CMES has awarded the 2011–12 prize for the best Master's thesis in Middle Eastern Studies to Todd Mostak for his thesis, "Social Media as Passive Polling: Using Twitter and Online Forums to Map Islamism in Egypt." The CMES Master’s thesis prize is awarded annually to a recipient chosen by a committee of faculty.... Read more about Todd Mostak (AM '12) wins 2011–12 AM thesis prize
Sponsor(s): Crown-Belfer Middle East Project at Brandeis University and Harvard University through the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
This year's Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conferences at the Mahindra Humanities Center (April 13–14, 2012) addresses the question "How to end a revolution?" In preparation for the conference the student coordinators, who include CMES AM student Scott Liddle, produced a series of videos in which conference participants provide their perspective on the topic. The videos were produced by the Harvard Law Documentary Studio.
CMES faculty members Malika Zeghal and Roger Owen consider "how to end a revolution" in Tunisia and Egypt in the videos below. ...