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Upcoming Events

2017 Mar 30

The Naksa Fifty Years Later: New Sources, Questions and Approaches to the ‘67 War

(All day)


Williams James Hall, Lecture Hall B1, Lower Level, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a conference

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the June 1967 War, this event seeks to explore new approaches to understand and rethink this pivotal and transformative moment in the history of the modern Middle East. At stake is the search for new sources that can shed light on the war and its long term repercussions for Arab societies.

Organized by: William Granara, Professor of Arabic, Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; and Khaled Fahmy, Shawwaf Visiting Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History; Professor of History, American University of Cairo


Herbert C. Kelman

The Middle East Seminar celebrates Professor Herbert Kelman

April 18, 2013

On March 28, 2013 Professor Herbert Kelman, co-chair of the WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar, gave a lecture for the seminar titled “Is a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Still Possible? The Perspective of a Strategic Optimist.” The seminar also coincided with Professor Kelman’s birthday, an occasion celebrated by co-chairs Lenore Martin and Sara Roy, and the seminar participants, with surprise kosher for Passover angel food cakes and candles.

Salim Tamari

CMES welcomes Shawwaf Visiting Professor Salim Tamari

February 11, 2013

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to welcome Salim Tamari as the Spring 2013 Shawwaf Visiting Professor. Professor Tamari is professor of sociology at Birzeit University, senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies, adjunct professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and the editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and Hawliyyat al Quds.