2016-17

2017 Mar 16

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

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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.... Read more about LOCATION CHANGE: New Visions and Strategies for Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

2017 Mar 09

Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor for the Muslims? Heraclius in al-Andalus

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

CMES is pleased to present the 2017 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

Maribel FierroDr. Maribel Fierro
Research Professor, Centre of Human and Social Sciences (CCHS), Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Madrid, Spain; Visiting Scholar, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Harvard University... Read more about Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor for the Muslims? Heraclius in al-Andalus

2017 Mar 09

Migration, Immigration, Diaspora

(All day)

Location: 

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... Read more about Migration, Immigration, Diaspora

2017 Mar 08

Why the Turkish Model Failed

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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 Al-Monitor.com... Read more about Why the Turkish Model Failed

Joseph Ataman 2017

Joseph Ataman Wins Overseas Press Club Foundation Award

March 7, 2017

Joseph Ataman, AM candidate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, was awarded an Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award at the Foundation’s 2017 Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon, held February 24 at the Yale Club in New York City. Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy managing editor of the New York Times, was the keynote speaker. Ataman was among 15 aspiring foreign...

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2017 Mar 07

Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: Averroes' Disgrace in Context

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

CMES is pleased to present the 2017 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

Maribel FierroDr. Maribel Fierro
Research Professor, Centre of Human and Social Sciences (CCHS), Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Madrid, Spain; Visiting Scholar, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Harvard University... Read more about Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: Averroes' Disgrace in Context

bizerte tunisia

Traveling beyond the Classroom: J-Term Excursion to Tunisia

February 9, 2017

Brittany Landorf, an MTS candidate at Harvard Divinity School, participated in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies' 2017 winter session study excursion to Tunisia. "The trip reminded me why I love what I study so much, and I returned to campus this semester with renewed energy and new curiosity," Landorf writes. "Sometimes our classrooms can feel so far away from what we are studying (literally and figuratively); I think that immersive learning experiences like this are invaluable." Read more about her experience at the Harvard Divinity School Admissions Blog.

Sheida Dayani

Video: "The Salesman" Discussion Panel

February 26, 2017

On February 19, Sheida Dayani, Persian preceptor at Harvard University, participated in a panel discussion about Asghar Farhadi's Academy Award-winning film The Salesman, after a special showing at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Dayani has worked as an interpreter for Farhadi since 2011. The discussion was moderated by Vahdat Yeganeh, founder and artistic director of Boston Experimental Theatre, and also included Somy Kim, associate teaching professor in the Department of English...

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2017 Mar 20

Nowruz Celebration 2017

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave, 3rd Floor

Please join CMES, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, and the Harvard Semitic Museum for a Nowruz Celebration. 

Nowruz is a Persian New Year celebration, celebrating spring. 

The event will have live music, explanations of Nowruz traditions, and light...

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2017 Mar 01

Democratic Transition and the Rising Tide of Majoritarianism: Comparing the Cases of Greece and Turkey

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

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

Ioannis Grigoriadis
Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of European Studies, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University; 2016-2017 IPC-Stiftung Mercator Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik-SWP) in Berlin; Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellow at Princeton University... Read more about Democratic Transition and the Rising Tide of Majoritarianism: Comparing the Cases of Greece and Turkey

2017 Feb 28

Governing the Family through Religion: Family and Religious Counseling Bureaus and the Politics of the Family in the New Turkey

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES and the Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World present

Hikmet Kocamaner
Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Please note: this talk takes place on a Tuesday at 4 pm at CMES, Rm 102... Read more about Governing the Family through Religion: Family and Religious Counseling Bureaus and the Politics of the Family in the New Turkey

2017 Feb 27

POSTPONED: Mechanizing the Flow: Machines and Politics on the Nile before the British Occupation

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CES/CMES Colonial Encounters Working Group presents

Casey PrimelCasey Primel
Volkswagen Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University

March 7: this event has been rescheduled to April 17; click here for more information.

Feb 24: this event has been postponed; a new date will be announced soon.
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