Past Events

  • 2017 Mar 21

    Habib Sarori, Yemeni novelist

    Location: 

    CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    11:30am to 1:00pm

    The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

    رحلة في أعماق تجربتي في الكتابة عن اليمن، وعن الحروب الروحية

    Habib SaroriSuslov's Daughter
    Novelist; University Professor, INSA de Rouen

    Please note: this talk will be in Arabic, and it has been moved to 11:30 am.

  • 2017 Mar 20

    Nowruz Celebration 2017

    Location: 

    Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave, 3rd Floor
    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Please join CMES, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, and the Harvard Semitic Museum for a Nowruz Celebration. 

    Nowruz is a Persian New Year celebration, celebrating spring. 

  • 2017 Mar 20

    al Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant

    Location: 

    Robinson Hall, Lower Level Library, Harvard Yard, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History presents

    Ilham Khuri Makdisi
    Associate Professor, Northeastern University

    Commentator: Leila Fawaz, Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese & Eastern Mediteranean Studies, Tufts University
    Graduate student commentator: Joan Chaker, PhD Candidate in History

  • 2017 Mar 16

    LOCATION CHANGE: New Visions and Strategies for Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Location: 

    CHANGE: Ctr for European Studies, Lower Level, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar, the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation, and the CMES Middle East Forum present

    Hilik Bar
    Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, and

    Husam Zomlot
    Ambassador at large, Palestinian Government

    Please note: this talk will be held at the Center for European Studies, Lower Level, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA.

  • 2017 Mar 09

    Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor for the Muslims? Heraclius in al-Andalus

    Location: 

    CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    CMES is pleased to present the 2017 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

    Maribel FierroDr. Maribel Fierro
    Research Professor, Centre of Human and Social Sciences (CCHS), Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Madrid, Spain; Visiting Scholar, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Harvard University

  • 2017 Mar 09

    Migration, Immigration, Diaspora

    Location: 

    Center for European Studies, Lower Level, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (All day)

    The Harvard Graduate Conference on International History (Con-IH 17) presents the conference

    Migration, Immigration, Diasporamigration

    Organized by GSAS graduate students: Tommy Jamison, Rafi Stern, Chloe Bordewitch, Kelly Brignac, Ruodi Duan, Aden Knaap, and Georgia Whitaker

  • 2017 Mar 08

    Why the Turkish Model Failed

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    The WCFIA/CMES Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World presents

    Mustafa AkyolMustafa Akyol
    Senior Visiting Fellow at the Freedom Project, Wellesley College; Guest Opinion Writer, New York Times and Al-Monitor.com

  • 2017 Mar 07

    Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: Averroes' Disgrace in Context

    Location: 

    CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    CMES is pleased to present the 2017 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

    Maribel FierroDr. Maribel Fierro
    Research Professor, Centre of Human and Social Sciences (CCHS), Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Madrid, Spain; Visiting Scholar, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Harvard University

  • 2017 Mar 02

    Preventing Palestine: How Diplomacy Curtailed Statehood

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

    Seth AnziskaSeth Anziska
    Assistant Professor, University College London; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Taub Center, New York University, 2016-2017

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