First Teaching International speaker to discuss recent events in the Middle East

Mohammed A. Bamyeh, professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, will open this year's Teaching International Speaker Series on the Middle East. His talk, "Dynamics of Revolt in the Arab Spring," will take place on September 14 at 11 a.m. in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center.

Bamyeh, who received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990, is the incoming editor of the International Sociology Review of Books (ISRB).

His most recent book, Islam and Society: Social Movements, Global Structures, Social Critique, is expected to appear in 2012. His other books include Anarchy as Order: The History and future of Civic Humanity (Rowan & Littlefield 2009); Of Death and Dominion: The Existential Foundations of Governance (Northwestern UP 2007); The Ends of Globalization (Minnesota UP 2000); The Social Origins of Islam: Mind, Economy, Discourse (Minnesota UP 1999, winner of the Albert Hourani Honorable Mention from the Middle East Studies Association). He just finished editing the forthcoming volume Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East (I. B. Tauris 2011). 

Teaching International began in 2004 to promote greater awareness of global trends and civic engagement and to broaden students' understanding of intercultural and international issues. This event is free and open to the public. For information, call 412-675-9143.