Jocelyne Cesari Discusses Role of Islam in ISIS

February 17, 2016

Center for Middle Eastern Studies faculty affiliate Jocelyne Cesari, a visiting professor of Religion and Politics at the Harvard Divinity School, discussed the politicization of Islam by the Islamic State at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on Tuesday February 16. Read about her talk in the Harvard Crimson.

Swift Response to Trump Immigration Order

January 30, 2017

The Trump administration’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven majority Muslim nations from entering the United States for at least several months has stirred a hornet’s nest of concern internationally, including at Harvard. Among other actions, Harvard President Drew Faust unveiled a plan for Harvard to appoint a full-time Muslim chaplain, with a search committee to be chaired by Harvard Divinity School Professor and Committee on Middle East Studies faculty member Ousmane Kane. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.

2017 Jan 25

Population, Generation and Nation: Understanding the Arab World Through Demography

4:15pm to 5:45pm


Darman Seminar Rm, 1st floor, Taubman Bldg, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

The Harvard Kennedy School Middle East Initiative and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Philippe FarguesFargues
Professor, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute; Associate, Harvard Kennedy School.

2016 Nov 21

Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East

12:00pm to 1:30pm


Fainsod Room, Littauer 324, Harvard Kennedy School

The CMES Middle East Forum and the Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School present

A book talk with authors
Nader Hashemi, Director, Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics, Josef Korbel School of Int'l Studies, University of Denver,
Danny Postel, Assistant Director, Middle East and North African Studies Program, Northwestern University
Paul Gabriel Hilu Pinto, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

2016 Nov 21

The Persian and Afghan Romance of Alexander the Great: Part III “Alexander: God and Mortal”

5:00pm to 6:30pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Aga Khan Fund, & the Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies

Dr. Michael Barry
Princeton University

2016 Nov 16

Fitna: Civil War or Sectarian Conflict? Understanding Political Violence Within the Post-Mandate Arab States

10:00am to 5:00pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of History present a workshop organized by Roger Owen

This workshop aims to historicize violent conflicts in the states of the Post-Mandate territories and to understand the Arabic terminology of violence in a trans-temporal and trans-national framework.