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2019 Nov 13

On Feminist Labors

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Gund Hall, Room 111 (War Room), Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

MEdiNA GSD is pleased to present

Rosana Elkhatibf-architecture
Co-Founder of f-architecture; designer, curator, researcher and writer... Read more about On Feminist Labors

Erdogan with crowd

"Erdoğan the Good" or "Erdoğan the Bad?" A Conversation with Soner Çağaptay on US-Turkey Relations Following US Withdrawal from Syria

October 25, 2019

Reilly Barry, a first-year AM student at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy (JMEPP) at Harvard Kennedy School, sat down with Soner Çağaptay after his WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar talk to discuss what underlying factors are most influential for policymakers on US-Turkey relations right now, especially in light of Turkish troops’ entry into northeast Syria and targeting of former American partners the YPG.... Read more about "Erdoğan the Good" or "Erdoğan the Bad?" A Conversation with Soner Çağaptay on US-Turkey Relations Following US Withdrawal from Syria

Harvard CMES building

Federal Funding and the Question of Academic Freedom

October 17, 2019

After many organizations decried the First Amendment violations in the letter, last month, the Department of Education voted to renew funding for the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year. Still, members of Harvard’s CMES are worried the letter will affect its own Middle East Studies programming under the Trump administration. Read Paul G. Sullivan's article in the Harvard Crimson Magazine...

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2019 Nov 22

Meet the Director: Hamid Rahmanian and a Film Screening of "Feathers of Fire"

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Hall E, Science Center, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES Meet the Director Series presents

Hamid RahmanianHamid Rahmanian 
Designer and Director

Join CMES for a screening of Hamid Rahmanian's film version of Feathers of Fire, a spectacular shadow puppet play based on the Persian epic, Shahnameh.

Watch the trailer: 
https://bit.ly/2PZrLKy.

Free and open to the public.... Read more about Meet the Director: Hamid Rahmanian and a Film Screening of "Feathers of Fire"

2019 Nov 14

Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan: Jihad literacy, community-based education, and the shifting goals of US foreign policy in the region

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Dana Burde, PhdDana Burde
Associate Professor and Director, International Education Program, International Education & Politics, New York University; Research Fellow, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Editor in Chief, Journal on Education in Emergencies... Read more about Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan: Jihad literacy, community-based education, and the shifting goals of US foreign policy in the region

2019 Nov 12

Jerusalem: City of the Book

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Common Rm, Center for Study of World Religions, 42 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA

The Center for the Study of World Religions & CMES present

Benjamin Balint, writer based in Jerusalem, andJerusalem: City of the Book

Merav Mack, Research fellow, Truman Institute for Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem... Read more about Jerusalem: City of the Book

Karagoz puppets

Video: 'Trauma, Magic, Love': a tribute to Osman Kavala on his birthday

October 2, 2019

On September 16, CMES welcomed Syrian-Armenian-American stage and film actress Sona Tatoyan and artist and puppet master Ayhan Hülagü to speak about finding her Armenian grandfather's Karagöz puppets in the abandoned family home in Aleppo, Syria. Ayhan then presented some of Sona's family's puppets in a short puppet show to close the event. For more on Sona and Ayhan and the event: https://bit.ly/2potIVR.

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