2020-21

Big Apple Film Festival laurels

"#After Lockdown" Selected to Screen as Part of Big Apple Film Festival

October 26, 2020

#After Lockdown: Very Short Stories about Enduring a Global Pandemic, a short film designed by NYC-based animation studio Mr Sebs and co-produced by Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for Hellenic Studies, has been selected to screen as part of the Big Apple Film Festival 2020 Fall Edition.... Read more about "#After Lockdown" Selected to Screen as Part of Big Apple Film Festival

2020 Oct 23

Palestinian Refugees in International Law: A Tale of Fragmentation and Opportunities

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Francesca Albanese
Human Rights Lawyer & affiliate scholar, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University

Lex Takkenberg
Former Chief, Ethics Office, UNRWA, Amman, Jordan, and Legal Officer, Dutch Refugee Council

Discussant: Susan Akram, Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney, Boston University International Human Rights Clinical Program, Boston University School of Law

Register: https://bit.ly/33xRobT.
... Read more about Palestinian Refugees in International Law: A Tale of Fragmentation and Opportunities

2020 Oct 09

Film discussion: "#After Lockdown - Very Short Stories about Enduring a Global Pandemic"

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies & The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Harvard University are pleased to announce the premiere of the short film they co-produced during summer 2020:

#AFTER LOCKDOWN: VERY SHORT STORIES ABOUT ENDURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC... Read more about Film discussion: "#After Lockdown - Very Short Stories about Enduring a Global Pandemic"

2020 Oct 07

Sustaining Democracy in Time of Pandemic: Tunisia's Challenges and Successes - Q&A with Hedi Larbi

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

Tunisia Newsreel poster

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University invites you to the opening session of its fall 2020 webinar series:

Tunisia Newsreel 2020 - Tunisia in the Post-2011 Era - Notes From Ground

SUSTAINING DEMOCRACY IN TIME OF PANDEMIC: TUNISIA’S CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES

Q&A with: HEDI LARBIEconomist; Tunisia’s Former Minister of Economic Infrastructure, Regional Planning and Sustainable Development (2014-15); Former Regional Director and Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa Vice President at the World Bank; Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs’ Middle East Initiative and former Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar (2015-2016)

Introductory remarks by Professor William Granara (CMES).

Discussant: Aytug Sasmaz, PhD candidate, Harvard University Department of Government; 
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zzPig-AyRZ29VC95UX6h_w

... Read more about Sustaining Democracy in Time of Pandemic: Tunisia's Challenges and Successes - Q&A with Hedi Larbi

2020 Oct 07

Film premiere: "#After Lockdown - Very Short Stories about Enduring a Global Pandemic"

8:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: 

Online (link below)

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University & The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Harvard University are pleased to announce the premiere of the short film they co-produced during summer 2020:

#AFTER LOCKDOWN: VERY SHORT STORIES ABOUT ENDURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC... Read more about Film premiere: "#After Lockdown - Very Short Stories about Enduring a Global Pandemic"

William Granara, Tunis

Fall 2020 Welcome from CMES Director William Granara

September 25, 2020

Dear Members of Harvard’s CMES Family:

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to a new academic year! Although we continue to practice safe distancing, we are off to a warm, smooth, and enthusiastic semester start. For me, it is most enjoyable to be back at the Center’s helm, having spent the past year on sabbatical leave, part of which was spent in Tunisia and the rest of the time here in Cambridge. Apart from the tragedy and disruption of the pandemic which all of us continue to experience equally, my year was a time of scholarly production and personal reflection....

Read more about Fall 2020 Welcome from CMES Director William Granara
2020 Oct 20

Book talk: "Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia"

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

The CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series and the Department of History, Harvard University present

Rosie BsheerArchive Wars book cover
Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University

Discussants: Beshara Doumani (Brown), Eve M. Troutt Powell (UPenn), Kirsten Weld (Harvard)

Moderator: Durba Mitra (Harvard)

Register: https://bit.ly/30CS65R.... Read more about Book talk: "Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia"

2020 Oct 02

The Ascendant Field: Critical Engagements with Ottoman Arabic Literature

(All day)

Location: 

Online webinar (RSVP link below)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC), the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) present the workshop

Ascendant Field posterThe Ascendant Field
Critical Engagements with Ottoman Arabic Literature

RSVP here: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqh8gm9-u4oicYbGBgZwdRIiQE3PCgUXxOqvX4Ji1JoWAtlQ/viewform

... Read more about The Ascendant Field: Critical Engagements with Ottoman Arabic Literature

2020 Oct 15

Book talk: "The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

online webinar (registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

Sa'ed AtshanThe Moral Triangle
Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College; Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Visiting Scholar in Middle Eastern Studies, Univ of California, Berkeley (2020-21), and, 

Katharina Galor
Hirschfeld Visiting Assistant Professor at the Program in Judaic Studies, Brown University

Register: https://bit.ly/2HEAjVa... Read more about Book talk: "The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians"

2020 Oct 08

Book talk: "The Crash of Flight 3804: A Lost Spy, A Daughter’s Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Online webinar, registration link below

The CMES Director's Series presents

Charlotte DennettCharlotte Dennett  book cover of The Crash of Flight 3804
Former Middle East reporter, investigative journalist, and attorney; co-author of Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil

Register: https://bit.ly/3ifneyp


... Read more about Book talk: "The Crash of Flight 3804: A Lost Spy, A Daughter’s Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil"

2020 Nov 02

The Wings of Desire or The Sky over Shatila: Precarity, Hope, and Gender among Palestinian Refugee Young Men in Lebanon

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online webinar (registration link below)

The CMES Director's Series presents

Gustavo BarbosaThe sky over Shatila
Associate Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro

Discussant: Steven C. Caton (Harvard)

Register: https://bit.ly/30AkENi.

... Read more about The Wings of Desire or The Sky over Shatila: Precarity, Hope, and Gender among Palestinian Refugee Young Men in Lebanon

Pages