program or internship

For independent research proposal, must speak with the Scholarship Administrator

All proposed undertakings must receive credits


Propose a career-related, credit-worthy internship or independent research study

Information Sessions begin: October 2, 2013 (Complete schedule is in the Nationality Rooms and the

Study Abroad website)

Final session: January 8, 2014 for Undergraduates

Final session: January 15, 2014 for Graduates

Submission deadlines

January 9, 2014

January 23, 2014

For more details, inquire at the Nationality Rooms Programs office, 1209 Cathedral of Learning

Phone: 412.624.6150 Scholarship Administrator: Cristina Lagnese ,

Visit the scholarship website:

and for online applications at

Two Nations and Three Religions in Israel and Palestine

“Two Nations and Three Religions in Israel and Palestine
A Programme Delivered by Israeli and Palestinian Academics
Israel, 29th December, 2013 - 10th January, 2014

Dear Ms. Henderson,

Israeli and Palestinian peace activists strongly believe that involving the public in the peace-making process is a crucial step in creating the social conditions for peace.
This initiative, implemented by NGO “Minds of Peace”, and more will be examined and discussed in depth during the Galilee Institute special programme: “Two Nations and Three Religions in Israel and Palestine”.

Registration for the upcoming winter programme is now open!
The programme - intended for students and professionals interested in the Middle East - aims to provide first hand exposure to various aspects regarding the Israeli and Palestinian society, history and relations. Through classroom lectures and study tours led by Israeli and Palestinian Academics, the participants will gain a rich and deep insight as to the current reality

A limited number of *tuition scholarships will be available to qualified candidates.

We would appreciate you bringing this programme to the attention of the students at your university. There will also be a Summer Programme “Political Science and Israeli-Palestinians Conflict” in July 2014. Students who are interested in either programmes should contact the Programme Director, Mrs. Nirit Yardeni-Drori at: 

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Joseph Shevel, President
Galilee International Management Institute

*This does not include the airfare to and from Israel and the living expenses while the participant is in Israel, which are to be covered by the candidate or sponsor.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pitt students and Egyptian Students in conversation on 9/11

Pitt students talking with Egyptian Students on 9/11
11 AM
3431 WWPH

Egypt dialogue series

Wednesday 9/11/13

Discussion Topic: The New Wave of Revolts

Did you ever wonder what it was like to live through a revolution?

This is your chance to learn first-hand. Pitt students will discuss the topic of the new wave of world revolts with peers at American University in Cairo (AUC). Other topics on the table include:  politics, economics, revolutions, religion, terrorism, American foreign policy, women’s rights, occupation, sharia law and more. The Egyptian students are enrolled in an interdisciplinary global issues course at AUC.

Each session facilitated by Dr. Riham Bahi, AUC and Dr. Roger Rouse, Pitt, will have a political/societal focus, and a suggested short list of articles to read prior to event is found at Come prepared to engage!