2017 May 03

Saudi Arabia’s Development Model, 1950-2016: A Critical Analysis

4:00pm to 6:00pm


William James Hall, Lecture Hall B-1, lower level, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series presents

Dr. Abdulaziz M. AldukheilAldukheil
Chairman, Aldukheil Financial Group, a leading financial advisory firm based in Riyadh; former Saudi Deputy Minister of Finance

2017 Apr 17

The European Union's Security Policy and the Middle East



Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Goldman Rm, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies presents

Miguel Angel Moratinos
Former Spanish Foreign Minister, former Special Representative of the EU for the Middle East

Chairs:  Richard N. Cooper, Maurits C. Boas Professor of Economics, Harvard University, and
Karl Kaiser, Senior Associate, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Harvard University

2017 Apr 19

Syria-- What Next?

4:00pm to 6:00pm


CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

A CMES discussion about the recent events in Syria


Roger OwenSyria map
A.J. Meyer Professor of Modern Middle East History, Emeritus, Department of History, Harvard University, and

Melani Cammett
Professor of Government, Harvard University; Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

Designing for Darkness: What Can Latin American Cities Learn From the Arabian Peninsula?

April 13, 2017

Andreina Seijas, an incoming doctoral student at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, attended the April 7-8 symposium After Dark: Nocturnal Landscapes and Public Spaces in the Arabian Peninsula, jointly sponsored by the Aka Khan Program at the GSD and by Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. In her Ciudades Sostenibles blog, Seijas writes about the challenges of urban design in the Arabian Peninsula, regarding especially the night-time urban landscape, that participants explored, and she speculates how some of the lessons learned and in progress in the Arabian Peninsula might apply to Latin American cities facing similar challenges.

2017 Apr 13

Refugees and Migrants: A Comparative Study of Response--The UN, Government and Civil Society

4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Karen AbuZaydKaren AbuZayd
Commissioner, UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on Syria; and former Special Adviser to the Secretary General for the Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants, 2016

2017 Apr 07

After Dark: Nocturnal Landscapes and Public Spaces in the Arabian Peninsula

Fri - Sat, Apr 7 to Apr 8, 4:00pm - 6:00pm


CGIS South, Rm 020, 1730 Cambridge St; Piper Auditorium, Grad School of Design 48 Quincy St

The Aga Khan Program and The Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Series present

AFTER DARK: Nocturnal Landscapes and Public Spaces in the Arabian Peninsula
In the Arabian Peninsula, public spaces are often most used after darkness falls and the temperatures with it. This symposium explores typologies of nocturnal landscapes common in the Peninsula, and similar hot climates. During this interdisciplinary event, we will ask who uses night-time landscapes and public spaces, what activities are peculiar to the night and ultimately, how to design for life after dark?

If you plan to attend this conference, please register here.

2017 Apr 07

Brazil's Middle East Policy: A Conversation with Hussein Kalout

2:00pm to 3:30pm


Littauer Bldg, Belfer Center Library, Room L369, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Hussein KaloutKalout
Special Secretary for Strategic Affairs of Brazil, Political Scientist, Professor of International Relations

Moderated by Payam Mohseni, Iran Project Director