News and Notes

Minoo Emami's "War Collection" covered in the Harvard Gazette

July 2, 2015

Minoo Emami's exhibit "War Collection" is on display through August 19, 2015 at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Room 102 (sculpture) and CGIS Knafel, Fisher Family Commons (paintings). The Harvard Gazette covered the exhibit opening in a June 24th article:

Emami’s paintings interrogate war and its lasting effects. For Emami, the conflict in question was the Iran-Iraq War of the ’80s, and the prosthesis is her husband’s.

“Gay Pride in the Middle East” — Vanessa Rodriguez (’16)

2014–15 Harvard College International Photo Contest

May 6, 2015

CMES awarded a first prize and three honorable mentions in the 2014–15 Harvard College International Photo Contest for photos taken in the Middle East region. Vanessa Rodriguez (’16), a sociology concentrator with a history secondary, received first prize for an image she captured while studying abroad last summer in Turkey. Her bright and energetic photo of a gay pride parade in Istanbul captured for her “the nation’s unique intersection of modern and traditional institutions.”