2018-19

Nadia Murad

Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture with Nadia Murad

April 3, 2019

The 2019 Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, "Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad in Conversation with Jennifer Leaning," took place on April 3 at the Memorial Church at Harvard. Nadia Murad is the corecipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, and is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. Murad’s peaceful life was savagely interrupted in 2014 when Daesh attacked her homeland in Sinjar, with the intention of ethnically cleansing Iraq of all Yazidis. Like many minority groups, the Yazidis have carried the weight of historical persecution. Women in particular...

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2019 May 09

Persecution and Persistence: 75th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars in Historical Context

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a Crimean Tatar Studies Lecture Series with

Crimean Tatars

Brian Glyn Williams
Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Huseyin Oylupinar
Turkish-Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar Studies Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Hanna Abakunova
Mihaychuk Research Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

This panel will be followed by the screening of the docudrama Haytarma (2013): https://bit.ly/2LkgZhk at CMES.... Read more about Persecution and Persistence: 75th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars in Historical Context

2019 Apr 26

Film Screening & Discussion with Director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Rm 020, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a screening and discussion with filmmaker

Anahita GhazvinizadehAnahita Ghazvinizadeh
Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts, University of Iowa; first prize winner at 2013 Cannes Film Festival

A screening of two short films, "When the Kid Was a Kid" and "Needle", followed by a Q&A with the director... Read more about Film Screening & Discussion with Director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

2019 Apr 16

Urban Archaeology and Classical Heritage in Turkey: Uncovering the lost Roman capital city of Nicomedia

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Tuna Şare Ağtürkembracing emperors, Nicomedia
Hilles Bush Fellow, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Harvard University; Associate Professor, Classical Archaeology and Art History, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey... Read more about Urban Archaeology and Classical Heritage in Turkey: Uncovering the lost Roman capital city of Nicomedia

2019 May 10

**CANCELLED** A Conversation with Herbert Kelman: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Clash of National Identities: A Path to Reconciliation

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES is pleased to present the 2019 Hilda B. Silverman Memorial Lecture 
with

Herbert C. KelmanHerb Kelman
Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus, Harvard University

Please note: This event has been CANCELLED, due to unforeseen circumstances. It will be rescheduled.... Read more about **CANCELLED** A Conversation with Herbert Kelman: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Clash of National Identities: A Path to Reconciliation

Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad: The Making of an Activist

April 5, 2019

Nadia Murad came to Harvard as a survivor of genocide under ISIS, an advocate for victims of sexual violence, and the first Iraqi citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Her talk at the Memorial Church, as part of the Weatherhead Center’s Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series, co-sponsored this year by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, focused on her personal journey and how her ordeal turned her into an activist. Read more about her talk in the...

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2019 May 03

Mecca: The Lived City

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall 102, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present Mecca: The Lived City, a colloquium examining the ways in which the city of Mecca is imagined, remembered, represented, and visualized from the perspectives of history, literature, landscape architecture, and urban planning.... Read more about Mecca: The Lived City

2019 Apr 29

Patrimonial Empire-Building and the case of Authoritarian Turkey

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

The Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents

Soli ÖzelAysen CandasSoli Ozel
Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul; columnist for Habertürk daily newspaper

Ayşen Candaş
Rice Faculty Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor, Yale MacMillan Center, Council on Middle Eastern Studies, Yale University; Associate Professor of Political Science, Bogazici University, Istanbul... Read more about Patrimonial Empire-Building and the case of Authoritarian Turkey

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