2013-14

Richard Nelson Frye

In Memory of Richard N. Frye

April 14, 2014

CMES is saddened to report that Richard Nelson Frye, Aga Khan Professor of Iranian Emeritus, passed away on March 27, 2014 at the age of ninety-four. After receiving his PhD from Harvard in 1949, Professor Frye helped to found the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in 1954, and served as its first associate director until 1957, when he became Aga Khan Professor of Iranian. Upon his retirement in 1990 he remained an honorary associate of Kirkland House and an active participant in the life of the Center.

Dubbed “Irandust,” meaning “Friend of Iran,” by the scholar and linguist Ali-...

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2014 Apr 24

Factional Conflict and the Presidential 'Election' in Algeria: The Logics, the Dynamics and the Stakes

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS, Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Hugh Roberts
Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History; Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program, Tufts University... Read more about Factional Conflict and the Presidential 'Election' in Algeria: The Logics, the Dynamics and the Stakes

2014 Apr 10

Regional Tensions and Political Sectarianism in Lebanon: Whither the Lebanese State?

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS, Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Middle East Seminar is pleased to present

Melani Cammett
Takemi Fellow in International Health, Harvard School of Public Health (2013-2014); Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Brown University... Read more about Regional Tensions and Political Sectarianism in Lebanon: Whither the Lebanese State?

2014 Apr 28

Diplomacy in Action: The Challenges and Triumphs of a Diplomatic Career in the Middle East [RESCHEDULED]

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

Join the Harvard Middle East Cultural Association (HMECA) for an evening with U.S. Diplomat Evyenia Sidereas who will talk about her tours in Iraq, Egypt, and her work as the head of the Maghreb Desk at the US Department of State.... Read more about Diplomacy in Action: The Challenges and Triumphs of a Diplomatic Career in the Middle East [RESCHEDULED]

2014 Apr 14

Gezi and the Alevis

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 354, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World is pleased to present

Ayfer Karakaya-Stump
Assistant Professor of History, College of William & Mary... Read more about Gezi and the Alevis

2014 Apr 08

Book Launch, Author Talk and Reception with Professor Sadik Al-Azm

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, Rm K262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Gerlach Press, Harvard Scholars at Risk, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Harvard Middle East Cultural Association are pleased to present

Sadik Al-Azm
Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University... Read more about Book Launch, Author Talk and Reception with Professor Sadik Al-Azm

2014 Mar 24

Nowruz Celebration

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Lee Gathering Room, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street

Please join us for Harvard’s eighth annual Nowruz Celebration to mark the Persian New Year and the beginning of Spring, featuring traditional food, drink, and cultural program!... Read more about Nowruz Celebration

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