Past Events

  • 2017 Apr 20

    Cinema and Religion in Contemporary Iran


    CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

    Farzin Vahdat
    Sociologist, authorthe lizard

  • 2017 Apr 19

    Syria-- What Next?


    CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    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

  • 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 07

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


    CGIS South, Rm 020, 1730 Cambridge St; Piper Auditorium, Grad School of Design 48 Quincy St
    Fri - Sat, Apr 7 to Apr 8, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    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


    Littauer Bldg, Belfer Center Library, Room L369, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA
    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    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

  • 2017 Apr 05

    The Weakened State of Turkey


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

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

    Simon A. Waldman and Emre ÇalışkanThe New Turkey and its Discontents
    Co-authors, The New Turkey and Its Discontents, Oxford University Press, 2017