News and Notes


A Beautiful Mosque and the Dark Period of the Armenian Genocide

October 14, 2016

In an October 14 article in the Independent, journalist Robert Fisk writes about the Turkish city of Gaziantep and the "Liberation" mosque as a milestone on the journey between one great crime of the 20th century, and another seen during the Second World War. He talks with CMES visiting postdoctoral fellow Ümit Kurt, whom Fisk calls "perhaps the greatest font of knowledge on this period."

CMES Summer in Review 2016

September 20, 2016

Each summer, a number of CMES PhD, AM, and undergraduate students whose interests lie in the Middle East have the opportunity to travel to the MENA region for summer research and language study. A group of these students shared stories from their summer travels at the “CMES Summer in Review” event on Friday, September 16, 2016. In a fast-paced format, over a dozen students shared images and stories, and fielded questions from the audience.

Europe is Losing Track of Child Refugees

Europe is Losing Track of Child Refugees

August 1, 2016

CMES AM candidate Joseph Ataman interned at the Wall Street Journal’s Brussels bureau during summer 2016. His article “Europe Is Losing Track of Child Refugees” was published on the front page of the August 1 print edition of the newspaper. Prior to beginning the AM program at Harvard, Ataman was a journalist in London and Lebanon, and he is the recipient of the Fulbright Commission’s Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism.