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

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

2017 Mar 30

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

Thu - Fri, Mar 30 to Mar 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm


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

2017 Mar 16

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

4:00pm to 6:00pm


CHANGE: Ctr for European Studies, Lower Level, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

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

Migration, Immigration, Diaspora

(All day)


Center for European Studies, Lower Level, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

4:30pm to 6:00pm


CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

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